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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Kent Calfee should have signed the petition

    Over the years as I have left one pursuit or another, kind friends have often asked, “Don’t you miss it?” To which I have always been able truthfully to reply “No”.

    However, I have come to realize that there is one aspect of my having a law office in town that I do miss, and that is the frequent visits of old friends just to talk.

    Two of these visitors come immediately to mind. That is Kaney Eblen and Burl Calfee.

  • Oneida Indians defeat RMS Tigers 36-6 in season opener

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers opened the season Monday night on Civitian Field with a 36-6 loss to Oneida.
    "We knew they were a good team. The single wing is hard to stop. The defense played well, but we had some gap coverage breaks," said RMS Coach Scott Harvey.

    After a scoreless first quarter, Oneida scored on a one-yard run by Dakota Alcorn, but the two-point conversion was no good.

  • Lady Tigers soccer team finishes 2-1 in Smoky Mountain Cup

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team was back on the field this past weekend playing three games competing in the Fall Smoky Mountain Cup at the Rocky Top Sports World complex in Gatlinburg, finishing 2-1 on the weekend.
    They defeated Seymour 3-0 and Grayson County 7-1 and lost to Henry County 5-0.

  • Lady Devil soccer loses to Scott, Concord Christian

    The Harriman Lady Devils soccer team dropped two matches over the last week, losing to 4-0 to Scott and 6-1 to Concord Christian.

    Scott 4, Harriman 0: The Harriman Lady Blue Devils Soccer team has been improving throughout the early part of the season, they just haven’t been able to catch many breaks.

    Harriman took on the Lady Highlanders Monday night and were already at a disadvantage numbers wise.

  • Three county teams in action this week

    Week two of the high school football season is here and once again Roane County fans get a bonus night of football, as one game will again be played on Thursday this week.

    This week's Thursday game will be at Harriman's Wallace Black Field, as the Blue Devils host Wartburg in a non-region contest.

    Two more games will be played on Friday, and both are within Roane County's borders.

    One is a non-region contest with Kingston hosting Cumberland County. The second is a Region 2-2A game with

  • Three county teams in action this week

    Week two of the high school football season is here and once again Roane County fans get a bonus night of football, as one game will again be played on Thursday this week.

    This week's Thursday game will be at Harriman's Wallace Black Field, as the Blue Devils host Wartburg in a non-region contest.

    Two more games will be played on Friday, and both are within Roane County's borders.

    One is a non-region contest with Kingston hosting Cumberland County. The second is a Region 2-2A game with

  • Reception marks Park Service’s centennial anniversary

    In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100 years old, the Obed Wild and Scenic River is planning a combined birthday party and an Art in the Park reception.

    The reception begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St., downtown Wartburg.

    The National Park Service has been celebrating its impending centennial for more than a year, but Aug. 25 marks the actual day when the National Park Service can claim 100 years of protecting our nation’s most treasured places.

  • AAA: gas prices down, insurance rates up

    According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 37 percent of Tennesseans have not reviewed their auto insurance policy with an agent in the past year.

    “Many drivers, even those who have not had a recent crash or have points on their license, have seen their auto insurance rates rise this year,” said Gene Calkins, AAA’s vice president of insurance.

  • GLIMPSES: Thoughts on presidential succession

    By MARK BANKER

    Author’s note: The following three premises are essential to this column: 1) None of us see the past or present with absolute clarity; 2) Each of us has the capacity for glimpses of informed insight that draw from and reflect our personal values; and 3) Cordial, forthright exchange of those insights enhances our mutual well being.

    UNPRECEDENTED! Nothing more clearly reflects the American mind in 2016 than our unprecedented use of this adjective and its countless synonyms – exceptional, unparalleled, unique, and so on.

  • ATHLETES STORM THE FORT

    Hundreds of triathletes from across the state and the Southeast gathered under cloudy skies at 58 Landing on the banks of the Clinch River in Kingston Saturday to tackle the Storm The Fort Iron Man triathlon.

    In its fifth year, the combined swimming, biking and running endurance event saw a great turnout, according to Rick Ross, Kingston Parks and Recreation Director.

    About 245 athletes and 10 relay teams had preregistered registered by Thursday night.

    About 300 athletes were participating by the start of the event early Saturday morning, Ross said.