Today's News

  • Everybody loves a parade
  • Fallen limb causes injuries, outages

    A tree fell onto a vehicle on Race St. shortly after the start of the Kingston Christmas Parade Monday night, dropping a power line, breaking the windshield of the vehicle and injuring the passenger.

    Two others were injured by the falling power line and transported to the hospital.

    “I heard the tree crack but thought it was part of the parade,” said Garrett Strickland of Kingston, who was driving the BMW 535i near Johnson Street and Race Street and waiting for the parade to pass.

  • ‘You can see God in it’

    In the Bible, Jesus performed a miracle by feeding 5,000 men — not counting women and children — with only five loaves of bread and two fish.

    Walnut Hill Baptist Church Outreach Leader Faye Daniels isn’t necessarily performing miracles, but she is doing a lot with a little, as the small church in Harriman feeds and clothes hundreds of area residents each week with donations alone.

  • Kingston sweeps Oliver Springs in county hoops battle


  • Tigers vs. Tigers 2 tussle ends in a split

    In a true “Tiger Tussle," the Sunbright Lady Tigers outlasted the Rockwood Lady Tigers by a 45-36 margin, while the Rockwood boys romped to a resounding 51-25 drubbing of the Sunbright Tigers.
    Sunbright 45, Rockwood 36: For three periods of play, the Sunbright and Rockwood Lady Tiger squads battled tooth and nail until in the final period, the Sunbright Lady Tigers asserted their dominance with a 15-6 tilt to close out the game to pick up a hard-fought 45-36 win at the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasium in Rockwood on Tuesday night.

  • College football headed for second season

    The regular seasons for college football teams are over, and it is now for the second season — the bowl season and playoffs.
    The SEC regular season ended with a big thud Saturday as some conference schools lost to their rivals,
    The loudest thud came from Nashville last Saturday, as the Vanderbilt Commodores used a second-hall rally to defeat the Tennessee Vols, 45-34, making the 'Dores bowl eligible and ending the Vols' hopes for a berth in the Sugar Bowl.

  • Harriman extends winning streak to two games

    The Harriman Blue Devils defeated Farragut Admirals 74-55 in Knoxville Tuesday.
    The Blue Devils are starting to pick up some momentum after an 0-2 start. Harriman had seven varsity football players on the team, and it sometimes takes a few weeks to get into basketball shape after games into the season.
    Harriman was playing a much larger Farragut team, as they compete in Class 3A compared to the Blue Devils playing in Class A.
    This didn't stop them from controlling the game from the top.

  • Midway Middle splits with Wartburg; sweeps Rockwood Middle

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams returned to the court Monday by splitting a pair of games at Wartburg and returned home Tuesday to sweep Rockwood Middle School.
    Midway at Wartburg
    Midway 41, Wartburg 27: Blain Townsend scored 22 points to lead the Green Wave over the Bulldogs. Townsend scored nine of 22 points in the first quarter, helping Midway build a 13-11 advantage.
    Townsend had five points in the second quarter, as Midway outscored Wartburg 11-4 for a 24-15 lead at the break.

  • Luttrell’s 3-point shot gives CMS sweep of Robertsville

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games from Robertsville Monday night, as the Lady  Jackets won 36-26 and the Jackets 40-38 on Bradly Luttrell’s 3-point with 30 seconds remaining in the game.
    Leading scorers for the Lady Jackets were Skylar Brackett (12), Madison Ferguson (10), Maliyah Martin (7), Kirsten Wattenbarger (3), KyAnn Chapman (2) and Reagan Tjon (2).
    Leading scorers for the Yellow Jackets were Luttrell (19), Neal Harper (11), Wyatt Heidle (6) and Will Moore (4).

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Gatlinburg fire sparks memory of another

    Watching the reports of the fires in Gatlinburg earlier this week reminded me of a devastating wildfire I witnessed 25 years ago.

    Wildfires were not uncommon in California when I lived there in the 1980s and 1990s. It is a big state and the fires always seemed to be happening someplace else. It never really occurred to me that such devastation could ever touch my life.