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Today's News

  • Roane’s BAG lady

    Amanda Hackworth’s passion for the homeless is literally “in the bag.”

    The Harriman wife and mother is heading up a ministry that creates homeless mats out of plastic grocery bags, which makes for lightweight and waterproof sleeping accommodations.

    “If they had a mat, it would give them a little more comfort,” she explained. “They are waterproof, and we make them extra thick, to prevent body sores.”

    It was after seeing a YouTube video on the process that Hackworth decided to pursue the project herself.

  • Bribery for ACT scores?

    Discussions at the Roane County Board of Education’s recent retreat didn’t just center around building new schools. The board also heard about efforts underway to improve the ACT scores of Roane County students.

    “We’ve got to raise expectations,” Secondary Schools Supervisor Russell Jenkins said. “We’ve got to expect our kids to do well.”

  • Rockwood teams lose to Wartburg by identical scores

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood basketball teams hosted Wartburg in a Region 2A doubleheader Tuesday in the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasisum, but the Bulldogs bit the Tigers twice by identical scores of 44-35.
    Wartburg 44, Rockwood 35: "We couldn't make any shots down the stretch and couldn't make free throws," said Lady Tiger Coach Amy Breazeale.
    Added Wartburg Jason Davis,  "Coach Breazeale does a really good job."

  • Rockwood teams lose to Wartburg by identical scores

    The Rockwood basketball teams hosted Wartburg in a Region 2A doubleheader Tuesday in the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasisum, but the Bulldogs bit the Tigers twice by identical scores of 44-35.
    Wartburg 44, Rockwood 35: "We couldn't make any shots down the stretch and couldn't make free throws," said Lady Tiger Coach Amy Breazeale.
    Added Wartburg Jason Davis,  "Coach Breazeale does a really good job."

  • Midway Middle loses to Rush Strong in TMSAA ET Class AA Sectional

    Blaine Townsend scored 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Wednesday evening, but it wasn't enough to lead Midway Middle School to victory as the Green Wave dropped a 44-42 decision to Rush Strong in the TMSAA Class AA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament quarterfinals at Pigeon Forge.
    “I’m proud of the boys, they played hard tonight,” Green Wave head coach Justin O’Toole said following the loss. “We got down tonight, but fought back and had a chance to win at the end. That’s all you can ask for. We had a good year.”

  • GCA Rams batter HHS Blue Devils

    The Harriman basketball teams hosted Grace Christian Academy for final regular season matchup in District 3A Tuesday, as the Rams will moving into Division II for the 2017-21 classification period.
    This was a rematch from last week's doubleheader loss at GCA, with the same scenario happening Tuesday, as the Rams swept the season series.
    The Rams beat the Blue Devils 82-80, while the Lady Rams won 51-26.

  • Midway sweeps Sunbright

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of Region 2A games with Sunbright Friday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Tigers 42-30 and the Green Wave downed the Tigers 70-60.
    Midway 40, Sunbright 32:  The Midway Lady Green Waves are one step closer to reaching .500 on the season.
    A three-game losing streak in the middle on January had many in Midway worried about what the remainder of the season, but the Lady Green Waves bounced back in convincing fashion with a 42-30 win over the Sunbright Lady Tigers.

  • Oliver Springs, Oakdale split 4A games

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty
    Oliver Springs and Oakdales split a pair of District 4A battlesTuesday night, with the Lady ‘Cats taking home a 45--23 victory followed by a comeback win from Oakdale of the Bobcats, 73-61.
    Oliver Springs 45, Oakdale 23: A solid defensive effort carried the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats on Tuesday as they downed district foe Oakdale, 45-23.

  • Kingston, Alcoa split games

    The Kingston basketball teams split a pair of games with District 4AA foe Alcoa Tuesday evening, as the Lady Jackets calmed the Lady Tornadoes 31-21 and the Tornadoes blew away the Yellow Jackets 55-41.
    Kingston 31, Alcoa 21: Riley Guillemet poured in 20 points, including four 3-point baskets, with eight rebounds to lead the Lady Jackets.
    Kingston led 10-7 after the first quarter, with both teams scoring six points each in the second quarter for 16-13 score, leaving the Yellow Jackets with the 3-point lead at the break.

  • GUINN WILL WIN

    In the Bible, Joshua 1:9 reads: “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

    That verse serves as an inspiration for Roane County High School senior Ethan Guinn. And like the Biblical warrior for whom the book is about, Guinn is putting his faith in God as he prepares for the biggest battle of his life.

    Cancer.