Today's News

  • Big bang for CMS 8th grade

    The Cherokee Middle School softball team honored its 8th-graders on 8th-grade night with a big win against Scott County. The game was called in the second inning after the Lady Jackets broke out the whupping stick on the way to a 32-2 win Tuesda evening.

  • Lady Jackets can’t get going

    Tuesday evening didn’t end well for the Kingston Lady Jackets on the pitch. The Lady Jackets couldn’t withstand Anderson County, losing the soccer game, 4-0 at For South West Point.

  • Midway Middle edges Lady Devils

    By Melissa Coley


    Basic fundamental softball describes the Midway middle school softball team.

    After a solid performance against district and county rival Harriman, the Lady Waves put themselves back in contention for the highly coveted championship title by defeating the Lady Devils by a final score of 4-3.

    “I am very proud of the overall team effort tonight, we put the ball in play with hard hits and was patient at the plate”, stated Midway coach Megan Arndts.

  • Lady Devils strong in defeat

    By Jack Sims


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils fell to the Sweetwater Lady Wildcats in women‘s soccer Tuesday evening by a score of 7-1.

    The score does not convey the whole story, however.

    The continued improvement in play, communication and ball control in both offense and defense by the Lady Blue Devils was obvious in this game.

  • Devils sweep doubleheader

    By Melissa Coley


    The middle school district tournaments will begin this week at Midway but Harriman and Cherokee were forced to make up both their season games that were rained out with a double header on Wednesday evening with the Lady Devils taking both games by scores of 12-1 and 11-0.

  • Big games all over tonight

    Although the 99th meeting of Rockwood and Harriman tops the slate of Roane County football games, that doesn’t mean the other are any less important.

    Oliver Springs, Kingston, and Midway will all all face non-district teams tonight before the meat of the district schedule goes fully underway next week.

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    Oliver Springs (3-1)

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats will coming into their second home game in as many weeks after starting the season 3-0 on the road.

  • One away from century mark

    The Rockwood Tigers will host the Harriman Blue Devils tonight at Civitan Field.

    This will mark the 99th meeting of the the football programs.

    The Rockwood and Harriman gridiron rivalry is recognized as the longest running in the state.

    “This is big rivalry game,” Harriman Coach Travis Tapp said. “Both communities will be excited for the game.

    “They’ll be a big turnout and it’s always good for the kids, the fans and everyone involved.”

  • Taser doesn’t phase suspect

    Miles Ledbetter, a 39-year-old South of the River man, didn’t go quietly when police showed up to arrest him on an aggravated assault warrant. According to an incident report, he refused commands and continued to be combative after he was shot with a Taser.

    “It does concern you when you have to utilize one and it doesn’t affect that person,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said.

  • Round About Roane finishes busiest week

    Round About Roane provides access to the community by providing safe, affordable, and senior-friendly transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, visitation with friends and other essential trips.

    “Last week we had our busiest week ever with 18 scheduled rides. Since February 2016 we have completed 1,441 trips. This is amazing and it is all due to the dedication of our awesome volunteers,” said Amber Jacks, senior services director at Mid-East Community Action Agency.