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Today's News

  • Late surge pushes Lady Jackets

    The Kingston Lady Jackets surged late to take a 5-3 win against the Christian Academy of Knoxville Lady Warriors at the Legion Softball Field at Fort Southwest Point Monday evening.

    “It’s a good win against a good CAK team,” Kingston Coach Wendy Johnson said. “We’re still not 100 percent healthy and Kesney Brown was called on to play third and she’s not played there all season.

    “We can juggle every game and not know who’s playing where until we get here.”

  • Oliver Springs downs Midway

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Waves 8-1 in district softball action at Midway High School Monday evening.

  • Devils need one to beat OS

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    One explosive inning for the Blue Devils and the Oliver Springs Bobcats fell hard in an 8-2 loss. In what was shaping up to be a defensive game between the up-the-road rivalries, that one inning, the fifth, proved to be too much.

    The Harriman Blue Devils took the lead early when the fourth batter in the lineup singled on a line drive to center field driving in one run. From this point on it was a pitching and defensive game.

    When the fifth inning rolled around, things changed.

  • Goins blasts Lady ’Dawgs

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Micaela Goins hit two homeruns and added five RBI’s as Harriman defeated Wartburg by a final score of 12-1 on Monday evening.

    Lady Devil pitching ace Autumn Phillips was on her game and quickly caught the first two hitters looking and was followed by center fielder Aleena Goldston making a spectacular catch to end the inning.

    Sydney Aytes started for Wartburg, but Harriman didn’t give her long to get settled.

  • SENIOR NEWS LINE: Food Safety alerts are just the start

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service sends out email alerts to those of us who are signed up for warnings about foods and products that are dangerous or contaminated, perhaps with Listeria or salmonella. Are you signed up for these email notices?

    A recent alert concerned 39 tons of ground turkey products sold in large packages last summer.

    It’s made a number of people sick, and the USDA has to err on the side of caution, trying to catch any products that people might have in their freezer.

  • From the Editor’s Desk: McFall may be right fit to work with leaders on high school plan

    The selection of the new schools director has been completed.

    Hopefully, successful contract negotiations will finalize the process shortly.

    The selection process by which Dr. Ladonna McFall was picked was as professional as any of the number of similar selections I have covered in surrounding counties over the last 10 years.

    I was present for most of the interviews.

    After each interview I made my own selections and compared notes with other independent intelligent observers in attendance.

  • What’s the SCORE? Business relationships — Quantity or Quality?

    By Dana Peterka

    Successful business people know how critical relationships are to success. Quantity or quality of relationships, what is the most effective measurement?

    In today’s social media-driven culture the focus has dramatically shifted to quantity, with people counting the number of friends, followers, likes, etc. This shift is troublesome on several levels. We will discuss two.

  • Roane State Middle College grad wins ADDY Awards

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    She was in Roane State’s inaugural Middle College class, and now this 20-year-old is making a name for herself in the advertising world.


    Madison Duncan won two coveted ADDY Awards — silver and bronze certificates — in the student category from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Duncan, who graduated from the University of Tennessee in December, is an intern at Second Mile Marketing in Knoxville.

  • New medical manufacturing jobs coming to Oak Ridge

    A medical manufacturing company has its eyes on Oak Ridge as the site of a new facility that could produce 200 permanent, high paying jobs.

    Coquí Radio Pharmaceuticals Corp. has announced plans to build a dedicated Medical Isotope Production Facility that could be complete by 2025.

    According to a press release from the company, the U.S. Department of Energy transferred land for the facility and provided research support through the national laboratories.

  • Dollar General remodeled in Ten Mile

    Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 2690 S. Highway 304 in Ten Mile. 

    With an updated layout and design, the store now offers a selection of produce and expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.