Today's News

  • Greene, Devils soar past Bears, 41-14


    Coming off a heartbreaking loss against loss against Greenback, and being off from school for a week with fall break, it would have been understandable if the Harriman Blue Devils weren’t clicking on all cylinders Friday night in their District 3-A clash at Tellico Plains.

  • Lady Tigers take district title


    When Wes Ford took over the Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer program in 2011, the Lady Tigers were one of the worse programs in the state, winning only two games in its previous four years.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A good alternative choice for governor, John J.

    Gentle reader, we must start out with a reminder that we intended to include in last week’s column but inadvertently omitted, concerning the election, which began with early voting yesterday. This reminder is about the governor’s race.

    If you can not bring yourself to give a vote of approval to our oil company billionaire governor’s continuation in the executive mansion, but don’t feel inclined to vote for Mr. Brown, remember that there is an alternative candidate — Hon. John J. Hooker.

  • Regular season winding down for area teams


    Next year at this time, figuring out the race for the playoffs will be simple as the top four teams in each district will be in.

    This year, however, TSSAA is still using the complicated “Z” plan, which using a combination of factors to determine playoff spots.

  • Oliver Springs Mighty Mites
  • Two remain unbeaten after eight weeks in TVAA


    With a couple of weeks left in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) regular season, two division races have yet to be decided. 

    Rockwood leads the mighty mite division by a game over Harriman and 1 1/2 games over Kingston and Spring City. Rockwood wins this week and in the 10th week will give the Rams the regular season title.

  • Lady Tigers blank Greenback in semis, 3-0



    As the postseason wears on, games generally get tougher and that was the case for the Rockwood Lady Tigers Tuesday evening as Wes Ford's squad outlasted Greenback, 3-0, in the District 3-A semifinals at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex.

  • The Garden Gate: What’s in a name? A lot, when it comes to gardening

    Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Oct. 3, 2012.

    Many of the rollicking medieval names for plants have been lost in favor of more prosaic titles, but think how exuberant a garden would be planted with such things as Bouncing Bet, Sweet Sultan, Bobbing Joan, Lustie Gallant, Gardener’s Garters or Glare of the Garden.

  • Y-12 emergency management exercise Oct. 15

    Emergency management personnel from Y-12 National Security Complex, along with state, federal and area emergency management personnel, will conduct an exercise Oct. 15 at Y-12’s New Hope Center.

    Because of the activities associated with the exercise, New Hope Center on Scarboro Road will be closed to the public from 8 a.m. to noon.

    East Portal Road from Scarboro Road, up to and including Portal 13, will also be closed from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The exercise should be completed by late morning or early afternoon.

  • Madison Kaye Ariks

    Madison Kaye Ariks was born at 9:41 a.m. July 12 in Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Jessica Ariks of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Ronnie and Rhonda Nickell of Oakdale, and the late Angelia Ariks of Kingston.

    Great-grandparents are the late Nancy Edmonds of Pennington Gap, Va., the late Jimmy Nickell and Reva Nickell of Kingston, and the late Ruby Johnson and Lonnie and Sue Johnson of Kingston.