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Today's News

  • Cherokee and Midway square off

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Cherokee Middle School traveled to Midway Middle School for a down-the-road, in county match up in basketball. The Yellow Jackets went home with two out of three games in the win column.

    The boys junior varsity teams took over the court early in the afternoon, with Midway walking off the court at the end with a 26-20 win over Cherokee.

    That game was followed by the girls teams moving in and setting up camp.

  • Lady Jackets are ready to go!

    The Kingston Lady Jackets have to reload.

    After the graduation of a standout senior class led by Abby Wilson and Riley Guillemet, Kingston will be looking for a new crop of players to step in and step up this season.

    One of the key players for the Lady Jackets this year will be Hannah Bailey.

    The senior missed last year after an injury sidelined her.

    So far in the young hoops season she has made up for lost time.

  • Youth movement in Kingston

    The Jackets have a youth explosion without any seniors on the team and only two juniors. The rest of the players are sophomores and freshmen.

    “We have 14 total players this year,” Kingston Coach Colt Narramore said. “Of those players, 12 of them are under the age of 16.

    “We only have a few guys with driver’s licenses.”

    It is felt that the key to the Jackets’ success lies in the sophomore class.

  • Oliver Springs splits with Oakdale

    By Taylor Crombie

    for The Roane County News

    Oliver Springs opened district play at Oakdale Tuesday night. The Lady Bobcats won 50-38 with a strong second half, while the Bobcats were behind from the jump and fell 78-52 to the defending Region 2-A Champions Eagles.

    After a low slow first half from both teams, the Lady Bobcats found their groove in the second, while the Lady Eagles never really did.

  • Kingston tested by Wildcats

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In the early part of the season, coaches are still learning what kind of teams they have.

    On Tuesday night, Kingston girls basketball coach got a pretty good idea about her team.

    After a double-digit fourth quarter lead had been cut to three, the Lady Jackets responded and didn’t let it get any closer, defeating Sweetwater 45-38.

    “We have some good sound players who understand end of the game situations like that,” Connie Guinn said.

  • Lady Waves too fast for Harriman

    By Emily McFee

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Midway Lady Waves beat the Harriman Lady Devils, 54-11, in the district opener Tuesday in Harriman.

    Midway Coach Mike Hayes said, “I wish we would shoot better and hit foul shots.

    “It will come back to bite us if we don’t.”

    During the first quarter, Emily Cawood sparked the Lady Wave scoring by knocking down a wide open three-point shot.

    Caitlyn Ross added four points along with Paige Bacon’s two point contribution.

  • Blue Devils outlast Midway

    The Midway Green Wave ran out of gas as Harriman pulled away down the stretch to win, 69-54, in a district game Tuesday in Harriman.

    “We play 10 guys in our rotation and I think that benefited us late in the game,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “Midway played hard and give them a lot credit especially in the first half.”

    Foul trouble and an aggressive Midway attack kept the Blue Devils off balance throughout the first half.

    When the teams went into the locker rooms Harriman had a shaky grip on a 34-29 lead.

  • Hendrickson tackles school maintenance

    Roane County Commissioner Junior Hendrickson has some issues with the school system’s maintenance budget.

    He expressed his concerns during the School Liaison Committee meeting.

    “What I’m seeing here is you get basically $1.2 million for maintenance,” he said, referring to the numbers in the budget.

    “Out of that $878,000 is salaries.”

    The committee, comprised of commissioners and members of the Board of Education, met Tuesday at the courthouse in Kingston.

  • Rockwood buys space for RWSG

    By Richard Evans

    During their meeting Tuesday evening, the Rockwood City Council approved the purchase of property for the Rockwood Water, Sewer, and Natural Gas Department.

    The property, located along South Front Avenue, adjoins two properties already purchased for the construction of a new operations center for the department.

    The council approved the purchase of property from Karyn R. Henderson in the amount of $60,000.

  • Upcoming anniversary may force Roane to act

    The 10th anniversary of the TVA ash spill is fast-approaching.

    According to Roane County Attorney Greg Leffew, that’s a big deal if the county plans on taking legal action against TVA.

    “There’s a date that you need to keep in mind if later on you decide to take action on this ash spill, and that is Dec. 22, 2018,” Leffew told the County Commission.