Today's News

  • Rockwood receives more state funding for trails

    Rockwood is getting extra money to amend its walking trails that will eventually lead to Tom Fuller Park.

    The state is giving the city an additional $200,000 in Transportation Alternative Grant funding for the greenway project from Gateway Avenue to Tom Fuller Park.

    This brings the construction cost to $796,402, with the city of Rockwood contributing a 20-percent match.

  • Kingston still renting boat slips

    There are only five city-owned boat slips that remain available at Kingston’s 58 Landing.

    Kingston City Manager David Bolling reported to Kingston City Council Tuesday during its regular monthly meeting that rental fees for 10 of the 18 slips have already been paid, and three more were expected to be paid by the end of the week.

    “That will leave five, so if anyone would like to rent one, let us know,” Bolling said. “We anticipate the [slips] will fill up soon.”

  • Blood drive scheduled at Grande Vista Bay

    A Medic mobile blood drive is planned later this month at Grande Vista Bay.

    The blood drive will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 26 at 1405 New Hope Road, Rockwood.

    All donors will be required to show identification.

    Each donor will receive a free T-shirt and coupon for a free appetizer.

    Call 524-3074 or visit www.medicblood.org for details.

  • 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.