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Today's News

  • Midway holds off Tellico Plains in tourney opener, 7-4

     

    In a game that was a little closer than many expected, the Midway Green Wave kept its season alive Friday evening at Harriman with a 7-4 victory over Tellico Plains in the opening round of the District 3-A Baseball Tournament.

  • Squeeze play leads Devils past Tigers, 5-4

     

    A perfectly executed squeeze play proved to be the difference Friday night as Harriman scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to down Rockwood 5-4 in the opening round of the District 3-A Baseball Tournament Harriman.

  • OS caps perfect district season

     

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their District 4-A record to 12-0 Thursday afternoon with an 8-0 victory over Oneida at Arrowhead Park.

  • Lady Waves end regular season with 7-0 win

     

    With all the postponed games, the Midway Lady Green Waves had to put two special days into one Thursday. Midway had Cancer Awareness Day and Senior Day at the same time and the day was a success as the Lady Waves beat McMinn Central, 7-0.

  • Nation makes most of first plate appearance

     

    Oliver Springs baseball coach Tony Kegley isn’t afraid to play a hunch and Oliver Springs senior Justin Nation was just happy to have the opportunity to make the most of that hunch during Thursday’s District 4-A Tournament opener against Sunbright.

  • McFarland not letting go

    Tom McFarland’s position wasn’t swayed by the Roane County Election Commission’s unanimous decision to put Mike Pemberton on the ballot for the August election.

    “It still doesn’t change the fact that Mike Pemberton doesn’t live in the district,” McFarland contended.

    McFarland and Pemberton face each other in this year’s race for 9th Judicial District Circuit Court judge.

  • Accused killer on the lam?

    At press time Thursday, accused murderer Shawn Smoot was still at large.

    “We don’t know where he is, but everybody is on the look out for him,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

    Johnson said that includes the U.S. Marshals Service.

    A warrant has been out for Smoot’s arrest for more than a week after Roane County Criminal Court Judge Eugene Eblen signed an April 23 order revoking his bond.

    Prosecutors moved for the revocation after Smoot was charged with DUI in McMinn County.

  • Official’s tax status puts seat in jeopardy

    It’s been a tough couple of years for Harriman City Councilman J.D. Sampson.

    According to the Tennessee Trustee’s website, Sampson still has not paid his 2012 or 2013 property taxes and personal property taxes of $7,890.

    “I guess I’m going to have to close down. I can’t seem to get any jobs,” said Sampson, who runs Sampson Group, a maintenance and custodial service.

    He said he recently bid on work at a variety of companies, but he’s not heard back yet.

  • TCAP incentives offered

    Roane County students started state TCAP testing Tuesday.

    With the pressure upon them, one middle school wanted to celebrate with a pep rally.

    Cherokee Middle School students created TCAP banners, performed skits, had Minute-

    To-Win-It-style games and group relay races.

    “We have students who really get really stressed out about TCAP’s,” said Amber Henderson, a seventh-grade math teacher. “The pep rally is a time for the kids to forget about the stress and just have some fun.”

  • TVA recreation area cuts power usage

    A unique demonstration project set among the campers and anglers at Melton Hill Dam Sustainable Recreation Area is delivering on its promise of energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable generation for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

    TVA blended a concentrated mix of sustainable technologies and conservation concepts into the existing infrastructure of the popular 92-acre lakeside recreation area west of Knoxville. The project opened on Earth Day 2011.