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Today's News

  • Two from Trousdale headed to RSCC

    The Roane State baseball team has added two new members to this year’s class of signees.

    On Tuesday, it was announced that Trousdale County duo of Luke Fergusson and Marquel Claiborne would be suiting up for the Raiders in 2016.

    The duo has helped the Yellow Jackets to a 9-13 record this season.

    “It’s kind of crazy,” Fergusson said. “I always wanted to play at the next level.”

    For Fergusson, the idea of being able to stay somewhat close to home helped make his decision.

  • Harriman sweeps injured Midway

    The Midway Green Waves have been hit with an injury bug that left three starters unable to play when they faced Harriman twice this week. One set of injuries came on the same play when Landon Davidson and C. J. Huff collided in the outfield on a fly ball catch. Davidson suffered a concussion, and Huff broke his leg. To top it off senior right fielder Garrett Weingarten sprained a knee ligament.

    With three starters out, Harriman was able to handle the Green Waves both games Tuesday and Wednesday winning 12-2 at Harriman and then 10-2 at Midway.

  • CAK completes sweep of Kingston baseball, softball

    It didn’t take long for the CAK offense to get things going on Wednesday afternoon when they traveled to Roane County to take on Kingston.

    Of the 11 batters in the first inning for the Lady Warriors, seven of them connected with Kingston pitcher Meredith Garrett.

    Kingston allowed five runs in the opening inning, but it would be a while before the Lady Jackets found their way to the scoreboard.

    Kingston was held scoreless in the bottom of the first, but Garrett sat down the first three batters CAK sent to the plate in the top of the second.

  • Pigeon Forge topples Rockwood tennis

    After losing both matches to Grace Christian more than a week ago, the Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams were looking to get back on track against Pigeon Froge.

    Unfortunately for both the Tigers and Lady Tigers that didn’t happen as the two fell short, 0-9 and 4-5.

    Boys

    It was tough sledding for the Tigers against Pigeon Forge. In all nine sets, Pigeon Forge racked up 8 points for victories.

    Drake Long was the first man up for the Tigers, but lost to Noah Amet, 8-2.

  • Police: Woman rams cruiser

    It apparently wasn’t the best escape maneuver.

    Police say a woman they struggled to stop placed her car in reverse, ramming a police car in a failed attempt to get away.

    Jennifer Ann Lien of Harriman is accused of striking a police vehicle during a pursuit last week. Lien is charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault in the incident. She was still in custody at the Roane County Jail Thursday morning.

  • Ambulance department may force tax increase

    Financial problems with the ambulance service in Roane County could result in a property tax rate increase this year.

    “They are losing money because we transport anyone in the county who calls,” county budget director Kaley Walker said. “We don’t say no because somebody can’t afford it or doesn’t have money.”

    The county budget committee has recommended a 3-cent increase in the property tax rate to help the service.

  • Hixson charged with April 10 burglary, rape

    A woman told police a man forced his way into her home and sexually assaulted her earlier this month.

    Scott D. Hixson, 35, is charged with rape and aggravated burglary in the April 10 incident.

    The alleged victim told police that after forcing his way into her home, Hixson sexually assaulted her in the laundry room. The warrant said she called 911 after he left.

    Hixson was arrested on April 14. He bonded out of jail, but found himself back behind bars on April 17 on a public intoxication charge.

  • No Blue Bell served in Roane Schools

    Roane County Schools wasn’t impacted by the recalls of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Director of Schools Gary Aytes reports that the system serves Mayfield Ice Cream products.

    “We’ve never served Blue Bell,” Aytes said Thursday.

  • Autistic boy proudly gets last word

    A Midtown youth with speech problems proved how far determination and care can carry a person.

    Hunter King, who was diagnosed with autism as a tot, won a first-place ribbon in the 4-H communication category for fourth grade.

    He had help from his aide, Sally Davis.

    “He really began talking about a year ago. Up until that he used sign language. He began using sign language at the age of 3,” said his mother, Jennifer King.

  • Jesus & Jeeps

    Jeeps 4 Jesus brought its outreach ministry to Harriman last week, holding a preventative car maintenance event at Walnut Hill Baptist Church.

    “If it’s free and it can benefit Harriman or Roane County, we’re all about it,” Walnut Hill Pastor Rick McAbee said.

    Jeeps 4 Jesus is a non-profit organization out of Knoxville whose mission is helping others in need.