Today's News

  • Baker's trey rescues OSMS

    Maxwell House Coffee had a slogan years ago about being "good to the last drop." Thursday’s game between the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and Rockwood Lady Tigers was good to the last shot as Alivia Baker hit a three-point shot with impeccable timing that allowed the purple-clad Lady 'Cats to squeeze out a 30-27 win. 

  • OSMS splits with Midway Middle

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats played their final games before Christmas break last Monday when they hosted Midway.

  • Poor second half costs Lady Devils in loss

    A big second half proved to be the difference as the Coalfield Lady Jackets knocked off Harriman Thursday night at Richard Pickell Gymnasium, 52-36.

  • Coalfield rockets past Harriman, 80-75

    Fans at Harriman High School received an early Christmas present Thursday night as the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and host Blue Devils played a double overtime thriller that was eventually won by the visiting Jackets, 80-75.

  • Arrests: Nov. 26-Dec. 9, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 26 — Ryan Matthew Cox, 26, 665 Old Hwy. 70, Harriman: shoplifting theft of property. No bond; court date Jan. 28, 2013.

    • Daniel Allen Easter, 32, 110 Circle Lane, Harriman: possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession or casual exchange, failure to appear. Total bond $5,500; court date Jan. 7, 2013.

  • On fourth anniversary of ash spill, TVA cleanup end in sight

    Saturday will mark four years since a dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant released more than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash into the environment.

    Officials in charge of cleaning up the mess, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regards as one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in history, are optimistic about what lies ahead.

  • County gets grants; wants more

    Roane County has continued to rack up grants this year.

    “We worked hard to get them,” County Executive Ron Woody said. “Periodically, after you keep doing your due diligence, apply for them again and again and get the homework right, you’re successful.”

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Get out of your comfort zone

    If you are reading this and the world hasn’t come to a fiery end (as per Mayan calendar hoopla), then I can safely say 2012 has been a great year.

    I have been touched by the many people who have told me they enjoy reading this column, and who “travel” with me on my adventures.

  • Large meth lab found near Rockwood

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Smith found a massive meth-lab in some woods near Rockwood.

    Initially, Smith found 250 pounds of anhydrous ammonia, a methamphetimine ingredient. According to a news release, Deputies Mark Steinmann and Mitch Grigsby and Roane County Emergency Management Agency personnel also responded.

    An anhydrous ammonia lab was found in a large tent, camouflaged with black plastic and brush.