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Today's News

  • Harriman’s Princess Theatre on Tennessee Music Pathways

    Harriman’s Princess Theatre has been named one of the first 200 destinations on the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s Tennessee Music Pathways program, according to the Roane County Visitors Bureau.

    “We were so excited to get the news that the Princess Theatre would be one of the first points of interest on the State’s new music trail,” said Sam Jones Ledford, marketing and tourism coordinator for the Roane Alliance.

  • Habitats for Hounds aims to keep outdoor pets warm this winter

    The Roane County Animal Shelter/Animal Control invites the public to help provide for the outdoor pets in need to stay warm and dry this winter.

    “Lots of our welfare checks, especially during the winter months, are concerning insufficient shelter, food and water for outdoor pets,” said Stacey McElhaney, s helter director.

    Supplies needed for donation are dog houses, both new and used that are in good condition; pine/cedar shavings for bedding; food and water bowls; and new 5-gallon buckets.

    Donation items can be dropped off at:

  • County X-country teams have good showing

    The Midway girls (top left), Midway boys (above) and the Kingston boys (bottom left) placed in the top 10 at the Cove Lake All Comers event in Caryville recently. The Midway ladies came in second in the competition. The Midway guys finished in third while the Kingston team placed ninth overall.

  • Jackets surf the Green Wave for win

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In middle school action the Coalfield Yellow Jackets took on the Midway Greenwave and came away winners. The final score was 26 – 9, the Yellow Jackets winning.

    The Greenwave kicked off to open the game and Coalfield took up the challenge.

    With strong running showing early in the game by both sides, the Yellow Jackets were able to march down the field and put the first points on the board. After the missed point after the score was 6 – 0.

  • Dayton ruins Devils’ festivities

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Dayton middle traveled to Harriman on Thursday evening and spoiled the homecoming festivities by defeating the Blue Devils by a final score of 28-0.

    Nasir Stokes was a bright spot for the Blue Devils on special teams with over 100 yards on kickoff returns but Harriman’s offense was overpowered by Dayton’s bigger and stronger defensive line, limiting the Devils to only one first down.

    Dayton took their first four drives down the field and led at the half by a score of 28-0.

  • Cherokee blows out Eagleton

    The Cherokee Middle School football team sent out its eighth-graders on a high note Thursday night by defeating Eagleton, 40-6. above: Behret Branham (45) drags an Eagleton defender along for the ride on the rush attempt. top left: The Cherokee receiver hauls in a pass while staying aware of the location of the defensive player. top right: Parker Brackett (7) fights for yardage in a jumble at the line of scrimmage.

  • Midway goes “Bear” baiting

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In an absolutely dominating performance the Midway Greenwave washed over, through and around the Tellico Plains Bears with a final score of 39-8.

    On paper, one could have thought that the Bears had the edge. They outnumbered the Greenwave over 2-1 and appeared physically bigger.

    To the Greenwave none of that mattered.

    Midway took the opening kickoff and never looked back.

  • Yellow Jackets lose heartbreaker

    By Michael Lindsay

    for The Roane County News

    If high school football games lasted 47 minutes and 44 seconds, the Kingston High School Yellow Jackets would have recorded their second win of the season on Friday at Class 4A #10-ranked Stone Memorial. However, a full game lasts 48 minutes and the Panthers used every second as they hit the game-winning field goal with 16 seconds remaining to win 23-21 and improve to 6-0 on the season.

  • ’Cats blow out Bulldogs in flag fest

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Two years ago, Oliver Springs’ linebacker Lane Lee was fighting the battle of his life and had to give up his first year of high school football but always knew he would win the battle with leukemia and return to the field to play the game that he loves.

    “He loves to play the game and puts his entire heart into playing on Friday nights”, says Lane’s mother Ashley Lee.

  • Rockwood wins number 99

    Thanks to a last minute goal line stand, the Rockwood Tigers were able to hold on to beat the Harriman Blue Devils, 13-7, in the 99th football meeting of the schools Friday night at Civitan Field.

    “For anybody that paid their six dollars, they got their money’s worth,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said. “That is what it’s all about.”

    With time winding down and their backs against the wall, the Devils started what would be their last drive of the game with good field position at the Rockwood 45-yard line.