Today's News

  • Class rabbit painted, killed

    County Animal Control Director John Griffin said officers went to Midway High School on Thursday to investigate the killing of a class rabbit.
    If reports are true, it suffered a brutal death. Griffin said the rabbit was taped, stabbed more than a dozen times and painted green.
    “Apparently it happened over the Easter vacation,” he said.
    Griffin said two male students are suspected of killing the rabbit, but no charges are expected.

  • Trifecta of fun set for May 12

    Three big events will make Roane State Community College the place to be on Saturday, May 12.
    The events will kick off at 8 a.m. with CASA of the 9th District’s annual 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run.
    The race is part of a sanctioned series and door prizes will be given.
    To sign up, look for entry forms at Foust Family Fitness Center in Kingston or contact Terri Likens at 717-0717 or likenst@aol.com.

  • Midway eases by Greenback, 5-4

    The Midway Green Wave baseball team pushed their record back over the .500 mark both overall and in District 3-A play with a 5-4 win over Greenback on Monday in the only home game of the week for Midway. 

  • Lady Waves slam Greenback, 11-0

    The Midway Lady Green Waves picked up an important District 3-A win Tuesday evening as Megan Arndts’ squad rolled into Greenback and shutout the Lady Cherokees, 11-0.

  • Goins' homer leads Lady Devils past Rockwood, 4-2

    The first meeting of the year between the Rockwood Lady Tigers and Harriman Lady Blue Devils wouldn’t count in the District 3-A standings, but the game was still full of drama as a two-run home run off the bat of Harriman’s Haylee Goins proved to be the difference in Harriman picking up a victory on Saturday in the 2012 Rockwood Invitational.

  • Lady 'Cats bomb Jellico in tourney opener, 71-31

    Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden has won a lot of games during his tenure at Oliver Springs, but he probably hasn’t had many easier wins than the two he picked up this week against Jellico.

  • Jackets come up short versus CAK

    Kingston's hopes of wining the District 4-AA regular season baseball championship suffered a major blow this week as Bruce Robinette's squad dropped a pair of close decisions to Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

  • Bobcats improve to 14-2 after sweep

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats won their 10th straight game and improved to 14-2 overall earlier this week with two wins over Jellico.

  • Public rallies for VA hospital

    Hundreds of veterans, their families, friends and government officials from Roane and surrounding counties answered a call for support for a Veterans Affairs hospital in the Roane Medical Center in downtown Harriman.
    The numbers were so large the public-interest meeting was moved from its original location at the Harriman American Legion Post 53 to Harriman High School’s auditorium.
    Even that was filled to standing-room only.

  • Man who killed mother now free

    As expected, Milford Barnett will not have to do any more time for a voluntary manslaughter conviction in the death of his mother Pearl Barnett.
    Milford, also known as Buddy, had served nearly five years in jail while awaiting trial.
    His sentence range for the voluntary manslaughter conviction was only three to six years.  
    During a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Criminal Court Judge Eugene Eblen sentenced Barnett to four years in prison, but gave him credit for the time he had already served.