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Today's News

  • Prison scammer case continued

    A continuance was granted last week in the case of Rickey Kenneth Hubbard.
    He’s charged with 20 counts of criminal impersonation for a prison scam he allegedly perpetrated in Roane County in 2011.
    According to court records, Hubbard duped people into believing the Tennessee Department of Correction had contracted with Yates Construction Co. to build a prison in Swan Pond.
    Kingston police said people were interviewed, hired and believed work on the prison would start on Aug. 15, 2011.

  • Principal, a Boys Club alum, excited to kick off program

    Harriman Middle School Principal David Stevens is excited about the possibilities for his young charges as his school prepares to host the initial location of the Roane County Boys and Girls Club.
    “There is a dire need for middle school and high school for a program, an after-school program in which these kids can go to a safe place and they can learn from folks that have been involved with boys and girls many years that is not a school setting,” Stevens said.

  • Heroes for Harriman instill Lady Blue Devil pride

    Harriman High School’s girls basketball team will be in new digs this season.
    Harriman Lowe’s, along with others donating time and supplies, redid the locker space and other aspects of the Lady Blue Devils’ locker rooms last week.
    “The benefit for us here is reaching out in the community more locally,” said Harriman Lowe's manager Patrick McConnell of the Lowe's Heroes program.
    McConnell praised the program, which he said has been around as long as he can remember.

  • Need a decongestant? Got a prescription?

    A member of the over-the-counter drug industry called the prescription-only pseudoephedrine effort in Tennessee puzzling.

  • Humphrey, Wicks seek to hold onto judgeships

    Roane County General Sessions Court judges Dennis Humphrey and Jeff Wicks said they plan to seek re-election in 2014.
    A general sessions judge’s term last eight years.
    In 2006, Wicks, a former Secret Service agent, defeated Brenda Hall McDonald in the general sessions Part 1 race.
    Humphrey ran unopposed for general sessions judge Part 2.
    General sessions judges hear civil and criminal cases.

  • Rams spoil Pankey’s debut, 34-6

     

    Brian Pankey will have to wait at least one more week to pick up his first victory at Roane County High School. Pankey’s debut was spoiled Friday night as the state’s No. 1 ranked Class 2A team, Grace Christian Academy downed the Yellow Jackets at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field, 34-6.

  • Big second half leads Tigers past Blue Devils, 41-21

     

    The Sunbright Tigers used an explosive second half on offense and a tough defense after halftime to defeat the Harriman Blue Devils for the first time in school history, 41-21. 

    The Blue Devils had their way on offense in the first half using their wing-t offense to move the ball on the Tigers. 

  • Slow start costs OS in loss

     

    In a battle between two purple and gold clad rosters, a squadron of fire-breathing Dragons from York Institute touched down in Oliver Springs, scorching the Bobcats by a 30-12 margin on Friday night.

    York took the initial drive of the game 65 yards on nine plays, scoring when Lance Crockett scored on a seven-yard rumble into the end zone.

  • Midway outlasts Whitwell, 53-50

     

    It was an offensive explosion Friday night at Midway when the Green Wave outlasted the Whitwell Tigers in taking a 53-50 win.

  • Tigers bounce back at Wartburg, 29-6

     

    The Rockwood Tigers showed no ill effects of last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Oneida, as John Webb’s squad bounced back Friday night with a 29-6 victory at Wartburg.