Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Even in 1800, some wanted fair treatment for workers

    We have been reading a 1965 biography of Henry Addington by Philip Ziegler, which has rested on our shelves for several years.
    Addington, a contemporary of the Younger Pitt, Canning, Castlereagh, Liverpool, and other leading lights of the first years of the Nineteenth Century, was for years Speaker of the House of Commons, then for 3 or 4 years King George III’s Prime Minister, and from 1812 to 1821 was Home Secretary.

  • In the Spotlight: Fritts uses pageant savvy to help cancer research

    Oliver Springs High School senior and HOSA president Breanna Fritts coordinated a beauty pageant to raise funds for cancer research.

    “My grandmother had breast cancer, then my mom had uterine cancer, and then this past year my mom had colon cancer, so cancer’s just in my family. So it’s close to home, the cancer situation,” Fritts said. “It just kind of hit me.”

  • Checking out the 'Stangs
  • Lady 'Cast sweep Lady Indians

    Matt Headden’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats opened the District 4-A schedule with a pair of wins over Oneida on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Midway bounces back with shutout win

    Baseball can be an unpredictable and baffling game. The Midway and Harriman results from earlier this week appear to backup the claim of baffling. 

  • Loudon tops Blue Devils in tennis

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils hosted Loudon in a tennis match at Roane State Monday evening, but home court wasn’t an advantage as the Redskins picked up a 7-2 victory in girls play and a 6-3 victory in boys action.

  • Bobcats open district play with sweep of Oneida

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats opened District 4-A play earlier this week with games against Oneida, and Tony Kegley's squad was able to sweep the Indians, winning 5-3 at Oneida on Monday before downing the Indians at home on Tuesday, 10-0.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Lauren M. Manning

    Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Manning recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Daughter of Rebecca and Ronnie Manning of Oliver Springs, she is a 2007 graduate of Clinton High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Webb-Sterner

    Tony and Donna Webb of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Paige Webb, to Zachary George Sterner.

    He is the son of George and Cinda Sterner of Franklin, Pa.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 25 at Norris Dam, Norris. A reception will follow at Norris Dam. Another is planned in Pennsylvania.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College with a degree in human resources. She is employed with Jacobs Engineer.

  • 'Round Rockwood: March 21

    By Josephine McKinney
    This spring-like weather has been a wonderful time to go places and do things. One of the most wonderful things I’ve enjoyed most was a group of residents of Victorian Square took a trip to Crossville to see the live production of the play “Driving Miss Daisy.”

    Miss Daisy had a chauffeur to drive her places, like to town where she instructed him to drive to the right, go one block, turn right again, then again turn right, and he says, “Why, Miss Daisy, this is where we came from.”