Today's News

  • Rockwood staves off late collapse to advance

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers recovered from a scoring drought just in time to knock off the Oakdale Lady Oneida in overtime, 34-33, at Rockwood Monday night in the first round of the District 3 A Playoffs.

    “It was a rough game,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “It was rough to play, it was rough to watch and rough to coach.

    “My hat’s off to my kids because I thought at the end they dug down deep to play with a lot of heart and a lot of guts.”

    Rockwood took a 24-11 lead into the locker rooms at half time.

  • OS goes down swinging

    By Melissa Coley


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats’ season came to an end Tuesday night following a 73-50 loss to Coalfield at Coalfield High School.

    “We lose only one senior and I am expecting a significant improvement in athleticism for next year’s team, the sky is the limit for the future of this basketball program”, said Oliver Springs coach Brian Channell.

  • Midway can’t hold off Indians

    The Midway Green Wave couldn’t hold off Oneida’s offense, losing 80-39, Tuesday night in the first round of the District 3 A playoffs.

    “Oneida is a good team, there’s a reason they’re up toward the top of our district,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We can’t make excuses for what happened and if anything, I didn’t prepare us correctly,” O’Toole said.

    The Green Wave came out fast and furious, but the Indians were ready.

  • Hot 1st propels Tigers for win

    By Taylor Crombie


    The Rockwood Tigers easily defeated Sunbright in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament Tuesday night after building a huge lead in the first quarter.

    Nate Brackett scored on Rockwood’s first possession and the Tigers never looked back. Rockwood outscored Sunbright 24-9 in the first period, which ended up being the difference in the Tigers’ 56-43 victory.

  • Woman accused of shoplifting, hurting cashier

    A cashier at the Rockwood IGA was allegedly assaulted by a shoplifter on Tuesday.

    “Once on scene I saw a woman sitting on the floor with blood on her hands that I identified as being Angelyn Selby,” Rockwood Police Officer Jared Hall wrote in his report. “Several IGA employees were standing around her watching her.”

    Hall said he also noticed IGA employee Glenda Bostin, who appeared to be bleeding from a minor cut on her head.

  • Grant opens up dental care

    A $150,000 grant from Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee means many adults without dental insurance will have access to dental care.

    Mid-East Community Action Agency, which operates in Roane and Loudon counties, has been awarded the second phase of a grant from the foundation to implement Healthy Smiles for Adults, which will use a voucher system to provide access to dental care in the area.

    “We are going to be doing a lot of dental services in the county this year,” said Dina Jackson, executive director of the Roane County United Way.

  • Hole found in leak policy

    The Kingston Water Board is considering changes to the policy regarding how the utility charges customers for water leaks.

    The city offers insurance for leaks through Serveline up to a loss of $2,500. Customers who do not choose to participate in the insurance program are responsible for paying the bill if a leak occurs.

    City Manager David Bolling presented the City Council with a case that involved a leak of more than $5,000. The customer had insurance protection for $2,500 of the loss but was concerned about how to cover the rest of the bill.

  • Police say man rammed ex’s car, ran

    Kingston police arrested a Harriman man for aggravated domestic assault, hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident on Tuesday.

    Matthew Adam Honeycutt, 30, is accused of intentionally rear-ending his ex-girlfriend April Washam’s Kia Soul with the front of his Chevy Camaro near Bunch Marine.

    Kingston Patrolman Adam A. Alkishawi reported he met with Washam near Bunch where she detailed how Honeycutt had met her at Walgreens, where they began arguing in the parking lot before she got in her Kia to leave.