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Today's News

  • Game goes to United Way

    Local celebrities showed their basketball skills at this year’s Roane County United Way fundraising basketball game.

    “We raised $2,600 but also raised awareness about the Roane County United Way’s mission to mobilize the caring power of the community in support of agencies in the county who provide services to those that need help,” said Dina Jackson, director of the Roane County United Way.

  • Oliver Springs remembers a grand hotel
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: God, the Constitution, the General Assembly

    Gentle reader, although we cannot fully relax, we can all start to contemplate the beginning of the inception of breathing easier, inasmuch as the General Assembly, 2015 session, is winding down and will soon, mercifully, adjourn sine die until next year. We expected them to do little good, and in this they did not disappoint, and we escaped several bad things, even though only by the skin of our teeth, such as the school voucher system, and, by far the most important of all, the “Bible as the Official State Book Law.”

  • Eastbound lanes of I-40 at Kingston, Gallaher down to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday

    Motorists traveling in Roane County should be aware of lane closures anticipated to take place this week.

    Tennessee Department of Transportation will close one eastbound lane on Interstate 40 at the Exit 352 overpass (Kingston) and the Exit 356 overpass (Gallaher Road) for bridge work.

    Lanes will remain closed until work is completed.

    Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

  • Harriman softball falls just short of Lady Cats

    The Lady Devils of Harriman took the drive up Harvey H. Hannah Highway to face the Lady Cats of Oliver Springs On Monday, but the Lady Devils would go home with a 3-0 loss.

    Courtney Jones of Oliver Springs continued her phenomenal senior campaign as she recorded 10 strikeouts, only gave up three hits and was able to pull the shut out.

    Harriman couldn’t find their swing in the first inning, only mustering one hit.

    Oliver Springs mirrored Harriman’s results as they too could only get one runner on base.

  • Oliver Springs, Harriman soccer tie on Monday

    There wasn’t a winner on Monday night when the Harriman and Oliver Springs’ soccer teams faced off, but there wasn’t a loser either as the two ended the contest with a 0-0 tie.

    “The boys played good,” Harriman head coach Joe Wampler said. “I’m proud of them. They’ve been talking and they’re doing a lot of passes and drops like they should. We’ve still got a long way to go, but we’re definitely going to end up getting there.”

    Harriman was successful moving the ball early against Oliver Springs, but shots were coming nearly as often for the Blue Devils as the were for the Bobcats.

  • Ellis, Townson follow Blueback Herring for sixth place in National Championship

    Over the weekend, former Roane State Raider and Coalfield native Joe Ellis and his partner Matthew Townson hauled in 42 pounds, 14 ounces to nab sixth place for Tennessee Tech in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.

    “I thought we were going to get a top five,” Ellis said. “It just didn’t happen for us.”

  • Warriors walk away with win over Jackets

    Seven combined hits was all that the Kingston Yellow Jackets and the
    Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors put up in Monday night’s baseball game.

    However, the Warriors (25-4-1) still walked away with the 10-0 run-rule win.

    The Jackets gave up 16 walks and hit four batters on Monday in the loss, with six of those instances happening with the bases loaded.

    “We didn’t have our stuff tonight,” Kingston head coach Bruce Robinette said.

    “(The strike zone) was tight on both sides, and they adjusted and we didn’t.”

  • Oliver Springs loss filled with Anderson County penalties

    The rain subsided long enough on Friday for Oliver Springs to get in its soccer match against Anderson County.

    While the rain wasn’t coming down, the cards from the officials were as Anderson County racked up six total in its 2-0 victory over the Bobcats.

    “I was proud of my guys for keeping their composure as much as they could,” Oliver Springs head coach Josh Pryor said. “I think (Anderson County was) frustrated because they’re used to putting up more goals on us and when we kept it clean at halftime. I think they were a little frustrated there.”

  • Q&A: Minton readies for new role as head coach

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with new Midway High School head football coach Ryen Minton by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: When Joe Campbell left did you think you were a serious candidate, or did you think they might look elsewhere?