Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Rockwood High School score: girls 12, boys 1!

    Gentle Reader, last week’s column was written as a result of a letter from Mr. Paul Kamikawa defending Rockwood High School from our criticism of their poor performance in the most recent ACT test results.

    After a lengthy commentary concerning this situation we brought out another disturbing performance as described in the following paragraph, which we quote as it was published:

  • Grand ladies honored at Courthouse Gala

    History buffs and elected officials gathered in Kingston last weekend to help the Roane County Heritage Commission celebrate the 14th annual Gala for the historic Roane County Courthouse.

    The primary goal of the evening event was to raise funds to keep the old courthouse — one of only a half dozen pre-Civil War courthouses left in the state — open to the public.

    “It takes a lot of hard work keeping this building standing,” said Master of Ceremonies Bruce Cantrell.

  • Fugitive leads authorities on three-county chase

    An alleged fugitive from Knox County led officers on a three-county chase Monday, which ended when the suspect’s car overturned on Hwy. 62.

    Oliver Springs police were alerted Monday about an alleged kidnapping and domestic assault, which had been reported at the Marathon Station.

    There, an unidentified female reportedly told employees that she was being kidnapped.

    The suspect, James Hendon, 50, no address available, attempted to “get at” the female, according to a report given to Oliver Springs Police Chief Kenneth Morgan.

  • Harriman police on the lookout for those not buckling up

    As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, Harriman Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”

    From May 22 to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nationwide mobilization.

  • Lady ’Cats blank Sunbright, 12-0

    One day after suffering a tough loss against Oneida, Matt Headden’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats rolled to a 12-0 victory over Sunbright at Arrowhead Park. 

  • Bobcats roll in tourney opener, 12-1

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats opened postseason play Wednesday evening with an impressive 12-1 victory over Sunbright in five innings. 

    Oliver Springs head coach Tony Kegley was happy with his team’s performance Wednesday, especially his team’s approach at the plate.

  • Devils drop season finale at Coalfield, 6-1

    Senior Day was memorable for the Coalfield Yellow Jackets Tuesday as Andy Lowe’s squad picked up a 6-1 victory over Harriman in the final game of the regular season for both teams.

  • Rockwood picks up big win on Senior Night

    It was Senior Night at Rockwood on Monday, but at the end of the day it was a sophomore that was the hero. Sean Freels delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 5-4 victory over Sweetwater.

  • Rockwood comes up short in upset bid

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers had regular season District 3A champion Meigs County on the ropes for nearly six innings Tuesday night, but a late rally allowed the Tigers from Decatur to remain unbeaten in district play with an 8-2 victory.

  • Tigers end regular season with win

    It was a game that didn’t mean a lot in the final district standings, but the Rockwood Tigers closed out the regular season Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory over Meigs County in nine innings at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.