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Today's News

  • Roane County anglers catch some awards

    The Roane County High School fishing team took home some awards following the most recent season.

  • Roane State names Witt as new athletic assistant

    from Roane State

    for The Roane County News

    Scott Witt, with 25 years of experience in public school administration, teaching, coaching, has joined Roane State’s athletics department as the new athletics assistant.

    “This is a really good hire for us,” said Randy Nesbit, who has been the college’s athletic director for 26 years and head men’s basketball coach for 27 years. “His extensive background includes 10 years as athletic director and assistant principal at Bearden High School.”

  • Oliver Springs hangs on to beat Rockwood, 2-1

    In a proverbial “cat-fight” between two Roane County soccer teams, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats eking out a 2-1 win over the Rockwood Lady Tigers.

    “We came out kind of flat in this game.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Josh Pryor admitted post-game. “We can’t do that in these district games we have coming up. We didn’t pass the ball well or work as a team. But despite it not being one of our best games, we still came out with the win and I’ll take that any day.”

  • Midway edges Cherokee for top spot

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The temperature reached in the 80’s at South West Point Tuesday evening but all the heat was coming from the pitcher’s circle as Cherokee’s Sailor Presley and Midway’s Kali (KK) Kile combined for 16 strikeouts as Midway defeated the Lady Jackets, 4-3.

    Jamie Cardin got the only Midway hit in the first.

    Cardin was left stranded as Presley sat down the top of the Lady Waves lineup with ease to keep it scoreless against the high-powered offense.

  • Oliver Springs hangs on to beat Rockwood, 2-1

    In a proverbial “cat-fight” between two Roane County soccer teams, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats eking out a 2-1 win over the Rockwood Lady Tigers.

    “We came out kind of flat in this game.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Josh Pryor admitted post-game. “We can’t do that in these district games we have coming up. We didn’t pass the ball well or work as a team. But despite it not being one of our best games, we still came out with the win and I’ll take that any day.”

  • Roane County players honored this week

    The Careacter Star Athlete is a program based on a five-point Star System that includes the basic traits of a true champion, whether on the field or off. Those traits are attitude, character, grades, community service, and performance.

  • Kingston ‘charges’ in for first district win

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Lady Jackets served up their first district win in volleyball against the McMinn Central Lady Chargers in a dominating performance Tuesday night in Roane County High School’s Gymnasium.

    Taking the victory in three straight games, the Lady Jackets racked up scores of 25-9, 25-19, and 25-11.

    Regrouping after a tough loss to Loudon, the Kingston girls played the game their way, which was proudly noted by head coach Jessica Brantley after the game.

  • Renewed rivalries highlight week two

    The second week of the high school football season gets underway tonight with various big games on the schedule.

    Four of the five Roane County programs have games tonight, the Midway Green Wave are off with an open week.

    Of the four two will be looking to add their first win to the year’s totals while the others will be looking to continue the trends started last Friday.

  • HPD look into body at RMC

    From staff reports

    The Harriman Police Department is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Det. Sgt. Kent Warren, officers from the department responded to Roane Medical Center on a report of a group of individuals who brought a deceased female to the emergency room.

  • Teenager charged in fatal shooting

    By Richard Evans

    An arrest has been made in the Tuesday morning shooting death of 19-year-old George D. Fleagle II of Rockwood.

    Dorian Joseph Heiss, 18, was arrested in Rockwood Tuesday and charged with one count of second degree murder and four counts of reckless endangerment.

    According to the report filed by Det. Randy Heidle of the Rockwood Police Department, Sgt. Jared Hall and Patrolman Chris Marney were dispatched to 205 South Ridge Ave. shortly after midnight Tuesday.