Today's News

  • Rockwood tennis teams lose twice at Union County; split matches with Kingston Wednesday at RSCC

    The Rockwood tennis and soccer teams were in action this week, with the tennis teams dropping a pair of matches to Union County Tuesday and splitting a pair of matches Wednesday with Kingston at Roane State, while the soccer team defeated Gatlinburg-Pittman 2-0.


    The Lady Tigers lost their first first match 5-4 to fall to 5-1 overall, while the Tigers lost 5-2 to fall to 1-5 overall.

    Union County 5, Rockwood 2

    Zack Walker (UC) defeated Zach Melton 8-0.

    Nathan Capps (UC) defeated Thackery Porter 8-3.

  • Harriman wins series finale with Tellico Plains Wednesday

    The Harriman Blue Devils baseball team hosted the Tellico Bears in a makeup game Wednesday and posted a 4-2 victory to gain a split in the District 3A series, after losing Tuesday 5-4 at Tellico Plains.

    Joe Pace took the hill for the Blue Devils in the second game of the home-and-home series and retired the side in the top of the first inning.

  • Oliver Springs, Oakdale split District 4A baseball series

    After picking up a big district win at Oakdale Monday night, the Oliver Springs Bobcats hosted the Eagles Tuesday night and but suffered an 8-5 setback.

    Oliver Springs came out of the gate and made a lot of noise early and looked as if they were able to pick up their second victory in as many days, but with their bats did not produce as much as the innings went on.

  • Harriman Middle School defeats Oliver Springs 6-1

    The conditions for baseball were pretty much ideal at the start of the game between the homestanding Harriman Blue Devils and the Oliver Springs Bobcats in middle school teams.

    The Blue Devils picked up a 6-1 victory over the visiting Oliver Springs Bobcats.

    Jack Simpson got the start for the Blue Devils on the hill. Byrson Alcorn got things going for the Bobcats with a one out single to be the first runner for Oliver Springs.

  • Meigs County sweeps Rockwood in Tigers vs. Tigers baseball

    The Rockwood Tigers baseball team were swept by the Meigs County Tigers in District 3A action, losing at the Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex Tuesday and being shut out 4-0 in Decatur in a make-up game Wednesday.

    Meigs County 10, Rockwood 2: Meigs County scored 10 runs in the final two innings to defeat Rockwood the first game of the home-and-home series Tuesday evening.

    Rockwood jumped out to a 1-0 first inning lead, allowing Rockwood starter Jimmy Vanosdale held Meigs County scoreless over the first five innings..

  • Spurgeon, Davis lead Lady Jackets to 12-7 district win over Catholic

    The Kingston Lady Jacket softball team returned to District 4AA play Wednesday night, as they defeated Knox Catholic 12-7 in Knoxville.

    Makenzie Spurgeon ripped two singles and a triple with two RBIs, and Autumn Davis whacked three singles with three RBIs to lead the Lady Jacket attack. Other contributing were Lenna Robinson (single, double); Briley Garrett (two singles, two RBIs); Meredith Garrett (single, RBI); Morgan Baalaer (home run, RBI); Casey Gaines (single) and Taylor Thurman (single, RBI).

  • Kingston loses twice to CAK

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets baseball team were swept by the CAK Warriors in their District 4AA series this week, losing 6-1 Tuesday at Southwest Point and being blanked 1-0 in Knoxville Wednesday in a make-up game.

    CAK 6, Kingston 1: The CAK Warriors scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the first game of the home-and-home series on Legion Field.

    CAK took a 1-0 first inning lead on two singles and an error, but the game remained scoreless until the Yellow Jackets scored once in the bottom of the fifth on Dakota Henry's solo home run.

  • Zumbathon to raise money to fight cancer

    Anyone looking for a high-energy way of raising money for Relay for Life might consider the second annual Relay for Life Zumbathon.

    Led by Paulette Peters Ray of Zumba Fitness with Paulette, the event will be 6 to 8 p.m. April 23, at the Roane State Community College Gym.

    Other instructors will include Breigh Burns, Callie Crye, Haylee Cunningham, Kimberley Clemmer, Liz Harding, Kay Houser, Miguelito Juan, Marge Thompson and Melinda Wolfe.

  • Rockwood gets a clean bill of finance health

    Auditors had a lot to praise at a recent Rockwood City Council meeting — not only because the city had no findings in its audit, but also for the city’s efforts in building up its once-dismal fund balance.

    Richard Hill, with Mitchell, Emert & Hill, said the city closed the 2015 fiscal year with a general fund balance of $717,000, about a $116,000 gain from the previous year’s end.

  • State fund designated for victims of violent crimes

    National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 10-16, and Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. reminds the public about a fund designed to help innocent victims of violent crimes in the state.

    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund serves victims who have no other means of helping to defray the costs of eligible expenses, including medical bills, mental health counseling, and lost wages.