Today's News

  • Midway splits with Coalfield


    The Midway Green Wave hosted Coalfield Monday night and both teams would pick up a victory.

    The Lady Waves picked up their second win in as many games with a 57-49 win over the Lady Jackets, but Midway’s boys would not be as lucky, falling 58-49 to Coalfield in the nightcap.

  • Gala goes big, comes home

    The Roane Alliance Gala was held in Roane County for the first time with a record number in attendance.

    “It was a wonderful night that brought people together,” said Wade Creswell, president, The Roane Alliance, “this year’s Gala was a huge celebration of what makes Roane County special. If the record attendance and positive feedback is any indication of the momentum that is building I cannot wait to see what can be accomplished.”

  • Decatur’s Blueberry Pig has more than just barbecue

    Readers of my articles know my wife Carol and I like to invite folks to share our “Out to Lunch” adventures.

    Walking in Kingston First Baptist Church one Sunday morning, I asked longtime friends, Ralph and Jackie Inman, if they would like to go with us to eat at The Blueberry Pig in Decatur.

    “I was born in Ten Mile and went to Meigs County Schools in Decatur, and I’ve never heard of The Blueberry Pig,” Ralph said. “But we’d like to go,” he added.

  • Harriman Happenings 11/17

    Last Sunday Redd Hardy was ordained for a deacon at St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he has been a member for a long time.

    Herbert and Carolyn Griffin, Richard and Mary Hickey, Keith and Jill Johnson and Rosa Osborn of Harriman attended this service.

    Deacon Hickey read the Scripture. Deacon Griffin gave the duty of a deacon and Carolyn gave encouraging expressions to her daughter, Redd’s wife.

    Robin’s son Randy Shannon sang a melody of songs.

  • Green Wave rally falls short


    A defensive struggle for three quarters turned into an absolute barn burner at Tennessee Tech Friday night, as a late Midway Green Wave rally came within inches of tying the game and sending it to overtime against Monterey in the second round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.

  • Tigers fall at Oneida, 21-7


    Rockwood head coach John Webb knew that if his football team was to win Friday's TSSAA Class 2A playoffs game at Oneida, it would happen only if his squad played a really good football game.

    That didn't happen as turnovers, penalties and poor field position were the deciding factors in a 21-7 loss to the Indians.

  • Cherokee splits with Philadelphia



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    The two games between Cherokee and Philadelphia in middle school basketball action contained scores reminiscent of a teeter-totter.  

  • Midway, Rockwood split games


    There wasn't a lot of drama at Rockwood Middle School Thursday evening as the Tigers and visiting Midway split a pair of games.

    The first game was close for a while, but Midway pulled away late for a 34-13 victory. In the boys game, Rockwood started fast and cruised to a 44-28 victory.

  • Harriman slams Concord


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils bedeviled the Concord Christian School Lady Lions by a very decisive 81-19 margin Thursday evening. 

    The game was over quick as Harriman opened the game with a 33-4 run before the Lady Lions scored a 3-pointer to end the first period, making the score 33-7. 

  • Roane State’s Freels signs with TTU


     One look at Roane State's Sarah Freels and you would think the 5'5" shortstop is a speedster that doesn't have a lot of pop in her bat.