Today's News

  • CMS comes up short versus Webb

    By Brittani Barger


    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets lost both games against the Webb Spartans on Thursday night in Kingston.

    Webb 41, Cherokee 23

    The Lady Jackets won the tipoff against the Spartans and got the first point on the board from a free throw by Eliahana Burns.

    Webb would get on the board next with a two point shot.

    The defenses on both teams were strong leading to a lower scoring first half.

  • O.S. and Wartburg meet for middle school b-ball

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ’Cats renewed their rivalry with Wartburg Thursday evening and both schools would come away with a win.

    The defending East Tennessee Class AA Sectional champion Lady Bulldogs picked up their win after battling back from an early deficit to knock off the Lady ’Cats, 44-35.

    Oliver Springs picked up some revenge in the nightcap game as they knocked off the Bulldogs, 47-38.

    Girls Game

  • Blue Devils split home opener

    Harriman started their 2017-2018 basketball season Thursday night as the Lady Devils and Devils took on the Lady Dragons and Dragons of Brainerd.

    Brainerd 35, Harriman 39

    The Lady Devils were able to grab a victory by a score of 39-35.

    The Blue Devils were unable to grab a win as they lost by a score of 75-58

    The ladies took the court in the first matchup of the night.

    Things were a little different as Brainerd had a delay with getting to the gym and the contest started about 40 minutes late.

  • Bobcats fall hard to Lenoir City

    By Melissa Coley


    The Bobcats played their second game in three days as they traveled to Lenior City to play the Class AAA Panthers in their second Hall of Fame game on Thursday evening.

    The girls game was a tale of two halves as Oliver Springs jumped out to a 9-1 lead and won the first half but a tenacious three-point game turned the game around and Lenior City won the second half and the game by a score of 50-33.

  • Heroics propel Tigers to upset

    The Rockwood Tigers upset the 2A No. 1 Meigs County Tigers Friday night in Decatur, 9-8, with a late touchdown in the third round of the TSSAA 2A Football Playoffs.

    “These kids have done everything I’ve asked them to do for a long, long time,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said. “You know when just when people think it’s over and we’re ready to start putting uniforms up, they come back out with something else.”

  • Roane Academy sold

    From staff reports

    Omni Visions no longer owns Roane Academy.

    “Roane Academy has been sold,” Omni Visions spokeswoman Jennifer Wigal said Friday. “I can send you a statement regarding that.”

    Wigal did not provide that statement and she also didn’t respond to questions about who purchased Roane Academy.

    “Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a statement at this time,” she said later via email.

  • Man says wiring scam cleaned out account

    A Rockwood man reported being scammed out of some money last week.

    Bossie Davidson met with Detective Josh Rymer at the police station on Nov. 13 to discuss how he got swindled.

    “Davidson stated that a woman, Theresa Chalker Brown, whom he has known for about a year, asked him to help her,” the report said.

    “Brown wanted to deposit checks in Davidson’s bank account and then have him send the money to her via wire transfer.”

    The report said Davidson agreed and provided Brown his bank account information.

  • Coalition ‘takes back’ 45.6 pounds of meds

    According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 85,567 painkiller prescriptions were filled in Roane County in 2016.

    When broken down into morphine milligram equivalents, that means enough opiates were filled in Roane County to provide every person with 183 10-milligram hydrocodone pills.

  • Missing an ingredient? Head to the pantry, not the store

    No eggs? If it’s for baking, substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for 1 egg.

    No cornstarch? For every 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, use 1 tablespoon arrowroot, or 1 tablespoon potato flour or potato starch, or 2 1/2 tablespoons flour.

    No buttermilk? Use plain yogurt, thinned sour cream or creme fraiche instead. Or add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup milk and let stand 5 minutes.

    No dry breadcrumbs? Just get some bread, tear it up into small chunks and saute in a skillet with a little butter until browned.