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Today's News

  • Voters to decide on wheel tax in November

    Roane County voters will head to the polls in November to decide whether the county will implement a $50 wheel tax to help fund the $68 million school plan, the County Commission decided on Monday.

    For many Commissioners, putting the wheel tax on the ballot is a way to ensure voters have a say in a controversial $68 million school building plan that would include closing three high schools and consolidating them into a new facility the Board of Education hopes to build near Roane State Community College.

  • Kelley's widow to complete husband's Commission term

    Roane County Commission voted Monday to allow the late Steve Kelley's widow to serve the remainder of his District 4 Commission term.

    Renee Kelley was sworn in during a 10-minute break and sat with the Commission afterward.

    She will serve until Aug. 31 in the seat her late husband held for almost two terms. That's when Steve Kelley's term expires; Renee Kelley is not seeking the seat in the Aug. 2 election.

  • Roane State golf plans fundraiser

    Roane State Community College will bring back men’s golf and add women’s golf for the Fall 2018 season.

    The effort is led by volunteer Chris Griffin of Oak Ridge, who played golf for Roane State in the late 1970s. Griffin will also serve as golf coach for the 2018-19 academic year.

    Griffin has organized a golf tournament to raise funds for the new teams. The tournament will be held on Monday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Country Club.

  • Two more Kingston standouts sign
  • Soccer postseason game round-up

    Monday night started off district tournament action in the area for soccer. That brought the Oliver Springs Bobcats taking on the Rockwood-Midway soccer team on the evening.

    In the opening round contest, it found both teams playing with everything on the line as the winner advanced, and the losing team had to hang their cleats up for the season.

  • Soccer postseason game round-up

    The Harriman Blue Devils took on the Oneida Indians on Tuesday night in Scott County on the soccer field.

    The game had everything on the line as both teams were vying for a spot in the next round as this contest was a win or go home affair.

    The Devils were not able to secure a spot in the next round, as they dropped the contest to Oneida by a score of 4-0 on the Indian’s home turf.

    The Devil’s saw their season come to an end with the loss, but the mood from the coaches were optimistic after the contest.

  • Soccer postseason game round-up

    As the school year ends, spring sports start to host their tournaments, and Roane County High School squared off against the Redskins of Loudon High School on Thursday night, in what was the district championship.

    Neither team faced elimination on the evening as both teams had already clinched a birth in the next round of the playoffs.

    Kingston travelled to the high seed Loudon on Thursday night, and despite a valiant effort, fell by a score of 3-1 in the District 5AA championship.

  • Roane County teams sweep tennis district
  • Harriman wins district

    By Taylor Crombie

    for The Roane County News

    The Harriman Lady Devils already made history in the semifinal game against Coalfield on Wednesday by ending a 15-year region tournament appearance drought with the 7-5 win. By defeating the Lady Jackets 16-10 in the championship game Thursday night, they also won their first district championship in 15 years.

    It was not a perfect game by any means, but the Lady Devils battled through it.

  • District 3A softball honors

    District 3A Awards

    MVP - Trey Treadway (Rockwood)

    Offensive Player of the Year - Micaela Goins (Harriman)

    Pitcher of the Year - C.J. Huff (Midway)

    Defensive Player of the Year - Brooklyn Jones (Oliver Springs)

    Top Newcomer--Sophia Patterson (Midway)

    All-District Selections

    Rockwood - Tiana Porter, Olivia Metcalfe

    Midway - Sophia Patterson

    Harriman - Micaela Goins, Kaylee Bullard, Christina Pack, Aleena Goldston, Autumn Phillips