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Today's News

  • ’Dogs take out ’Cats, 71-50

     

    In what was truly a rowdy and raucous atmosphere at Oliver Springs’ Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium, the Wartburg Bulldogs seized upon the crowd's energy and rolled past the Oliver Springs Bobcats by a 71-50 margin Friday night in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament. 

  • Poor third quarter ends Midway’s season

     

    The 2013-14 season came to a close for the Midway Green Wave Friday night when they lost in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament at Tellico Plains, 65-57.

  • Lady ’Cats advance to District 4-A title game

     

    Lauren Morgan’s blocked shot at the buzzer saved the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats from becoming the first upset victim of the District 4-A Tournament.

    The Lady ’Cats overcame a 9-point third quarter deficit to defeat the Lady Eagles 39-38 to advance to the championship game against Oneida. 

  • Scott puts an end to Kingston’s season

     

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets were hoping to put together a postseason run starting Friday night against Scott High in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament at Alcoa, but it wasn’t to be as the Highlanders and Lady ’Landers had other ideas as they picked up a sweep to end Kingston’s season.

  • Richardson named G-MAC Player of the Week

     

    When Alex Richardson played at Midway High School, it was no secret she could hit.

    Now the folks in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) are finding that out as Richardson was named the G-MAC Offensive Athlete of the Week only seven games into her freshman season at Trevecca Nazarene University.

  • Ram runs overpower Tigers, 62-36

    Three big runs pretty much decided the outcome of Monday’s District 3-A Tournament semifinal contest between Rockwood and Grace Christian Academy.

    Unfortunately for Tiger fans, all three runs belonged to Grace Christian in what would be a 62-36 victory that moves the Rams into Wednesday’s District 3-A championship game against Meigs County.

  • Roane Central rates up by 20%

    Roane Central Utility District customers might experience a bit of sticker shock when they receive their next water bill.

    The utility’s board approved a 20-percent water rate increase Thursday to make up for a decrease in water sales to TVA, Roane Central’s biggest customer.

    Utility Manager Bob Creswell said the federal agency has made improvements to its Kingston Fossil Plant.

    “The result of that has reduced their use of water that they buy from us by about three-fourths,” Creswell said.

  • SNOW FUN TO GO TO SCHOOL IN SUMMER

    With only one snow day remaining in the 2013-14 school year, Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes is hoping spring is right around the corner.

    “I didn’t think we would use this many,” Aytes said. “Hopefully these weather patterns will stop now.”

    Roane County students attend school seven hours per day in order to stockpile 13 extra days into the school year.

    Two of the days are used for staff development, and the other 11 are for inclement weather.

  • Suspects in killings may soon be on trial

    While trials are often postponed in Roane County Criminal Court, Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy is optimistic three high-profile defendants charged in area deaths could face a jury as scheduled in the upcoming term.

    “Any of them could go to trial and any of them could fall through,” Reedy said. “There’s just no way to predict that.”

    Eric Gallaher is charged with voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault-bodily injury in the death of David Harvey.

    His trial is scheduled for April 1.

  • CHILD’SPLAY

    Science is not some students’ favorite subject during the day.

    The laughter heard from one Cherokee Middle School classroom would make one think otherwise.

    Nathan Shell’s sixth-grade science class created games in the style of “Minute-to-Win-It” as another way to learn about how energy is transformed.

    “This is a fun and different way of learning instead of sitting in our seats,” Shell said.

    “We are up and moving.”