Today's News

  • Oliver Springs Middle School swats Coalfield Yellow Jackets

    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games from Coalfield Middle School Thursday evening, as the Lady 'Cats defeated the Lady Jackets 31-27 and the 'Cats defeated the Yellow Jackets 59-53.
    OSMS 31, Coalfield 27:  For three quarters of hardwood hoops in “The Land of OS," the Coalfield Lady Jackets used a swarming offensive attack and stinging defensive skills to hold serve with the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats.

  • Roane County soccer players earn Region 2A/AA honors

    Soccer players from Rockwood, Kingston and Oliver Springs were honored as All-Region 2A/AA and with special awards.
    Grace Christian’s Allie Dunn was Region MVP, will Rockwood’s Lexie Hill and Elishia Pena garnished Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. Kingston’s Abby Wilson was Goalkeeper of the Year; and Alea Jones, Freshman Player of the Year.
    Grace Christian’s Donnie Green was Coach of the Year.

  • SEC East could end up in a six-way tie

    If you thank the presidential election was a shocker, then look at the SEC, especially, the east which could end up in a big mess over the last three weeks, including a possible six-way tie.
    First of all, there are some huge games on the schedule for Saturday —  Kentucky at Tennessee, Mississippi State at Alabama, South Carolina at  Florida, Vanderbilt at Missouri, LSU at Arkansas and Ole Miss at Texas A&M.

  • Roane State sweeps Snead State Parsons

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams swept a pair of games with the Snead State Parsons of Boaz, Ala. The Raiderettes defeated the Parsons 65-62, while the Raiders were 93-85.
    Raiderettes 65, Snead State 62: Emma Plentauskaite and Jakayla Fain each scored five first-quarter points to stake the Raiderettes to a 23-14 advantage after one quarter. Arianna Prather and Lacy Cantrell each had four points, while Autumn Monkhouse buried a 3-point basket.

  • ‘I just turned it over to God’

    Sixty-four year old Bill Scarborough is a walking miracle, and he knows it.

    The Kingston resident and former heavy equipment operator recently underwent his third heart surgery — this time, receiving an entirely new heart.

    “I just want everybody to know that if not for God and all the prayers [I received], I would not be here,” he said emphatically.

  • Huber bringing 141 jobs to Spring City and vicinity

    Huber Engineered Woods LLC plans to reopen its manufacturing facility in Spring City.

    Hiring will begin early next year, with full mill production underway by April 2018.

    Huber, a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, will create 141 new jobs as part of the reopening.

    The facility is one of only five continuous press operations in North America dedicated to the production of oriented strand board products.

    Spring City is in Rhea County south of Rockwood.

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  • Roane GOP looks forward to Trump’s presidency

    Tuesday was a good day to be a Republican.

    The party held onto its majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.

    “I’m glad Trump won,” Roane County Tea Party Chairman Val McNabb said.

  • Eureka poll workers big heroes

    An elderly poll worker at the Eureka precinct stopped breathing on Election Day.

    “I’m just grateful that we got her back and got her OK,” said Eddie Smith, who served as the officer of elections at the precinct on Tuesday.

    Smith said he and another worker at the precinct, Regina Durham, performed CPR on Phyllis Gutowski after she stopped breathing.

    “They saved me,” Gutowski said.

    The Eureka precinct is located at Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m.

  • Harriman voters say no to hike in sales tax

    Harriman voters soundly defeated a referendum for a sales tax increase with a vote of 1,007 against and 715 for the measure.

    The referendum would have raised the city’s local sales tax rate from 2.5 to 2.75 percent, which officials estimated would cost consumers about 25 cents for a $100 purchase made in Harriman.

    Officials hoped it would raise more than $400,000 to go toward capital infrastructure needs.

    “I was hoping the residents would see what the tax was going to and support it,” said Mayor Wayne Best on Wednesday.