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Today's News

  • Ebola forum set to inform the public

    All Knoxville area hospital systems and facilities have joined with the Knox County Health Department to sponsor an unprecedented community forum to educate the public about Ebola and address any questions and concerns about the disease.

  • Midway stumbles at Meigs County, 33-20

     

    It was a mixture of good news and bad news for the Midway Green Wave Friday night at Meigs County.

    The good news was that senior quarterback Mason Woody returned to lead the Green Wave after he broke his collar bone in the second game of the season against Whitwell.

  • Jackets pick up second win, 17-14

    It wasn't pretty at times, but the Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up their second win of the season Friday night with a hard fought 17-14 victory over Sequoyah at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.
    Muddy field conditions made it hard for either team to move freely, but Sequoyah's Power-I offense seemed more suited for a sloppy field. Kingston's defense, however, held the Chiefs to 154 yards rushing on 36 carries. Sequoyah added 60 yards passing to end the evening with 214 total yards.

  • Sunbright knocks off Oliver Springs, 39-7

     

    The fur was most definitely flying in the "cat-fight"between Oliver Springs and Sunbright Friday night, but it was the Bobcats taking a tough 39-7 loss at home.

    After the Bobcats' first drive stalled out at the Tiger 24-yard line, Sunbright would march 76 yards in nine plays, scoring on a Luke Daniel to Braxton Swint 22-yard strike.

  • Greene, Devils soar past Bears, 41-14

     

    Coming off a heartbreaking loss against loss against Greenback, and being off from school for a week with fall break, it would have been understandable if the Harriman Blue Devils weren’t clicking on all cylinders Friday night in their District 3-A clash at Tellico Plains.

  • Lady Tigers take district title

     

    When Wes Ford took over the Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer program in 2011, the Lady Tigers were one of the worse programs in the state, winning only two games in its previous four years.

  • Mayor candidates won’t ditch airport

    Rockwood Municipal Airport is a cause Peggy Evans has championed in her five years as a city official ― and she continues to carry the banner in her mayoral campaign.

    “I support that airport 100 percent ― and I have for years,” Evans confirmed last Tuesday during Rockwood 2000’s forum. “That is one of the best drawing points Rockwood has, and we have to utilize it.”

    While her opponent, Mike “Brillo” Miller, doesn’t necessarily share her passion, he said the city can’t simply walk away and cut its losses.

  • Court costs fall to McFarland in Pemberton lawsuit loss

    Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has divulged his reason for dismissing Tom McFarland’s election lawsuit.

    Word came down of his intention to toss the lawsuit shortly after a hearing on Sept. 30, but the order with those details wasn’t filed until last week.

    McFarland sued Mike Pemberton, the Roane County Election Commission and Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins in Roane County Chancery Court on Aug. 20.

  • Ms. Lillie still serving after 50 years

    She’s a beloved part of Kingston Food City’s staff.

    Ninety-year-old Lillie Herrell still bags groceries at the large regional grocery chain, and she’s been part of the business for decades.

    “It was the White Store when I started,” said Lillie Herrell.

    Herrell said she started working for the grocery chain back in 1963.

    She said the White Store used to be located where the Roane County Jail is today. The grocery chain later became Food City and eventually moved to Ladd Landing where it now sits.

  • Ready to respond to hazardous scenario