Today's News

  • Out to Lunch: Honeymooners dine on Market Square munchies

    This “Out to Lunch” article is about an adventure my wife Carol and I enjoyed at the Market Square and downtown Knoxville.

    Some readers know that Carol and I ran off to Georgia to get married on my 18th birthday and her 17th birthday – Sept. 15.

    We didn’t have any money for a honeymoon.  Every year since then, we have got away for a day or two, to have belated honeymoons.

  • Third time's the charm

    Unemployment rates in Tennessee decreased last month in all 95 counties and significantly dropped in many rural counties, which often have the highest unemployment rates in the state.

    The county figures were released one week after the state posted an August statewide unemployment rate of 3.3 percent – the lowest in recorded history.

  • Cherokee clinches district with win

    By Brittani Barger
    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets took on the Eagleton Royals on Thursday night and continued their winning streak defeating Eagleton 32-8.

  • Bobcats edged in heartbreaker

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats outperformed Claiborne County Friday night before falling, 12-10, in the last minute of the game in a non-district road game

    “Our guys played their hearts out tonight,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “they gave a good enough effort to win a ball game.

    “The defense was outstanding tonight.

    “We outrushed them, out gained them tonight, held them scoreless in the second and third quarter.”

  • Yellow Jackets break Stone

    Behind a strong rushing performance by Bradley Keathley, the Kingston Yellow Jackets ran their record to 5-1 Friday night with a 42-15 victory over Stone Memorial at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    “We came out tonight and played a physical club in Stone,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said. “I though Coach Watt’s (Stone Memorial head coach Mark Wattenbarger) kids played hard, but we came out established the line of scrimmage and played well.”

  • Tigers wear down Devils for win

    Now, it’s in the record books.

    It was the visiting Rockwood Tigers who came away with a 36-15 win against the Harriman Blue Devils in the 98th meeting of the rivals Thursday night at Wallace Black Field.

    “It’s a huge game,” Tiger Coach John Webb said, “the 98th game in this series.

    “That’s a lot of football between these two schools.

    “It’s big no matter what the records are. There’s a big crowd here and it means a lot to a lot of people.

  • Kingston makes Wildcats into “kitty cats”
  • Lady Devils’ hot bats dry up the Wave

    By Melissa Coley


    Midway traveled to Harriman on Monday evening with hopes of avenging a loss to the Blue Devils at their home field a couple of weeks ago.

    The Lady Waves quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Sara Beth Nickell walked to start the game and took 2nd on a wild pitch. An error in the Harriman’s infield allowed Nickell to score but Macie Young’s hard-hit ball toward right field hits Jamie Cardin as she was advancing to 2nd giving Midway their 3rd out and putting a stop to their rally.

  • Lady Jackets closing in on district title
  • Bulldogs too much for Green Wave as season winds down

    By Taylor Crombie


    The Midway Green Wave trailed the Wartburg Bulldogs all night in their 14-6 loss on Tuesday, but never gave up.

    “They fought hard all night; I’m proud of all of them,” Midway head coach Johnny Burnum said.

    “We gave up two big plays that cost us the ballgame, but other than that we were in the game all night.”