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Today's News

  • Fifty years of royalty at Roane County High
  • Kingston rallies past Wildcats, 42-34

    Left for dead late in the first half, the Kingston Yellow Jackets kept their slim playoff hopes alive Friday night with a stunning 42-34 comeback victory at Sweetwater.

  • Tigers take down Green Wave, 28-7

     

    The Rockwood Tigers assured themselves a berth in the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs after a 28-7 win at Midway Friday night.

    The Tigers are now 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the District 3-A. Rockwood will be a wild card participant in the playoffs and will know their postseason destination Saturday morning.

  • Devils fall at home, 45-19

    To say that “speed kills” would be the most apt of descriptions of Harriman’s game against Meigs County as the Blue Devils took a 45-19 defeat.

    Meigs County got their first drive deep into Harriman territory, advancing all the way to the Harriman 5-yard line before getting knocked back and hitting a 34-yard field goal to make the score 3-0 with 9:20 left in the first quarter.

  • Bobcats blank Bulldogs, 30-0

     

    The much-maligned Oliver Springs defense came to play Friday night and the result was a 30-0 victory at Wartburg.

    The Bobcats entered Friday’s game surrendering 41.8 points per game, but Wiley Brackett’s squad allowed only 88 total yards in posting the team’s first shutout since beating Unaka to open the 2013 season, 40-0.

  • Tigers reach Eble finals

     

    Thursday was day three of the Hollis Eble Tournament and four teams from Roane County would be in action.

    In girls play, Rockwood and Oliver Springs took the floor, but both suffered losses. Rockwood dropped a 43-19 decision against York Institute, while the Lady Bobcats suffered a 25-22 setback against the Lady Eagles.

  • Headlocks on Hunger wrestling to help food pantry

    Mid-South Wrestling Association returns to Harriman next month, with part of its proceeds going to the M-14 Ministry, which serves the hungry in the Harriman area.

    Doors open for the Nov. 1 show at 6:30 p.m., with bell time at 7:45 p.m. in Harriman American Legion Hall at 624 Morgan St.

    In addition to a championship matchup, the Headlocks on Hunger event will feature a super junior heavyweight tournament.

    Tickets are $8. Children 4 and younger are admitted free.

  • Hand in forms for free FluMist, flu vaccines

    Parents of students in the Roane County school system should have received a packet earlier this week detailing the offering of free flu vaccinations and FluMist to all students in pre-K through eighth grade.

    Parents and guardians are reminded to return the questionnaire and insurance information sheet to the school nurse as soon as possible.

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health and Roane County Health Department are offering the free immunizations, which will be administered on site at all elementary and middle schools in November.

  • Americanism essay contest open to grades 7-12

    Public and homeschooled students in grades 7-12 are eligible to enter Crossville Fleet Reserve Association Branch 294’s 2014-15 Americanism essay contest.

    The competition is part of a National Fleet Reserve Association contest offering a $5,000 grand prize.

    The Crossville branch will present a $50 minimum grand prize for each grade winner and will then submit that winning essay to the regional FRA, which also offers a grand prize of all its received entries in the region.

  • General Sessions Court: May 19-29, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 19
    — Lashayra M. Angel, domestic assault: dismissed.

    Travis Manis, possess unlawful drug paraphernalia -attempt: dismissed.

    • Leroy Thornton III, driving while license revoked: dismissed.

    • William Nicely, contributing to delinquency of a child: guilty. Possess firearm intent to go armed-dangerous felony: dismissed.