Today's News

  • Bobcats get another shot at Greenback

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats will travel to Greenback this evening for a regional rematch in the second round of the playoffs.

    “This is a great opportunity for us,” Bobcat Coach Larry said.

    Tonight’s game will bear some scrutiny.

    When Oliver Springs and the Cherokees first squared off in week five of the regular season, the Bobcats were only just starting to recover after starting the year plagued with injuries.

  • Kingston and Alcoa rematch

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will rematch with the Alcoa Tornadoes tonight in the second round of the playoffs.

    “Not a lot of teams can say they get to compete against one of the best teams in the state regardless of classification,” Kingston Coach Brian Pankey said.

    It has only been a few weeks since the two teams met, but not much has changed.

    “We know what we’re up against,” Panke said. “In order to win we have to compete and play mistake free football.”

  • Opportunities to honor area veterans

    There are plenty of opportunities this Veterans Day to honor those who served.

    This Saturday, Nov. 11, the South Harriman Alumni and Friends will offer free coffee and doughnuts to honor all veterans from 9 to 11 a.m. at the site of the old South Harriman High School (now occupied by Dollar General Market) as a way to thank veterans for their service.

    Harriman American Legion Post 53 will have a Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. in the veterans’ plaza at David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman.


    For the American Legion, members have bonds that are often like the bonds they develop with the men and women they served with in the armed forces.

    “The American Legion really is a family, which is why my theme for the year is Family First,” said Denise Rohan, National Commander of The American Legion.

    Rohan, who was elected in August, has been visiting American Legions across the country, and one of the most recent stops included Rockwood American Legion Post 50.

  • One killed in deadly pursuit

    A high-speed chase ended in a fatal accident on Lower Rockwood Road in Pine Orchard Monday evening.

    According to a report issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trooper Nathaniel Crow indicated William P. Crabtree, 34, of Oliver Springs, was driving a 2004 Volvo XC 9 traveling south on Lower Rockwood Road at a high rate of speed while being pursued by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to the report, the vehicle exited the roadway to the left while attempting to negotiate a curve to the right.

  • Kingston American Legion floods, volunteers needed

    The American Legion Post 110 in Kingston is looking for volunteers to help clean up after a flood devastated the lower level of the building on W. Race St.

    The trouble began with the heavy rains that hit the area Monday night.

    By Tuesday morning four feet of water was standing in the building, according to Chaplain Sam Cox.

    “We’ve had some problems with flooding before but never this bad,” Cox said.

  • Drug dealers may see jail time for role in overdose death cases

    Drug pushers could find themselves in trouble if someone overdoses on the drugs they sell.

    The 9th Judicial District Drug Task Force met in Kingston on Monday. During the meeting, District Attorney General Russell Johnson told the officers in the room that prosecuting people who supply the drugs in overdose cases has become a focus for his office.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: The 2017 Holidays are coming so again its stack cake time!

    Kind reader, on this, its tenth anniversary, we present our traditional pre-holiday Apple Stack Cake column. As we advised last year, Oren Wooden’s Apple Orchard, located atop the mountain, twixt Dayton and Pikeville, had dried apples. They may still have them, but you had better call to be sure. The folks at Muddy Pond mentioned below are almost certain to have them.

    So, without further preamble, here is the 2017 Edition of the traditional stack cake column:


  • GOING with the FLO: The heart of the problem is only God Can change a heart


    “The heart of the problem is the problem in the heart. Only God can change a heart.”

    That’s why we need the Word of God. Not only do we have this horrific killing in Texas from an enraged, deranged individual, we are facing more and more deception in our America as anger and hate continues to spew through the media against our President and infects other areas of the soul, causing carnage. We become what we feed upon, as this killer did!

  • Knox mom takes children to fight in Roane

    Two Knoxville women are facing charges in connection with a fight that occurred in Rockwood last week.

    Rockwood Police Officer Charles Haubrich responded to the incident at 501 North Wilder Ave. According to his report, Jennifer Wilds showed up at Joyce Reno’s residence to have her 12-year-old daughter fight Reno’s 15-year-old daughter. The hostility had to do with an iPhone and derogatory statements that were made on social media.