Today's News

  • New line to boost power in Kingston

    From staff reports

    TVA is building 1.2 miles of new transmission line to provide power to Rockwood Electric Utility’s Kingston substation.

    TVA said the substation is being upgraded from 69 kilovolts to 161 kilovolts.

    The upgrade is essential, according to TVA officials, because of age and condition issues at the substation.

  • Midway attends cheer camp
  • Hardy wins tournament

    At the recent International Isshin-ryu Karate Association (IIKA) Youth Tournament held in Dayton, TN, Kyle Hardy swept the tournament in the under 17 Brown Belt Division by winning first in Fighting, Weapons, and Kata.

  • Tigers, Devils meet with title hopes on the line

    Does it get any better than this?

    That’s what fans around Rockwood and Harriman are thinking this week as the Tigers and Blue Devils hook up in the state’s longest consecutive running rivalry with a possible District 3-A championship on the line.


    Seeing someone in a rear-naked choke doesn’t make Shanna Moore squeamish.
    “I like watching people get their butt kicked,” she said.
    Moore was in the right place on Oct. 16, attending an amateur mixed martial arts event in Harriman with her friend Emma Hillier.
    Young, old. Male, female. Devoted fans and first timers. The event attracted a diverse crowd.

  • Sentence is cut for man found guilty of murder

    A state appeals court has decreased the sentence of a man convicted of murder in Roane County by five years.
    David Cosgriff, 68, was accused of killing Kathleen Taylor. The 76-year-old Harriman woman’s remains were discovered in a rural area of the county in December 2003.
    Cosgriff was tried in July 2009 and found guilty of second-degree murder and theft over $1,000.
    Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen found that Taylor was particularly vulnerable due to her age and enhanced the second-degree murder sentence from 15 to 20 years.

  • Rockwood to stay with certified tax rate

    Now is not the time.
    That was how several Rockwood City Council members felt about the possibility of going above the new certified tax rate of 75 cents per $100 valuation.
    Rockwood City Council voted in favor of going with the new certified rate at an emergency meeting called Tuesday, Oct. 19. Councilman Harold Ishman was the only dissenting vote. Councilman Bill Thompson was not present.

  • October Sky extras reunion big success

    It isn’t often Oliver Springs residents get to share in something as big as the making of a feature film, but that is what happened when the community was selected as one of the shooting locations for the 1999 feature film October Sky.
    Many community members are so proud of their connection to the movie, based on memoirs of another small coal mining town’s famous son, Homer Hickam, a retired NASA engineer, that the community started the October Sky Fall Festival.

  • Blessed Sacrament taking Christmas basket applications

    Blessed Sacrament Church in Harriman will be taking applications for Christmas Baskets. Families/adults, needing assistance are asked to bring some form of identification and proof of income.
    Applications will be accepted at Blessed Sacrament’s church office on Margrave Dr. in Harriman on the folowing dates: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, 5 p.m. to 7; Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Call the church office at 882-9838 for details.

  • OS upsets No. 6 Wartburg, 32-27

    After suffering back-to-back heartbreaking losses to Oneida and Sunbright, the Oliver Springs Bobcats got back into the winning column Friday night with a 32-27 victory over No. 6 ranked Wartburg at D.J. Brittan Field.