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Today's News

  • Lady Raiders feature leadership, maturity

    Roane State Community College softball coach Sue Niemi loves her team’s maturity.

    For example, four players — Kristin Roy, Courtney Smith, Courtney Taylor and Meriam Maynord — made the college’s fall president’s list, which means they had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Mica Gaines and Bridgit Cook were on the dean’s list.

  • Raiders baseball up to 2013 challenge

    Roane State Community College baseball coach David Lane knows the race for postseason play is more competitive.

    But, so is his team.

    “When we play like we are capable of playing, I’d put us up against anybody,” Lane said.

  • MS. MAYME’S SCHOOL

    Oliver Spring’s Carmichael Park is the former location of the Oliver Springs Colored School.
    Those who want to preserve the school’s memory are getting help from a grant of nearly $45,000 the town received to establish the park.
    Edward Jackson and Kelvin Knaff are members of the undeveloped park’s board of directors.

  • Once-trusted official indicted

    Former Rockwood public works director Tom Pierce was indicted Wednesday on charges that include theft, official misconduct and unauthorized use of credit cards. 
    Pierce was seen as a loyal city employee, and the accusations surprised city officials.
    “I had a lot of confidence in Tom’s ability and the job he was doing for the city,” Mayor James Watts said. “When it all came up, certainly, it was a shock. But again, we had to do what is in the best interest of not only our employees but the city of Rockwood.”

  • Negligent homicide charged

    Timothy Ray Treadway, a 40-year-old Rockwood man, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Tuesday for criminal negligent homicide.
    He’s accused of killing 31-year-old Shayne Woodall on Jan. 15.
    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Deputy Keith Kile responded to 387 Waldo Road in reference to a collapsed man.
    He met Treadway when he arrived.

  • Legislators breakfast on Feb. 25

    The League of Women Voters Breakfast with the Legislators will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the social room, Oak Ridge Civic Center, at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike. A free, light continental breakfast will be served.
     State Sens. Ken Yager and Randy McNally and state Reps. John Ragan and Kent Calfee have been invited to inform attendees about what is happening in the Tennessee Legislature. Audience questions and input is allowed.

  • Devils rout Rams in title game, 72-53

    Harriman head coach Wes Jones felt his Blue Devils would come out and play well in Wednesday’s District 3-A Championship game against Grace Christian.

    But Jones never envisioned that his squad would put together one of the most impressive performances in Harriman history, as the Blue Devils opened the game with a 37-8 run before settling for a 72-53 victory.

  • Lady Waves fall in title game, 49-35

    Playing in front of a large crowd seated in beautiful new bleachers at Midway Middle School, the host Lady Waves were hoping to treat the hometown fans with a District 3-A Championship.

    No. 1 seed Grace Christian Academy had a different idea, however, as the Lady Rams knocked off Midway 49-35 Tuesday night to capture the District 3-A Tournament title.

  • Lady Devils finish 4th

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils were hoping to end the District 3-A Tournament with an upset victory over No. 2 seed Tellico Plains in Tuesday’s consolation game, but the Lady Bears wouldn’t be upset for a second straight game, as they held off the Lady Devils, 53-49.

  • Bobcats finish fourth in tourney

    After pulling off a shocker in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament over No. 3 seed Oneida, the Oliver Springs Bobcats were hoping to add another chapter to their Cinderella run Tuesday night against Coalfield in the District 4-A consolation game.