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Today's News

  • Quirky crime of the day

    Altered bar codes reportedly allowed a man to dupe Walmart last month.

    According to a Rockwood police report, the man purchased two PlayStation 3 games at 9:47 a.m. on March 24.

    “At about 1:22 p.m. the same day he returned two cheaper PS3 games that had the bar codes to the ones from this morning on them,” the report said. “He was able to get his full money back on the games as security did not catch the altered bar codes until later in the day.”   

  • Did you know

    ... that Oliver Springs falls into three counties?
    Parts of the town lie in Roane, Anderson and Morgan counties.
    You might think that’s unique in the state of Tennessee.
    You’d be thinking wrong.
    According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, three other municipalities fall into three counties.
    They are Johnson City (Carter, Sullivan and Johnson counties) in northeast Tennessee; Milledgeville (Chester, Hardin and McNairy counties) in southwest Tennessee; and McKenzie (Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties) in northwest Tennessee.

  • Truck and tractor show at Roane State Expo Center

    Truck and tractor enthusiasts can get an eyeful at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show this weekend at the Roane State Community College Exposition Center.

    At noon Saturday, a truck cruise-in will start at Roane State and travel toward Rocky Top General Store in Harriman, and then down Hwy. 29 and Pine Ridge Road to Hwy. 70 before heading back to the college.

  • Lady Tigers sweep Greenback in district opener

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

  • Harriman rolls past Coalfield

    Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning of Harriman’s game with Coalfield, it appeared the game was heading toward a fantastic finish as the game was tied 2-2. But Harriman’s next two trips to the plate led to 11 straight runs as the Blue Devils rolled to a 13-2 victory.

  • Lady Jackets win three

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets softball team spent their weekend of the season taking on tough competition in a tournament. The latest tournament took place in Kingsport as the Lady Jackets picked up three wins against two losses in the 2013 Eastman Invitational.

  • Grace tops Midway, 2-0

    The Grace Christian Academy Rams are the favorites to win the District 3-A championship in 2013, but the Midway Green Wave traveled to Knoxville last Tuesday and gave the Rams all they could handle before Grace Christian picked up a 2-0 victory.

    Despite failing to score, Midway had their chances, especially in the early innings.

  • Tigers bomb Sweetwater for 8th win of season

    A fast start led to an early ending Friday evening as the Rockwood Tigers ran their season record to 8-6 overall following an 11-1 victory over Sweetwater at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

  • Lady ‘Cats find success in tourney

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats had a busy weekend as Matt Headden’s squad played five games in two days in a tournament at Rockwood.

    The Lady ‘Cats were victorious in four of those games. The first win came Friday against Carter, 3-1, and they won three games on Saturday, 7-0 over Rockwood, 2-1 over Rhea County, and 1-0 over Harriman.

  • Bats come alive for Midway in 16-7 win

    Nick Collins, Logan Davidson, Christian Moore and Hayden Hester all had multiple hits Saturday afternoon in leading the Midway Green Wave to a 16-7 victory at Coalfield.
    Midway scored in six of the seven innings played Saturday with three of those runs coming in the top of the first inning.
    Moore had Midway’s first hit of the day with a double and he scored on a ground out from Zach Edwards. Hester and Collins also had hits and runs scored in the frame with Zach Qualls driving in both runs after reaching on an error.