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Today's News

  • Former Kingston standout killed in Cumberland crash

    Demarcus Foster, a former football standout at Roane County High School, was killed in an automobile crash on Jan. 6.

    “I’ll miss him,” father Sam Foster said. “That was my boy.”

    The accident happened around 6 a.m. on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

  • Deputy: ‘Voyager’ star spat on him

    The actress who played Kes on “Star Trek: Voyager” is again facing criminal charges.

    Jennifer Ann Lien was arrested last month for DUI and simple assault. She allegedly spat on Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Wes Stooksbury during the incident.

    According to the warrant, Stooksbury spotted Lien driving erratically on Hwy. 70 in a gold Buick.

  • GOING with the FLO: What does it mean to be a good patriot?

    By FLO CHARLES

    It is evident that most of our country’s problems come from our educational and political arenas.

    Because our history has been rewritten in most of our textbooks, many do not have a hint of what patriotism is, the way our country was founded and established, so how can we raise patriots for the future of our country when the majority have no heroes to follow.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Authorities were warned of jail balcony danger

    Gentle reader, I know not whether it is an old Irish expression, or not, but I remember many a time when my mother, after listening to some loud-mouthed braggart, would utter these four simple words: “Self brag — Half scoundrel.” Some how or another this expression seems to echo in my brain more and more often these days. Wonder Why?

  • Oak Ridge marking famed photog’s birthday

    The city of Oak Ridge welcomes the public to attend a 96th birthday celebration for Manhattan Project photographer Ed Westcott.

    The celebration event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road.

    The celebration provides the public with an opportunity to see 40 of Westcott’s most familar images framed and on display.

  • Tail of two teams for Tigers

    With the middle school basketball season winding down, Rockwood squared off last week with Spring City Thursday and Wartburg Wednesday.

    Against Spring City the girls had trouble getting the offense going, losing 26-9. The boys fared better, but still lost 50-41.

    The Lady Tigers got off to a slow start, only mustering two points in the first half.

    Things went a little better after halftime with Rockwood scoring seven, but it couldn’t slow Spring City’s attack in the contest.

    Rockwood (9): Hicks 2, Cook 4, Russell 3.

  • How will the new tax law affect YOU?

    The Internal Revenue Service has released updates for income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month.

    This is the first in a series of steps that IRS will take to help improve the accuracy of withholding following major changes made by the new tax law.

    The updated withholding information, posted on IRS.gov, shows new rates for employers to use during 2018.

    Employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than Feb. 15.

  • Harriman Middle storms the Fort

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils travelled to Fort Loudoun Middle School on Thursday night for middle school basketball action.

    The Lady Devils were able to pick up a 37-24 win on the night over the Lady Braves.

    Harriman was able to coast to the victory in the second game by a score of 45-19.

    “We were happy to get a road with especially after an emotional victory over Kingston last night,” head coach Johnny Jones said.

  • Lady ’Cats can’t hold off Wartburg

    The Wartburg Middle Lady Bulldogs used an aggressive defense to take a 43-35 win against the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Thursday evening at Oliver Springs Middle School.

    The first quarter began with the Lady ‘Cats building a 7-3 lead thanks to a scoring flurry from Megan Armstrong, Ella Hampton and Madi Jones.

    Wartburg was able to find some life due to scores from Elizabeth Keathley and Olivia Davis.

  • OS tops in ’Cat and Dawg fight

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats held off the Wartburg Bulldogs to win 42-33 Thursday evening at Oliver Springs Middle School.

    Wartburg had been slowly and steadily chipping away at the Bobcats’ lead throughout the game and in the fourth quarter it looked like things were about to pay off.

    A lay-up by Tanner Johnson made the score 27-26, the Bulldogs’ first lead of the game.

    “Wartburg is a really good team,” Bobcat Coach Lance Jones said. “I think they are a lot better than what their record shows.