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Today's News

  • Lady Tigers roll in opener, 8-1

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers showed that they had a mightier roar than the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers, using five Katy Cisson goals to take an 8-1 win Monday afternoon in the opening round of the District 3-A/AA Tournament.
    "It was a physical game and our girls fought hard, but we finished well and we'll be moving on as a result," Rockwood head coach Wes Ford said after the game.
    Cisson started the scoring rush for the Lady Tigers, with a booming 25-yard goal on a Carson Evans assist to make the score 1-0.

  • Sandhill crane permits available Wednesday at TWRA offices

    Leftover permits from Saturday’s drawing to participate in Tennessee’s first sandhill crane hunt will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the four regional offices of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
    There are 134 permits available following Saturday’s hand-held permit drawing held at the Birchwood Community Center in north Hamilton County. The remaining permits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the four TWRA regional offices beginning at 9 a.m. EDT in Region IV and 8.a.m CDT at the three other regional offices.

  • OSMS comes up short in title game

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats were seeking revenge for a regular season defeat when they traveled to Spring City Thursday for the Clinch Valley Conference AA Championship, but Larry Green’s squad would leave Rhea County disappointed as the Bulldogs claimed their second straight conference title, 30-0.
    “I’m proud of our guys,” Bobcat had coach Larry Green said following the game. “We fought through a lot of adversity this year with a lot of injuries. We’ve got a good football team, but we made too many mistakes to beat a good football team tonight.”

  • Season ends for Kingston in overtime

    When the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets traveled to Oneida during the regular season, the Lady Jackets escaped with a 3-2 overtime victory.
    Monday evening, the Lady Jackets again made the trip to Oneida and again the game went into overtime. But this time Elik Pickell’s squad would see their season come to an end as a Baylee Newport goal in the 94th minute gave the Lady Indians a 1-0 victory in the opening round of the District 4-A/AA Tournament.
    While Monday’s game didn’t produce a lot of goals, there were several good chances throughout the contest.

  • Back-to-back titles for Midway

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave successfully defended their Clinch Valley Conference Class A title with a 56-18 demolition of Sunbright Thursday night at Midway.
    Despite an anxious start to the game, the Green Wave had control throughout the game. Midway led 24-6 at the end of one period of play and 40-6 by halftime.

  • Region's top teacher: Harriman Middle’s Smith says students ‘have to know you care about them’

    Harriman Middle School turned around its seventh-grade language arts scores last year.

    The growth was noticed by the Tennessee Department of Education, with officials planning to visit to see what the school is doing right.

    It is also what likely got assistant principal Leslie Smith, who teaches seventh-grade language arts, recognized as the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools East Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

    “She’s able to motivate kids and motivate adults,” Principal David Stevens said.

  • Dad pleads to slugging son for refusing soda

    Brent I. Litton, the father accused of punching his 6-year-old son in the face for not drinking soda, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in Roane County General Sessions Court on Oct. 7.

    Litton was originally charged with child abuse in the incident that occurred at 123 Willow Springs Road, Ten Mile, on Dec. 30, 2012.

    According to the warrant, Brenda Yates told police everyone was fixing their plates for dinner when Litton’s son said he wanted water because he was sick and couldn’t drink juice or Cokes.

  • Recycling bins in county offices

    Roane County officials are going green and making it easier for their staffs to help the Earth with the placement of recycling bins in each office.

    “I want to thank the officials of Roane County for joining me and the Roane County Highway Department in our efforts to Keep Roane Litter Free,” said Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson, who placed the bins in the county offices.

    Bins are in the offices of officials at the Roane County Courthouse, the Sheriff’s Office and the Codes office.

  • Tennis court fate still up in the air

    The fate of tennis courts next to Kingston Community Center is still to be determined after Kingston officials deferred action on Oct. 1.

    Kingston City Council member Tony Brown said the courts are owned by the county but have been maintained by the city as per a previous agreement.

    The city pays the light bill, provides benches and nets and handles maintenance on the courts, which are in a state of serious disrepair.

  • Kingston official battling cancer

    Members of Kingston City Council were happy to see Councilman Kevin McClure’s burly figure rumble through the doors of the city hall meeting room Oct. 8.

    McClure showed for the evening’s full council session despite a cancer diagnosis and subsequent stomach surgery that waylaid him in September.

    McClure had a baseball-sized tumor removed from his colon on Sept. 27 and will soon begin chemotherapy in Oak Ridge.