Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Are drivers doomed to dodge Harwell holes?

    “BACK TO FIVE”, ran Monday’s headline above Damon Lawrence’s report on the fate of the one-high-school push, with a sub-head of “Consolidated high school rejected”.

    And with that we can hope that this rotten idea has been firmly and finally laid to rest, but some bad ideas just seem to keep coming back to haunt us, as has this issue.

  • OS routs Oakdale 16-6 in region action

    By Michael Lindsay
    The Oliver Springs Bobcats went back and forth with district opponent Oakdale on Monday before a 10-run sixth inning lifted the ‘Cats to a 16-6 victory.
    Oliver Springs started hot, plating three runs in the top of the first inning. With bases loaded and two outs, an Oakdale error allowed Ryan Jones, Dillon Walls and Matt Gaylor to each score.

  • Lady Bobcats shut out Oakdale 12-0

    By  Michael Lindsay
    Monday afternoon, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Eagles 12-0 in four innings.
    A six-run first inning by the Lady ‘Cats set the tone for the rest of the game. Mable Johnson opened the game with a single to left. Seven Oliver Springs batters would reach safely in the inning, resulting in their first six runs.
    Lady ‘Cat pitcher Kaitlyn Seeber kept the Eagles at bay, striking out the first three batters she faced. After one, Oliver Springs led 6-0.

  • Harriman softball team falls falls to Oliver Springs 7-5

    The Harriman  Lady Blue Devils travelled to Oliver Springs on Friday night to take on the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats in some softball action.
    To say the contest was close it was an understatement as the Lady Devils were one strike away from picking up the 2-1 victory in the region contest.
    “I admire their never give up attitude,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Matt Headen.
    The Lady Bobcats started out their season 0-5 but have charged back to make to pick up seven-straight victories to bring their season record to 7-5.

  • Green Wave plays hard in loss to Rams

    The Midway Green Wave baseball team dropped a 15-7 District 3A decision to the Grace Christian Academy (GCA) Rams Monday evening.
    "We played hard and hit the ball all the way through the lineup," said Midway Coach George Nichols. “I am encouraged about this team."
    GCA scored five runs in the top of the first inning. With one out, Logan Harbin belted a solo home run for the 1-0 lead.
    Noah Gent singled, but Huff gave up a walk, a two-run double to Taylor Lawson, an RBI triple to Eli Nordham and an RBI double to Landon Crumbly.

  • McDermott, Vanosdale leads RHS over Sunbright 17-0

    By Zac Selby
    There is still time left before the Rockwood Tigers make the trip to Lookout Valley to compete with some of the best teams in the state, but the team is already in fine form.
    Rockwood’s Lucas McDermott finished 4-4 and recorded three runs, while Jimmy Vanosdale had two runs to help hand Sunbright a 17-0 win in front of a crowd of about 200 cheering fans Monday afternoon.

  • Lady Waves, Oakdale split a Region 2A doubleheader

    By Michael Lindsay
    The Midway Lady Waves travelled north to take on Region 2A opponent Oakdale Friday evening and left with an 8-4 victory followed by a 10-7 defeat.
    “It’s all about how you finish,” said Midway head coach Rob Viar. “The girls battled hard. We finally got back to hitting the ball.”
    Midway 8, Oakdale 4: A four-run deficit was not enough to keep the Lady Waves down, as coach Viar’s team stormed back to win 8-4 in game one.


    An Anglers Cove resident says she has been trying for years to get help with drainage issues that threaten to wash away her yard, her home and the roadway in front of her property.

    Video images taken of Karen Rhyne’s property during a storm that struck last week show large amounts of water overflowing the roadside drainage ditch and filling her yard.

    Poor drainage also resulted in the flow of garbage and debris from a waste center about a half mile away, she said.

  • SCHOOL DRESS CODE: Girls’ tunics, shorts targets

    Coming up with changes that can be easily enforced is one of the challenges facing the Roane County Board of Education’s Dress Code Policy Committee.

    “It’s got to be enforceable,” Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins said. “It’s got to be enforceable in an easy way.”

    The committee met again last week to discuss changes to the school board’s dress code policy, which was last revised on May 20, 2010.

    Oversized tops along with the length of skirts, dresses and shorts were some of the topics covered.