Today's News

  • Photo Gallery from OS/Oneida baseball
  • Rockwood uses big fifth for win

    The Rockwood Tigers snatched an 8-7 victory from the jaws of defeat after rallying from a 4-0 deficit to score all of their runs in the fifth inning for the home opening win against Lookout Valley Tuesday evening at the Rockwood Sports Complex.

    Going into the top of the fifth, the game wasn’t out of reach for the Tigers as the Yellow Jackets only had a 2-0 lead.

  • Lady ’Cats blank Oneida

    By Melissa Coley


    The smell of spring in the air means it’s time to get warmed up for the 2018 high school softball season.

    The Oliver Springs Lady Cats brought the heat on a cold opening night with a big district win against Oneida as pitcher Desirae Davis struck out 10 to shut down the Lady Indians, 10-0.

    Davis set the bar high in the first, whiffing the top three of Oneida’s line-up.

  • Going with the Flo: Norma Jean delivers joy at Bradbury yard sales

    By Flo Charles

    This past weekend, Bradbury Methodist Church had its usual yard sale directed by Norma Jean Hensley, wife of Sam Hensley.

    For several years now, these yard sales have been a part of this church on a hill with its light shining like a beacon for all around.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Why we need the guns. Cowards as cops we don’t

    Gentle reader, the recent school shooting in Florida has brought up once again two matters which one can only hope will be resolved before they grow worse.

    The first is the continued ignorance or misunderstanding of the Second Amendment to our great Constitution, one of the ten amendments to that noble document commonly called the Bill of Rights.

  • Bow-wow Hoosegow

    Ruby escaped the Roane County Animal Shelter only to find herself happily behind bars at the Roane County Jail.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office trustees, the inmates selected to do work around the county, have adopted the sweet furry mascot.

    “I think a dog brings love and compassion to those who may not be getting a lot of love and compassion, and they can share it back and forth,” said Sheriff Jack Stockton.

    The trustees built her a shelter themselves, decorating it lovingly with a bone that says Ruby Red.

  • No school vote before filing deadline

    It’s looking like the Roane County Commission will not take a vote on the school system’s building program before next month’s filing deadline.

    The last scheduled Commission meeting before the April 5 deadline is Monday, March 19. The agenda for the meeting does not include any resolutions about the building program.

    Commission Chairman Ron Berry indicated the Commission is still waiting to receive something from the school system before taking a vote.

    “The schools will initiate sort of the time schedule,” he said.

  • Club-toting tot found wandering roadway

    A 21-month-old child was found wandering on Black Oak Road Monday, according to police.

    Wesley Wayne Lawson, 31, is charged with child endangerment in the incident.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Tim Hawn and Lt. B.J. Walker responded after someone called 911 to report the child in the roadway.

  • Police say man alleged Mafia connections in threats to crew

    Harriman McDonald’s employees were not “lovin’ it” too much when a man who appeared to be intoxicated allegedly threatened the crew last Friday night, March 9.

    Harriman Officer Julie Beth Parham reported she was called to the McDonald’s in regard to an intoxicated man, later identified as Justin Everett Pannell, 35, of Oliver Springs.