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Today's News

  • Sunbright knocks off Oliver Springs, 39-7

     

    The fur was most definitely flying in the "cat-fight"between Oliver Springs and Sunbright Friday night, but it was the Bobcats taking a tough 39-7 loss at home.

    After the Bobcats' first drive stalled out at the Tiger 24-yard line, Sunbright would march 76 yards in nine plays, scoring on a Luke Daniel to Braxton Swint 22-yard strike.

  • Greene, Devils soar past Bears, 41-14

     

    Coming off a heartbreaking loss against loss against Greenback, and being off from school for a week with fall break, it would have been understandable if the Harriman Blue Devils weren’t clicking on all cylinders Friday night in their District 3-A clash at Tellico Plains.

  • Lady Tigers take district title

     

    When Wes Ford took over the Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer program in 2011, the Lady Tigers were one of the worse programs in the state, winning only two games in its previous four years.

  • DA pushes to revoke bond of rape suspect

    The District Attorney General’s Office will attempt to revoke rape suspect John Paul Little’s bond over his recent arrest on drug charges.

    Harriman police arrested Little on Sept. 9, 2012 on charges of child rape. He was released from jail in March after posting a $25,000 property bond. He remained free until Oct. 8 when he was arrested along with six other people after police allegedly detected an odor commonly associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine emanating from his Harriman home. A subsequent search revealed three active one-pot meth labs.

  • Police arrest man for posing as police officer

    A man previously charged with criminal impersonation for posing as a police officer last week is now charged on a warrant for false imprisonment in connection to the incident.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to 2755 Sugar Grove Valley Road on Monday and took James Alvin Bolden Jr., 43, into custody.

    Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said in talking with the district attorney general’s office it was determined Bolden should have been charged with false imprisonment as well. Phillips said Bolden had already made bond.

  • Hooks’ cousin talks about her local ties

    Saturday Night Live comic actress Jan Hooks, who died last week from throat cancer, has Roane County ties.

    “It was a very, very sad day,” said Linda Campbell Swafford, her first cousin from Harriman.

    Hooks parodied notable figures like Tammy Faye Bakker, former first lady and eventual former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and even former first lady Nancy Reagan. She was in the cast from 1986 to 1991 with Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, Dennis Miller and Mike Myers.

    “She was just so, so good,” Swafford said.

  • Early voting underway again

    Early voting for the Nov. 4 election begins this week in Tennessee.

    Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of the convenience of early voting, which will continue through Oct. 30.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A good alternative choice for governor, John J.

    Gentle reader, we must start out with a reminder that we intended to include in last week’s column but inadvertently omitted, concerning the election, which began with early voting yesterday. This reminder is about the governor’s race.

    If you can not bring yourself to give a vote of approval to our oil company billionaire governor’s continuation in the executive mansion, but don’t feel inclined to vote for Mr. Brown, remember that there is an alternative candidate — Hon. John J. Hooker.

  • Regular season winding down for area teams

     

    Next year at this time, figuring out the race for the playoffs will be simple as the top four teams in each district will be in.

    This year, however, TSSAA is still using the complicated “Z” plan, which using a combination of factors to determine playoff spots.

  • Oliver Springs Mighty Mites