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Today's News

  • I-40 work scheduled

    Drivers may find temporary lane closures for roadway maintenance work between mile markers 344 and 341 of I-40 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Feb. 5 and continuing until Friday, Feb. 9.

    Motorists should be alert for workers, slow traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

  • HMS advances to tourney semis

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Defense and rebounding describes in a nutshell how the number three seed Lady Blue Devils knocked off the number one seed Norris Middle as Harriman wins their second game in the East Tennessee AA State Sectional Tournament on Monday. They advance to the semi-finals today at 4:30 at the Pigeon Forge Middle School and will play Wartburg for the fourth time this season.

  • ’Cats and Jackets split

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    On Tuesday night in a battle between the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and the Coalfield Lady Jackets, one losing streak was guaranteed to end.

    The Lady Jackets entered the game on a five-game losing streak while the Lady Bobcats held a four-game losing streak of their own.

    After a neck-and-neck first half, the Lady Bobcats were able to hang on 54-50 to snap their four-game losing streak.

  • Lady Tigers can’t catch Sunbright

    By David W. Doonan

    ddoonan@roanecounty.com

    The Sunbright Tigers defeated the Rockwood Tigers 44-28 in girls’ basketball action at Sunbright High School Tuesday evening.

    The game started slow, with both teams trading possessions on both sides.

    No one scored until the 4:17 mark of the first quarter, as Olivia Northrup for Sunbright drained a two-pointer, one of the 10 points she scored in the period, to break the scoreless deadlock.

    Rockwood had a hard time scoring as they only made one point- a foul shot by Camryn Evans.

  • Lady Devils can’t slow Wartburg

    The Harriman Lady Devils couldn’t withstand the Wartburg onslaught Tuesday evening in Harriman, losing 53-39.

    A low scoring six points by Harriman in the opening quarter put the Lady Devils in a hole they had to fight out of for the remainder of the game.

    Things got a little better in the second quarter as Harriman’s defensive efforts paid off.

    The Lady Devils held them to only five points in second, but they could only score five themselves.

    At halftime Harriman was down 17-11, but the game was still within its reach.

  • Rockwood wins battle of jungle cats

    By David W. Doonan

    ddoonan@roanecounty.com

    “We Sucked.”

    “I’d rather be awful with a win.”

    This was Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa’s assessment of his team in the tightly contested 62-59 nightcap against the Sunbright Tigers Tuesday evening in Sunbright.

    “They did a good job disrupting us early, getting us going up and down the court, we got calmed down enough where we could get into our offense,” Kamikawa said.

  • Devils tied for 1st in district

    The Harriman Blue Devils beat district foe Wartburg, 74-50, Tuesday evening at Harriman.

    Harriman has been able to put together a four-game win streak in the last week against district opponents.

    This success coupled with Oakdale’s loss to Oneida Tuesday, has put the Blue Devils tied for first place in the district.

    “I think we’ve played some of our best basketball over the last four games,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “With three district games left, we want to get one of the two byes in the tournament.”

  • Tornadoes sweep Kingston

    Kingston couldn’t withstand the Alcoa Tornadoes Tuesday night, losing both games.

    The Lady Jackets lost the opener, 35-23.

    An uncharacteristic slow start for Kingston proved to be the deciding factor as the Lady Jackets could only muster seven points in the first half.

    Although Kingston regrouped after the half, low scoring continued to plague the normally prolific scores of the Lady Jackets.

    This for further evidenced by no one getting double figures.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A fond farewell to newly departed friends

    Well, dear reader, you are not going to read what the old curmudgeon wrote for you to read. For this he is sorry, but ‘t’sn’t his fault. You see, slave to duty that he is, despite having put in a tiring day this Tuesday past, he retired to his work room and took up the tools of his trade, i.e. the keyboard of his trusty Apple Mackintosh desk-top computer, and as was once the common descriptive parlance for feverish composition — Let ‘er Rip!

  • Probation company revenue down for second year

    The money Community Probation Services made in Roane County was down for the second year in a row.

    In a letter to Roane County Executive Ron Woody dated Jan. 3, Owner/CEO Jay Colton reported gross revenue in 2017 of $134,765.51.

    In 2016 the company reported gross revenue of $160,340.01.

    In 2015, the company reported gross revenue of $211,224.98.

    The contract requires CPS to pay Roane County 5 percent of its gross revenue. In 2017, that amounted to $6,738.28. Woody said the county has already received the check.