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Today's News

  • Celebrate Hooray for Harriman on Monday

    The annual Hooray for Harriman Labor Day festival is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2.

    “This is one of the largest events Harriman does. We anticipate a large crowd of people in and out of the event all day, maybe 5,000-6,000 people,” said Randy Ellis, director of the Trailhead Visitor’s Center and Museum. He also helps coordinate special activities for the city. Ellis has a great deal of experience coordinating Hooray for Harriman, but he noted this is his first in several years.

  • NO STOPPING HIM
  • A look at week two from the TSSAA

    from the TSSAA

    for The Roane County News

    After the official start of the high school football season last week, we now look towards Week 2 with a total of 177 games to be played.

    There are 13 games featuring region matchups this week and 13 games will be played on Thursday. The region matchups this week are:

    Austin-East at Alcoa

    Mt. Juliet Christian at Chattanooga Grace

    Gibbs at Seymour

    Webb School at DCA

    MTCS at Friendship Christian

    Antioch at Stewarts Creek

  • Roane County anglers catch some awards

    The Roane County High School fishing team took home some awards following the most recent season.

  • Roane State names Witt as new athletic assistant

    from Roane State

    for The Roane County News

    Scott Witt, with 25 years of experience in public school administration, teaching, coaching, has joined Roane State’s athletics department as the new athletics assistant.

    “This is a really good hire for us,” said Randy Nesbit, who has been the college’s athletic director for 26 years and head men’s basketball coach for 27 years. “His extensive background includes 10 years as athletic director and assistant principal at Bearden High School.”

  • Oliver Springs hangs on to beat Rockwood, 2-1

    In a proverbial “cat-fight” between two Roane County soccer teams, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats eking out a 2-1 win over the Rockwood Lady Tigers.

    “We came out kind of flat in this game.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Josh Pryor admitted post-game. “We can’t do that in these district games we have coming up. We didn’t pass the ball well or work as a team. But despite it not being one of our best games, we still came out with the win and I’ll take that any day.”

  • Midway edges Cherokee for top spot

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The temperature reached in the 80’s at South West Point Tuesday evening but all the heat was coming from the pitcher’s circle as Cherokee’s Sailor Presley and Midway’s Kali (KK) Kile combined for 16 strikeouts as Midway defeated the Lady Jackets, 4-3.

    Jamie Cardin got the only Midway hit in the first.

    Cardin was left stranded as Presley sat down the top of the Lady Waves lineup with ease to keep it scoreless against the high-powered offense.

  • Oliver Springs hangs on to beat Rockwood, 2-1

    In a proverbial “cat-fight” between two Roane County soccer teams, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats eking out a 2-1 win over the Rockwood Lady Tigers.

    “We came out kind of flat in this game.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Josh Pryor admitted post-game. “We can’t do that in these district games we have coming up. We didn’t pass the ball well or work as a team. But despite it not being one of our best games, we still came out with the win and I’ll take that any day.”

  • Roane County players honored this week

    The Careacter Star Athlete is a program based on a five-point Star System that includes the basic traits of a true champion, whether on the field or off. Those traits are attitude, character, grades, community service, and performance.

  • Kingston ‘charges’ in for first district win

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Lady Jackets served up their first district win in volleyball against the McMinn Central Lady Chargers in a dominating performance Tuesday night in Roane County High School’s Gymnasium.

    Taking the victory in three straight games, the Lady Jackets racked up scores of 25-9, 25-19, and 25-11.

    Regrouping after a tough loss to Loudon, the Kingston girls played the game their way, which was proudly noted by head coach Jessica Brantley after the game.