Today's News

  • Fall is here
  • Suspicious death was heart attack

    A man found dead in his Rockwood apartment died of natural causes.

    “The death has been ruled through the medical examiner as natural,” said Police Chief Danny Wright.

    Rockwood police first treated the death of Stephen Miller, 48, as suspicious.

    “We got a call on a welfare check late Sunday night about 10:30 or 10:45 at the apartment behind Hardee’s,” Wright said.

    “At that point in time, the death was suspicious in nature. I made the decision to have TBI come in and process the scene,” Wright added.

  • When mental illness, crime collide

    Criminal offenders often are mentally ill, and a program offered in Oak Ridge is geared at helping police to understand and difuse situations dealing with those people.

    A crisis intervention team teaches law enforcement on how to interact, understand and serve mentally ill residents they come in contact with.

    “It is a real vessel to get folks where they need to be when it comes to interfacing with officers,” said Brian Buuck, co-chairman of the CIT Taskforce.

    Buuck said it helps keep officers and the public safe.

  • Cheerleaders rally at Harriman Care and Rehab
  • Lady Tigers cruise past Scott, 6-1


    The Rockwood Lady Tigers started slow Monday evening in their match-up against Scott High, but once Wes Ford's ladies got rolling it was all over, as the Lady Tigers improved to 14-1 on the season with a 6-1 victory over the Lady Highlanders.

  • Posters for workplace offered at no charge

    Tennessee employers are reminded that the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers required workplace posters at no charge at www.tn.gov/labor-wfd.

    Directly below the state poster listings is a link to required U.S. Department of Labor posters, which can also be downloaded free.

    Employers may have received misleading notices in the mail advising them to update employment posters that are required by law to post.

  • UCOR gives $50,000 for UT faculty fellowship

    URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC — known as UCOR — recently presented the University of Tennessee with a $50,000 check for a faculty fellowship in the university’s College of Engineering.

    This check was the latest installment of a $250,000 commitment UCOR has made to the university.

    “As a cleanup contractor of a nuclear site, UCOR is committed to ensuring continued excellence in nuclear education,” said Matt Marston, UCOR chief operating officer.

    “This fellowship is an important step to fulfilling that commitment.”

  • OUT to LUNCH: No room for ‘Out for Lunch’ if you breakfast at Crockett’s

    I know my articles are titled “Out to Lunch,” but today’s article is about a breakfast place where my wife, Carol, and I ate so much we skipped lunch.

    We finally had a pimento cheese sandwich about 4 p.m. that day.

    We try and spend a few days in Gatlinburg around Sept. 15, the date of both our birthdays and our wedding anniversary.

    We ran off to get married on our birthdays and didn’t have a honeymoon, so we try to have a short anniversary celebration each year.

  • Cherokee holds off Midway, 24-18


    With nothing but pride on the line, the Cherokee Middle Yellow Jackets eased past Midway 24-18 Thursday night to run their record to 4-3. Midway dropped to 2-5 with the loss.

    Midway got off to a good start when Jason Taylor recovered a Cherokee fumble on the second play after the kickoff.

  • Turnovers cost Green Wave in 41-25 loss


    A furious second half comeback attempt would not be enough for the Midway Green Wave to overcome a 34-3 halftime deficit and the result was a 41-25 homecoming loss to Sunbright.

    The Green Wave trimmed Sunbright’s lead to 34-25 early in the fourth quarter, but two turnovers later in the fourth quarter left Midway with its first loss of the year.