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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Cuba Libre! Hope still springs eternal
  • OS picks up wet win over Wartburg

    On a night when getting to play baseball almost didn’t happen, Oliver Springs High School was able to come out with a 7-1 victory against Wartburg.

    Keith Roberts would get the start for Oliver Springs. He would pitch for seven innings give up two runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out seven.

    Wartburg would give the start to junior Zach Moore. Moore went on to pitch five innings. He gave up five runs on ten hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

  • Lady Waves shutout Rockwood

    The Midway Lady Green Waves evened their district record at 2-2, and dropped Rockwood to 1-3 with a 7-0 win last Thursday at Midway.

    Rockwood collected only two hits off of Midway pitcher Raygn Hall.

    Syndee Treadway and Chelsey Johnson collected singles in the fourth and sixth innings respectively. Terez Templin drew a walk in the fifth inning, but neither of the three Lady Tigers left first base. Hall finished the shut out six strikeouts. Midways defense was perfect allowing no errors.

  • Jones sets strikeout record in Oliver Springs win

    It may have felt like a normal game to Wartburg, but everyone in attendance knew something special was going to happen.

    The Oliver Springs fans didn’t have to wait very long for the moment either.

    In the first inning, Courtney Jones of Oliver Springs High School broke the strike out record for her school. The previous record was held by Kim Hall, who tallied a totaled 882 strikeouts throughout her career with the Bobcats from 2005-09.

  • Switching pitchers picks up Midway win

    In an unusual move, Midway coaches Isaiah and Darrell Ruffner used a different pitcher every inning last Thursday against visiting Wartburg. The Green Waves (8-5) pulled off the win. 7-1.

    Will Richardson started off with a splash striking out all three batters he faced.

    Up next was Alex Thomason and one runner reached base on a Midway error. Thompson had one strikeout.

    C.J. Huff pitched the third giving up a walk. Huff had one strikeout.

  • Lottery winner from Knoxville

    A Knoxville man came forward last week with a winning $50 million lottery ticket sold in Harriman last month.

    Michael Duncan told Tennessee Lottery officials he was not a regular lottery player, and he had not originally planned to play that day.

    However, he decided to give the lottery a shot while making a quick pit stop at the Rocky Top Market at 1811 Roane St. He selected a single ticket using numbers based on family member’s ages, according to the release from the Tennessee Lottery.

  • New law to chip big cats

    The Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Monday that puts in place new requirements for Class I animals like those housed at Tiger Haven.

    The original version of the bill was to require facilities holding the animals to have cages “constructed and maintained to provide sufficient space.”

  • GUEST OPINION: Learning to be a citizen

    Solving problems in our democracy requires bringing different points of view together, talking face-to-face with others who may differ with you, and learning that these differences can exist without personal animosity.

    The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “OK, so what can I do about it?”

    I love that question. Not because I’ve ever answered it to my satisfaction, but because it bespeaks such a constructive outlook.

  • Rape case grand-jury bound

    After hearing testimony from two alleged victims on Monday, Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks determined there was enough probable cause to move the criminal case against Matthew Brandon Hall to the next level.

    “The cases will be bound over to the Roane County grand jury,” Wicks ruled.

    Hall, 28, faces two counts of rape and one count of aggravated assault. The alleged victims are high school students.

    Defense attorney Jedidiah C. McKeehan asked Wicks to dismiss the aggravated assault charge and one of the rape counts.

  • Drug court sought

    If all goes according to plan, a drug court could be operating in Roane County by the end of the year.

    The Roane County Commission unanimously passed a resolution on Monday that allows the county executive to apply for a three-year federal grant to establish the program.

    “It’s something that we have already been trying to do informally to help some folks,” Public Defender Kim Nelson said. “It’s going to be really helpful to have a formal structure in place to do that.”