Today's News

  • Final middle school football standings
  • OS Middle School playing for CVC crown Thursday

    For the third year in a row, Oliver Springs will take on Spring City for the Clinch Valley Middle School Football Conference championship.

    This year's title game is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spring City.

    “We set a goal all year to be in the championship game, and we're back,” Oliver Springs head coach Buster Brown said. “We're going to do our best to win it.”

    Oliver Springs is about 40 miles from Spring City, but Brown said he expects to see a lot of purple and gold, his team's colors, in the stands.

  • OS Middle School beats Midway in CVC season finale

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats battled a soggy field and the Midway Middle Green Waves for a 14-0 win last Thursday to claim another berth in the Clinch Valley Conference Championship game. The Bobcats will once again take on Spring City in the championship game Thursday night. The only difference from last year will be the Bobcats will travel to Spring City to try to claim their second straight title

    Oliver Springs lost to the Bulldogs earlier this season, but will get another chance at them Thursday.

  • Cherokee Middle School wins season finale last week

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets closed out the regular season last Thursday night with an impressive 34-6 victory over Wartburg Central on a rainy night at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial.

    “I thought our guys played pretty well especially in such nasty conditions,” Cherokee head coach Wiley Brackett said after watching his team improve to 5-3 on the season. “It was just an good old-fashioned physical football game.”

  • TSSAA Week 8 football schedules


    Tyner at Bledsoe Co.

    Meigs Co. at Boyd Buchanan

    Clinton at CAK (Thu)

    Bell County, KY at Campbell Co.

    Tenn. Christian Prep at Chatt. Grace

    Volunteer at Cherokee

    Elizabethton at Claiborne

    Greenback at Coalfield

    Chatt. Christian at Copper Basin

    Gatlinburg-Pittman at Cosby

    South Greene at Cumberland Gap

    Bradley Central at Dobyns Bennett

    Cumberland Co. at East Hamilton

    Knox West at Farragut

    Sullivan North at Hampton

  • Breakfast to benefit war memorial

    Southwest Point Chapter NSDAR will have a fundraising pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. Oct. 10 in Harriman Ruby Tuesday.

    All proceeds will go toward a Korean War memorial planned for David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman.

    Cost is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Southwest Point DAR or Harriman American Legion member.

    Call Connie Williams at 717-3949 or Barbara Wasilko at 310-4560 for details.

  • Harriman Happenings: Oct. 5

    The women of Little Leaf Baptist Church spent the weekend at Cedine Bible Camp.

    This was a women’s retreat.

    The women who attended this retreat came from other towns and cities.

    They met in groups for Bible study then they had singing, speakers and three meals a day plus lots of other activities.

    This was a weekend well spent.

    Last Sunday, St. Mary’s Baptist Church was guest of Euchee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

  • McDonald’s dishing up breakfast

    McDonald’s in Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood will offer all-day breakfast beginning Oct. 6.

    All-day breakfast has been customers’ No. 1 request, said Diane Washburn, president of the McDonald’s Association of Tri-Cities Inc. 

    She said more than 120,000 people tweeted McDonald’s asking for breakfast throughout the day in the past year alone.

    “We’ve heard their voices and it’s time to make it a reality for them,” Washburn said.

  • Dropping anchor: Holloways breathing life into Long Island Marina

    The summer boating season is over, but that doesn’t mean things won’t be going on at Long Island Marina over the next several months.

    The once-dormant facility is being brought back to life by a former prosecutor and her husband.

    “This property is so wonderful — and there’s so much of it,” Marla Holloway said.

    The marina is at 1060 Paint Rock Ferry Road, Kingston.

    Holloway and her husband, Audie, purchased the property in February.

  • Out to Lunch: Bunches of burgers on menu at Ten Mile’s Mr. Twister

    I’m always looking for recommendations of places to eat for my “Out to Lunch” articles.

    Darlene Brandel, as we entered our First Baptist Church Sunday school class one morning, asked if I knew that Mr. Twister at Ten Mile was under new ownership.

    I then added it to my prospect list, finding that I had written about Mr. Twister in October 2008, seven years ago.

    Roy Elwood bought the business last March from Kay Walden, the owner of Mr. Twister when I wrote about it in 2008.