Today's News

  • Family takes electronics breaks in tech-driven society

    Teens and preteens dive into technology today.

    For parents, it can be a fine line for how much their children partake, and concerns about how young people navigate online is also a concern.

    The Shillings and Hardin family have taken a tougher approach than others. Though dedicated to seeing their children enjoy technology, they also want them to come up for air and be active.

    “I just think it is cautious,” Mae Ann Shillings said. “It is trying to teach them to be careful and try to be responsible.”

  • Kelley's pitching, Hall's homer leads Midway past Meigs 1-0

    The Midway Lady Green Waves opened the district portion of the schedule and welcomed the Meigs County Lady Tigers to District 3-A with a 1-0 shutout win Thursday at Midway.

    With the win over Meigs County, the Lady Waves improved to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the district.

    Payton Kelley had a shaky pitching appearance Monday against Alcoa, walking the only two batters she faced, but she would toss a gem against the Lady Tigers.

  • Soccer Jackets suffer shutout


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    Thursday night at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field was the time and place for the matchup between the Cumberland County Jets and the Kingston Yellow Jackets in a fierce and competitive soccer match.

  • Lady Devils shine at Oneida

    Thursday evening would see the Harriman Lady Blue Devils put together an all-around solid performance in picking up an 8-0 victory at Oneida.

    Offensively, the Lady Devils pounded out 14 hits on the day with Haley Goldston (3-5, 2B, 3 RBIs, 1 run), Abigail Higgins (2-4, 2 2Bs, 1 RBI), Marilyn Franklin (3-5, 1 run) and Ivory Peddicord (3-4, 1 RBI, 1 run) doing most of the damage.

  • Falcons pull away from Bobcats, 16-6

    For four innings, the Oliver Springs Bobcats held their own against the Fulton Falcons, but an eight-run fifth inning proved to be the undoing of the Bobcats in a 16-6 defeat on Thursday night.

    Fulton brought home two runs on a fielding error before leaving men on first and second to close the top of the first inning.

  • Grubb's big night leads Tigers past Coalfield, 19-4

    Dannon Grubb had an evening to remember Thursday as the Rockwood senior went 4-of-6 at the plate with two doubles, a triple, a home run, six RBIs, two runs scored and four stolen bases in a 19-4 Tiger victory at Coalfield.


  • Midway enjoys long trip with 15-9 victory

    The Midway baseball team must like long bus rides as Thursday afternoon the Green Wave made the long road trip to Cosby. Midway’s offense responded by pounding out 20 hits in a 15-9 victory over the Eagles.

    Eight of Midway nine starters had multiple hits on the day with Zach Edwards (3-5, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, 1 run), Christian Moore (3-5, 3B, 2 RBIs, 1 run) and Shandon Lyle (3-5, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) leading the charge with three hits each.

  • Air Force Band visits RCHS

    The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Midwest Winds Woodwind Quintet were guest performers at Roane County High School earlier this month.
    "We want to encourage them to continue their education," Master Sergeant Robert Jordan, bassoonist, said.
    Students from Cherokee Middle School were also invited to join in on the performance.
    Zack Williamson, RCHS band director, said it is always great to have professionals come in an play for our students.

  • Rocky Houston appeals federal verdict

    A week.

    That's how long it took Rocky Houston to contest the guilty verdict returned in his federal firearms case.

    Defense attorney Michael McGovern filed a renewed motion for an acquittal on Wednesday, contending the evidence in the case was insufficient to sustain a conviction.

    The jury who heard the case felt differently.

    After deliberating for less than two hours on March 19, they found Houston guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

  • Harriman man helps find plane

    From staff reports

    A Harriman man was part of a Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol team that helped locate an aircraft that went missing Monday on its way to Indiana.

    The plane was located in the Cherokee National Forest in Monroe County, Tenn., by three crew members, including 2nd Lt. Thomas Frye of Harriman, as well as pilot, Maj. Tommy Jones, Kodak, and Capt. Clarence Juneau of Oak Ridge.