Today's News

  • OSMS drops close one in tourney

    By Melissa Coley


    The Oliver Springs Middle boys were one win away from making their 2nd championship game within two days as their football team played and won the AA football championship on Saturday. Some immediately traded their cleats in for basketball shoes as they played the Oneida Indians in the Hollis Eble basketball tournament at Oakdale on Monday evening.

  • Trophy caps impressive year
  • Jacket runner prepares for state

    Jack Miller will be the lone Kingston Yellow Jacket runner competing in the cross-country state meet this Saturday in Nashville.

    Last weekend during the region competition, Miller placed ninth overall and posted an impressive time of 19:05.51. The performance was enough to earn the senior athlete a spot in the event.

    “I’m really excited about it,” Miller said. “I think it’s going to be a really good experience going to state.

  • First time for Lady Waves

    There’s a first time for everything.

    For the Midway Lady Green Wave cross-country team, that time is now.

    The Midway ladies cross-country team qualified for the state meet in Nashville for the first time this past Saturday.

    The spot at the important and prestigious meet came on the strength of a strong second place finish at the regionals this past Saturday. As a squad, the Green Wave posted an average time of 27:33.52.

  • Playoffs set to start

    The playoffs start tonight for four Roane County football teams after a long and grueling season.

    The season saw many ups and downs for the Kingston Yellow Jackets, the Midway Green Wave, the Oliver Springs Bobcats and the Rockwood Tigers.

    For some of the teams, it will be the first time in the postseason in quite some time. For others, it will be an opportunity to build on success an continue on to the ultimate goal of a state championship.

    Kingston @ West Greene

  • Runner off to NYC Marathon

    After months of training, Tim Phillips is not going to let a terrorist attack stop him from running in Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

    “Any time you do anything in a big city, you’ve always got to think about things like that, but you can’t let that deter you from doing things,” he said.

    Manhattan was the site of a terrorist attack on Tuesday, just days before Phillips and hundreds of other runners are expected to descend on the area for the marathon. Eight people were reportedly killed in the attack.

  • Pair accused in weekend strong-arm robbery

    Two men have been charged in the home invasion and robbery of a Harriman woman and her granddaughter in the early morning hours of Oct. 28.

    Harriman Police Department tracked down the most recent suspect, Austin Kane Penley, 19, of Rockwood, on Tuesday afternoon in South Harriman.

    “The patrol guys in Harriman received information of his location and were able to get out there quickly and detain him for our purposes so we could talk to him,” said Harriman Detective Brian Turner.


    The newest member of the Oliver Springs Police Department is a surefire hit for youngsters.

    A velicoraptor made his debut on Halloween at the Duncan Drive community, a popular trick-or-treat destination for the town.

    “We tried to come up with something we could take to schools and community events like this to get children involved with us,” said Chief Kenneth Morgan.

    He said the dinosaur costume, with moving parts, looked cool and seemed the perfect way to interact with children. 

  • Landowners ask to be part of cities

    For once, Harriman and Rockwood are not fighting with property owners not wanting to be in the city limits.

    Instead, both cities have had requests by property owners to be annexed.

    Rockwood most recently approved a plan of service for 108 Spencer Lane.

    “This is the area the people have asked us to annex,” said Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.

    Harriman Regional Planning Commission Chairman Allan Williams has asked that city to annex a vacant property at 231 Highland Drive.

  • ‘He’s a career criminal’

    Larry Matthew Adkisson faces a Dec. 1 sentencing for aggravated burglary and theft. A Roane County jury found him guilty of those charges on Wednesday.

    “He’s a career criminal, so it’s very satisfying to get a conviction,” Assistant District Attorney General Bob Edwards said.

    The jury heard from several witnesses during Adkisson’s two-day trial at the Roane County Courthouse.