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Today's News

  • Men at WORK
  • Dumping trash from dumpster spells trouble

    Rockwood police responded to the 800 block of North Chamberlain Avenue on March 13 regarding a man acting suspicious inside a dumpster. They encountered 19-year-old Shaun Keith Smith Jr., who was reportedly throwing trash on the ground from inside the dumpster. He was cited for littering and instructed to clean up the trash he took out of the dumpster.

    That wasn’t the last encounter police would have with Smith, however. Sgt. Jason Halliburton was dispatched back to the same dumpster a few hours later.

  • Appeals court upholds Leon Houston conviction

    Leon Houston didn’t get any relief from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals this time.

    Last week a three-judge panel upheld his federal conviction for transmitting a threat via interstate commerce.

    “We affirm the judgment of the district court,” the panel said.

  • Go Behind the Scenes at Kern’s

    Knox Heritage members will be treated to an April 7 “behind the scenes” tour of renovations to the Kern’s Bakery building at 2110 Chapman Hwy., Knoxville.

    The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations are required. Refreshments will be served. Parking is available on site.

    The Art Deco building, dating back to 1931 has enjoyed a long history of prominence in South Knoxville.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: State eyes open government legislation

    Last year the state legislature looked at several bills related to open records and open government.

    This year the legislature is again considering several bills related to transparency in government.

    Several of these bill were referred to committee to be reviewed. One bill that could be up for a vote this session involved the release of records pertaining to investigations of police shootings conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Isn’t it time we gave consideration for students?

    Gentle Reader, we suspect that not only every reader, but also every one who knows the least thing about the old curmudgeon knows that he is firmly opposed to the scheme to consolidate the five high schools in Roane County into one humongous assemblage of students, estimated we understand to number two thousand or more in number.

  • Oliver Springs fall 4-2 to Coalfield

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Longtime rivals Oliver Springs and Coalfield opened District 4A play on Monday against each other. This matchup was different, however, as legendary Coalfield coach and Oliver Springs native Garry Kreis passed away earlier in the morning. Kreis’ passing has brought the two communities together.

  • Rockwood Tigers tame Oliver Springs Bobcats 10-6

    It was a game of missed opportunities for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as they left 12 base-runners stranded in their baseball game with the Rockwood Tigers last Friday evening. The Tigers, on the other hand, capitalized on their scoring opportunities, holding off the Bobcats by a 10-6 tally.

  • Lady Bobcats sweep doubleheader from Lady Dragons

    Friday night the Lady Bobcats of Oliver Springs swept a non-district doubleheader from the Clinton Lady Dragons Friday evening, winning 5-4 and 9-3.
    Oliver Springs 5, Cliton 4: The first matchup looked as if the Lady Dragons were going to pick up game one, but the Lady Bobcats proved to have a resilient attitude and used a fifth inning rally to pick up the first victory 5-4. The second matchup was mostly controlled by the Lady Bobcats as they picked up the 9-3 victory.

  • Lady Jackets shut out by Meigs County

    The Kingston Lady Jackets traveled to Meigs County Monday to face the Lady Tigers, but came home with a 6-0 loss.
    The game was scoreless after 2 1/2 innings, before Meigs County scored three runs in the bottom of third, two in the bottom of the fourth and one in the bottom of the fifth in the six inning contest.
    Emily Workman was the losing pitcher, allowing six runs on nine hits.
    Meigs County pitcher Ashley Rogers allowed only two hits by Lenna Robinson.