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Today's News

  • Dining With Diabetes

    Low- or no-sugar recipes were on the menu at the Dining With Diabetes cooking school in the Roane County Health Department this week.

    The class is put on through a joint effort between the health department and UT Extension Roane County. It is ideal for anyone with diabetes or who cooks for a diabetic family member.

    “We focus on carb moderation and how to plan a meal,” said Justin Thomas, UT Extension agent.

    “We also look at how to make good meals that will fit into the 45-to 60-carb range.”

  • Roane’s Dry Town Boys join with vintage baseball league

    “Well played!” cries out one player, like his comrades dressed in a buttoned shirt with a “K” centered upon it.

    “One hand dead,” calls Tony Brown.

    Wearing a top hat, suit and carrying a cane, Brown stands behind a makeshift backstop at the vintage base ball game played on a grassy field at Roane State Community College.  

  • Rockwood teams suffer road losses

     

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to different locations earlier this week for a pair of District 3-A games.

    The Lady Tigers traveled to Tellico Plains on Monday and suffered a 9-4 setback at the hands of the Lady Bears. On Tuesday, Rockwood’s baseball team made the trip to Decatur and was knocked off by Meigs County, 6-3.

  • ’Cats fall on Senior Night

     

    Senior Night was not a memorable evening for the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Monday as Clarkrange crashed the party and took a 4-2 five-inning victory with them back to Fentress County.

    The Buffaloes turned a walk and double into a run in the first inning and then used three hits in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead.

  • Midway completes sweep of Devils

     

    Midway and Harriman wrapped up the regular season Tuesday with the Green Wave easing to a 3-2 win over the Blue Devils.

  • Late push leads Midway past Harriman, 9-2

     

    A six-run sixth inning broke open what was a close game Monday as the Midway Green Wave picked up a 9-2 victory at Harriman.

  • Jackets close out regular season with 10-3 win

     

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets ended its regular season Monday evening with a 10-3 road victory at Knoxville Christian School.

  • Lady ’Cats win district championship

     

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats captured the District 4-A regular season championship Tuesday evening with an impressive 19-2 victory over Coalfield.

    The Lady ’Cats claimed a share of the title 24 hours with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Jackets.

  • Arrests: March 27-April 6, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 27 — Don Barnes, 68, 9014 Colchester Road, Knoxville: DUI. Bond $1,000; court date April 28.

    • Travis Kyle Bartlett, 30, 2317 Kingston Hwy., Kingston: aggravated burglary, theft $1,000 but less than $10,000. Total bond $5,000; court date April 28.

  • 60-day sentence for ‘horseplay’ death

    Timothy Ray Treadway will have to serve only 60 days in the Roane County Jail for his criminal negligent homicide conviction.

    Treadway, 41, was charged in the Jan. 15, 2013, death of Shayne Woodall. He reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in March. Treadway started his jail sentence on Friday. After he is released, the remainder of his one-year sentence will be served on probation.