Today's News

  • 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.

  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers

    March 9
    1st High Game------JoAnn Palmer, Roger Golliher---446
    2nd High Game-------Connie Millhollon, Paul Alexander---491
    3rd High Game ---Barbara Pickering, Dean Griffin---460
    High Scores today ----- Paul Alexander- 211 game, Rick Alderfer, 214 game—Dean Griffin, 208 game
    High Series today---- Barbara Pickering, Dean Griffin--1295
    High Series For March---- Barbara Pickering, Dean Griffin--1295
    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington 161,   Rick Alderfer—191

  • Lady Knights run into wall

    The Roane County Lady Knights faced off with Pigeon Forge on the road Saturday evening. Despite a hard-fought game, the Lady Knights couldn’t find a rhythm and lost, 12-2

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Proposed K-14 worth a listen

    If you have not yet had the opportunity to listen to the K-14 presentation from The Roane Alliance CEO and President Wade Creswell, I urge that you do so.

    The presentation begins with a rather sobering picture of challenges facing Roane County. These challenges include things like negative population growth, an aging population, crime and drug addiction that will reduce the quality of life.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Stooping to such reaps rewards

    History often surprises and disappoints those who seek simple lessons from it. One reason for this is that few observers grasp the unintended consequences of historical events.

    To appreciate this, one need only consider how the American Civil War spurred the nation’s emergence as an industrial super power or how World War II accelerated advances for women and African Americans.

  • ETHRA providing housing vouchers

    East Tennessee Human Resource Agency administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program in 16 East Tennessee counties.

    Funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this program provides up to 784 vouchers to help families obtain safe, decent housing at an affordable price.

    Homes must be inspected and meet HUD’s Housing Quality Standards.

    The rental subsidy is based on each family’s income and is paid directly to the landlord.

  • Spring soccer has cold start

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Stone Memorial Panthers squared off in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Thursday evening in Kingston. The cold weather made for some interesting play between the teams before ending in a 2-2 tie.