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Today's News

  • Jones tosses no-hitter in opener

    Courtney Jones tossed a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts Tuesday evening in leading the defending District 4-A champion Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats to an 18-0 victory at Sunbright.

    Jones was a mere two walks away from a perfect game Tuesday and no Sunbright player put a ball in play against the Lady ’Cat ace.

  • Harriman teams pick up Tuesday wins

    Harriman’s baseball and softball teams would play in different places Tuesday evening, but both would pick up non-district wins.

    The Lady Devils played at home and improved to 2-0 on the season with a 9-1 victory over Oneida. The Blue Devils also improved to 2-0 as they won at Sweetwater, 6-3.

    Softball

  • RSCC belts Bulldogs in twinbill

    Tuesday was a good day for the Roane State Raiders as Zack Sterner’s squad took a pair of games from visiting Tennessee Wesleyan College.

    The first game would see the Raiders cruise to an 8-0 victory and that was followed by a 5-1 victory in game two.

    Game 1

  • Tigers make Pirates walk plank in doubleheader

    The Rockwood Tigers opened the 2014 season with a long road trip to Washburn, but the trip was a good one for Jake Witter’s squad as they crushed the Pirates in a doubleheader, 13-0 and 20-0.

    Game 1

    Producing runs with two outs was the key for the Tigers in the first game as Rockwood’s first six runs came with two outs.

  • Lady Tigers off to 2-0 start

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers opened the 2014 softball season by rolling to a pair of impressive victories over Oakdale on Monday and Tuesday.

    Guy Thompson’s squad hosted the Lady Eagles on Monday and picked up a 13-0 victory. On Tuesday, the Lady Tigers traveled to Oakdale and the result was a 15-1 victory.

    Monday’s Game

  • The Garden Gate: Ashen mark a reminder of Genesis Scripture

    Ash Wednesday is observed in countless churches worldwide as the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of abstinence and thoughtful study preceding the joyousness of Easter.

    Historically, evidence from the writings of the early Christian church tells us that Easter was originally celebrated in conjunction with the Jewish Passover.

    In addition to Scripture references, this combining of observances points to the Christian observance of the “Pasha” (Passover-Easter) through fasting, prayer and study.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 12

    25 Years Ago

  • Girl Scouts want to reconnect with ex-troop members

    The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is looking to reconnect with former Girl Scouts.

    “We know there is a strong network of local women who are former Girl Scouts,” said Booth Kammann, CEO for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “We want to reconnect with those women and provide them opportunities to tell their stories and become involved in shaping the lives of our future women leaders.”

  • More Tennesseans e-filing tax returns

    With five weeks left before the April 15 tax filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reports that Tennesseans are e-filing tax returns in record numbers.

    Through March 7, the IRS has received nearly 1.469 million electronic returns from Tennesseans, an increase of 3.8 percent over last year at this time.

    But the largest increase is in the number of taxpayers filing from their own computers. Nearly 712,000 Tennessee filers have e-filed self-prepared returns, an increase of 9.8 percent over last year at this time.

  • Yager sponsors bridge repair grant legislation

    Legislation that would return millions of dollars to taxpayers in the form of bridge infrastructure improvements was approved last week by the Tennessee Senate Transportation Committee.

    The County Bridge Relief Act of 2014, sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, changes the way Tennessee manages its State Aid Bridge Grant Program to make it easier for communities to access state funds to upgrade, repair and rehabilitate bridges that have fallen into disrepair over the years.