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Today's News

  • Need a decongestant? Got a prescription?

    A member of the over-the-counter drug industry called the prescription-only pseudoephedrine effort in Tennessee puzzling.

  • Humphrey, Wicks seek to hold onto judgeships

    Roane County General Sessions Court judges Dennis Humphrey and Jeff Wicks said they plan to seek re-election in 2014.
    A general sessions judge’s term last eight years.
    In 2006, Wicks, a former Secret Service agent, defeated Brenda Hall McDonald in the general sessions Part 1 race.
    Humphrey ran unopposed for general sessions judge Part 2.
    General sessions judges hear civil and criminal cases.

  • Rams spoil Pankey’s debut, 34-6

     

    Brian Pankey will have to wait at least one more week to pick up his first victory at Roane County High School. Pankey’s debut was spoiled Friday night as the state’s No. 1 ranked Class 2A team, Grace Christian Academy downed the Yellow Jackets at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field, 34-6.

  • Big second half leads Tigers past Blue Devils, 41-21

     

    The Sunbright Tigers used an explosive second half on offense and a tough defense after halftime to defeat the Harriman Blue Devils for the first time in school history, 41-21. 

    The Blue Devils had their way on offense in the first half using their wing-t offense to move the ball on the Tigers. 

  • Slow start costs OS in loss

     

    In a battle between two purple and gold clad rosters, a squadron of fire-breathing Dragons from York Institute touched down in Oliver Springs, scorching the Bobcats by a 30-12 margin on Friday night.

    York took the initial drive of the game 65 yards on nine plays, scoring when Lance Crockett scored on a seven-yard rumble into the end zone.

  • Midway outlasts Whitwell, 53-50

     

    It was an offensive explosion Friday night at Midway when the Green Wave outlasted the Whitwell Tigers in taking a 53-50 win.

  • Tigers bounce back at Wartburg, 29-6

     

    The Rockwood Tigers showed no ill effects of last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Oneida, as John Webb’s squad bounced back Friday night with a 29-6 victory at Wartburg.

  • Sliding Airport Road worsening

    A shortcut into Rockwood known as Airport Road continues to be closed; officials believe the hillside the road sits on is sliding.

    State officials have been in to assess the situation, said Tony Brown, assistant to Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.
    “They have done their preliminary study,” Brown said. “The state seems to think it is like an upside-down ice cream cone. It is not just the road that is sliding.”

  • One GINORMOUS band event

    Roane County High School fans will get more than a high school band performance at Friday’s football game against Grace Christian.
    Austin Peay State University, which is playing against the University of Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville on Saturday,  will be performing at the Kingston school’s half-time show Friday.
    The two bands will join on a couple of songs, including “America the Beautiful.”

  • Deadly shooting lawsuit dismissed

    A lawsuit filed over a deadly police shooting in Swan Pond was dismissed in U.S. District Court.
    Quarry Road resident David Dickey was killed at his home by Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Hensley on June 6, 2009. Dickey’s mother, Martha Davis, filed a $7.95 million lawsuit against Roane County, Hensley, Sheriff Jack Stockton, Chief Deputy Tim Phillips, investigator Bryan Walker and former county executive Mike Farmer.