Today's News

  • Midway Middle loses to Rush Strong in TMSAA ET Class AA Sectional

    Blaine Townsend scored 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Wednesday evening, but it wasn't enough to lead Midway Middle School to victory as the Green Wave dropped a 44-42 decision to Rush Strong in the TMSAA Class AA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament quarterfinals at Pigeon Forge.
    “I’m proud of the boys, they played hard tonight,” Green Wave head coach Justin O’Toole said following the loss. “We got down tonight, but fought back and had a chance to win at the end. That’s all you can ask for. We had a good year.”

  • GCA Rams batter HHS Blue Devils

    The Harriman basketball teams hosted Grace Christian Academy for final regular season matchup in District 3A Tuesday, as the Rams will moving into Division II for the 2017-21 classification period.
    This was a rematch from last week's doubleheader loss at GCA, with the same scenario happening Tuesday, as the Rams swept the season series.
    The Rams beat the Blue Devils 82-80, while the Lady Rams won 51-26.

  • Midway sweeps Sunbright

    By Zach Selby
    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of Region 2A games with Sunbright Friday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Tigers 42-30 and the Green Wave downed the Tigers 70-60.
    Midway 40, Sunbright 32:  The Midway Lady Green Waves are one step closer to reaching .500 on the season.
    A three-game losing streak in the middle on January had many in Midway worried about what the remainder of the season, but the Lady Green Waves bounced back in convincing fashion with a 42-30 win over the Sunbright Lady Tigers.

  • Oliver Springs, Oakdale split 4A games

    By Michael Lindsay
    Oliver Springs and Oakdales split a pair of District 4A battlesTuesday night, with the Lady ‘Cats taking home a 45--23 victory followed by a comeback win from Oakdale of the Bobcats, 73-61.
    Oliver Springs 45, Oakdale 23: A solid defensive effort carried the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats on Tuesday as they downed district foe Oakdale, 45-23.

  • Kingston, Alcoa split games

    The Kingston basketball teams split a pair of games with District 4AA foe Alcoa Tuesday evening, as the Lady Jackets calmed the Lady Tornadoes 31-21 and the Tornadoes blew away the Yellow Jackets 55-41.
    Kingston 31, Alcoa 21: Riley Guillemet poured in 20 points, including four 3-point baskets, with eight rebounds to lead the Lady Jackets.
    Kingston led 10-7 after the first quarter, with both teams scoring six points each in the second quarter for 16-13 score, leaving the Yellow Jackets with the 3-point lead at the break.


    In the Bible, Joshua 1:9 reads: “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

    That verse serves as an inspiration for Roane County High School senior Ethan Guinn. And like the Biblical warrior for whom the book is about, Guinn is putting his faith in God as he prepares for the biggest battle of his life.


  • Positive outlook inspires coach, family

    As Roane County High School senior Ethan Guinn prepares for the biggest battle of his life in the fight against cancer, he has shown the amazing ability to do so with a smile on his face while maintaining a positive outlook on life.

    That positive outlook is proving inspirational to those who know the 17-year-old.

  • Stinnett interim Rockwood police chief

    Former Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett has been named interim police chief by Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.

    Stinnett began his official duties as interim chief Wednesday, Feb. 1, one day after the retirement of former Police Chief Danny Wright.

    Stinnett had served as police chief for 10 years, just prior to Wright’s three and 1/2 years of service in the same role. During Wright’s tenure, Stinnett was chief deputy, and second in command.

  • Property owners would feel brunt of funding new school

    Since Roane County doesn’t have money in the bank to build a new high school, the funding to pay for such a project will most likely be generated from a property tax rate increase.

    “I don’t see how you could do it without one,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    The Roane County Board of Education met with an architectural firm during a retreat last month and discussed building new schools. No votes were taken.

  • Police investigating Rockwood armed robbery

    Rockwood police are investigating an armed robbery at a home at 537 S. Kingston Ave. on Saturday, Jan. 28.

    Rockwood Officer Kendall Mitchell’s report said the victims told police the unknown suspect got away with prescription medication that included 90 15-milligram Oxycodone tablets and 30 15-milligram Oxymorphone tablets. The victims told police the suspect also took $100 in cash.