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Today's News

  • Dreaming of a winter wonderland
  • Roane County Schools closed Friday, Jan. 24, due to cold temps

    Roane County Schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 24, due to cold weather.

    “We were afraid we’d have some problems with our buses,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

    Single digit temperatures are expected Friday morning.

    “Diesel engines don’t do that well in single digits,” Aytes said.

    Aytes said the welfare of students was also a factor.

  • Blue Devils fall at Grace

     

    The Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams used 14 steals to guide them to a decisive 57-37 win over the Harriman Lady Blue Devils on a frigid Tuesday evening in East Tennessee. 

  • Bobcats split with Jellico

     After struggling to a 35-28 victory over Jellico at home in December, the Lady ’Cats made the trip to Jellico last Friday, but there would be no struggle in the rematch as Michelle Christopher’s squad rolled to a 50-31 victory.

  • Tigers pick up District 3-A sweep

     

    Rockwood’s basketball teams visited Greenback’s new gymnasium for the first time Tuesday evening and the Tigers and Lady Tigers felt right as home as they took a pair of games from the Cherokees.

    In the girls game, Rockwood started a little slow, but eventually found their groove in picking up a 39-26 victory.

  • CMS sweeps North

     

    The Cherokee Lady Yellow Jackets put together perhaps their finest half of the year last Friday in rallying to defeat North Middle School, 47-40.

    The Lady Jackets got out to a bit of a slow start as the Lady Stars led 12-8 after one period of play. 

  • Rough night for Green Wave

     

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves made the trip to Putnam County Saturday night to take on Monterey, but the trip was not a good one as the home-standing Wildcats and Lady ‘Cats took a pair of close games.

  • Lady ’Cats advance to Area 4-AA title game

     The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats advanced to Saturday’s TMSAA Area 4-AA Championship Game after easing past Harriman, 31-23, Tuesday evening at Midway Middle School.

    Oliver Springs’ opponent will be Wartburg. The Lady Bulldogs downed Rockwood in Tuesday’s other semifinal contest, 38-13.

  • Official wants prayer at games

    Harriman City Councilman J.D. Sampson was disappointed when he didn’t hear a prayer said before recent Harriman Middle School basketball games.

    They also didn’t play the national anthem at the game he attended this month.

    Sampson wants to see what he can do about it.

    “It kind of felt odd and sad that they took that prayer and national anthem out of schools,” Sampson said.

    First, he pondered if the issue of prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance in schools could be put on the ballot this August election.

  • Roane County basks in rare audit glow

    The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury audits most of the state’s 95 counties. Unless one has done something wrong, the news releases on the findings are usually routine.

    “Generally they just file the reports and say here they are,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    That wasn’t the case with Roane County’s recent audit.

    When the report was released earlier this month, the comptroller’s office also issued a press release praising the county for its financial management.