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Today's News

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, MAY 7

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    THURSDAY, APRIL 28

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30
    • Roane County Sheriff’s Office will be part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. Authorities will collect unwanted prescription drugs from the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens at 1797 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. No liquids will be accepted.

    FRIDAY, MAY 6

  • City & County Meetings

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
    • Oak Ridge Utility District’s board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 8:30 a.m. in the ORUD board room at 120 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.
    • Harriman Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Harriman Community Center.

    MONDAY, MAY 2

  • Tyler Thompson signs with Roane State

    Some kids are destined to play a certain sport. For Tyler Thompson that sport is basketball, and Thursday morning the Kingston senior signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

    “I'm really excited about this opportunity,” Thompson said after signing with the Raiders. “This was kind of my goal ever since I walked into a gym.

    “I really like Roane State and how close it is to home. I like Coach (Randy) Nesbit and how he is great at player development”

  • Harriman defeats Oliver Springs Thursday

    Harriman travelled to Oliver Springs on Thursday night to take on the Bobcats at Arrowhead field in game one of the two game series. The Devils were able to pick up the win 15-3.

    Dalton Woods was the starting pitcher for Oliver Springs.

    Joe Pace led off the game for Harriman with a double. After Tucker Goldston reached, Bobby Jackson knocked in Pace for Harriman's first run. Alex Wampler walked to load the bases. Hunter Atwell walked, plating Goldston to make the score 2-0.

  • Anderson County defeats Kingston 2-1 in non-district action Thursday night

    The Anderson County Lady Mavericks scored two second inning runs and held off the Kingston Lady Jackets to post a 2-1 victory Thursday night in  non-district softball action.

    Kayla Baker ripped a two-run second inning double Anderson County for the 2-0 advantage, but held Kingston scoreless until they scored one run in the top of the sixth inning.

  • Kingston outslugs Oak Ridge 12-11

    Kingston baseball fans got their money's worth Thursday evening, as the Yellow Jackets won a slugfest with the Oak Ridge Wildcats, 12-11, on Legion Field on Southwest Point, in a game that produced 23 runs on 20 hits with 14 walks, nine strikeouts and two hit batsman.

  • Rockwood diamond teams win Thursday

    Thursday was a good day for the Rockwood softball and baseball teams, as they both posted run ruled games. The Lady Tigers defeated Oliver Springs 12-1, while the Tigers upended the Monterey Wildcats 12-2.

    Rockwood 12, Oliver Springs 1: The Lady Bobcats took a 1-0 second inning lead at Brickyard Springs on Faythe Davis' RBI double,  playing Desirea Davis.

    The Lady Tigers tied the game with a solo run in the  bottom of the third inning and took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the fourth on Breanna Denny's two-run double.

  • Crowe appointment still questioned

    For the second time in as many months, Cecil Crowe was chosen as mayor of Oliver Springs and the election is being questioned.

    By a roll call vote, Crowe was elected mayor by the Oliver Springs Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday, filling a vacancy left when former Mayor Jerry Vann abruptly resigned in February.

    Crowe was first elected by paper ballot March 17, but as the ballots were unsigned, questions were raised about the process’ legality and possible violation of the state’s Sunshine Law.