Today's News

  • Vetter praised for ORNL work

    Jeffrey S. Vetter of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

    The Director’s Awards were presented by ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia during the annual Awards Night event hosted by UT-Battelle, the management and operating contractor of ORNL for the Department of Energy.

  • Detroit men arrested in drug investigation, raid

    Police broke up a lucrative drug operation in Midtown on Thursday.

    “We gave them a wake up call,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said about the suspects.

    The bust was the result of a three-month investigation by the Roane County Sheriff’s Office and the Harriman and Kingston police departments. The suspects were reportedly operating at the Hillside Apartments, 204 Midtown Lane.

  • Seniors rolling for big scores

    November 23
    1st High Game - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 424
    2nd High Game - Sylvia Whitehouse, Harold Zeilman 453
    3rd High Game - Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander 416
    High Scores today Connie Milhollon, 204 Sylvia Whitehouse—202
    High Series for today Sylvia Whitehouse, Harold Zeilman 1302
    High Series November - Sylvia Whitehouse, Harold Zeilman 1302
    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews 201

  • Junior Devils and Tigers meet on hardwood

    By Taylor Crombie

    for The Roane County News

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Lady Devils dominated at Sunbright Monday night with a pair of wins, both by a margin of 30-plus points. The Lady Devils kicked off the evening with a 42-10 victory and the Blue Devils capped it off by defeating the Tigers 51-17.

  • Cherokee and Midway square off

    By Jack Sims


    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


    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


    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.