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Today's News

  • McCoig’s goal lifts Kingston past Alcoa

     

    By DARREN GIDEON

    The Daily Times

  • Midway tops Sweetwater for fifth straight win

     

    The Midway Green Wave won its fifth consecutive game with a 7-3 victory over Sweetwater Friday at Midway. 

    As they have done almost all season, Midway used good pitching and solid defense to ease past the Wildcats.

  • Midway pitchers combine for no-hitter

     

    Midway pitchers Justin Dutton and Christian Moore combined for a no-hitter Saturday afternoon in leading the Green Wave to an 11-1 victory over Mount Pisgah.

    Dutton pitched the first three innings, allowing one run on four walks while recording three strikeouts. Moore pitched the final three innings, allowing no hits to go along with eight strikeouts.

  • Raiders split with Vol State

     

    A lot can change from one game to the next in baseball. That was the case Saturday afternoon for the Roane State Raiders in their doubleheader with Volunteer State.

    In game one, Roane State dropped a high-scoring shootout, 14-10, but in game two, the Raiders defense and pitching turned things around and shutout the Pioneers, 6-0.

  • Tigers split with Meigs County in tennis action

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers tennis team traveled to Meigs County last week and picked up an impressive 7-2 victory over the Lady Tigers from Decatur.

    Rockwood won five of the six matches on the day in doubles while winning two out of three matches in doubles.

  • Roane County Knights
  • WINDPOWER

    One hundred and eight pinwheels were planted in front of the Roane County Courthouse last week in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    Each pinwheel represents a Roane County child who was identified as a victim of abuse during the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    Chris Evans-Longmire, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of the 9th Judicial District, said the even more troubling thing about that number is many more victims go unidentified.

  • Farmer OK’d three raises in final days

    Former Roane County executive Mike Farmer allowed raises to be granted for three employees less than a week before he had to leave office in 2010.

    Heather Stooksbury, who worked in purchasing, received a $3,200 raise.

    Jacque Coleman, who also worked in purchasing, received a $1,000 raise.

    “I have met with the county executive and he has authorized me to make the following adjustments in the purchasing budget with an effective date of Aug. 22, 2010,” purchasing agent Lynn Farnham said in an email to payroll clerk Linda Stooksbury.

  • Scammer claims to be officer at Rockwood

    A caller claiming to be from the Rockwood Police Department and telling people to send money is a scam being investigated by the department.

    Rockwood Police Department Chief Danny Wright said the department has received reports of a man claiming to be a Lt. John Davis from the Rockwood Police Department telling people either they missed a jury summons or have an outstanding warrant and instructing them to mail him a prepaid debit card for $486.13.

    Wright said no John Davis works for Rockwood Police Department.

  • Wamp: ‘Obamacare’ tactic childish

    Weston Wamp called Congressman Chuck Fleischmann childish for his recent “Unhappy Birthday Obamacare” campaign.

    “Sometimes they’ll talk about me being the young candidate,” Wamp said. “If he’s wishing a piece of legislation an unhappy birthday, I don’t know who the more immature candidate is,” he added.

    “It sounds like him.”

    March 23 marked the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.”