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Today's News

  • Tennessee Promise exciting for RSCC, TCAT

    Roane State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology just became more accessible to potential students.

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative pays tuition and fees for all graduating high school seniors to attend either a state community college or TCAT.

    It is a last-dollar scholarship award after students get their eligible financial aid and other funding.

  • Mitchell caps hot week with no-hitter

     

    Twenty-four hours after swatting a pair of home runs in a 10-4 victory over Fulton, Kingston’s Cody Mitchell pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts at Stone Memorial.

    Mitchell was on top of his game throughout the contest and ran into trouble only once on the evening.

  • Randolph tosses no-hitter in sweep

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Bears of Tellico Plains traveled Thursday to face the Harriman Blue Devils at Papermaker Field in a District 3-A doubleheader. 

  • Bobcats drop doubleheader at Wartburg

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats suffered a pair of District 4-A losses at the hands of Wartburg Thursday evening.

    The Bulldogs cruised to an easy 11-0 victory in the first game of the day. The second game was taken by the Bulldogs, 4-1.

  • Late run leads Lady Waves past Harriman, 2-1

     

    It was another close District 3-A softball game Thursday at Midway as the Lady Waves would come up with a late run to knock off Harriman, 2-1.

    Midway remains tied with Meigs County for first in district following the victory. Both are 6-1 in district play.

  • Kingston’s Butler signs with Urbana

     

    Roane County High School senior Katherine Butler does just about everything well on the softball diamond. She hits for power and average, she has good speed, and on defense, she covers a lot of ground and has a great arm.

  • OFF the CUFF: Diapers to dreams: Where did the time go?

    She appreciates my sense of humor.

    She listens to my puns with anewed interest.

    And she likes — yes, LIKES! — my singing.

    I introduced Roane County News readers to my baby girl with those words the week I returned to work from maternity leave.

    Scribbled on a yellow legal pad only hours after Amie was born, those words spilled on and on as I watched my tiny dark-haired creation slumber beside my bed.

    I was in awe. She was so small. And my love for her was so enormous.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: We should broaden our educational horizons

    Gentle reader, the current powder keg in Ukraine will, no doubt, in the fullness of time teach many lessons, but one which we doubt we will hear much about, but which could well be the most important in the long run for these United States, bears upon the excuse under which Putin claims the right to over-run and seize his neighbors’ lands.

  • Judge hopefuls add big bucks to war chests

    Ninth Judicial District circuit court judge candidate Tom McFarland has raised $37,425 for his campaign, according to his first-quarter finance report submitted on April 9.

    “We’re right on schedule,” McFarland said. “We developed a plan at the beginning, and everything is going very well.”

    The judicial district consists of Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties.

    “I want to point out that the reason we’re encouraged is our report will show that we’ve got support from every county,” McFarland said.

  • MOUNT PISGAH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STUDENTS WORK TO FEED the NEED

    “On your mark ... get set ...  go!”

    With that call over the loudspeaker in Oliver Springs’ Mount Pisgah Christian Academy’s gym on Tuesday, two separate tables of students began scooping rice and beans into bags in a competition to be the first to fill a box with 20 meals.

    “This is the day they’ve been working for,” said educator Megan Burnham.
    The work with Feed the Need, a program through Champion Events, helps participants like Mount Pisgah combine fundraising with providing meals for the hungry.