Today's News

  • Kingston slams McMinn Central, 42-6

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets swarmed the McMinn Central Chargers early and often on their way to a 42-6 triumph for homecoming. 

  • Second half woes doom OS

    The Oliver Springs offense looked unstoppable during the first half against rival Oneida on Friday night.

    Unfortunately, football games consist of two halves.

  • Harriman upsets unbeaten Bledsoe County, 21-13

    When Bledsoe County entered Harriman’s Wallace Black Field Friday night, they did so with an unbeaten record and a top 10 ranking in Class AAA.

  • Understanding other religions will forge bonds

    Beginning this fall, students in Jodi Ide’s class at Brighton High School will go beyond textbook discussions of world religions and engage directly with students in Pakistan, India and elsewhere who actually practice the faith traditions covered in the curriculum.
    And, yes, this is an American public school.

  • A View from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Gentle reader, as we promised at the end of last week’s column, we will devote this column to a further discussion of Social Security.
    Some readers may have missed last week’s column, so, to bring them up to speed, let us repeat the gist of what we said then in response to the position statement of Republican Congressional candidate, Dr. Scott DesJarlais, who is running against incumbent Representative Lincoln Davis for the Fourth District seat in Congress.

  • Downtown improvement plan solidified

    Empty and deteriorating buildings that take up part of a block on Roane Street in Harriman may not be far from a facelift.
    Mayor Chris Mason said city officials are almost ready to give the Harriman Housing Authority the nod to give the property’s owner, Fikret Gencay, notice to either come up with a plan of action to remedy the buildings’ problems or the buildings will be taken and given to someone who will.

  • Getting ready for the season
  • CAK tops Kingston

    For 25 minutes, the Kingston Lady Jackets withstood everything the Christian Academy Of Knoxville Lady Warriors were kicking at them, but eventually, the old saying "Speed Kills" never rang truer than it did Monday night, falling in defeat to a lightning-fast CAK squad by a 5-0 tally. 

  • Lady 'Cats down Harriman, 2-1

    Physicality was at an all-time high in the soccer game between the Harriman Lady Blue Devils and the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats as the Lady 'Cats came from behind on the strength of a pair of Katie Harvey goals en route to a 2-1 win over Harriman. 

  • RSCC receives grant

    Roane State Community College has received a $194,505 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will help the college upgrade equipment for its dental hygiene program.

    Roane State’s dental hygiene program is based at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    It prepares students to become registered dental hygienists.

    The campus also offers continuing education for registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists.