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Today's News

  • OS, Rockwood advance in consolation brackett

    When the Lady Bobcats of Oliver Springs Middle School squared off against the Lady Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School on Monday night, it was more than just an old fashion county rivalry grudge match.

    The ladies were facing off in an elimination game in the Area 4AA district tournament in Rockwood.

    Four periods of action was just not enough to find a winner, as it took an overtime period for the Lady Bobcats to pick up the 35-32 win.

    After the first quarter, the two teams were deadlocked at 5.

  • Sweetwater rallies past Rockwood in second half

    The first part of Rockwood head coach Paul Kamikawa’s game plan went like he planned, force Sweetwater to shoot 3-point shots.

    The downside to that plan? Sweetwater sank nine of them on their way a 67-44 win.

    “That’s what we wanted was for them to shoot 3-pointers,” Kamikawa said. “We felt like they would go inside against us if we played our usual man-to-man, but they didn’t.”

    The Wildcats opened the game with back-to-back treys to get out to an early 6-0 lead. The Tigers rallied to tie the game at 9, but Sweetwater wasn’t done shooting from beyond the arch.

  • Lady Tigers hold off late charge from Sweetwater

    After racing out to an early lead the Rockwood Lady Tigers fought off Sweetwater Monday night en route to a 37-32 victory.

    “It was a big win for us,” Rockwood head coach Amy Breazeale said. “... I thought we played better tonight. I tried to keep fresh legs on the floor. (Sweetwater) only had six players, so I thought it was to our advantage to keep fresh legs on the floor.”

    After nearly 5 minutes without a basket, Rockwood’s Lexie Hill put her team on the board, but Sweetwater responded, pulling ahead 4-2.

  • Drinnen-Hensley

    Lanita Drinnen of Lenoir City and Dewayne Drinnen of Maryville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ciera Drinnen of Lenoir City, to Josh Hensley of Lenoir City.

    He is the son of Dale and Debbie Hensley of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 5 in Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Floretta Clark of Lenoir City, the late Joyce Logan of Lenoir City, and the late Ray and Mary Drinnen of Maryville.

  • Thompson-Smith

    Mr. and Mrs. G. Atmar Thompson Jr. of Chattanooga announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Thompson of Ooltewah, to Thomas Warren Smith of Ooltewah.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Warren Smith of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. May 2 in Shoal Creek Club in Birmingham, Ala.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sandra Brock and the late Harold E. Brock Sr. of Chickamauga, Ga., and Villa Thompson and the late Gerald A. Thompson Sr. of Branchville, S.C.

  • Grant aims to help nonprofits in pediatric cancer treatment, services

    East Tennessee Foundation is now accepting applications for funding from the Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee Foundation.

    Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and submit proposals directly related to support of pediatric oncology research, treatment and/or services.

    Funds totaling $50,000 are available to award, and organizations may apply for the entire amount or a portion of funds available.

    Using an online grant application system, applications must be submitted no later than Feb. 27 to be eligible for funding.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to the Caribbean!

    While everyone was dealing with the bitter cold temperatures, Steve and Mona Bolden took their Roane County News on a cruise to the Southern Caribbean to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Jan. 11-18.

    They said the temperatures were perfect, staying between 79-81.

    They visited San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and Barbados.

    Planning a vacation?

    Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • Yager heads state, local gov’t committee

    State Sen. Ken Yager has been appointed chairman of the Senate’s state and local government committee for the 109th Tennessee General Assembly.

    The Kingston Republican, who represents the 12th District in the Tennessee Senate, was also chosen to serve on the Senate’s commerce and labor and energy, agriculture and natural resources committees.

  • Air Force Jazz Ensemble to perform at Princess

    The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform in a free concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    Although admission is free, tickets are required.

    Tickets can be picked up in advance from Rocky Top General Store at 316 Ruritan Road or Harriman Jewelry Exchange at 509 Roane St., both in Harriman.

    Remaining tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the concert.

  • Coal ash films to be followed by public Q&A

    On Thursday, Feb. 5, members of Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) and Working Films will host a free open community discussion on the continuing impact of TVA’s coal ash landfill and what it means for the future of local communities.

    SOCM has partnered with members of the community since the 2008 spill.

    These efforts are being made to better inform the communities affected by the 2008 coal ash spill since TVA is currently seeking modifications to their permit.