Today's News

  • Our Opinion: A salute to the bravery of sex assault victims

    As the child molestation accusations continue to unfold at Penn State and Syracuse University, it seems that there’s only one group involved that can be viewed with pride.

    That’s the victims who were brave enough to come forward.

    Many of us can only imagine the lasting pain these people may feel — even those who never report the abuse they were dealt by someone they knew and trusted.

  • Nuts & Bolts Terri Likens Editor: Photojournalist’s job is the cat’s meow

    Photojournalist Katie Hogin finally has succumbed to one of the hazards of her job — having a tender heart.

    After months of going to the county animal shelter to take pictures of adoptable dogs and cats, she finally gave in and took one home herself.

    Katie fell for an unusally marked kitten she has given the name of Oliver.

    The moniker suits the scrawny little fellow, although we’re sure Ollie will soon fill out and be the strong, happy feline that cats with good forever homes generally grow up to be.

  • Rockwood passes moratorium on new pain clinics

    Borrowing largely from what Kingston already passed, Rockwood joined the effort to circumvent any pain management facilities locating in their community until new state regulations take effect in 2012.

    The council considered two resolutions, a shorter one and a more detailed version.
    Vice Mayor Peggy Evans made the motion for the longer resolution because it spelled out more what was covered under the resolution.

    “I think that would be best,” Evans said.

  • Boy Scouts return for tree sale in Kingston
  • Secret City book reveals life during Manhattan Project

    Jay Searcy, author of the “The Last Reunion,” grew up in Oak Ridge, the secret headquarters for the Manhattan Project in World War II.

    He was one of 11,000 children from all over America who were thrown together during the war while their parents worked secretly around the clock.

    Many did not know that they were creating the most devastating weapon in history and ushering in the Atomic Age.

    Today those children are in their mid-70s, the last living generation to have witnessed the Oak Ridge miracle.

  • Midway splits with Oakdale

    The girls from "South Of the River" gave the Oakdale Lady Eagles all they could handle and then some, but in the end the Lady Eagles had the Lady Waves "seeing red" with a 53-45 triumph on "Black Friday".

  • Lady Jackets win, Oliver Springs falls in classic

    Connie Guinn's Kingston Lady Jackets were firing on all cylinders Saturday afternoon en route to an impressive 73-32 win over the Clinton Lady Dragons at the 2011 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Cherokee knocks off Green Wave

    For three quarters, the girls from “South Of the River” had their Cherokee counterparts on the ropes, but a 16-5 swing in the last period gave the Lady Jackets a 36-32 win over the Midway Lady Waves. 

  • Lady Devils off to slow start

    The 2011-12 season hasn't got off to a great start for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils, as they dropped a pair of games last week in the Scott County Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Howard starts season on scoring spree

    Harriman's Xavier Howard is off to a great start.

    Last week alone, the talented Blue Devil junior guard scored a career-high 45 points in a season-opening 86-72 victory over Sweetwater. Howard followed that up on Thursday with a 29-point performance in a 56-53 loss at Scott.