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Today's News

  • Grace Christian batters Harriman

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devil basketball teams hosted the Grace Christian Lady Rams and Rams Tuesday night, a week after facing them on the road in Knox Karns; however, Harriman came up short in both contests.

    The Lady Devils dropped their game 49-40, with the Devils dropping a heartbreaker 64-63.

    Grace Christian 49, Harriman 40: The Lady Devils had Grace where they wanted them at times, but it didn't take long for the Lady Rams to have a second half surge for the victory.

  • Grace Christian batters Harriman

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devil basketball teams hosted the Grace Christian Lady Rams and Rams Tuesday night, a week after facing them on the road in Knox Karns; however, Harriman came up short in both contests.

    The Lady Devils dropped their game 49-40, with the Devils dropping a heartbreaker 64-63.

    Grace Christian 49, Harriman 40: The Lady Devils had Grace where they wanted them at times, but it didn't take long for the Lady Rams to have a second half surge for the victory.

  • OSMS Lady Bobcats win quarterfinal contest

    Survive and advance is a common saying in postseason basketball. That phrase rang true Wednesday evening, as Tonya

    Collins’ Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats advanced to the TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional semifinals with a 31-29 victory over Soldiers Memorial in a game played at Pigeon Forge Middle School.

  • HMS boys earn semifinal tourney berth

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils scored the final eight points of Wednesday’s TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional quarterfinal contest against H.Y. Livesay, and that 8-0 run proved just enough to send Allen Hickman’s squad into Friday’s semifinals following a 44-39 victory over the Eagles.

    Wednesday’s contest was a great match-up between two teams with similar styles, as both liked to push the tempo and attack the basket off the dribble.

  • Rockwood loses twice at Wartburg Tuesday

    The Wartburg basketball teams took a pair of Region 2A games from Rockwood Tuesday night in the Bulldog gym, as the Lady Bulldogs won 43-26 and the Bulldogs edged the Tigers 54-51.

    Wartburg 43, Rockwood 26: Olivia Hamby buried two 3-point baskets to stake Wartburg to an 11-3 first-quarter lead, as they were 4-of-5 from the field.

    Lexi Hill had the only field goal for Rockwood, which was 1-of-9 from the floor and 1-of-3 from the charity stripe.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: The Roane County Bar as it was, Part Two

    Gentle reader, as promised last week, we continue with our recollections of the membership of the Bar as it was when I was admitted to it in March of 1959.

    My intention from the time I first resolved to pursue the law was to open an office and establish a general practice in Harriman as soon as I could, however it was not until some six months after I was admitted that I was able actually to open my first office on the second floor of Mrs. Edington’s building at 416 Roane Street, up the street from the bank, and down the street from the post office.

  • Pancake breakfast to help OS Historical Society

    Oliver Springs Historical Society will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 in Aubrey’s Restaurant in Oak Ridge.

    Tickets to the breakfast are $5 and can be purchased from a member or at the door.

    This is one of the Society’s annual fundraising events to help with the continuing restoration of the Abston/Daugherty building. The building will house the Society’s archives and have a theater and meeting/events rooms.

  • Video arraignment system mulled

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is looking into installing a video arraignment system at the jail.

    “We’re trying to get it set up,” Sheriff Jack Stockton said. “We’re fixing to get a requisition written up.”

    The system would allow inmates to be arraigned at the jail and not have to be taken to the courthouse.

    “Technology can save time, money and help with security,” Stockton said.

  • Kingston sweeps Harriman in rivalry game

    A nice, homecoming crowd at Kingston Friday night saw the hosts sweep county rival Harriman, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Devils 57-44 and the Jackets bested the Blue Devils 58-52 to snap a five-game losing streak.

    Kingston 57, Harriman 44: Abby Wilson led Kingston with 28 points, two rebounds, and seven steals, while Rachel Layne chipped in 12 points, four rebounds, one assists and two steals. Rachel Baggett was the leading rebounder with eight, along with two points, two assists and four steals.

  • Coalfield Yellow Jackets sting Oliver Springs Friday

    By Michael Lindsay

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium at Oliver Springs High School was packed Friday, as the Lady Bobcats and Bobcats hosted Coalfield in a District 4A double header. The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Bobcats 56-48 in overtime, while the Bobcats lost 70-65 to the Yellow Jackets.

    Coalfield 56, Oliver Springs 48: Fans in attendance  got their money’s worth, as the Coalfield Lady Jackets managed to steal an overtime win on the road against the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats by a score of 56-48.