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Today's News

  • 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:

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

    By FLO CHARLES

    “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.

  • 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.

  • Rockwood codes help ISO rating

    When thinking of a city’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating most people think of fire safety ratings.

    Rockwood recently showcased how their building codes can play a role as well with an announcement from ISO that the city had improved their building code effectiveness grading classification from a 9 to a 4 in both one and two family residential properties as well as for commercial and industrial properties as well.

    “I was quite enthusiastic to see that rating,” said Building Inspector Harold Ishman.

  • DANCING IN THE STREET
  • Nelson Farms not kidding with dairy goat successes

    What happens when you combine a love for God, family, farming, business, and arts and crafts?

    For Pine Orchard’s Jamie and Amy Nelson, the result is a thriving business, Nelson Farms.

    The Nelsons were married in 1996, but the concept of the business didn’t start until the birth of their son Nate 12 years ago.

    It was at that time that Amy wanted to combine the self-sufficiency aspect of farming with ways to make life better for Nate.