Today's News

  • Harriman softball team falls falls to Oliver Springs 7-5

    The Harriman  Lady Blue Devils travelled to Oliver Springs on Friday night to take on the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats in some softball action.
    To say the contest was close it was an understatement as the Lady Devils were one strike away from picking up the 2-1 victory in the region contest.
    “I admire their never give up attitude,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Matt Headen.
    The Lady Bobcats started out their season 0-5 but have charged back to make to pick up seven-straight victories to bring their season record to 7-5.

  • Green Wave plays hard in loss to Rams

    The Midway Green Wave baseball team dropped a 15-7 District 3A decision to the Grace Christian Academy (GCA) Rams Monday evening.
    "We played hard and hit the ball all the way through the lineup," said Midway Coach George Nichols. “I am encouraged about this team."
    GCA scored five runs in the top of the first inning. With one out, Logan Harbin belted a solo home run for the 1-0 lead.
    Noah Gent singled, but Huff gave up a walk, a two-run double to Taylor Lawson, an RBI triple to Eli Nordham and an RBI double to Landon Crumbly.

  • McDermott, Vanosdale leads RHS over Sunbright 17-0

    By Zac Selby
    There is still time left before the Rockwood Tigers make the trip to Lookout Valley to compete with some of the best teams in the state, but the team is already in fine form.
    Rockwood’s Lucas McDermott finished 4-4 and recorded three runs, while Jimmy Vanosdale had two runs to help hand Sunbright a 17-0 win in front of a crowd of about 200 cheering fans Monday afternoon.

  • Lady Waves, Oakdale split a Region 2A doubleheader

    By Michael Lindsay
    The Midway Lady Waves travelled north to take on Region 2A opponent Oakdale Friday evening and left with an 8-4 victory followed by a 10-7 defeat.
    “It’s all about how you finish,” said Midway head coach Rob Viar. “The girls battled hard. We finally got back to hitting the ball.”
    Midway 8, Oakdale 4: A four-run deficit was not enough to keep the Lady Waves down, as coach Viar’s team stormed back to win 8-4 in game one.


    An Anglers Cove resident says she has been trying for years to get help with drainage issues that threaten to wash away her yard, her home and the roadway in front of her property.

    Video images taken of Karen Rhyne’s property during a storm that struck last week show large amounts of water overflowing the roadside drainage ditch and filling her yard.

    Poor drainage also resulted in the flow of garbage and debris from a waste center about a half mile away, she said.

  • SCHOOL DRESS CODE: Girls’ tunics, shorts targets

    Coming up with changes that can be easily enforced is one of the challenges facing the Roane County Board of Education’s Dress Code Policy Committee.

    “It’s got to be enforceable,” Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins said. “It’s got to be enforceable in an easy way.”

    The committee met again last week to discuss changes to the school board’s dress code policy, which was last revised on May 20, 2010.

    Oversized tops along with the length of skirts, dresses and shorts were some of the topics covered.

  • Kingston Fire Department rescues old Squad truck

    Emergency response in the city of Kingston is being beefed up with the addition of a new fire and rescue truck.

    Fire Chief Willie Gordon said they invested $15,000 into the 2003 Chevrolet Duramax that once belonged to the Roane County Rescue Squad.

    “They had bought it from somewhere, but they never put it in service,” Gordon said. “The truck was white.”

    It’s now red and black and equipped with the necessary tools to respond to automobile accidents.


    Harriman Parks and Recreation is getting the ballfields around Harriman ready with some improvements.

    They’ll be celebrating opening day for youth baseball this Saturday, April 15, with a scavenger hunt at Flour Mill Flats.

    The hunt for 10-12 items will include things like snapping a photo of a fan eating a hot dog.

    “There will be two winners, and all things will be here at the field,” said Hickman.

  • Prison corrections officer jailed for road rage incident

    Brandon Braden, a 29-year-old Kingston man, is facing charges for an alleged road rage incident.

    Braden was employed as a corrections officer at the Morgan County Correctional Complex at the time of his March 23 arrest, according to a report filed by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Alexander Evans.

    “I was dispatched to the Shoney’s parking lot off exit 347 in Roane County involving a road rage incident between two vehicles on Interstate 40 west near mile marker 351,” the report said.

  • THDA helps generate more mortgage loans in East Tenn.

    Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s proactive efforts resulted in a 42 percent increase in mortgage loan production in East Tennessee for $82 million between 2013 and 2016, the agency said.

    “Early in my tenure, Sen. Ken Yager encouraged THDA to put a special emphasis on the state’s rural communities and small towns, and more in East Tennessee in general,” said Ralph M. Perrey, THDA’s executive director.

    At the time of the conversation, East Tennessee represented only 22 percent of THDA’s business.