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Today's News

  • 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

  • Wheel tax ballot to be decided today

    Roane County Commission Chairman Ron Berry doesn’t sound like a fan of the wheel tax resolution on the agenda for the May 14 Commission meeting.

    “I don’t know why we would be putting a resolution in when we’ve not talked about anything,” Berry said. “It’s sort of putting the cart before the horse.”

    The wheel tax resolution was submitted by District 2 Commissioners Randy Ellis, Greg Ferguson and Junior Hendrickson. It calls for a referendum to be held on the wheel tax on Nov. 6.

  • Harriman ponders advisory boards

    Harriman officials will be discussing the possibility of creating advisory committees for the city’s police and fire departments.

    Councilman Lonnie Wright asked that the issue be a topic at Tuesday’s workshop, which follows the regularly scheduled Council meeting at 6 p.m.

    “These would be strictly advisory,” Wright said. “The management of these departments would remain the same.”

    Harriman Police Chief Kenny Humphrey and Harriman Fire Chief Brad Daniels spoke in favor of it.

  • Hooks next up for budget appointment

    After striking out in March, Roane County Executive Ron Woody will try again to fill a vacancy on the Budget Committee.

    This time he’s asking the Roane County Commission to confirm the appointment of District 5 Commissioner Mike Hooks to the committee.

    “I think Mike would be a good choice,” Woody said.

    A vacancy on the Commission and budget committee was created when District 4 Commissioner Steve Kelley passed away in February.

  • HUB’s sewer system earns EPA kudos

    From staff reports

    Harriman Utility Board’s wastewater treatment is getting recognition for its ability to go above and beyond what the plant is designed to do.

    The utility is not designed for nutrient removal but is able to do so through some low- to no-cost operational changes, and officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies are taking note.

  • $377 taken in pry-and-grab

    Walmart was the victim of a pry-and-grab theft last week.

    According to a Rockwood Police Department report, a black male and female entered the store through the garden side and headed straight to the sporting goods section.

    “Once there, the male took a short pry bar and pried open a cash drawer at the register,” the report said. “He took about $377.38 in cash and left.”

    The suspects were spotted getting into a silver car parked near the garden center.