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Today's News

  • Alcoa rallies past Midway, 6-5

     

    A fantastic start ended with disappointment for the Midway Lady Green Waves Monday as they dropped a 6-5 decision to Alcoa. 

    Midway was playing only its second home game of the season after taking the entire spring break off. 

  • Green Wave, Blue Devils fall in baseball

    Monday proved to be a rough day for the Harriman Blue Devils and Midway Green Wave on the baseball diamond as both would drop games on the road.

    Scoring runs was the biggest problem for both teams as Midway dropped a 6-1 decision at Loudon while Harriman fell at Meigs County, 4-1. Harriman’s game was a District 3-A contest.

    Midway vs. Loudon

  • Lady 'Cats roll to another easy win

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats are making it look easy as Monday evening Matt Headden’s squad ran its season and District 4-A record to 4-0 with a 10-0 victory over at Oneida.

    Monday’s win was actually Oliver Springs’ closest game of the season. In its four games, the Lady ’Cats have won by a combined score of 45-0 and none of those five games have lasted more than five innings.

  • Lady Devils stun Grace Christian in extra innings, 7-4

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils are a much-improved softball team this season. Travis Langley’s squad showed that improvement Monday evening with a 7-4 victory in extra innings at Grace Christian Academy.

    Monday’s victory snapped a long losing streak for the Lady Devils against the Lady Rams. In the last three years alone, Harriman had lost eight straight games to the Lady Rams by a combined score of 75-15.

  • Lady Devils stun Grace Christian in extra innings, 7-4

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils are a much-improved softball team this season. Travis Langley’s squad showed that improvement Monday evening with a 7-4 victory in extra innings at Grace Christian Academy.

    Monday’s victory snapped a long losing streak for the Lady Devils against the Lady Rams. In the last three years alone, Harriman had lost eight straight games to the Lady Rams by a combined score of 75-15.

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs. ROCKY JOE HOUSTON

    The secret pole camera police used to conduct surveillance of the Houston farm didn’t belong to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    ATF Agent Jason Dobbs testified last week that the camera belonged to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office. It was used during the ATF’s investigation of Rocky Houston.

    A jury found Houston guilty last week of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

    The trial, which took place at the federal courthouse in Knoxville, provided insight on how the secret pole camera worked.

  • White poised to be first retiree on REU board

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    and MIKE GIBSON

    Roane Newspapers

    It didn’t take long for an ordinance changing Rockwood Electric Utility board’s appointment policy to be implemented.

    Rockwood officials signed off last month on an ordinance that allows former REU employees to serve as members of the board.

    That paves the way for Kingston City Councilman Don White to be appointed as that city’s board representative.

  • Sewanee Street home burns

    A fire engulfed a vacated Harriman home at 417 Sewanee St. Thursday morning.

    “You could see the smoke from [fire]station 1,” Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said. “Station 2 could see it when they topped the hill at Sexton’s

    (Automotive). It is an unoccupied residence.”

    Goss said he believes the fire started at the front of the home.

    “We had to cut holes to ventilate,” he said. “The house is so dilapidated, the roof was falling in.”

  • Annexation legislation good news for Midtown businesses, residents

    Many Midtown business owners have made no secret that they have no desire to be annexed into any city limits.

    So a proposed state law that would require annexation be subject to approval by the majority of the residents in the proposed territory is particularly good news to their fight.

    Harriman most recently was looking down the commercial corridor of Hwy. 70 and received some outrage from a number of small business owners.

  • Ellis out for clerk, seeking re-election to commission seat

    Some changes took place last week in the race for Roane County circuit court clerk.

    Randy Ellis withdrew from the race, and Sarah E. Stewart turned in her petition.

    Ann Goldston, who currently works in the office as a deputy clerk, is the only other candidate to qualify for the race.

    Ron Berry, Raymond Murray and Darrell Wayne Sproles have picked up petitions, but had yet to turn them in, according to the Roane County Election Commission website.

    The filing deadline is April 3. The withdrawal deadline is April 10.