Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Is there a Russian connexion to Trump win?

    Gentle reader, you will recall that we concluded last week’s installment with Bette Davis’s line, “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!”

    Little did we suspect at the time that the bumps would start to be encountered before the expiry of a single week, but that is, in fact, the case; and this particular bump is a lulu. And the way Mr. Trump has reacted to it may well raise it from a bump to a mountain.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Legal system a multi-faceted study

    This month, my Leadership Roane County class learned about the legal system in Roane County.

    Our day began with an overview of our state constitution and the court system presented by Chris Whaley, president of Roane State Community College. Whaley is also an attorney and a professor at Roane State.

    The court system is multi-layered, starting with the city courts that handle things like traffic violations and violations of municipal laws in a more informal fashion.

  • Harriman, Rockwood split District 3A games

    The Harriman and Rockwood basketball teams have a busy week with three games each, after the two schools split District 3A games Friday night in the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasium at RHS.
    Rockwood has two road games - at Kingston Monday and at Wartburg Tuesday and followed by a rematch Friday at home against Meigs County, while Harriman continues its road swing at Scott Monday, at Greenback Tuesday and at Meigs County Thursday, before hosting the annual Jim Cordell Christimas Tournament Dec. 28-30.

  • Kingston, Rockwood split opening season series

    For the second time in three days, two county rivals squared off on the hardwood, as Rockwood visited Kingston Monday, with the Lady Tigers defeating the Lady Jackets 38-32 and the Yellow Jackets defeated the Tigers 62-36.
    Rockwood 38, Kingston 32: "We played well, played together and showed a lot of maturity," said Lady Tiger Coach Amy Breazeale, whose team posted their first victory over the Lady Jackets since 52-43 and 38-36 victories during the 2013-14 season.

  • Harriman battled Scott

    The Harriman High School basketball teams travelled to Scott County on Monday for the first of three road games this week, after a couple of emotional games at Rockwood Friday.
    After their 41-34 loss to the Lady Tigers Friday, the Lady Devils were beaten 38-28 by the Lady Highlanders, while the Blue Devils outscored the Highlanders 76-38, after their 73-34 win over the Tigers.
    Scott 38, Harriman 28: The Lady Devils played a close game with the Lady Highlanders.
    Katie Kring led Harriman with 13 points, while Jada Johnson added 10 points.

  • Midway visits Kingston Thursday

    The Midway basketball teams travel to Kingston Thursday night for the first of their two season match-ups, after the Green Wave dropped a pair of District 3A games in Greenback Friday evening.
    The Lady Waves lost to Greenback 49-37, while the Green Wave were beaten 61-49.
    Greenback 61, Midway 49: Tevin Kilpatrick and Hunter Willis pumped in 20 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the Cherokees.
    Dalton Beason led the Green Wave with 13 points.

  • Tornadoes blow past Yellow Jackets

    The Kingston basketball teams dropped their District 4AA opener at Alcoa Friday night, as the Lady Jackets were beaten 53-32, while the Yellow Jackets lost 64-50.
    Alcoa 53, Kingston 32: Alcoa led 13-7 after one quarter, but things slowed in the second, as the Lady Tornadoes outscored Kingston 9-7 for a 22-14 lead at halftime. A 16-10 third quarter and a 15-8 fourth quarter made the final score 53-32.
    Scoring summary
    Kingston (32): Baildon 2, Robinson 3, Bailey 2, Baggett 11, Wilson 4, Guillemet 8, Manfredi  2.

  • Deputy stuck with needle

    A deputy with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office was stuck with a drug needle while searching a suspect on Dec. 2. Sheriff Jack Stockton said Tuesday he thinks the deputy, Bridget Thew, will be OK.

    “She went to the emergency room and got checked out,” Stockton said. “She’s going through all the protocol to make sure she’s going to be OK.”

    According to an arrest warrant, the suspect, Tiffany Marie Ladd, was being booked into the Roane County Jail for trespassing at Dollar General.

  • Woman says she was fired on by Christmas lights

    Harriman police arrested a woman for public intoxication on Dec. 2 after she reportedly told them she was being shot at by Christmas lights.

    According to the warrant, officers Julie Parham and Brian Turner responded to 176 Morning Drive around 1:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a person running around the yard with a flashlight.

  • Rockwood brings Warm Thoughts to gas customers

    With cold temperatures finally arriving, Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas has a program to help those in need pay for winter heating bills.

    RWSG General Manager Kim Ramsey said the Warm Thoughts Program can help qualifying rate-payers twice a year in amounts up to $450.

    “This can really help the elderly, disabled or low-income residents,” she added.

    Applications are taken Thursday afternoons at the Rockwood Ministerial Association.

    “I don’t know of anyone [who qualifies] who gets turned down,” she noted.