Today's News

  • Late goal lifts Lady Jackets, 3-2


    Brooke Bales scored a goal in the 78th minute of play Tuesday evening and that proved to be the difference as the Kingston Lady Yellow edged Alcoa at Southwest Point, 3-2.

    Bales has a monster evening for the Lady Jackets (3-1-3) as she scored all three goals for Elik Pickell’s squad.

  • Close games galore in Oakdale league



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  • Lady Tigers pick up two more wins

     Since starting the season with a 4-0 loss at Christian Academy of Knoxville, the Rockwood Lady Tigers have been hot, as Wes Ford’s squad have now won nine straight games following recent victories over Gatlinburg-Pittman, 4-1, and Carter, 5-0.

    In its nine-game winning streak, the Lady Tigers have pitched seven shutouts while outscoring opponents 52-4.

  • Roane golfers advance to region tourney


    Monday was a busy day for high school golfers in Roane County as Harriman, Rockwood and Midway competed in the District 3 A-AA Tournament in Knoxville while Kingston and Oliver Springs competed in the District 4 A-AA Tournament in Rockford.

  • TVAOBB tourney starts Saturday


    Lovers of history and sports alike will have a unique opportunity this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14 to witness all eight teams play bare handed vintage base ball as folks from across the state will flock to Historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin, as the league closes out its 2014 season with a two-day tournament to crown the Sulphur Dell Cup Champion.

  • TVAA standings starting to take shape after week three

     After the third week of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA), two teams took sole possession of the number one spot in the mighty mite and cutter divisions. The cricket and hopper divisions  still have two teams each tied for the top spot.


  • The Garden Gate: Hard to contain your gardening enthusiasm

    For the dedicated gardener, anywhere is likely to be a spot to plant something — and anything is a likely container to plant it in.

    It isn’t necessary to have an acre of land to have a garden.

    For millions of people — apartment dwellers, people who live on houseboats, people whose occupations keep them on the road in campers and mobile homes — even a small plot is not available.

    Container gardening is the answer.

  • OR heritage group marks 15 years at Sept. 11 celebration

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association members and the public are encouraged to celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary during a reception on Sept. 11.

    The reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the “Midway Gatehouse” — site of the group’s original meeting — on Scarboro Road, near the Y-12 Plant.

    Refreshments, displays and opportunities to view the historic building and its artifacts will be available.

  • Lincoln lecture to kick off OR series

    Roane State Community College and the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning are jointly launching a free intergenerational lecture series open to the public.

    James L. “Jamie” Cotton Jr., author of “The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address,” will give the first lecture in the inaugural series.

    The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the lecture room in the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology building on Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus.

  • Pain meds top drug problem in state

    Abuse of prescription opioids — or pain medications — is the No. 1 drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services, according to statistics recently released by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

    Over the past decade, substance abuse admissions for prescription drugs like hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and methadone have increased 500 percent, the statistics show.