Today's News

  • Late rally keeps Harriman’s season alive



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  • Lady Waves end Rockwood’s season, 13-3


    The District 3-A Softball Tournament got off to a great start for the Midway Lady Green Waves Friday evening as they downed Rockwood 13-3 in the opening round of play.

    Midway improved to 16-7 overall with the win and will face Grace Christian Monday in the double elimination portion of the tournament.

  • Jackets advance in 4-AA tourney


    Using the golden arm of Thomas Mathews and his 14 strike-outs, the Kingston Yellow Jackets buzzed past the Scott Highlanders in a decisive 8-1 victory on Friday in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament. 

  • Midway holds off Tellico Plains in tourney opener, 7-4


    In a game that was a little closer than many expected, the Midway Green Wave kept its season alive Friday evening at Harriman with a 7-4 victory over Tellico Plains in the opening round of the District 3-A Baseball Tournament.

  • Squeeze play leads Devils past Tigers, 5-4


    A perfectly executed squeeze play proved to be the difference Friday night as Harriman scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to down Rockwood 5-4 in the opening round of the District 3-A Baseball Tournament Harriman.

  • OS caps perfect district season


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their District 4-A record to 12-0 Thursday afternoon with an 8-0 victory over Oneida at Arrowhead Park.

  • Lady Waves end regular season with 7-0 win


    With all the postponed games, the Midway Lady Green Waves had to put two special days into one Thursday. Midway had Cancer Awareness Day and Senior Day at the same time and the day was a success as the Lady Waves beat McMinn Central, 7-0.

  • Nation makes most of first plate appearance


    Oliver Springs baseball coach Tony Kegley isn’t afraid to play a hunch and Oliver Springs senior Justin Nation was just happy to have the opportunity to make the most of that hunch during Thursday’s District 4-A Tournament opener against Sunbright.

  • McFarland not letting go

    Tom McFarland’s position wasn’t swayed by the Roane County Election Commission’s unanimous decision to put Mike Pemberton on the ballot for the August election.

    “It still doesn’t change the fact that Mike Pemberton doesn’t live in the district,” McFarland contended.

    McFarland and Pemberton face each other in this year’s race for 9th Judicial District Circuit Court judge.

  • Accused killer on the lam?

    At press time Thursday, accused murderer Shawn Smoot was still at large.

    “We don’t know where he is, but everybody is on the look out for him,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

    Johnson said that includes the U.S. Marshals Service.

    A warrant has been out for Smoot’s arrest for more than a week after Roane County Criminal Court Judge Eugene Eblen signed an April 23 order revoking his bond.

    Prosecutors moved for the revocation after Smoot was charged with DUI in McMinn County.