Today's News

  • Tigers beat Bears again 61-52

    For the second time this season, the Rockwood basketball teams split district games with Tellico Plains, as the Tigers defeated the Bears 61-52 on the road in Monroe County and the Lady Tigers lost 63-37.

    Rockwood 61, Tellico Plains 52: Colten Carter tallied 10 first-quarter points, and Blake Hunt added seven to give the Bears a 20-14 advantage. Case Miller had four points for the Tigers, while Tristan Mayton buried a 3-point basket.

    Rockwood outscored Tellico Plains 17-13 in the second quarter to slice the lead to 33-31, as Mayton tallied nine points.

  • McMinn Central sweeps Oliver Springs Tuesday

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams dropped a pair of non-district games Tuesday night to McMinn Central, as the Bobcats lost 90-79 and the Lady Bobcats were beaten 94-45.

    McMinn Central 90, Oliver Springs 79: Bryce Mason, Jordan Carter, Jackson Guy and Dylan Miller tallied 27, 20, 15 and 12 points, respectively to lead the Chargers over the Bobcats.

    Lane Evans, Taylor Murray, Jeremiah Johnson and Jacob Humphreys tallied 28, 20, 10 and 10 points, respectively, for Oliver Springs.

  • Roane State basketball teams travel west this weekend

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams continue TJCCAA play this weekend, as they travel to Southwest Community College in Memphis Friday and to Dyersburg State CC on Saturday.

    The teams swept a pair of TJCCAA games Jan. 16 against Chattanooga State, as the Raiders defeated the Tigers 72-71 and the Raiderettes beat the Lady Tigers 73-65, after they defeated Vincennes 72-63 last Friday.
    Also, they split a pair of conference games at Cleveland State Jan. 13, while the Raiders defeated the Maryville College junior varsity 89-70 on Jan. 18.

  • HMS, OSMS split games Monday

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils traveled to Oliver Springs on Martin Luther King Jr.Day to take on the Lady Cats and Bobcats in a special midday tipoff. The Lady Bobcats were able to pick up on a win on their home floor, 33-18, while the "Big Blue" grabbed the victory in the boy’s game 39-29.

    OSMHS 33, HMS 17: The Lady ‘Cats of Oliver Springs were able to use a different runs and a huge second half to be able to pull away from Harriman on the day.

  • MMS, OSMS finish regular season Tuesday

    The Midway Middle Green Waves and the Oliver Springs Bobcats finished off their regular seasons Tuesday night at Midway and readied themselves for the TMSAA Area 4 Tournament set to begin Saturday in Wartburg.

    The top seed Lady Bobcats ended with a 17-1 record after a 35-26 win over Midway who ended up with a 9-9 mark. Oliver Springs will begin the area 4 tourney Monday with a 7:30 p.m. tip.

    Midway will begin tourney play Saturday with a 3:30 start.

  • Lady Jackets remain unbeaten in district

    The Kingston basketball teams split a pair of games with Knox Catholic Tuesday night, as the Lady Jackets won 51-28, while the Yellow Jackets fell to the  Fighting Irish 69-47.

    Kingston 51, Knox Catholic 28: Rachel Layne poured in 17 points, while Taylor Thurman added 12 more to lead the Lady Jackets, who improved to 16-3 and 5-0 in District 4AA.

  • Wintry mix paralyzes Roane; more’s on the way overnight

    Wintertime showed East Tennessee who’s boss on Wednesday by dumping ice and snow on the area.

    Roane County caught the brunt of the elements, with sleet starting in the early morning and turning to snow by lunchtime. And while Thursday offered a break in the forecast, meteorologists say there’s more to come.

    “It looks like the highest accumulation of snow is going to be overnight” Friday, said Jessica Winton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown.

  • Cold pill limits lifted

    An obstacle stopping pharmacies in Harriman from selling pseudoephedrine without a prescription has been lifted.

    Harriman City Council repealed the city ordinance this week “simply because it wasn’t effective anymore,” said Mayor Chris Mason.

    “It was a good thing when we passed it,” the mayor added. “However, it is no longer needed.”

  • Don’t expect judge decision to be made soon

    It could take a while before the Tennessee Supreme Court makes a decision on whether to hear Tom McFarland’s latest appeal over his 2014 election loss.

    “It could come back in a month or it could come back in six months,” said Joanne Newsome, the chief deputy clerk for the Appellate Court Clerk’s Office in Knoxville.

    “There’s no set time.”

    McFarland, a Kingston attorney, was defeated by Mike Pemberton in the 2014 race for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

  • Church aims to keep folks warm

    Speights Chapel AME Zion Church, Rockwood, will be giving out coats, blankets, gloves and hats to the needy at the church on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23.

    “We have been doing it for three years,” said church member Thelma Chrisco.

    Men’s, women’s and children’s items will be distributed at no cost from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

    “You would be surprised by the people who don’t have blankets,” she added.