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Today's News

  • Sheriff's office investigating homicide

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 23-year-old white female. Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said the body of Brooke Morris was found at Blair Road and Old Blair Road on Saturday around 8 p.m.

    “Somebody saw her laying next to the road and they called,” Phillips said. “First responders and law enforcement responded out there and found her.”

    Phillips said Morris, who had a Knoxville address, appeared to have suffered a gun shot wound.

  • Cain stumps through Roane

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was greeted by a raucous crowd during a stop at Roane State Community College on Saturday.
    “Thank you for being here, because this is a collection of patriots, and patriots want to take back this nation,” said the candidate, who recently emerged as a leader among Republican hopefuls.
    His audience came from near and far.
    “I’m interested in what Herman Cain has to say,” said Roane County resident Ed Harper.
    That was also what brought Susan Clifton of Maryville to the event.

  • Devils playoff chances in jeapordy following loss

    Harriman's hopes of making the 2011 Class A playoffs suffered a major setback Friday night as Travis Tapp's squad lost at Grace Baptist Academy in Chattanooga, 49-6.

  • Viar stays strong depsite struggles

    By JON LEFFEW

    Roane Newspapers

    Before Midway hosted Grace Christian Academy Friday night, most prognosticators did not expect many bright spots for the Green Wave.

  • No. 1 CAK downs Kingston, 48-21

    Kingston's hopes of winning the District 4-AA regular season championship came to an end Friday night as the state's top ranked Class AAA team, Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK), downed the Yellow Jackets on senior night, 48-21.

  • Tigers slam Bears, 40-0

    The Rockwood Tigers moved one step closer to securing a berth in the Class AA playoffs Friday night with a dominating 40-0 victory at Tellico Plains.

  • England bombs Oliver Springs

    Last year, the Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped a 53-52 heart-breaker to

    the Sunbright Tigers. 

  • Bobcats take three of four from Kingston

    It was a day of near sweeps and one sweep in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) last Saturday around Roane County

    Kingston avoided a sweep by beating Oliver Springs in the mighty mite game. Oliver Springs rolled to three wins after that.

  • Rain no problem for Lady Jackets

    In what was nothing short of, as people in East Tennessee would call, a “gully-warsher”, the Kingston Lady Jackets made it rain soccer goals Tuesday evening against the Scott County Lady Highlanders on senior night in Kingston.

  • Blue Devils claim Clinch Valley title

    The drought is over for the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils, as Thursday night Baron Tapp's squad defeated Midway in the Clinch Valley Conference small division championship game, 36-16.