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Today's News

  • Racers feel at home in Roane event

    Cyclists saw the beauty of Roane County firsthand this weekend.

    Cyclists and their bikes filled the roadways for the Roane County Omnium, a cycling event that included a timed race in Harriman, races in Rockwood’s historic downtown area and a road race in Kingston that culminated in the South of the River area.

    “It was beautiful,” said Johnny Hayes of the Village Volkswagen team.

    “I absolutely loved the course. It was one of the better courses I’ve raced on in a long time.”

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  • ‘Prospect 14’ sales put $150,000 in city coffers

    Harriman Industrial Development Board sold enough downtown buildings recently to cut the city quite a nice check.

    Industrial Board Chairman Bill Alexander presented the $150,000 check last week to Harriman City Council.

    The funds come from the more recent sales of property through a project called Prospect 14, a campaign to sell downtown properties vacated with the moving of Roane Medical Center to Midtown.

    Those sales include a building on Trenton Street that will be used for a store in the front and alignment shop in back.

  • ‘Legends salute’ to take place of Pearl fundraiser

    This weekend’s fundraising event for the historic Roane County Courthouse will go on — without Bruce Pearl.

    “He has canceled because of his obligations with the Auburn transition,” said Stephanie Wright, a member of the Roane County Heritage Commission.
    Pearl, the former University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach, was selected as head coach of the Auburn University Tigers in March.

  • Deal to expand Kingston park falls through

    Kingston City Council members received updates on some key city grant applications at April council sessions.

    And though the news wasn’t all good, the bottom line was that the city is still in hurry-up-and-wait mode.

    The bad news, said City Manger David Bolling, is the city’s plan to purchase a plot of land adjacent to the newly acquired Gertrude Porter Park fell through when officials couldn’t reach a mutually agreeable deal with a neighboring property owner.

  • Alley-oops finish 2nd in tourney
  • Lady ’Cats slam Sunbright, 15-0

     The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their season record to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in District 4-A Friday evening with a 15-0 thumping of Sunbright.

  • Big innings lead Midway past Wartburg

     

    Following a pair of losses in Knoxville earlier in the week, Midway ended the streak with a 17-7 win over Wartburg Friday at home.

    Midway improved to 10-7 with the win and the Green Wave are now set to begin the last portion of the season with several district series yet to be played.

  • Witter notches 100th win at Rockwood

     Rockwood head coach Jake Witter picked up the 100th win of his career Saturday as his Rockwood Tigers rolled to a 14-4 victory over Fulton at Mike “Brillo” Miller Rockwood Sports Complex.

    Witter’s 99th win came 24 hours earlier as the Tigers bombed Sweetwater at home, 17-2.

  • Bobcats claw Bears in six innings, 15-5

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team put together a solid performance Friday evening in picking up a 15-5 victory over the Tellico Plains Bears in a game played at Arrowhead Park.

    Tellico Plains started the game off with a run, but the Bears also left a man on second in the top of the first inning.