Today's News

  • Roane State closing Dec. 19 for holidays

    All Roane State Community College campuses will be closed Dec. 19-Jan. 1 for the holidays.

    The Cumberland Business Incubator on the Cumberland County campus near Crossville will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1.

    All campuses will reopen on Jan. 2. Spring classes will begin on Jan. 16.

    Registration and other self-service options are available through Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu. Visit the website or call 1-866-462-7722 for details.

  • Midway Middle battles Panthers


    The Midway Middle School Green Waves split games with Lenoir City Monday night with the Lady Waves falling, 32-29, and the Green Waves winning, 39-32.

    The Lady Waves fell to 2-7 with the loss while the Green Waves are 3-6 on the season. 

  • Mt. Pisgah splits with ACS


    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots traveled to Knoxville Monday and split a pair of games with Apostolic Christian School (ACS).

    The Lady Patriots took the floor first and dropped a 42-34 decision, but Mt. Pisgah bounced back with a 62-42 victory in the boys game.

  • HMS falls at Wartburg


    The shooting for the first three periods of the girls game between the Wartburg Central Middle School Lady Bulldogs and the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils was cold as ice, but in the final period, the Lady 'Dogs bark finally got some bite in the form of a 16-2 surge in the final stanza to take the 34-19 win. 

  • Bobcats, Eagles split District 4-A affair


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Oakdale Eagles split a pair of District 4-A games Tuesday at Oliver Springs.

    The Lady ’Cats opened district play with a 47-39 victory over the Lady Eagles, but the Bobcats dropped their first district contest, 60-46.

  • Cherokee splits close games with Athens



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    In middle school sports you normally have two games played, a girl’s and a boy’s game. Both games you would love to come out with victories, but some nights that just isn’t the case. 

  • RMS leaves Harriman with two wins


    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers had a good trip to Harriman Tuesday night as both picked up victories over the Blue Devils.

    The first game of the evening was tight throughout, but the Lady Tigers used a pair of free throws from Camryn Evans with 35.4 seconds remaining to pull out a 20-19 victory.

  • Blue Devils pick up district sweep


    After a season filled with near-misses for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils, the blue and white squad earned a 59-47 win over the Greenback Lady Cherokees Tuesday night. 

    The victory was big for the Lady Devils as they had dropped their first two District 3-A contests before knocking off the Lady Cherokees.

  • Midway takes broom to Jackets

    It’s always a big night south of the river when Kingston pays a visit to Midway. Tuesday night was an especially sweet one for the Green Waves when they pulled off a rare sweep against the visiting Yellow Jackets.

    It was also a fairly wild night with plenty of pushing, shoving and intense play. Each of the four teams involved picked up technical fouls in the raucous atmosphere in the completely filled Boyd Woody Gymnasium.

  • Houston decides to keep lawyer

    For the time being, attorney Michael McGovern will continue to represent Rocky Houston in his federal firearms case.

    Houston previously sought to get rid of McGovern, claiming he had a conflict of interest and was a key witness in the case.

    Houston also claimed he could no longer discuss trial strategies with McGovern and he’d be denied a fair trial if McGovern wasn’t replaced.

    McGovern responded by filing a motion to withdraw as Houston’s court-appointed attorney.