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Today's News

  • Lady Tigers bomb Wartburg

    It may not have been the strongest outing by the Rockwood Lady Tigers, but they managed to overcome a bit of a sluggish start en route to a 16-4 win over the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs softball squad Friday evening at Wartburg.

    In the top of the first inning, Chelsea Cheek stole home on a wild pitch and Kristin Isham had an RBI double to push the lead to 2-0 early on.

    Wartburg left the bases juiced in the bottom of the first inning when they got to the bottom of the inning.

  • Kingston downs Harriman, 8-0

    Bruce Robinette’s Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up their first win of the 2014 season Friday night as they traveled to Harriman and knocked off the Blue Devils, 8-0.

    The Jackets didn’t pick up the victory by having any big innings or using extra base hits, but rather stringing together singles and being aggressive on the base paths. Of Kingston’s 10 hits on the day, nine were singles. The Jackets also stole nine bases.

  • Lady Devils split with Knoxville Catholic

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled to West Knoxville Friday night and split a doubleheader with Knoxville Catholic.

    Both games featured a lot of runs as Harriman won the first game, 10-7, but the Lady Irish bounced back in game two to knock off the Lady Devils, 16-3.

    Game 1

    A pair of 4-run innings keyed Harriman’s 10-7 victory in the first game of the evening.

  • Soccer Jackets down Harriman, 8-2

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Friday night brought two bitter rivals to Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field to face off in a soccer contest. Most of the fans were bundled up in the bleachers, but the conditions were fiery on the field as both teams got after each other for the full 80 minutes with Kingston taking home an 8-2 victory.

  • Rockwood downs Harriman in tennis

    The Harriman and Rockwood tennis teams met up last week at Roane State and the news was good for the green and gold as the Tigers and Lady Tigers swept the match-up.

    The boys’ action was close with Rockwood holding a 4-3 advantage in games played. The Tigers also won two matches via forfeit to make the final score 6-3.

    The girls’ matches weren’t as close as Rockwood cruised to a 9-0 victory.

    Girls

  • Join Roane in the Great American Cleanup March 20

    The Roane County Road Department is inviting Roane Countians to join together to keep Roane County — and America — beautiful.

    That’s why it is joining with other state and county agencies and community volunteers for a communitywide roadside litter cleanup from 8:30 to 3 p.m. March 20.

    “We at the Roane County Highway Department believe that no matter where we live, our community is a key aspect of life,” said Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

  • Altrusa offering scholarships to area women

    Altrusa International of Oak Ridge is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to deserving women to support their pursuit of education and/or training.

    Two of the scholarships honor former Altrusa presidents and civic leaders, Sarah Ketron and Pat Rush.

    Altrusans seek to encourage and support women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs and become financially independent.

  • Whaley serves as Senate page

    Harriman Middle School eighth-grader Jonathan Whaley, seated, recently served as a page in the state Senate for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

    He was the guest of state Sen. Ken Yager, right, a Kingston Republican.

    Whaley’s parents, Chris and Cindy Whaley, join their son in the Senate chamber.

    Yager said page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands within the Tennessee Capitol building, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.

  • Long arm of the law

    Connor Slaven, left, and Kyler Teto chose the job of a sheriff during Ridge View Elementary School’s Career Dress-Up Day.

    The boys were treated to a visit with Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton, who checked out their law-enforcement hardware and badges before rewarding each boy with a handcuff key.

    “Now don’t lose these,” Stockton said, “You are the only two boys in the whole school with real handcuff keys.”

  • Ministry giving garden grants, help with training

    Now is the time to get ready to enjoy all those fresh vegetables out of the garden and to save money in the process.

    Now is also the time to get help doing it.

    Each year, beginning on April 1, Roane County Cooperative Ministry offers garden grants to help pay for starting a vegetable garden.

    This year, the Ministry is also teaming up with Roane County Agricultural Extension Agent Grant Palmer and the Master Gardeners to provide garden training on April 12.

    Garden grants provide up to $30 per family to low-income residents of Roane County.