Today's News

  • OS Middle School playing for CVC crown Thursday

    For the third year in a row, Oliver Springs will take on Spring City for the Clinch Valley Middle School Football Conference championship.

    This year's title game is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spring City.

    “We set a goal all year to be in the championship game, and we're back,” Oliver Springs head coach Buster Brown said. “We're going to do our best to win it.”

    Oliver Springs is about 40 miles from Spring City, but Brown said he expects to see a lot of purple and gold, his team's colors, in the stands.

  • OS Middle School beats Midway in CVC season finale

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats battled a soggy field and the Midway Middle Green Waves for a 14-0 win last Thursday to claim another berth in the Clinch Valley Conference Championship game. The Bobcats will once again take on Spring City in the championship game Thursday night. The only difference from last year will be the Bobcats will travel to Spring City to try to claim their second straight title

    Oliver Springs lost to the Bulldogs earlier this season, but will get another chance at them Thursday.

  • Cherokee Middle School wins season finale last week

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets closed out the regular season last Thursday night with an impressive 34-6 victory over Wartburg Central on a rainy night at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial.

    “I thought our guys played pretty well especially in such nasty conditions,” Cherokee head coach Wiley Brackett said after watching his team improve to 5-3 on the season. “It was just an good old-fashioned physical football game.”

  • TSSAA Week 8 football schedules


    Tyner at Bledsoe Co.

    Meigs Co. at Boyd Buchanan

    Clinton at CAK (Thu)

    Bell County, KY at Campbell Co.

    Tenn. Christian Prep at Chatt. Grace

    Volunteer at Cherokee

    Elizabethton at Claiborne

    Greenback at Coalfield

    Chatt. Christian at Copper Basin

    Gatlinburg-Pittman at Cosby

    South Greene at Cumberland Gap

    Bradley Central at Dobyns Bennett

    Cumberland Co. at East Hamilton

    Knox West at Farragut

    Sullivan North at Hampton


    Fred McCorkle had a simple goal while growing up in Harriman.

    He wanted to drive a coal truck.

    “I never figured I’d make it through to graduate,” McCorkle confessed on Sunday.

    “I used to watch the coal trucks head to Oliver Springs and I thought if I could be good enough to drive one of them, then I’d be happy.”

    Instead, he became one of the most decorated naval aviators in history en route to becoming a three-star lieutenant general in the United States Marine Corps.

  • Child found wandering on road

    A 32-year-old woman was arrested last week after a child in her care was found wandering down the road.

    Angela Erin Delozier is charged with child abuse and neglect, child age 6 or less, in the Oct. 2 incident.

    According to the warrant, Kristy and Robert Paxton were leaving their house when they saw the child walking down the road.

    “The child was visibly upset and was barefoot,” the warrant said. “Ms. Paxton stated that they put the child in their car and called 911.”

  • Rockwood OKs railroad crossings closure at shelter

    A pair of railroad crossings will be closed in the coming months in Rockwood.

    Rockwood City Council agreed last week to close crossings on McNew Road, a small country lane that’s home to the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    Animal Shelter Director John Griffin worried about notice and signage to notify people about the crossings closing and pending work on a bridge near the shelter.

  • Rockwood homeowners anxious to apply for grants

    Rockwood hasn’t even had the public hearing yet, and already people are knocking on the doors seeking out the opportunity to apply for a piece of the $250,000 HOME program funding to bring their homes up to standard.

    “We have had several people to leave their names and numbers, and have received one application from a party that went to the Roane County meeting and then realized they had to come through Rockwood,” said City Administrator Becky Ruppe.

  • Fire destroys Harriman home

    A Harriman home was destroyed by fire Thursday night.

    Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said the home at 320 Ayers Drive was likely a total loss.

    “It happened at about 8:20 last night,” said Goss, who added “the cause is undetermined at this time.”

    “There was nobody home. Nobody got hurt,” said Goss.

    Goss said it was his understanding the family was at a ballgame watching their child play.