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Today's News

  • Indians down Bobcats, 28-0

    Friday night’s encounter with the Oneida Indians left the Oliver Springs Bobcats shell-shocked as the Indians doled out a 28-0 triumph over the Bobcats.

  • Cherokees pull away from Tigers, 38-20

    By NICK WILLIAMS

    Roane Newspapers

  • Cherokees pull away from Tigers, 38-20

    By NICK WILLIAMS

    Roane Newspapers

  • Cherokees pull away from Tigers, 38-20

    By NICK WILLIAMS

    Roane Newspapers

  • Kingston runs over McMinn Central, 34-13

    After suffering back-to-back losses that left them battered and bruised, the Kingston Yellow Jackets bounced back on homecoming with a 34-13 victory over McMinn Central at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • Miracle finish lifts Midway, 25-20

    The Denver Broncos have “The Drive.” The San Francisco 49ers have “The Catch.” The Pittsburgh Steelers have “The Immaculate Reception.”

  • Autumn morning triggers spider senses

    I was sitting in my living room the other morning, gazing out at the fog that softened my ridge-top neighborhood. Suddenly, a bit of motion caught my eye, shaking me out of the morning mist that had also overtaken my brain.

    A garden spider, golden orb or writing spider, as some people call them, dropped gingerly into one of my azalea bushes, then rose again, placing an anchor line for a more complex structure just out of view.

    A lot of people don’t like spiders, but I’m not one of them. 

    If I had time, I could watch them all day.

  • Cobb accused of assault

    State Rep. Jim Cobb, whose district includes the southwest portion of Rockwood, is accused of assault. A Rhea County grand jury returned an indictment on Cobb this week.

    He’s accused of assault against victim Wanda Sue Goins on Aug. 2, Election Day. Cobb lost in the primary that day to rival Ron Travis. 

    Rhea County Sheriff Office officials declined to comment for this story and refused to provide any public records. 

  • Former Harriman judge dies

    A fixture in Harriman died Wednesday.

    Clyde Collins was a Harriman city judge for many years and a Roane County commissioner from Sept. 1, 1986, until Aug. 31, 1994. Typically energetic and charming, the distinguished World War II veteran had been ill recently. 

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said Collins was a family friend and respected member of the community.

    “When you look around Harriman, he’s done a lot of good things,” Mason said. “He’s always wanted to help people.”

  • RSCC celebrates health grant

    Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, got a birds-eye view of how Roane State will use its portion of $12.57 million in grant funds from the RX-Tennessee grant.

    The funds were awarded to a consortium led by Roane State and including the Tennessee Board of Regents’ community colleges and Tennessee Technology Centers.

    “This was a competitive process. This was a national competition and, of course, your state, this campus, came out ahead. I’m very pleased to be here today to make this announcement,” Solis said.