Today's News

  • Premier Sharp supports breast cancer awareness

    This October, Premier Sharp Funeral Home, at 209 Roane St., Oliver Springs, is showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a unique way.

    Throughout the month, staff members at the Oliver Springs funeral home will be wearing pink ties and scarves to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

    Premier Sharp is also making a donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation in Knoxville, located at 318 Nancy Lynn Lane.

  • WHAT'S THE SCORE? Employee fraud prevention basics for all organizations

    By Dana Peterka
    An Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report indicates that small organizations are the most common victims in fraud instances at 31.8 percent.

    The report estimates that the median losses for small organizations, with fewer than 100

    employees that experienced a fraud, were $147,000.

    The goal of this article is to make sure that you are aware of the potential for fraud and that the organizations (businesses, government agencies and nonprofits) you are affiliated with are effectively addressing this issue.

  • Tumminello leads Oliver Springs Bobcats over Tellco Plains Bears

    Oliver Springs running back Joe Tumminello put on a show Friday night. The Bobcat senior rushed for 296 yards and 5 touchdowns in leading his team to a 42-29 Region 2-2A victory at Tellico Plains.
    “It was because of our offensive line,” Tumminello said. “Levi Lamance, Daniel Giles, Brady Webb, Lucas Daugherty, Joe Huckabey and Jordan Haney all did a great job. We kind of started slow in the first quarter, but in the second quarter and second half, our line just dominated.”

  • Lady Tigers finish second in district soccer tournament

    By Ed Greif
    University of Arkansas signee Allie Dunn scored two goals and had one assist to lead the Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams to a 5-1 victory over the Rockwood Lady Tigers to claim the District 3A/AA soccer championship Thursday night at GCA.
    Other scorers for Grace Christian were Sara Houff (one goal, one assist), Lauren Lewis (one goal, one assist) and Sierra Brown (one goal).

  • Green Wave plays hard in loss to Greenback

    The Midway Green Waves never flinched and they played hard to the final horn but they still were taken down by a pretty good football team last Friday night at home losing to Greenback 48-12.
    Despite some rough moments the Cherokees looked every bit the state runner up last season and they look to be headed deep into the playoffs again this year. Greenback more than doubled Midway in total yards, 502-243, and scored at least one touchdown in every quarter.

  • Austin-East shuts out Rockwood 40-0

    Darius Harper completed 13-of-17 passes for 244 yards with two touchdowns to the lead the Austin-East Roadrunners to a 40-0 victory over the Rockwood Tigers in a Region 2-2A game Friday on Civitan Field at Tom Pemberton Stadium.
    Six different players caught at least one pass, including four to Kashif Warren for 102 yards and four to Shannon Cozart for 58 yards. Rico Johnson had a 64-yard touchdown strike.

  • Tornadoes blow past Yellow Jackets 52-3

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets' quest for a second-straight appearance in the Class 3A playoffs ended Friday, as they were defeated 52-3 by the Alcoa Tornadoes to fall to 0-4 in the Region 2-3A and 3-6 overall.
    Malik Salter scored Alcoa's first TD on a 6-yard run to cap a 59-yard, 7-play drive. Ben Smith's PAT made it 7-0.
    Gabe Shillings' 51-yard field goal capped a 46-yard, 12 play drive to slice the gap to 7-3 with 1:14 left in the first quarter.

  • Slow start haunts Devils, lose 28-14

    By Michael Lindsay
    Harriman’s chances at winning 2-1A took a major blow on Friday at the hands of the Oneida Indians by a score of 28-14. The Blue Devils drop to 6-2 on the season following Friday’s contest.

  • Harriman Middle School eliminated from playoffs

    The one-two punch of Tyler Davis and Chris Flowers were more than the Harriman Middle School  could handle Thursday night as Wartburg Central Middle School advanced to the TMSAA Class 2A district semifinals with a 52-16 victory over the  Blue Devils.
    Davis, a quarterback, rushed for 145 yards and 4 TDs on the ground while adding 67 yards and another score through the air in the victory. Flowers chipped in 100 yards rushing and was on the receiving end of a 49-yard touchdown pass.

  • Man claims assault by state House candidate: Video shows Overstreet with weapon