Today's News

  • Laci Ann Ariks

    Laci Ann Ariks turn-ed 4 years old on Dec. 19.

    She celebrated with a Minnie Mouse-themed party with family and friends on Dec. 15.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Jessica Ariks of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Ronnie and Rhonda Nickell of Oakdale, the late Angelia Ariks of Kingston, and Johnny Ariks of Decatur.

    Great-grandparents are Reva Nickell of Kingston, Lonnie Johnson and Sue Johnson, both of Kingston, and the late Nancy Edmonds of Pennington Gap, Va.

  • GUEST OPINION: Public needs to see Gitmo proceedings

    First Amendment Center
    As things now stand, Americans will not be able to see TV coverage of upcoming 9/11-related trials from Guantanamo Bay.

    The situation is regrettable — but easily remedied.

    A military judge this week said he had no authority to override an earlier decision by the Department of Defense that denied requests by the defense attorneys for the accused and by and news-related groups to televise the trials.

  • Suit to open child abuse files

    NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Children’s Service has been reporting to a federal court for more than a decade on how it is handling foster care, yet it faces no such scrutiny of its handling of children suffering from abuse or neglect.

    The state reports that 120 children investigated by the Department of Children’s Services after reports of abuse or neglect died between 2009 and 2011.

    There were 31 more deaths during the first half of 2012, DCS says.

  • Environmental board seeks student member

    Do you know a sharp high school junior with a strong interest in the sciences and a driver’s license?

    The board that advises the county on environmental issues is looking for someone who meets that description to join its ranks.

    It won’t just be an appearances-only appointment; expanding recycling throughout county schools is one of the goals of the Roane County Environmental Review Board, and a student board member’s research and input could carry a lot of weight.

  • Freels excited about Border Bowl

    When Rockwood’s Hayden Freels walked off the field following a 27-19 loss at Boyd-Buchanan, it appeared that the senior TE/DE had played his last game as a high school football player.

  • Bobcats split with Tigers

    The Oliver Springs Lady 'Cats left the Sunbright Lady Tigers in a "purple haze" as the Lady 'Cats tacked on an emphatic 55-17 win Friday evening. 

  • Morton honored by RCHS
  • Streaking Tigers roll past Devils, 72-46

    The Rockwood Tigers ran their winning streak to seven straight Friday night with an impressive 72-46 victory over Harriman at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

    Rockwood improved to 10-2 with the victory, and they also avenged an earlier 55-48 loss at Harriman.

  • Tornadoes sweep Kingston

    The Tornadoes of Alcoa came to Kingston Friday night and took both games from the Jackets.  

  • Midway splits with Rams to open 2013

    The first game of the new year saw Midway hosting Grace Christian Friday night.