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Today's News

  • Sentence is cut for man found guilty of murder

    A state appeals court has decreased the sentence of a man convicted of murder in Roane County by five years.
    David Cosgriff, 68, was accused of killing Kathleen Taylor. The 76-year-old Harriman woman’s remains were discovered in a rural area of the county in December 2003.
    Cosgriff was tried in July 2009 and found guilty of second-degree murder and theft over $1,000.
    Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen found that Taylor was particularly vulnerable due to her age and enhanced the second-degree murder sentence from 15 to 20 years.

  • Rockwood to stay with certified tax rate

    Now is not the time.
    That was how several Rockwood City Council members felt about the possibility of going above the new certified tax rate of 75 cents per $100 valuation.
    Rockwood City Council voted in favor of going with the new certified rate at an emergency meeting called Tuesday, Oct. 19. Councilman Harold Ishman was the only dissenting vote. Councilman Bill Thompson was not present.

  • October Sky extras reunion big success

    It isn’t often Oliver Springs residents get to share in something as big as the making of a feature film, but that is what happened when the community was selected as one of the shooting locations for the 1999 feature film October Sky.
    Many community members are so proud of their connection to the movie, based on memoirs of another small coal mining town’s famous son, Homer Hickam, a retired NASA engineer, that the community started the October Sky Fall Festival.

  • Blessed Sacrament taking Christmas basket applications

    Blessed Sacrament Church in Harriman will be taking applications for Christmas Baskets. Families/adults, needing assistance are asked to bring some form of identification and proof of income.
    Applications will be accepted at Blessed Sacrament’s church office on Margrave Dr. in Harriman on the folowing dates: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, 5 p.m. to 7; Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Call the church office at 882-9838 for details.

  • OS upsets No. 6 Wartburg, 32-27

    After suffering back-to-back heartbreaking losses to Oneida and Sunbright, the Oliver Springs Bobcats got back into the winning column Friday night with a 32-27 victory over No. 6 ranked Wartburg at D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Kingston flies past Jets in overtime, 35-28

    Under TSSAA's new playoff format that was introduced a year ago, non district games are more important than ever as a team's overall record plays a larger role in making the playoffs and determining their seed once the postseason begins.

  • Rockwood slams Bledsoe County, 45-19

    Much like last season, as the regular season winds down, the Rockwood Tigers look like a team that is poised for a deep playoff run.

    Just ask Bledsoe County.

  • Coalfield downs Harriman in overtime, 42-41

    In what was a back-and-forth barn-burner, the Coalfield Yellow Jackets used a critical two-point conversion in overtime from Cody Hill to Tyler Walls to eke out a 42-41 thriller Friday night over Harriman.

  • Lady Jackets fall in title game, 5-0

    The Kingston Lady Jackets ran into a ferocious buzz saw in the Christian Academy of Knoxville Lady Warriors, dropping a 5-0 decision in the district championship game. “CAK was better this time than they were the first time we played them,” said Kingston head coach Greg Bowman. “We tried to do some different things and I think we held our own against a really good team.” 

  • Hancock stops Midway, 14-12

    In several games this season, the Midway Green Waves have put up good  numbers and have been close to several opponents in yards gained. But while they were close statistically in those games, they have usually not been very close on the scoreboard.