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  • Late goals lead Falcons past Devils, 2-0



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  • Late goals lead Falcons past Devils, 2-0



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  • Big third inning leads Tigers past ’Cats


    It was a battle of Roane County’s cats Tuesday evening at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex, and the battle would be won by the home team as Jake Witter’s Rockwood Tigers downed Oliver Springs in five innings, 13-2.

  • Roane State splits doubleheader with Chattanooga State

    After missing games over the weekend due to weather, the Roane State Raiders finally completed its three-game series at Chattanooga State Monday afternoon with a doubleheader.

    The day started great for the Raiders as they downed the Tigers 7-4 in the first game of the day. The second game also started well as Roane State jumped out to a 7-1 lead, but Chattanooga State came back with nine unanswered runs on its way to a 10-8 victory.

    Game 1

  • Midway pummels Tellico Plains, 13-2

    The weather outside has been heating up over the last week and so have the bats at Midway High School.

    Entering last Thursday, the Green Wave baseball team had a record of 3-5, but now the Green Wave have won four straight games while scoring 56 runs in the process. The latest victory came Tuesday when they traveled to Tellico Plains and knocked off the Bears, 13-2.

  • Lady Rams down Harriman, 6-1

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils were hoping for a sweep of Grace Christian Academy when the Lady Rams invaded Flour Mill Flats Tuesday evening, but Travis Langley’s squad had to settle for a split as Grace Christian left Roane County with a 6-1 victory.

    Harriman had defeated the Lady Rams last week in extra innings, 7-4.

  • Pre-April Showers for May Flowers

    “April showers bring May flowers,” the springtime rhyme says, but what happens when the rain starts early? A rain-drenched Zoe Abernathy peeks out from her hooded sunflower rain jacket as she walks down the cherry-blossom-lined sidewalk at Southwest Point. A rainy Saturday made for a soggy Home and Garden Show at the park and a wet Power of Purple 5K run for Relay for Life. Both events, however, went on as scheduled.


    A teen with Down syndrome who lost his beloved extensive CD collection now has even more music to fill his heart.

    Christopher Forrester’s heart was broken when he lost around 150 CDs. But fellow music lovers have done more than make sure the distraught 16-year-old got his collection back.

    “I’m excited,” said Forrester’s mother, Sarah Brown. “I’ve had people bringing CDs to my job and everything.”

  • Little interest shown in race for attorney

    The filing deadline for the Aug. 7 election is at noon Thursday.

    As of Monday, only one candidate – Greg Leffew of Rockwood – had qualified to run for Roane County attorney.

    That’s surprising to some, given the fact that the position pays $93,775 for what is a part-time job.

    “I don’t know why it hasn’t attracted more interest,” Harriman attorney Donice Butler said. “It does pay well.”

    Butler lost to Tom McFarland in the 2006 county attorney’s race.

  • Neighbors file new suit against Tiger Haven

    Tiger Haven is the subject of another $10 million lawsuit.

    The plaintiffs – Everett E. Bloom, John L. Woody, Harold Pesterfield and Ronald A. Bean – also sued Tiger Haven for $10 million in 2011.

    That lawsuit was voluntar-ily dismissed on March 4, 2013.

    The lawsuit was refiled on Feb. 28 in Roane County Circuit Court.

    Bloom, Woody and Pesterfield live near Tiger Haven, a sanctuary for large cats in East Roane County.