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Today's News

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Comments on & analysis of Watkins’ essay pt. 1

    When we wrote last week’s column concerning the mega-school proposal and the need for a vote by the people on that proposal, little did we know that this week’s column would be on the same mega-school proposal, without any intervening messages about anything else.

    But, Friday’s Opinion page featured not only our dear Flo’s column, and our own View, but also had a lengthy discussion bearing the title “New school questions now answered,” with authorship credited to Leah Rice Watkins.

  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers

    SENIOR BOWLERS
    April 20
    1st High Game------Ken Altes, Rick Matthews----480
    2nd High Game-------Ken Altes, Rick Matthews-----460
    3rd High Game ---, Ken Altes, Rick Matthews----488
    High Scores today-------- Rick Matthews, 233, 238, 237, games 708 series
    High Series today---- Ken Altes, Rick Matthews---1398
    High Series For April---- Ken Altes, Rick Matthews---1398
    High Averages---------Sylvia Whitehouse 163, Rick Alderfer—188

  • Orange and White impressions

    It was gameday again on the Hill. As a sea of orange shirts cascaded down Peyton Manning Pass, I was reminded once again of just how special Neyland Stadium is, especially in beautiful weather.

    65,098 Vol faithful packed the lower bowl to watch Team 122 in the annual Orange & White Game. The attendence number is probably exaggerated, however it is still among the Top 5 for spring game attendance this year.

  • Kingston dominates against Meigs County

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets faced Meigs in Tennis this past Thursday, winning both the girls and the boys matches 5-4 and 6-3 respectively.

  • Lady Tigers fast in win

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team traveled to Oakdale on Thursday, and then played host to the Lady Eagles on Friday on the softball diamond, and both results turned out to be favorable for the Lady Tigers in both contests.

    The Tigers were able to cruise to the victory on Thursday as they picked up the 24-1 victory over Oakdale.

    Kara Garrett pitched in the game on Thursday for Rockwood and went the distance in the contest only giving up 3 hits.

  • Harriman tames Lady Tigers

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It didn’t take long for the Lady Devil bats to get going on Friday evening as they scored four first inning runs and defeated Sunbright by a final score of 14-5.

    Christina Pack opened the game with a walk followed by Olivia Goins who doubled.

    Ananda Bertram along with Kaylee Bullard singled and scored off of Harlea Shillings’ RBI single.

  • Kingston back in the swing of things

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets put together a complete team win Friday evening with a 5-2 win against the Stone Memorial Panthers at Legion Field.

    “This is probably the most complete game we’ve had,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said. “We really cut down on mistakes and were aggressive and more fun to watch.”

    The Panthers got on the board first in the second inning when Alex Sixkiller and Tanner Hurd crossed the plate.

  • Coalfield walks it off with Harriman

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With first place in the district up for grabs, the Coalfield Lady Jackets and the Harriman Lady Devils finally got to play their makeup game at Coalfield Saturday.

    It came down to the very last at-bat with a walk-off hit from Tori Malone to give Coalfield the 5-4.

  • Football in springtime

    Football fans pining for the Fall and start of a new football season, take heart.

    Like a bolt from out of the blue, the Knoxville Lightning is there for area fans to get their pigskin fix.

    The Lightning is a semi-pro football team that is based out of Knoxville and practices at Tommy Shumpert Park.

    There is so much more to the team, though.

    The team is not your average every day football team. They’re all women.

  • School plan to go on ballot?

    Another Roane County commissioner is expressing support for a referendum on the Roane County Board of Education’s $68 million building plan. The latest is District 2 Commissioner Randy Ellis.

    “There’s so much back and forth — and the people want to have a voice and vote on this,” he said Monday.

    The County Commission is scheduled to discuss the school board’s proposal during a work session at Roane County High School on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.