Today's News

  • Lady Tigers fall in semis, 57-42

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers made the long trip to Tellico Plains for the District 3-A semifinals Saturday night and the trip wasn’t a good one as the Lady Bears downed the Lady Tigers, 57-42.

  • Hot-shooting Devils down Midway, 83-70

  • Season ends for Kingston

    The 2011-12 basketball season came to a close for the Kingston Yellow Jackets Friday night as Stephen Plemons' squad dropped a 57-43 decision to Stone Memorial in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament being played at Loudon High School.

  • Mount Pisgah brings home TAACS title

    Three games in three days proved no problem for the Mount Pisgah Patriots as Travis Walls’ squad brought home the Tennessee Athletics Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) East Regional Tournament championship with a 66-51 victory over Berean Academy of Hixson in Saturday’s title game played at Temple Baptist Academy in Powell.

  • Devils second half rally falls short at Tellico Plains, 57-55

    After battling injuries all season long, the Harriman Blue Devils are finally healthy and it couldn’t have come at a better time as Jeff King’s squad is making some noise in the District 3-A Tournament.

  • Lady Jackets top Alcoa for third in District 4-AA

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets overcame 31 turnovers Monday night and knocked off Alcoa, 52-47, to claim third place in the District 4-AA Tournament at Loudon.

  • Morris at helm of Tech 20/20

    John Morris will guide Tech 20/20 on its new, refocused mission as the organization’s new president and CEO.
    Morris formerly served as vice president of the Center for Entrepreneurial Growth at Tech 20/20. He began his new duties Feb. 1.

    Prior to his taking over Tech 20/20 operations, Morris managed six programs at the Center for Entrepreneurial Growth, which provided mentoring and coaching to start-up companies.

    He has also served on the Tennessee Valley Tech Council and on Tech 20/20’s board of directors.

  • Out to Lunch by Bethel Poston: Plaid Apron off beaten path with offbeat entrées

    Readers know my wife, Carol, and I sometimes like to find “off-the-main-road” places to visit for our lunch adventures.

    The Plaid Apron Café, in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood of Knoxville, certainly qualifies. Locals will remember the location as the former Blackbird Café.

    We lived in Knoxville when I attended University of Tennessee and recently worked in Knoxville for 10 years. I never knew there were commercial businesses in Sequoyah Hills.

  • Alliance report: Roane has ‘whole lot to be proud of’

    The Roane Alliance’s 2011 annual report shows that Roane County continued to be cushioned from the worst of the economic downturn with “a whole lot to be proud of and plenty to be thankful for.”

    “The year 2011 began with high hopes and great expectations at the prospect of finally seeing the backside of the global economic downturn that had hung on way too long,” said Leslie Henderson, The Alliance president and CEO. “As the year went on, though, it became clear that this recovery was not going to be a quick and easy one.”

  • Rockwood dept. head on leave

    Rockwood Public Works Director Tom Pierce is on administrative leave without pay while city officials look into some credit card charges that auditors said warranted further investigation.

    Mayor James Watts said Pierce was placed on leave Friday after officials learned of the credit card charges in a preliminary meeting with auditors to work on completion of the 2011 fiscal year audit.