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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets bomb Sweetwater, 10-0

    The Kingston softball team hosted Sweetwater Thursday and the result was another victory for the Lady Jackets as Ronnie Ladd’s squad bombed the Lady Wildcats in five innings, 10-0.

  • Lady 'Cats take two from Wartburg

    Matt Headden’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats picked up a pair of District 4-A wins Tuesday night as the Lady Cats ripped Wartburg in a doubleheader by scores of 11-0 and 16-0.

    Game One

  • Smith signs with Bryan College

    For baseball coaches, there’s nothing like a good combination of speed, power and defense.

  • This week's diamond schedule

    Monday, April 18

    Greenback at Rockwood (Softball/Baseball)

    Sunbright at Oliver Springs (Softball/Baseball)

    Kingston at Alcoa (Softball/Baseball)

  • Tigers score 37 runs in doubleheader

    Twenty-four hours after scoring just one run in a loss to Harriman, Rockwood’s bats went absolutely bonkers Thursday evening in a doubleheader sweep of Coalfield.

  • Utility customers protest high bills

    Almost 60 disgruntled Harriman Utility Board customers turned out Tuesday evening to express their dismay over the cost of their utilities.

    The crowd filled the American Legion Hall directly behind the utility board offices, where they listened to others and shared stories of their own experiences with the utility.

    Local attorney Donice Butler, who organized the event, said she was seeking answers to the many questions and speculations about utility practices.

  • Inmate likely died of natural causes

    The District Attorney General’s Office said an investigation into a death at the Roane County Jail will remain open pending the final autopsy results.

    Inmate Robert Allison Harrison, 50, died on April 8.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: My spring of falls and other thoughts

    What is it that makes spring air seem so wonderfully soft?

    Perhaps it is the perfect combination of temperature — an easy warmth — and moderate humidity, but somehow, I think a gentle breeze and the perfume of new flowers also play into the mix.

    I’m dubbing this season my spring of falls.

    I’ve gotten in a couple more hikes in since I last wrote, and I’m beginning to lose count of all the waterfalls I’ve seen.

  • Applications taken for energy assistance

    Mid-East Community Action Agency is presently taking applications for energy assistance.

    Those who have not applied for assistance since July 1, 2010, need to apply this month.

    Applications are available online at www.MECAA.net or at Mid-East’s office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

    The office is open weekdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 3 p.m.

    Applications will also be available April 18 in Harriman Community Center and Mount Pisgah Baptist Church of Oliver Springs.

  • Too broke to pay late library fees? No problem — it's Amnesty Week

    It’s National Library Week, and patrons of Harriman Public Library who have racked up late fees have a reason to celebrate.

    In conjunction with the nationwide celebration April 11-16, Harriman Public Library has declared
    it Amnesty Week — or a time for
    patrons to clear their library
    debts.

    “This is a special week for you and the library,” said Harriman library director Barbara Pelfrey Milsaps.