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Today's News

  • Harriman tames Concord Christian Lions

    With it cold and rainy on the outside, things heated up inside Richard Pickell Gymnasium, as the Harriman basketball teams hosted Concord Christian in a District 3A doubleheader Monday night.
    The Lady Devils were able to grind out a 39-32 victory over the Lady Lions, while the Blue Devils picked a commanding 72-52 victory over the Lions.
    Harriman 39, Concord Christian 32: The Lady Devils picked a much needed win as the regular season ends this week.
    Junior guard Christina Pack led the way for Harriman with 12 points, while Katie Hall added eight points.

  • Harriman, Meigs County split 3A contests

    Despite school being dismissed Friday for illness, the Harriman basketball teams hosted Meigs County in District 3A action before a packed Richard Pickell Gymnasium.
    After splitting their two games at Meigs County earlier in the season,   the two teams split the final regular season matchup, as the Lady Devils lost 61-37 and the Blue Devils won 78-70.
    Meigs County 61, Harriman 37: The Lady Devils played two good periods against the Lady Tigers, but the visitors used their physical style of play to pick up the victory.

  • Lady Jackets defeat Scott Lady Highlanders

    The Kingston basketball teams traveled to Scott High Friday for a pair of District 4AA games and returned to Roane County with a split, as the Lady Jackets won 53-45 and the Yellow Jackets lost 59-41 to the Highlanders.
    Kingston 53, Scott 45: Abby Wilson poured in 19 points with three rebounds, two assists and seven steals to lead the Lady Jackets over the Lady Highlanders.
    Three other Lady Jackets added nine points — Hannah Bailey, Riley Guillemet and Amadea Pankey, while Bailey and Pankey each hauled down nine rebounds.

  • Roane State wins three of four games from Jackson State, Columbia State

    The Roane State basketball teams traveled to Middle Tennessee over the week to face conference foes Jackson State and Columbia State, with the teams returning to Roane County with a 3-1 record.
    The Raiders beat Columbia State 101-93 and lost to Jackson State 90-86, while the Raiderettes defeated Columbia State 77-62 and Jackson State 77-61.
    Roane State 101, Columbia State 93: Charles Perry,  William Johnson, Geevantay Gee and Charles Perry tallied 29, 25, 12 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Raiders Friday night in Columbia.

  • GLIMPSES: Dear Howard Baker Republicans ...

    By Mark Banker

    Last week I wrote to Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and Gov. Bill Haslam to express deep concern about our new president and our nation’s well-being.

    Regular readers of this column will not be surprised by my message. Forty-plus years of attempting to make sense of our national experience convince me that our most precious political inheritance is a distinctively American tradition of principled pragmatism.

  • 25 YEARS

    Roane State Community College basketball coach Randy Nesbit was recognized for his 25 years as the head coach Jan. 28. His biggest gift came from his team which gave him two victories — a 72-64 victory over Southwest Tennessee Community College Friday night and a 77-72 victory over Dyersburg State Saturday afternoon to improve his overall record to 357-352.

  • Oak Ridge man jailed for police chase

    An Oak Ridge man remained in the Roane County Jail Friday on charges stemming from an alleged police chase.
    Carl Richard Matthews, 39, was arrested on Jan. 26. According to a warrant, Kingston police saw him pull in front of a truck at Race and Third streets.
    “The vehicle made a left at the intersection traveling north on Third Street,” the warrant said. “Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.”
    The attempt was unsuccessful.

  • REU’s Moving Day nearing

    The finishing touches are being put on the new Rockwood Electric Utility building.
    Wintry weather, including cold light rains, have delayed the project slightly.
    “Weather is the biggest culprit. After all the dry weather this summer, when we got into the holidays and all the rain started coming back in late November, it slowed momentum,” said REU manager Kendall Bear.
    They should be in the building this month, a few weeks later than expected.

  • Grant of almost $3 million to help OS sewer system

    Oliver Springs will be able to make significant sewer system repairs thanks to a Rural Development grant of $2.99 million and loan of $4.47 million.
    The money will help the town to meet the system requirements of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and operate its water and sewer systems properly.

  • Officials want to hear from public on aquatic weeds

    The Roane County Commission and the Roane County Environmental Review Board will meet in a joint workshop today – Monday – to discuss aquatic weeds.
    “I want to hear what they got to say and that’s going to generate some questions for me,” Commissioner Junior Hendrickson said.