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Today's News

  • Tiger Town from On High
  • Fire engulfs South of the River home

    A young family lost their home in a Monday fire at 289 Willow Springs Road, Ten Mile.

    The home belonged to Brandon and Amanda Cardwell, who had two young children.

    Fire Chief Sam Wolfe of South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department said the call came in at 3:46 p.m.

    “Unfortunately, the house, when we got there, it was through the roof and completely involved,” said Wolfe.

    “We believe it started in a propane heater that was back in the kitchen and bedroom area of the house,” he added.

  • Road staff working to make the going easier in the snow

    With a possibility for snow later in the week, Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson is keeping a close eye on the forecast.

    “We’re prepared and ready to go if it snows,” Ferguson said Tuesday morning. “We’ve got lots of salt in the yard at Midtown. All the trucks are loaded and ready to go if it snows.”

    Ferguson believes preparation is the key to handling winter weather.

    With snow in the forecast, he stays in constant contact with the National Weather Service.

  • Lady Devils defeat Sweetwater in overtime; Blue Devils down Jets for 12th straight win

    After opening the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament Wednesday with two wins by the Blue Devils and a loss by the Lady Devils, the two teams posted wins Thursday evening.
    The Lady Devils picked up a nice, overtime victory over the Lady Wildcats over Sweetwater, of 52-49, while the Blue Devils took down the Cumberland County Jets 63-50.
    Harriman 52, Sweetwater 49: Some wins do a lot more for a team than others, and that was the case as the Lady Devils picked up the needed victory over the Lady Wildcats.

  • Oliver Springs loses catfight to Sweetwater Wildcats 71-61

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats suffered their second defeat in the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament Thursday evening, losing 71-61 to the Sweetwater Wildcats.
    Sweetwater opened the game with a 5-0 run, but baskets by Matt Gaylor,  Jacob Humphries and Jeremiah Johnson gave the 'Cats a 7-5 lead with under five minutes left in the first quarter. Oliver Springs had three turnovers in their first five positions of the contest.

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    BThe Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    BThe Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Kingston notches two more victories

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston basketball teams won two more games in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Thursday night, as the Yellow Jackets defeated Clarkrange 47-28 and the Lady Jackets beat Oakdale 49-40.
    Kingston 47, Clarkrange 28: Yellow Jacket fans were all smiles on Thursday as Kingston continued their dominant run in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic by defeating the Clarkrange Buffaloes, 47-28.

  • A visit from St. Nick