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Today's News

  • Ferguson fishing rodeo to beat the heat in October

    Dennis Ferguson has picked Oct. 6 as the date for his annual fishing rodeo.

    “It’ll still be a good time to fish,” he said Wednesday. “We’re looking for a good crowd. We think it’ll be a good crowd for the kids to come out.”

    This is the 28th year of Ferguson’s fishing rodeo. Last year it was held on Sept. 23, the second day of fall. Ferguson said he moved the event from its summer roots over concerns about hot weather. That was also the reason he gave for having this year’s rodeo later than usual.

  • Chimney sweep charged with burning clients

    A Kingston businessman’s legal troubles didn’t get better following his March arrest on theft charges.

    Deputies with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jody Lynn Starnes on March 20 on two theft of services warrants taken out by Kingston Police Department Detective Keith Kile.

    When the Roane County grand jury met in June, it returned an indictment against Starnes on eight counts of theft of property.

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  • Harriman may raise court fees

    Harriman City Court defendants may be paying more in the future.
    Harriman officials discussed recently how the city court is not breaking even and the need to look at adjusting the fees.
    City Council members will be considering first reading of an ordinance to establish new court costs at Tuesday’s meeting.
    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.
    “I left the amount blank so they could discuss it and decide what it should be,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

  • Lady Devils can’t find back of goal

    The Lady Devils have shown a lot of improvement early on in the season for a team that took a break last season.

    Thursday night, the Fulton Lady Falcons travelled to Harriman and were able to come to town and take the victory from the Blue Devils by a score of 9-0.

    “We definitely have room for improvement,” said Harriman Coach Christina VanMeter. “The girls are willing to work for it.”

    The Lady Devils had a tough first half, but as the Lady Devils have always shown, they never give up.

  • Blue Devils blank Green Wave

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Thursday evening the Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School and the Greenwaves of Midway Middle School went head to head in Harriman with Midway leaving the field defeated by a score of 20-0.

  • HMS walks off with a win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It may be football time in Tennessee but in Roane County, it was middle school softball that drew the crowd on Thursday evening as Oliver Springs traveled to Harriman to take on the undefeated Lady Devils.

    Harriman defeated OS by a final score of 3-2.

  • CMS brings the lightning

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets beat Webb Thursday evening, 8-0. Bad weather threatened throughout the game and it was finally called due to lightning with 4:01 left to play. (left) Cherokee quarterback Ryan Guettner lets fly with a pass. (right) Yellow Jacket return man fights off a tackler on the way to a a 60-yard punt return touchdown.

  • Jackets can’t stop Austin-East

    By Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    Kingston limped to 0-3 on the season after a 36-14 loss to the Austin-East Roadrunners at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field Friday night.

    The running game was once again the apparent game plan behind Bradley Keathley’s 21 carries of 115 yards.

    Austin-East used a lineman for kickoffs, resulting in onside kicks every time.

    The first onside kick resulted in a recovery for the Roadrunners, which led to an easy drive and score from halfback Chris Stevenson, and set the tone for the game.

  • One quarter is all Tigers need

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It only took one quarter of offense for the Tigers to defeat the Tellico Plains Bears but took three more for the defense to stand their ground and hold on to a 14-6 victory Friday night at Civitan Field in Rockwood.

    The win improved Rockwood’s record to 2-1 going into big county rival Kingston’s house next week.

    “This was a huge win against a very good team and although we didn’t play our best, we never gave up and fought hard,” stated Rockwood coach John Webb.