Today's News

  • FROM the ALLIANCE: Haslam plan earns thumbs up

    By Wade Creswell

    Gov. Bill Haslam officially rolled out the IMPROVE Act a couple of weeks ago, a proposal focused on improving critical infrastructure throughout the state. He spoke more about it in his State of the State address.

  • Lady Rams battle Lady Tigers 37-30

    After the Rockwood Lady Tigers swept the Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams during the regular season, Coach Amy Breazeale's squad traveled to Knoxville for the opening round of the District 3A Tournament, but the trip was a failure, as the Lady Tigers were beaten 37-30 to end their season.
    This will be the final time Rockwood will play Grace Christian since the Lady Rams will be moving into Division II for 2017-2021.

  • Highlanders eliminate Yellow Jackets 60-46

    It was cold shooting in the second half that spelled “d-e-f-e-a-t” for the Kingston Yellow Jackets as they took a 60-46 loss to the Scott County Highlanders, thus ending the season for the Yellow Jackets.

  • Lady Bears maul Lady Devils 60-26

    A year ago the Harriman Lady Blue Devils made a magical postseason run that ended at the TSSAA Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro.
    The 2017 postseason won’t have the same happy ending, as Harriman’s season came to a close Thursday night following a 60-26 loss at Tellico Plains in the opening round of the District 3A Tournament.
    Thursday’s contest was decided quickly as the Lady Bears scored the game’s first 13 points before Jada Johnson put the Lady Devils on the board with a layup with 1:54 left in the opening period.

  • Greenback calms Lady Waves post-season

    By Michael Lindsay
    The Midway Lady Green Waves’ season came to an end on Thursday, as they lost to the Greenback Lady Cherokees by a score of 47-32.
    Each team  traded baskets early in the first quarter. The Green Wave game plan suffered a major setback when guard Paige Bacon suffered a sprained ankle early in the quarter.
    Midway was able to push through despite the injury and lead 11-10 after the opening period. Caitlyn Ross had six points in the frame.

  • Auto Tech solutions attributes success to hard work, honesty

    The Bible teaches you reap what you sow.

    For Rex and Kimberly Spoon, they have sown hard work and honesty, and have reaped the rewards of a successful business, Auto Tech Solutions.

    “We’re been very blessed by the Lord here. We owe it all to Him,” Kimberly said.

    “We try to treat people’s cars like our own. Whatever a man sows, that’s what he’ll reap. If we sow honesty, we’ll reap the rewards.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka — How effectively do you retain customers?

    Let’s start with a definition.

    Customer retention refers to the activities and actions organizations take to reduce the number of customer defections. The goal of customer-retention programs is to help companies retain as many customers as possible.

    Previously, we have talked about acquiring and turning leads into customer sales.

    Many companies spend more money on customer acquisition because they view it as a quick and effective way of increasing revenue.

  • Lady Bobcats post-season run ends

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats 50-47 in the District 4A Tournament Wednesday night in Oliver Springs.
    Coach Michelle Christopher's Lady 'Cats started off quickly, building a 10-3 lead with 3:11 left in the first quarter, thanks to Allyssa Suttles' eight points, including two 3-point baskets.

  • Roane State CC sweeps Cleveland State CC

    The Roane State basketball teams swept a pair of games at Cleveland State Wednesday night, as the Raiderettes defeated the Lady Cougars 73-59 and the Raiders tamed the Cougars 61-56.
    Roane State 73, Cleveland State 59: The Raiderettes led 17-13 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 36-28 at halftime with a 19-15 second quarter. The Raiderettes outscored CSCC 19-13 in the third quarter and matched the Lady Cougars with 18 points in the fourth quarter for the 73-59 final.

  • Midway, Greenback split district make-up games

    The Midway basketball team closed out the regular season by splitting a pair of District 3A make-up games with Greenback Tuesday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Cherokees 52-42 to claim fourth place in the the league tournament, while the Cherokees defeated the Green Wave  51-41, sending the boys into sixth place.