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Today's News

  • Aug. 7 starts school in both 2018, 2019

    Aug. 7 will mark the first day of school for Roane County students the next two school years.

    The Board of Education approved the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school calendars at this month’s meeting.

    “We start school in the hottest part of the year,” Board Member Mike “Brillo” Miller said.

    Each calendar was approved by a 9-1 vote. Miller was the only one to vote no.

  • Roane detective charged with DUI resigns

    Detective Greg Scalf resigned from his position with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.

    Scalf was arrested for DUI in Knox County on Nov. 17. For more on this story, read Wednesday’s edition of the Roane County News.

  • Excitement finds HMS in double OT

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils hosted  Lenoir City Middle School Lady Panthers and Panthers Monday.
    The Lady Devils dropped their contest by a score of 41-17.
    Harriman played in an instant classic game that went to double overtime, but they came up on the losing end of things by a score of 47-45.
    Addison Oliver led the Lady Devils with 10 points.
    The Lady Panthers started off the game hot as they were able to come out of the gate and score nine points in the first period of play.

  • Devil offense comes and goes

    Harriman High School travelled to Meigs County Tuesday to take on the Tigers.

    The Lady Devils weren’t able to pick up a win on the night, and neither were the Blue Devils as they lost on a last second shot.

    The Lady Devils took the floor in the first matchup of the night as they took on the Lady Tigers of Meigs County.

    Some nights the ball just doesn’t bounce the way you would like it to, and Tuesday night was one of those nights for Harriman as they dropped their contest by a score of 63-16

  • Jackets and Wildcats square off
  • Tigers one play short

    By Jason Perry
    jperry@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Tigers couldn’t hang on and lost to the Tyner Rams, 16-10, in the semi-finals of the Class 2A TSSAA Playoffs Friday night at Civitan Field.
    “Words can’t describe how proud I am of these kids right now,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said.
    “They played so hard and for so long.”
    Knotted at 10 throughout the third quarter and much of the fourth, Tyner finally broke the deadlock with a 10-yard keeper by quarterback Jaylen Bowens into the end zone.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: On the unholy alliance of Evangelicals and GOP

    Gentle reader: We are increasingly troubled by the marriage between that segment of the Protestant religious community styled “Evangelicals”, and the dominant wing of the Republican Party; a marriage made not in heaven. but in another place, which shall remain unnamed.

  • GOING with the FLO: Giving thanks for those who help others, especially Walter

    In spite of many last-minute obstacles, I was determined to attend Sen. Yager’s Chili Supper last Friday night.

    The atmosphere was ecstatic with singing and joyous laughter all around. I saw many faces of years gone by, renewed old friendships and was inspired by the state leaders who came to help serve the chili.

    Sen. Yager’s sister-in-law, Leota Wallick, made the delicious homemade chili for an estimated 600 people and has done so every year. What a labor of love! Everyone knew their responsibility and did it with excellence.

  • Get through the holidays with your health

    It’s an exhausting, stressful time of the year, and Kingston Public Library and Roane County UT Extension Office aim to help their neighbors get through the holiday season.

    The two are teaming up to present a pair of workshops in the coming weeks at the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    “How to Have a Healthy Holiday” will be on Nov. 30, with “Dealing With Holiday Stress” planned for the following week on Dec. 7.

    Roane County Extension Agent Kristina Casterline will give the presentations, both of which start at 6 p.m.

  • A hole lot of digging