Today's News

  • OS shopper wins Food City Ultimate Battle package

    Kenneth Bunch of Oliver Springs was selected as the winner of Food City’s grand-prize package from its Ultimate Battle Pass sweepstakes.

    Bunch shops at the Oliver Springs Food City at 508 E. Tri County Blvd.

    Food City officials presented him with his prize package on Sept. 6 at the Deane Hill Food City in Knoxville.

    The contest ran Aug. 3-30 in all Food City locations.

    Customers gained automatic entry each time they purchased five participating items, using their Food City ValuCard. Mail-in entries were also accepted.

  • Kimsey calls it a career after 31 years

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation Department had a party for Ellen Kimsey, front row in center, Rockwood Community Center director, who worked her last day Aug. 19.

    Kimsey worked for the department for 31 years, said Chase Clem, Rockwood Parks and Recreation Department director.

    “She has been a great servant to the community and will be greatly missed,” he added.

  • August jobless rate up

    Roane County’s unemployment rate climbed to 5.9 percent in August, according to statistics released late last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    That’s up 0.3 percent from the July rate. It’s an improvement over the August 2015 jobless rate of 6.2 percent.

    Both Tennessee and the U.S. unemployment rates were 5.0 percent for August. That’s a 0.1 decrease for the U.S. figures and a 0.1 percent increase for the state.

  • State seeing spike in workplace fatalities

    The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 22 Tennessee workers suffered fatal job-related injuries since January.

    “In the month of July alone, 10 Tennessee workers lost their lives in workplace accidents, devastating families, friends, co-workers and businesses,” said Steve Hawkins, TOSHA administrator.

    “Most all of these could have been prevented.”

  • Street painting festival set Oct. 1

    Artists and sponsors are needed for the 16th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival.

    It will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Oak Ridge branch campus of Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Ave.

    The rain day is on Sunday, Oct. 2.

    The purpose of the festival, organized by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, is to raise funds for scholarships for Roane State students.

    The festival is also a competition for the artists.

  • Harriman Happenings: Sept. 26

    I wish Curtis Eskridge a speedy recovery.

    Curtis is in Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Lets keep him in our prayers.

    Get-well wishes to Jimmy Dawn Thomas. She is a patient in Parkwest Medical Center.

    Congratulations to Mr. Danny and Mrs. Carolyn Baker, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary today.

    They were married Sept. 26, 2003. May you have a blessed day and more years of marriage.

  • SNAPPED: Devils’ dry spell against Rockwood ends, 31-0

    One winning streak continued and another ended Friday night, as the unbeaten Harriman Blue Devils defeated the Rockwood Tigers 31-0, ending Rockwood’s seven-game winning steak over Harriman.

    The Blue Devils hadn’t beaten the Tigers since 2008.

    “I’m really proud of our coaches for preparing the team. Our varsity has been solid, only allowing 6 points in the first five games,” said Harriman Coach Travis Tapp.

  • Woody’s big night puts ’Cats on the run

    It was another tough night for Larry Green’s Oliver Springs team because across the field Midway quarterback Jake Woody was having a career night leading the Waves to a 41 to 22 victory over the Bobcats.

    Woody ran for five touchdowns and 344 yards on 22 carries plus added a couple of interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. He also added a 14 yard touchdown pass to Jason Taylor. Woody also booted out three punts for a 36.3 yard average . Woody also got Midway out of trouble on a couple of possessions.

  • Kingston suffers another setback

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets posted their third loss in a row, suffering a 41-0 setback at Greenback Friday night.

    Greenback took a 20-0 lead in the first quarter, as Hunter Willis passed 32-yards to Breeden Gilbert for the first score of the game, but the PAT was no good to cap a 73-yard, 4-play drive.Greenback extended the lead to 13-0, as Willis passed 71 yards to Kane Roberts to cap a 3-play, 62-yard drive. Creed Ramsey booted the PAT.

    Roberts raced 80 yards for a 19-0 lead. Ramsey’s PAT made it 20-0.

  • RMS claims second place in district

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers secured second place in the district with a 26-20 victory over the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils Thursday night on Civitan Field at Tom Pemberton Stadium.
    "I think we got our heads together at halftime," said RMS Coach Scott Harvey, whose team will host a playoff game, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 13. The opponent will be announced later.