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Today's News

  • Tigers hammer Sale Creek

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers declawed the Sale Creek Panthers in a short five inning rout Thursday evening. With the stats including a two-run home run by Nate Brackett, the Tigers notched an 11-1 victory at Brillo Miller Park.

    The fielding effort for the Tigers started well in the first inning.

    The second Panther batter up bunted to Tiger pitcher Sean Freels.

  • Rockwood edged by Sunbright

    An exciting back-and-forth game ended in heartbreak for the Rockwood Lady Tigers Thursday evening as Sunbright’s Hannah Shannon hit a walk-off two-run home to give the home team an 11-9 victory in a District 3A contest.

    Thursday’s contest featured a lot of momentum swings with the Lady Tigers from Roane County striking first.

    Rockwood used a bases loaded triple off the bat of Shelia Hicks to score the first three runs of the contest then Bella Jolley drove in Hicks to give Rockwood a 4-0 lead.

  • Oliver Springs downs Tellico to stay hot

    By Shawn Fox

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Tellico Plains Bears traveled to Oliver Springs Thursday evening to take on the Bobcats.

    Nice temperatures and hot bats gave the Oliver Springs baseball team a 5-1 win and a six-game winning streak.

    The Bobcats received a steady starting pitching performance and timely hitting in a comfortable victory.

    Blake Nation got the start for the Bobcats on the hill.

  • Kingston out stings Coalfield

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets proved their stinger was stronger, beating the Coalfield Yellow Jackets, 7-1, in the opening game of the Papermaker Classic at Papermaker Field in Harriman Thursday night.

    Coalfield pitcher Seth Lowe and Kingston hurler Joe Tipton dueled from the mound for the first inning giving the appearance of a tight game to come.

    Appearances can be deceiving.

    The Kingston bats exploded in the second for six runs and putting pressure on Coalfield for the remainder of the game to catch up.

  • Lady Devils win clash of the bats

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Thursday’s game between the district’s top two teams was everything anyone could have imagined and then some. There were errors, low and outside strikes, extraordinary defensive plays, in the park and over the fence home runs and last but not least, there were hits and lots of them.

    In the end, it was the Harriman Lady Devils that walked off the field with a 14-12 victory against the Coalfield Lady Jackets.

  • Jackets hold off Devil rally

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets withstood a late rally by the Harriman Blue Devils to win 7-5 Thursday evening at Papermaker Field in Harriman in the first day of the Papermaker Classic.

    “It turned out to be a pretty good game,” Harriman Coach Andy Adcox said. “Kingston is always good.

    “We came back. We were down and could’ve folded things up and went to the house, but the boys wanted to fight back.

    “It was an all around good ball game.”

    The Jackets saw their 7-0 lead evaporate in the final innings.

  • County closes two businesses

    Two Bluff Road businesses – Happy Mart and Best Homecare – have been shut down by the county. Both have notices taped to the doors with red tape that state the following: “This building is unsafe and its use or occupancy has been prohibited by the Roane County Codes Enforcement Office.”

    State real estate records list David Thomas and Jean E. Meredith as the owner of the buildings.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody said the county took the actions after engineers determined the buildings weren’t structurally sound.

  • County government sets nonprofit funding deadline

    Roane County is now taking applications for its Non-Profit Committee to review for consideration to be funded by the Roane County government.

    The committee reviews the applications to determine whether a non-profit will receive a portion of the $121,000 allocated each year for county contributions.

    The application deadline is Thursday, May 30.

    Applications can be found at https://roanecountytn.gov/county-executive/departments/accounting/.

    Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the application for non-profits.

  • A SPECIAL DAY
  • Kingston prioritizes safety with cameras and security measures

    The City of Kingston is reviewing security upgrades, including cameras, locks and bullet-proof barriers, that would be used to protect city buildings, parks and other facilities.

    Kingston Police Officer Adam Alkishawi outlined the proposal — involving about 124 new cameras and estimated to cost about $40,000 — in a presentation to city council at a workshop last Tuesday.

    “We want to provide better security for the city,” he said.