Today's News

  • 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.

  • OFF the CUFF: A dog by any name is a best friend

    With apologies to Harry Nilsson, “people, let me tell you ’bout my best friend ...”

    He’s Da Boy. The Old Man. The Man of the House. King o’ the Pekes.

    Yes, I said “Pekes.” As in “Pekingese.”

    Officially, his name is Simba, like “The Lion King.” He was my daughter’s gift for her 11th birthday. He was a pup back then himself, a rescued guy who had marked only one birthday at that point.

    A friend once deemed him “the dog God gave us.”

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: In praise of rabbit and the uncommon foods

    While reading the most recent contributions of our old friend, Bethel Poston, to this gazette, i.e., “Out to Lunch,” wherein he told of his recent peregrination with the lovely Carol to Rugby and the Harrow Road Café, we encountered this sentence: “I’m glad it’s not a real rabbit.”

    This was the concluding sentence in his paragraph describing, one of the restaurant’s special offerings, the so-called Welsh Rarebit, a concoction of melted cheese, condiments and accompaniments served over toasted English muffins.

  • Leader, REACH founder mourned

    Longtime Roane County Commissioner Bobby Collier died Wednesday night at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was 72.

    “We lost a very influential and passionate county leader,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    “His heart was with the county, the school system and the children. We lost a great leader.”

    Collier was a resident of Kingston and represented District 6 on the County Commission. He was elected to his fifth four-year term last year.