Today's News

  • Disc golf tourney set

    Roane County Park is hosting a disc golf tournament on Saturday.

    The entry fee is $15.

    Registration is 9 a.m.

    A player’s meeting will be held at 10 a.m. and tee off is scheduled for 10:30.

  • The Old CANNERY

    A cannery was once an integral part of Henry and Sarah Hedgecock’s farm.

    Those days have past, but the little building remains a special place to their descendants.

    “It’s very important to us because this is part of our family,” Ginger Williams said.

    Henry Hedgecock was born in 1861 and died in 1928. His wife Sarah was born in 1870 and died in 1955.

    The Old Cannery, as it’s known to the family, sits on a corner lot near the end of Lane Hedgecock Road in the Lawnville area.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Hard shelter decisions won’t change

    If you’ve been reading the newspaper, you might have heard that John Griffin, the director of the Roane County Animal Shelter, was relieved of his position, apparently after complaints from area animal rescue organizations.

    I don’t know Griffin personally, but I met him when my Leadership Roane County class toured the shelter and another time at an event at Kingston City Park.

  • GOING with the FLO: When Wright is wrong, and Jeremiah is Denton


    Correction! The name of the POW that blinked “TORTURE” was Jeremiah Denton, not Jeremiah Wright, who was Obama’s pastor for over 20 years, spewing out anti-American rhetoric and ranting, “g--d---- America.”

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Kneeling is fine. Lincoln on why the Civil War

    If we recall aright, somewhere there is a collection of pickled brains of unusual folks, murderers, and such. When he passes on, we would hope that the brain of Donald J. Trump could be pickled and preserved in similar fashion for we suspect it would prove to be like no other.

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  • Vols must overcome this week

    There really isn’t anything I can say at this point to make you believe that I’m not very confused at what’s going on the The University of Tennessee football program.

    I think we have good players. I also believe we have good coaches. I just don’t exactly know what’s going on.

    I thought going into the game against UMass, Tennessee would flex their muscles and score around 45 points and maybe give up 3 or 6.

    To the defense’s credit, they did only gave up 13 points.

  • CMS handed early exit from tourney

    By Melissa Coley


    The Cherokee Lady Jackets were one strike away from advancing to the second round of the middle school district tournaments on Friday night.

    Lady Jacket’s pitcher Jessica Clark threw a perfect pitch down the middle on a 1-2 count and clinched her fist in victory thinking she had recorded strike three and the third out of the inning but the behind the plate umpire saw things a little different as ball two was called allowing the Spring City hitter to stay alive and eventually tie the game at 3-3.

  • RMS eliminates O.S. from tournament

    By Melissa Coley


    The lower seeded Lady Tigers decided to play spoiler in the opening round of the middle school district softball tournament on Friday evening by upsetting the higher ranked Lady Bobcats from Oliver Springs.

    Rockwood started out with Hicks beating out an infield hit, steals second and scores on a fielder’s choice giving the Lady Tigers a 1-0 lead.