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Today's News

  • Legal custom prompts McCarroll uproar

    Lawyers drawing up orders for judges to sign is a common practice in the Roane County court system.

    “Sometimes the judge gets mad about something and he draws the order, but the general rule is lawyers always prepare the order and the judge signs them,” said longtime Harriman attorney Bill Newcomb.

    The practice created some controversy recently.

    In June, Roane County Circuit Court Judge Russell Simmons Jr. signed an order restoring the citizenship rights for convicted sex offender Richard Keith McCarroll.

  • Oh, deer! Bad time to be wandering around

     

    Deer season is in full swing in Tennessee, but this pair is apparently oblivious to hunters who might want to claim them as they meander in a South of the River field. They didn’t escape the eye of Roane County News photographer Kaitlin Keane, though. With her weapon of choice — a Nikon, in this case — she shot them in a safe manner that captures their beauty on a rural fall afternoon.

  • Chamber shopping spree kicks off Wednesday

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s shopping spree kicks off Nov. 27, and Chamber officials are reminding consumers to shop at participating Chamber businesses to have a chance at winning $1,000 in cash prizes.

    The winning name(s) will be drawn at noon Dec. 17 at The Roane Alliance.

    The last day to enter the contest will be Dec.  15.

    “We love this program here at the Chamber,” said Chamber President Leslie Henderson.

  • State Capitol Christmas tree grown near Oliver Springs

    Reaching more than 50 feet skyward, a tall Norway spruce is making the trip from its Morgan County mountaintop near Oliver Springs to the big city.

    The spruce has been selected as the Tennessee State Christmas tree and will soon be decorated and on display at the State Capitol in Nashville.

    “The UT Institute of Agriculture is honored to provide the tree for the enjoyment of the state’s citizens during the 2013 holiday season,” said Martin Schubert, manager of UT’s Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.

  • Coalfield splits with Bobcats

     

    Decisive. 

    That's about all that can be said in regards to the 50-6 win by the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats over the Coalfield Thursday night at Coalfield. 

  • Mt. Pisgah picks up sweep

     

    The Mount Pisgah Christian Academy Lady Patriots extinguished the Maryville Apostolic Lady Flames by a 50-32 tally on Tuesday afternoon. 

    The Lady Patriots started the game on an 8-0 run before the Lady Flames went on a 6-0 surge of their own. Not to be outdone, the Lady Patriots went on a 7-2 tilt to close out the period with a 15-8 edge. 

  • Lady Jackets pick up close wins

     

    The Cherokee Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of wins last week in differing fashions.

    First up was a home game against Philadelphia and Ashlee Brackett’s squad needed a fourth quarter rally and then overtime to knock off the Lady Warriors, 35-30.

  • CMS picks up two wins

     

    Mike Snow’s Cherokee Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of big wins last week.

    The first win came at home with a 40-26 victory over Philadelphia and that was followed by a 35-13 victory at Meigs County.

    Cherokee vs. Philadelphia

  • Devils swept at Oakdale

     

    The Oakdale Eagles basketball teams opened up the home slate with a pair of wins over the Harriman Blue Devils Thursday night at Oakdale School.

    Girls Game

  • Playoff run ends for Green Wave

     

    General Robert Neyland’s No. 1 game maxim at the University of Tennessee says the team that makes the fewest mistakes will win.

    Those words rang true at Coalfield Friday night as visiting Midway turned the ball over six times in dropping a 34-0 decision at the hands of the Yellow Jackets in the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.