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Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30 with relatives and friends at Harriman Shoney’s.

    Thomas and the former Alice Goodman were married on Nov. 30, 1963, in Rhea County Courthouse, Dayton.

    He is retired.

    The couple has four children: Linda Shillings of Harriman, Wayne Thomas of Rockwood, the late David Thomas and Linda Lynn of Harriman.

    There are seven grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 4

    25 Years Ago
    Tracey Oliver of Harriman was crowned Miss Roane State during a weekend pageant at the college. Ten students vied for the title in the pageant, a preliminary for the Miss Tennessee pageant in Jackson. Among them were third runner-up Valonda Thomas of Rockwood, Angela Kerley of Harriman and Melanie L. Shirling of Kingston.

  • Arrests: July 18-25, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    July 18 — Daniel Phillip Thompson, 39, 159 McElhaney Road, Ten Mile: aggravated assault. No bond listed; court date Sept. 9.

    July 19 — Tara Nicole Daughtery, 30, 381 Back Petros Road, Kingston: aggravated assault. Bond $15,000; court date Aug. 19.

  • Roane County E-911 November Dispatches
  • Raiderettes split on Georgia trip

     

    The Roane State Raiderettes spent Thanksgiving weekend in Georgia, playing games on Friday and Saturday.

    Friday was a good day as Roane State beat Georgia Perimeter, 65-58, but Saturday didn’t turn out as well as Georgia Highlands beat the Raiderettes, 73-64.

  • Harriman Middle splits with Greenback

     

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Lady Devils made the trip to Greenback Monday night and the result would be splitting a pair of games with the Cherokees.

    Greenback opened the evening with a 34-26 victory in the girls game and that was followed by the Blue Devils taking the final game of the evening, 48-37.

  • Cherokee sweeps Sweetwater

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • ’Cats clawed by Tigers

     

    Size matters and threes kill. 

    Those were hard lessons to learn for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats as they took a 55-43 setback to the Meigs County Lady Tigers on “Black Friday” at the 2013 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Griffith pumps in 42 in OT loss

     

    Oliver Springs’ Emily Griffith put on a show Saturday night, scoring 42 points, pulling down 11 rebounds, coming away with five steals and dishing out four assists, but unfortunately for Lady Bobcat fans, it wasn’t enough to secure a victory as Stone Memorial picked up a 68-65 overtime victory in the final game of the 2013 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Waves suffer Black Friday on hardwood

     

    Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, but the Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves didn’t have much to be thankful for on the day following the holiday as Tellico Plains swept a pair of District 3-A contests at Midway.