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Today's News

  • Area 4 AA Tournament: HMS girls, RMS boys beaten in Area 4 AA Tournament

    The opening round of the TMSAA Area 4 AA Tournament came to a close Tuesday evening at Wartburg Central Middle School, and the news wasn’t good for a pair of Roane County teams.

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils would see their season end in heartbreaking fashion as Spring City converted an old-fashioned 3-point play with nine seconds remaining to pick up a 23-22 victory.

    Rockwood’s boys took the floor next and suffered a 44-23 setback at the hands of Lenoir City.
    Harriman vs. Spring City

  • Lady Waves defeat Concord Christian

    The Midway basketball teams welcomed District 3A's newest member, Concord Christian, to the school Tuesday night, as the Lady Waves taking care of business, winning 78-32 to go to 6-3 in the league.

    The Green Wave weren't as fortunate, falling to 55-48 to fall to 2-7 in the district, with Concord Christian earning their first district win.

    Midway will host Meigs County Friday at Middle Middle School because of the expected crowd, and will be back at the Boyd Woody Gymnasium for a make-up against Oakdale Monday.

  • Harriman loses at Grace Christian

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils traveled to Grace Christian Academy Tuesday night to compete in district action.

    The Lady Devils, who suffered their first district loss a couple weeks ago at the hands of Midway, lost 52-44, while the Blue Devils, undefeated in district play, lost 77-64 to the Rams.

    Grace Christian 52, Harriman 44: The Lady Devils got off to a good start against the Lady Rams, but a tough second and third quarter’s plagued them from picking up the victory.

    Jada Johnson led the Lady Devils with 12.

  • Wilkerson leads RHS over Greenback 28-20

    The Rockwood basketball teams split a District 3A doubleheader at Greenback Tuesday night, as the Tigers won 28-20 and the Lady Tigers lost 42-36.

    Rockwood 28, Greenback 20: The Tiger defense held Greenback to 7-of-40 from the field, as neither team had players to score in double-figures.

  • Kingston loses two games at CAK Tuesday night

    After splitting a pair of basketball games at home with Christian Academy of Knoxville on Jan. 12, the Kingston basketball teams traveled to CAK Tuesday night, but came back to Roane County with two District 4AA losses.

    The Lady Jackets lost 62-57 for their first setback in the league, while the Yellow Jackets were beaten 58-49 to remain winless in the league.

  • Evans’ trey gives Oliver Springs split at Sequoyah

    Lane Evans' 3-point basket with three seconds left in overtime gave the Oliver Springs Bobcats a 67-66 victory over Sequoyah to gain a split in the doubleheader at Sequoyah Tuesday night. The Lady Bobcats were beaten 55-31 in the non-district game.

    Oliver Springs 67, Sequoyah 66: Austin Harmon scored seven first-quarter points to give the Chiefs a 12-11 lead.

    Harmon and Dylan Russell each buried 3-point baskets. Taylor Murray had four points for the Bobcats.

  • Calvary Baptist, MPCA split four games

    Mount Pisgah Christian Academy (MCPA) traveled to Calvary Baptist Tuesday night play two varsity and two junior varsity games.

    MPCA won the girls varsity 54-17 and the girls junior varsity 33-9, while Calvary Baptist won the boys varsity 53-31 and boys junior varsity 48-32.

    MPCA 54, Calvary Baptist 17: MPCA opened the varsity contest with a 20-0 run, before Calvary's Jasmine Davis converted a layup with 1:39 left in the first quarter.

  • Charged Morgan jailers booked into Roane jail

    Four Morgan County jailers facing criminal charges were booked into the Roane County Jail this week for safety reasons, Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said.

    “You don’t house your personnel in your own jail,” Stockton said. “That’s not a good thing.”

    The Morgan County grand jury returned indictments against Morgan County correction officers Denny Hughett, Joe D. Shoffner, Garren Cooper and Michael Alan Lloyd on Monday.

  • Participants queuing for new Recovery Court

    Roane County’s Recovery Court kicked off its program this month and has its first participants lining up.

    Some of them will appear in the recovery court this Monday.

    “We are expecting three, possibly four (participants), but three are confirmed,” said Ashley Freeberg, Roane County Recovery Court Coordinator.

    One of those participants has already appeared before recovery court, a man Freeberg first met while working in probation and later learned of him again after he’s had more recent charges last year.

  • Register by Monday to vote in Presidential Preference Primary

    One of the theories associated with elections suggest candidates who appear at the top of a ballot have an advantage over those who appear at the bottom.

    “Usually somebody at the top has a better chance,” Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

    That could mean trouble for business mogul Donald Trump in the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary.

    His name will appear last on the Republican primary ballot, while rivals Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz are at the top.