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Today's News

  • OUT to LUNCH: Razzleberry’s sure to fill more than your sweet tooth

    For sometime I have overlooked going “Out To Lunch” at Razzleberry’s in Oak Ridge.

    The full name of the café is Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab and Kitchen.

    My wife Carol and I grew up in Oak Ridge and remember Razzleberry’s location, on one corner of historic Jackson Square, was once a hardware store.

    Looking out one Razzleberry window you can see Blankenship Field (where I have many football memories), and the Oak Ridge Playhouse (formerly the Center Theater) looking out the parking lot window.

  • Harriman police chief resigns

    Less than two years on the job, Harriman Police Chief Derek Pacifico has resigned.

    “Although there is still much to do, it has come time for a change in leadership,” Pacifico said in a letter posted on the Harriman Police Department’s Facebook page. “As such, as of midnight Sunday the 22nd, I have resigned my position as Chief of Police.”

    A post from Pacifico said the letter was sent to the men and women of the Harriman Police Department.

  • Former RPD officer charged with domestic

    A former police officer is facing a domestic assault charge. David Blake Norman, 32, was booked into the Roane County Jail on April 17 around 11 p.m.

    The alleged victim is his wife.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Tim Hawn spoke with Danielle Norman about the alleged assault earlier that day.

    “Danielle stated that Blake struck her in the side of the face on the right side, causing her nose to bleed,” Hawn wrote in an incident report.

    The report also said Hawn noticed blood and bruising on Danielle’s face.

  • Blencoe hopes her bid for office inspires Dems

    Mary Ellen Blencoe, Democratic candidate for the 32nd District State House of Representatives seat, is enthusiastic about being a part of the election process even though she admits that she might not even be living in Roane County come the Novemeber election.

    Backed by Roane County Democratic party leaders wearing “Blue Wave” t-shirts that symbolize the party hopes for the 2018 election, Blencoe told the meeting of local Democrats that she made the decision to run as more of a statement of encouragement to Democrat voters and candidates.

  • Lady Knights face off with West Knox

    The Roane County Lady Knight’s lacrosse squad continued their season in a recent game with West Knox. Despite fighting hard, the Lady Knights couldn’t find the goal often enough, losing 15-3.

  • Kingston celebrates b-ball season
  • Harriman finding its groove

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman traveled to Oliver Springs for the first of a two-game series on Tuesday evening and defeated the Bobcats by a final score of 14-1.

    The Blue Devil bats were hot and the Bobcat defense struggled as Noah Dickerson reached on an error to start the game followed by a bunt single down the third base line by Bradley Frost. Dickerson scored on Brandon Turpin’s groundout and Spencer Moore hit a sacrifice fly to send Frost across the plate as Harriman leads 2-0.

  • Lady Waves plucks Eagles

    The Midway Lady Waves broke their winless streak Tuesday evening at home in a big way.

    Midway beat the Oakdale Eagles in a twin-bill with scores of 14-2 and 15-4.

    “They don’t give these wins away in the district,” Midway Coach Rob Vier said. “I told the girls you have to earn them.

    “We’ve been struggling, but we played better tonight.”

    The Lady Waves jumped on Oakdale hurler Destiny Ruppe from the beginning.

    In the first inning, Midway generated four runs on three hits.

  • Blue Devils down undermanned Bobcats

    The Harriman Blue Devils played host to the Bobcats of Oliver Springs as the two teams faced off at Riverfront Park in a soccer match Tuesday.

    Harriman celebrated senior night were able to come away with a 4-1 win.

    The Bobcats only dressed eight players for the game and both coaches mentioned it postgame.

    “We came out in the first half with a little bit of the big head because the team thought we had the advantage over them with eight players,” said Harriman Coach Christina VanMeter

  • Lady Jackets edged in close one

    The Kingston Lady Jackets lost 2-1 to King’s Academy Wednesday evening at Fort South West Point. The game was scoreless going into the 10th inning. Although King’s Academy struck first in the top of the 10th, Kingston rallied to score a run. With bases loaded, the Lady Jackets couldn’t complete the rally. Keylon Reynolds pitched the entire game for Kingston.