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Today's News

  • Crane festival starts Saturday

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be among the organizations set to host the 2014 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on Jan. 18-19 at the Hiwassee Refuge and at the Birchwood Community Center. This will be the 23rd anniversary for the event. 

  • Lady ’Cats fall in 4-A battle for top spot

     

    By BEN GARRETT

    Independent Herald

    In a battle of District 4-A’s last remaining unbeaten teams, Oneida earned a 60-50 win over Oliver Springs Tuesday evening to take a one-game lead in the race for the district’s No. 1 postseason seed.

  • Mt. Pisgah splits with Collegedale

     

    After an extended Christmas break due to cold weather, the Mt. Pisgah Patriots and Lady Patriots returned to action Monday by splitting a pair of games with visiting Collegedale Academy.

    The extra time off might have hurt the Lady Patriots as they dropped a 40-23 decision against the Lady Cougars.

  • Jackets stung by Warriors

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Tigers pick up big district road win, 48-45

     

    Paul Kamikawa’s Rockwood Tigers kept its hopes of a District 3-A regular season title alive with a 48-45 victory at Tellico Plains Tuesday night.

  • RMS wallops Spring City

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Lady Devils pick up win at Wartburg, 51-42

     

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled up Highway 27 to face their blue and white rivals from Wartburg Tuesday evening and left with a 51-42 victory over the Lady Bulldogs. 

    The opening period was a strong one for the Lady Devils as they got out of period number one with the 12-9 lead. 

  • RMS takes two from Blue Devils

     

    In a rare set of middle school games on Friday, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers swept Harriman at Bill Thompson Gymnasium.

    Rockwood’s girls took the floor first and won a low scoring affair over the Lady Blue Devils, 34-21.

  • $3k raise approved for Brown

    Deputy Road Superintendent Tony Brown is in line to get a raise in the middle of the county’s fiscal year.

    He currently makes $53,040.

    By a 14-1 vote on Monday, the Roane County Commission approved a highway department request to increase his salary $3,000.

    George Nelson was the only commissioner to vote against the resolution.

    Commissioner Benny East made a motion to postpone the resolution for 30 days, but it failed by a 9-6 vote.

  • Postive option for kids opens

    The gymnasium at Harriman Middle School filled up quickly with young people on the first day of the Boys & Girls Club opening.

    Cheerful voices echoed off the walls on Monday.

    “I just thought it was a good place to excel and do better,” said Adrianna Hicks.

    “I thought it would be a good place. I love sports, so I thought it would be a pretty fun place (to play games),” said Hailey Ladd.

    Hicks said children today often get into trouble after school because they have “something to prove.”