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Today's News

  • 64 years of Dyllis winding down

    Dyllis Elementary School will be closing its doors for the last time at the end of the school year in May.

    To celebrate the many wonderful years the hub of the Dyllis community has had since it opened in 1948, the school will hold a celebration May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    “We really want to get across how important this school has been, and how much we’re going to miss it and the community, not just us, but the community,” Dyllis principal Kendra Inman said.

  • Rockwood seeks to build public restrooms

    Rockwood Revitalization’s members want to make the city more welcoming.
    That is why they have chosen to build a public restroom on city property adjacent to the downtown Homecoming Park.

    John Evans recently told Rockwood City Council members about the proposed project.
    “We hope to have it done by the festival,” said Evans, referring to the Rockwood Fall Festival.

  • Cruisin' in Harriman

    Shiny vehicles from a variety of eras look right at home on Roane Street in Harriman. Good weather made it easy to appreciate the vehicles on display for last weekend’s Cruisin’ event. The city’s next Crusin’ event is May 12.

  • Lady 'Cats pick up two wins in tourney

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats had a solid showing over the weekend as Matt Headden’s squad went 2-3-1 against a stacked field at the 2012 Sonic Franklin Invitational.

  • Miller, Romero sign with Maryville

    Some things just go better together like peanut butter and jelly.

  • Jackets still unbeaten

    The Kingston boys tennis team ran their season record to 6-0 last week following team victories over Harriman and Alcoa.

    Against Harriman, the Jackets cruised to a 7-2 victory.

  • Tigers hold off Bobcats, 6-4

    In a back-and-forth "cat-fight", it was the Rockwood Tigers, on the strength of a go-ahead Riley Clem triple in the bottom of the sixth inning emerging with the 6-4 win over the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Friday. 

  • Lady Waves blank Rockwood, 6-0

    The Midway Lady Waves drowned the victory aspirations of the Rockwood Lady Tigers with a tsunami of offense in a 6-0 win Friday afternoon.

  • $5.45 million awarded in civil trial finding Houstons liable for ridealong's death

    A Cumberland County jury has awarded $5.45 million to the mother of a former lawman gunned down in May 2006 by brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.

    "No amount of money can touch the hole in my heart," said Pat Brown of Rockwood. "Money can't do that."

    The jury awarded Brown $5 million in punitive damages less than an hour after finding the Houston brothers liable for the May 2006 shooting death of her son, Mike Brown. At that time, the jury awarded Brown $450,000 in compensatory damages.

  • Testimony in Houston civil case begins

    Murfreesboro attorney Mitchell Ferguson is used to facing litigants on the opposing side.
    That wasn’t the case on Monday.
    Brothers Rocky and Leon Houston failed to show for the start of the civil trial in which they are being sued for the death of Mike Brown. 
    “I’ve never tried a case with no opponent,” said Ferguson, who represents Brown’s mother, Pat Brown.