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Today's News

  • Rockwood pool opening May 29

    The swimming pool at Rockwood Community Center will open for the summer season on May 29.

    Open swimming hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. May 29-June 1. Afterward, open swimming hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Admission for open swimming will be $3 for ages 18 and older, $2 for K-12 students; ages 3 and younger will be admitted free.

    Lap swimming and water aerobics will take place from 5:15 to 6 p.m. each weekday. Admission is $1.

  • ‘Spread the Health’ at microclinic program

    Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Services, Free Medical Clinic in Harriman, and Microclinic International are teaming up to present “Spreading the Health” a new 16-week, evidence-based program to promote overall health and wellness.

    The Microclinic Program is based on the philosophy that “health is contagious.”

    “We can interact with each other to influence positive or negative changes within our diet and exercise,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior services director.

  • Going With the Flo: God has said He will bless those who bless Israel

    By Flo Charles

    First, I meant to compliment Mr. Largen for his excellent, detailed and conscientious article concerning our schools in Roane County.

    My husband, a former classmate and friend of yours, Mr. Largen, would have applauded you and agree with Ron Woody, our County Executive, who said, “You can have all the votes you want. If you don’t have the money that’s going to support it, it doesn’t make any difference.” (The $68 million request)

  • A View From Lick Skillet: More and more of the real Trump comes to light
  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers

    SENIOR BOWLERS
    May 11
    1st High Game------Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander---415
    2nd High Game-------Faye Langley, Rick Matthews--440
    3rd High Game -----Barbara Pickering, Bruce Martin--426
    High Scores today-------- Rick Matthews--232,211,268, games 711 series—Wayne Croy-213 game
    Lonny Settle—227  game
    High Series for today---Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander---1270
    High Series May--- Sylvia Whitehouse, Don George-----1355
    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington—167, Rick Matthews---192

  • Roane County lacrosse players honored

    Tennessee Girls Lacrosse

    Association Honors

    All-Region Second Team - Olivia Akers junior at Kingston, Maddy McGill sophomore at Kingston.

    Honorable Mention

    Breanna Narramore, senior at Midway

    Roane County Knights

    Gabe Moore, freshman, and Lucas Goldschmitt will represent the Knights at the Tennessee Lacrosse Association All-Star game in Nashville Saturday.

  • Kingston players earn district honors

    District 4AA

    All-District baseball

    Kingston - Brycen Johnson, Chandler Worley, Colton Robinette.

    All-District softball

    Kingston - Morgan Baarlaer, Casey Gaines, Shannon Gaines, Lenna Robinson, Emily Workman.

    Emily Workman Pitcher of the Year

     

    All-Tournament Team

    Kingston - Shannon Gaines, Keylon Reynolds, Emily Workman, Morgan Baarlaer, Meredith Garrett.

    Shannon Gains Tournament MVP

  • NRA awards grant to Roane State

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The national champion Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team has received a Friends of the NRA Foundation Grant for supplies valued at more than $4,400.

    “We greatly appreciate the foundation’s support for our athletes,” team coach Kenny Carey said.

    Through the grant, the team will receive Winchester 12-guage shotgun shells, Winchester 20-gauge shotgun shells, and a promotional banner.

  • Yellow Jackets can’t keep pace with Gibbs

    With the spring sports season winding down, high stakes games on the baseball diamond start to happen, and that’s what happened on Monday night the Yellow Jackets of Roane County High School travelled to Gibbs High School to take on the Eagles.

    Kingston finished second in their district tournament, with the Eagles of Gibbs High School grabbing the first place spot in their respected district.

    The winner moved on to the region championship game, with the losing team enduring elimination.

  • Season ends for Lady Devils

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It all started with a spring break trip to play at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex back in March and ended with their first regional tournament appearance in 15 years but the Lady Devils fought till the end as they had the winning run at bat in the 7th inning against Tellico Plains but fell short by a final score of 8-6.

    “We set the bar high for Harriman softball this year and I am very proud of this team for their accomplishments”, says Lady Devil coach Chasity Lowery.