Today's News

  • Midway is swamped by Sweetwater 77-54

    The boys from “South Of the River,”  the Midway Green Wave, ran into a ferocious pack of Sweetwater Wildcats on day one of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic, falling by a 77-54 margin on Wednesday afternoon.
    Sweetwater started the game on a 15-3 tear before closing out the first period up 24-10 on the Green Wave. Brett Spurgeon (7 points) led the Wildcats in opening period scoring.

  • Lady Tigers defeat Lookout Valley 49-37

    By Michael Lindsay
    The Rockwood Lady Tigers started out their run in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic in strong fashion by defeating Lookout Valley 49-37.
    "We grew a little tonight and played through some adversity tonight, as we had a couple of players out with injuries," said Coach Amy Breazeale.
    A balanced attack in the first quarter put the Lady Tigers ahead 17-10 in the end of the frame.
    Lexie Hill, Camryn Evans, Megan Monday and Karlee Bowling each found the scoreboard for Rockwood.

  • Thompson scores season-high 29 points against Oneida

    "We played well defensively tonight. Matt Thompson saved us tonight," said Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa after his team defeated the Oneida Indians 56-46 Wednesday evening in the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament at Harriman Middle School for their second straight victory.
    Thompson led Rockwood with a season-high 29 points with five rebounds. Ryan McCain added seven points with three rebounds, while Nate Brackett chipped in seven points.

  • Cordell Christmas Tournament underway at Harriman High School, Harriman Middle School

    With Christmas over and New Years just a few days away, that means basketball will take center stage, as the annual Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament goes on through Friday at both Harriman High School and Harriman Middle School. Action starts this morning at 10 a.m. at HHS and at 11:30 a.m. at HMS.
    Teams from Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood will join teams from Morgan and surrounding counties in the tournament.
    The OS Lady Bobcats are playing in a tournament in Destin, Fla., while the Midway Lady Waves are playing only one game.

  • Man says trio robbed, beat then left him at boat ramp

    Three people have been charged in an alleged robbery that occurred on Dec. 21.

    The alleged victim, Derrick Harmon, was found at a boat ramp laying on the ground screaming. Multiple objects may have been used to beat him.

    “He thinks there was possibly a ball bat,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bryan Walker said. “There’s also a machete used in it. Possibly a golf club, possibly a hammer, a couple different items used on him.”


    Rick Morrow learned a lesson in civil law the hard way.

    In Tennessee, the statute of limitations to bring a lawsuit is a year from the incident.

    Morrow claims that on Nov. 7, 2015, he was injured when he bit into a McDonald’s hamburger and was stuck by what appeared to be a hypodermic needle.

    His lawsuit against the restaurant, however, wasn’t filed in Roane County Circuit Court until Nov. 17 of this year.

    “We filed, but it was like 10 days late, so we just voluntarily dismissed it,” Morrow said.

  • Driver gets 8 years for vehicular homicide

    A Lenoir City man received an eight-year prison sentence for his role in a 2013 Roane County traffic death.

    Otto Joseph Flachbart III pleaded guilty earlier this year to vehicular homicide by intoxication.

    He was behind the wheel of a truck that crashed on Sept. 15, 2013 on Hwy 327.

    A passenger in the truck, 48-year-old Fred M. Collins Jr. of Oliver Springs, was killed.

    Trooper Matthew Armes indicated in his report that Flachbart was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.

  • Time to CLEAN UP
  • Gas prices holding stable

    The holiday season is in full swing, attracting an estimated 103.1 million American travelers.

    An estimated 93.6 million Americans are expected to take a road trip during the 11-day period.

    Yet, despite the elevated demand for gasoline, prices at the pump remained unchanged throughout the Christmas weekend.