Today's News

  • Midway thankful for Sunbright sweep


    The Midway Lady Waves improved to 5-0 with a 60-34 win Monday night over Sunbright. The Lady Waves used a 38-point second half to pull away from the Lady Tigers.

    In the final game of the evening, the Green Wave ended a three-game skid with a 66-59 win over Sunbright.

  • Lady Patriots pull away from Calvary


    It wasn't easy, but the Mount Pisgah Lady Patriots pulled away down the stretch Monday evening for a 45-25 victory over visiting Calvary Baptist Academy.

  • Shopping small is a big deal for state businesses

    As shoppers prepare for an exciting weekend, Tennessee’s Small Business Advocate Richard Wilson is encouraging customers to join the “shop small” movement.

    Nov. 29 is Small Business Saturday.

    “Small businesses create jobs, boost the economy and improve our local communities,” Wilson said.

    “I urge all Tennesseans to show support for the small businesses and entrepreneurs who are vital to our state’s success.”

  • Harriman opens historic homes in Christmas tour

    On Dec. 13-14, the public is welcome to take the time to experience true Southern hospitality by touring the historic homes of the Cornstalk Heights area of Harriman.

    The tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    Presented by the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, this is the 24th annual Historic Harriman Tour of Homes.

    Tickets are $15 per person and $5 for ages 11 and younger.

    They are available in advance at Rocky Top General Store, Harriman.

  • Bring joy to a Roane area senior by giving to Operation Holiday Cheer

    This year when approximately 200 senior citizens in Roane and Loudon counties receive a nutritious home-delivered meal from the Senior Nutrition program at Mid-East Community Action Agency, they will receive something else: a small gift that means a lot.

    The Operation Holiday Cheer program delivers a holiday package containing useful items for each person.

  • Soup’s On to help Child Advocacy Center

    Kids First Child Advocacy Center will have its 10th annual Soup’s On fundraising event on Jan. 21 in Tellico Village Community Church.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    An all-you-can-eat selection of homemade soups, breads and cookies will be available.

    Soup offerings will be Blackfoot potato with sausage, Tuscan chicken, Elvis Presley vegetable and vegetarian as well as Hunter’s Chili.

    Take out will also be available.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Lehman 50th

    Carl and Joann Lehman of Rockwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21.

    They were married on Nov. 21, 1964, in Rockwood First Christian Church, with the Rev. Vernon Greenhalgh officiating.

    He is retired from Jerry Duncan Ford, where he spent 45 years as parts and service coordinator.

    She was a cafeteria worker at Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, for 30 years before retiring. She then went to work for Junior’s Restaurant, Rockwood, where she became famous for her coconut and chocolate pies.

  • Starved-child dad on third lawyer

    The father accused of starving his 2-year-old son to death is now on his third attorney.

    A. Philip Lomonaco of Knoxville filed a notice with the court last week that he’s now serving as the attorney for Matthew Dotson. Dotson’s previous attorney, Kent Booher, was suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court in October for pleading guilty to two counts of statutory rape in Loudon County Criminal Court.

    Booher took over as Dotson’s attorney after Joseph Lodato was allowed to withdraw from the case in July 2013.

  • Trial for Rockwood’s Tom Pierce moved again

    Former Rockwood Public Works Director Tom Pierce was accused of using city funds to make personal purchases in 2013.

    He has yet to go to trial.

    A continuance was granted Nov. 17, and the new trial date is set for March 31 in front of Judge Eugene Eblen.

    “They need to go ahead and come out and get it over with,” said Councilwoman Peggy Evans.

    Evans said she was shocked when the accusations about Pierce emerged, and she called him immediately.


    Nothing makes the heart warmer than giving to a worthy cause.

    Except maybe if you are rewarded with the soft warmth of fresh bread baked by Dyllis Springs Elementary School third-grader Molly Duggins.

    Molly was inspired to bake bread to raise money after she saw a mailer sent from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital featuring a girl named Brooklyn.

    She decided to raise money to help St. Jude’s help children with serious ailments.