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Today's News

  • Tigers pound Bears in doubleheader

     

    The Rockwood Tigers used a pair of big innings Wednesday evening to pick up a doubleheader sweep of Tellico Plains in a District 3-A affair at Rockwood Sports Complex.

    Both big innings came in the third as Rockwood took game one, 14-3, and that was followed by a 16-2 victory in the final game of the evening.

  • Lady ’Cats remain unbeaten with 12-0 win

     

    Thursday evening marked the second time in three days that the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats defeated Oakdale this season in a District 4-A match-up.

    On Tuesday, the Lady ’Cats rolled to a 15-0 victory at home. They followed that up with a 12-0 victory at Oakdale on Thursday.

  • Tigers whip Coalfield, 11-1

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Lady Tigers wallop Greenback for 6-0 start

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers ran their season record to 6-0 Wednesday night with a pair of easy District 3-A wins at Greenback.

    Guy Thompson’s squad won the first game of the doubleheader by a 14-0 score and that was followed by an 11-1 victory in game two.

  • Making learning special

    A few lucky sixth grade Cherokee Middle School students were the recipients of student dictionaries from the East Roane County Ruritan Club.

    "It is part of our charter to do community service," Clint Miller, foundation promotion chair, said. "We like to help people when we can."

    They donated 25 in their first time taking part in the dictionary project.

  • GUILTY

    A person doesn’t need to have a gun in hand to be in possession.

    Rocky Houston found that out this week when a federal jury found him guilty of a federal weapons charge.

    “The law recognizes two kinds of possession: actual possession and constructive possession,” U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves instructed jurors on Wednesday. “Either one of these, if proved by the government, is enough to convict.”

    That’s exactly what the jury did — finding Houston guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

  • Daycare just for school workers

    Roane County Schools plans to study the feasibility of running a daycare service for faculty and staff at Kingston Elementary School.

    Director of Schools Gary Aytes brought the recommendation to the Board of Education earlier this month.

    It was approved unanimously.

    “It will be done through the BASP (Before and After School Program),” Aytes said. “All this would do is give us the permission to go ahead and do the study this summer and bring back to the board a proposal as we see that this is feasible to do.”

  • Kids club gets game consoles

    Harriman police are going to put seized computers and game consoles to good use.

    The technology, which was seized after investigations by the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit, will be donated to the Roane County Boys & Girls Club.

    “I think it is great. They are in need of technology,” Mayor Chris Mason said.

    The donated items included 10 desktops, three laptops and three Xbox game consoles.

  • Siteworx suit against county dismissed

    Siteworx LLC’s lawsuit against Roane County has been dismissed.

    “It can be appealed, but it’s over for right now,” Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said.

    The lawsuit was filed in Roane County Chancery Court on April 24, 2008. McFarland said it was dismissed for failure to prosecute.

    In addition to the county, Henson Construction Services Inc., Clay Williams & Associates Inc. and Western Surety Co. were also defendants in the lawsuit.

  • Kingston attends to matters of play

    Kingston City Council members attended to matters of play at their March 13 council session.

    The play came in the form of reports on various park projects. Council learned that preliminary plans for a revamped Gertrude Porter Park — the recreational facility recently deeded to the city by Roane County Commission — are now on file at City Hall. City Manager David Bolling said the effort to apply for a state Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant to pay for planned revisions is going “pretty well.” The grant application has to be submitted in April.