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Today's News

  • Lady Knights can’t withstand Cookville

    The Roane County Lady Knights played host to the Cookville Lady Cavaliers Tuesday night at Midway. Cookville won 21-5.

  • Lady Cats de-claw Lady Tigers

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats took home a 4-2 victory against the Rockwood Lady Tigers Tuesday evening at Arrowhead Park.

    The first inning, as in most games, was a period of feeling out the other team, getting over early game jitters. The Lady Cats behind the pitching of Savannah Ray was able to hold the Lady Tigers to one run.

    OS’s time on the field was highlighted by catcher Ella Hampton with a quick throw to Mable Johnson at third to pickoff a Lady Tiger runner.

  • Harriman blasts Lady Indians

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    For the second night in a row, the Harriman Lady Devils dominated to pick up another district win over the traveling Oneida Lady Indians by a final score of 12-2.

    Autumn Phillips was in the circle for Harriman and struck out the side in the first, but not before Oneida put one up on the board to take the lead.

    Aleena Goldston and Micaela Goins walked in the bottom half of the inning followed by an RBI single off the bat of Abbie Bullard to tie things up after one.

  • Yellow Jackets drop opener

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets couldn’t get the bats going Wednesday evening against the Gibbs Eagles and lost the baseball season opener, 11-2, at Legion Field at Fort Southwest Point.

    The first two innings were scoreless and uneventful as it appeared the game was set to be a duel between Kingston pitcher Trey Schulz and Gibbs hurler Ayden Hutchinson.

    The wind at Fort Southwest Point other plans.

    When the bottom of the Gibbs lineup came to the plate in the third inning, things had gotten gusty.

  • Blue Devils edge Tigers late

    The Harriman Blue Devils relied on dominant pitching and heads up base running to edge the Rockwood Tigers, 3-2, Tuesday evening at Harriman’s Papermaker Field.

    The normally dangerous Tiger bats were quiet throughout the first four innings due in no small part to Blue Devil ace Brandon Turpin on the mound.

    Turpin kept Rockwood off the bases, racking up eight of his game-high 13 strikeouts during this period.

    “Turpin pitched a heck of game,” Harriman Coach Andy Adcox said.

  • Road crews got to work on repairs on 58

    I called the road department about State Route 58 — a portion of 58 was about to collapse. 
    Government response is not always as swift as you would like, but  the Road Department was much different.
    They were out on Hwy. 58 making repairs in a matter of days.
    I just wanted to tell them thank you.

    Stefanie Chandler
    Ten Mile
     

  • Road crews got to work on repairs on 58

    I called the road department about State Route 58 — a portion of 58 was about to collapse.  

    Government response is not always as swift as you would like, but  the Road Department was much different. 

    They were out on Hwy. 58 making repairs in a matter of days.

    I just wanted to tell them thank you.

     

  • Director search is on move

    From staff reports
    The Roane County Board of Education on Monday, March 18, will begin interviewing eight candidates for the Director of Schools position.
    The board will be interviewing several candidates per night beginning Monday and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Each night of interviews will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the central office, 105 Bluff Road, Kingston.
    The number of candidates could be narrowed down to just a few following this first round of interviews.

  • Sportsman Club resident frets on possible landslide

    Mark Turpin is worried about the hillside across the street from his home on Sportsman Club Road.

    “I’ve lived here more than half my life and I used to love it,” he told the Roane County Commission on March 11.

    “Now I’m just kind of scared. I don’t know what to do about it.”

    Turpin said recent rainfall didn’t help the situation.

    “I’m really worried about our mountainside coming down,” he said.

  • Readers Choice ballots are out now

    Who sells the best hamburgers in Roane County?

    How about the best pizza or the best car body shop?

    It’s up to the readers of the Roane County News to pick their favorites.

    Each year the Roane County News celebrates the best businesses in the county with the “Best of Roane County” promotion.

    Readers are encouraged to weigh in by filling out the “Best Of” ballot that will appear in the newspaper in this issue and every issue for the rest of the month.