Today's News

  • Decatur’s Blueberry Pig has more than just barbecue

    Readers of my articles know my wife Carol and I like to invite folks to share our “Out to Lunch” adventures.

    Walking in Kingston First Baptist Church one Sunday morning, I asked longtime friends, Ralph and Jackie Inman, if they would like to go with us to eat at The Blueberry Pig in Decatur.

    “I was born in Ten Mile and went to Meigs County Schools in Decatur, and I’ve never heard of The Blueberry Pig,” Ralph said. “But we’d like to go,” he added.

  • Roane Treasures: Meet the Class of 2014

    Lieselotte “Lotte” O’Brien

    Lieselotte “Lotte” O’Brien was born in Weiler, Germany, on July 7, 1925. Lotte is better known as Mama Mia.

    Lotte met her late husband, William, in Germany after World War II. He was a baker in the Army and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany, where Lotte was a waitress in the mess hall.

    They married in Germany and moved to New York in June 1950. While in New York, Lotte taught herself English and gained experience in the restaurant industry. The couple moved to Kingston in 1969.

  • Harriman Happenings 11/17

    Last Sunday Redd Hardy was ordained for a deacon at St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he has been a member for a long time.

    Herbert and Carolyn Griffin, Richard and Mary Hickey, Keith and Jill Johnson and Rosa Osborn of Harriman attended this service.

    Deacon Hickey read the Scripture. Deacon Griffin gave the duty of a deacon and Carolyn gave encouraging expressions to her daughter, Redd’s wife.

    Robin’s son Randy Shannon sang a melody of songs.

  • Green Wave rally falls short


    A defensive struggle for three quarters turned into an absolute barn burner at Tennessee Tech Friday night, as a late Midway Green Wave rally came within inches of tying the game and sending it to overtime against Monterey in the second round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.

  • Tigers fall at Oneida, 21-7


    Rockwood head coach John Webb knew that if his football team was to win Friday's TSSAA Class 2A playoffs game at Oneida, it would happen only if his squad played a really good football game.

    That didn't happen as turnovers, penalties and poor field position were the deciding factors in a 21-7 loss to the Indians.

  • Cherokee splits with Philadelphia



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    The two games between Cherokee and Philadelphia in middle school basketball action contained scores reminiscent of a teeter-totter.  

  • Midway, Rockwood split games


    There wasn't a lot of drama at Rockwood Middle School Thursday evening as the Tigers and visiting Midway split a pair of games.

    The first game was close for a while, but Midway pulled away late for a 34-13 victory. In the boys game, Rockwood started fast and cruised to a 44-28 victory.

  • Harriman slams Concord


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils bedeviled the Concord Christian School Lady Lions by a very decisive 81-19 margin Thursday evening. 

    The game was over quick as Harriman opened the game with a 33-4 run before the Lady Lions scored a 3-pointer to end the first period, making the score 33-7. 

  • Roane State’s Freels signs with TTU


     One look at Roane State's Sarah Freels and you would think the 5'5" shortstop is a speedster that doesn't have a lot of pop in her bat.

  • The many hats of ‘Brillo’ Miller

    Rockwood Mayor-elect Mike “Brillo” Miller said he doesn’t foresee city business overlapping with the goings-on of the county school system.

    Miller, who works for Rockwood Electric Utility, is in the midst of another four-year term on the Roane County Board of Education. He will take over as city mayor on Dec. 1.

    “It’s not a city school system,” Miller said. “It’s a county school system, so it will have no bearing on it whatsoever.”