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Today's News

  • Rockwood softball falls just short of Oliver Springs

    Leading up to this year’s softball season, Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones, a Tennessee Wesleyan College signee, and Rockwood’s Baylee Young were touted as two of the best pitchers in the county.

    On Wednesday, Jones and her Lady Cats got the best of the Lady Tigers, claiming an 8-0 victory to improve to 4-0.

    “We needed this,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “We needed to see some good pitching and good hitting and I think this game will help us out along the way.”

  • Rockwood softball falls just short of Oliver Springs

    Leading up to this year’s softball season, Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones, a Tennessee Wesleyan College signee, and Rockwood’s Baylee Young were touted as two of the best pitchers in the county.
    On Wednesday, Jones and her Lady Cats got the best of the Lady Tigers, claiming an 8-0 victory to improve to 4-0.
    “We needed this,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “We needed to see some good pitching and good hitting and I think this game will help us out along the way.”

  • Easter Egg Hunts 2015
  • Pancakes still a bargain at Kingston Lions breakfast

    In spring, thoughts turn to daffodils, tulips, forsythia — and pancakes.

    To satisfy the sweet tooth, the Kingston Lions Club has scheduled its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. March 28 in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family center.

    The cost is the same as last year: $5 for adults, $2 for children younger than 12.

    The menu will again include pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

  • USDA statistics reveal 97 percent of all U.S. farms are family owned

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry.

    The latest data come from the Census of Agriculture farm typology report and help shine light on the question, “What is a family farm?”

    “As we wrap up mining the 6 million data points from the latest Census of Agriculture, we used typology to further explore the demographics of who is farming and ranching today,” said Statistics Division Director Hubert Hamer.

  • Positive Peer Pressure: Oliver Springs Middle School P3 Club

    A group at Oliver Springs Middle School is working hard to build confidence in their fellow students.

    The Positive Peer Pressure Club — P3 Club for short — is an extension of the Roane County Antidrug Coalition.

    Its goal is “to eradicate bullying and to make positivity contagious,” said Jennifer Huckaby, the school counselor who serves as the club’s adviser.

    Huckaby works closely with Kris Hontz of the Antidrug Coalition and the students on projects to brighten the days of others.

  • Writing entries sought

    The Knoxville Writers Guild is accepting entries through midnight June 30 for its 2015 writing contest.

    More than $1,000 in prizes are being offered in six different categories, including the Libba Moore Gray Award for Poetry, the Knoxville Writers Guild Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Knoxville Writers Guild Award for Genre Fiction, the Young Writers’ Prize and the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction.

  • Midway beat Tellico, improves to 3-0

    The Midway Green Waves improved to 3-0 following a 5-1 win over Tellico, Monday at Midway.

    The win helped Midway 2-0 in District 3-A. The Waves are scheduled to host Oakdale Thursday and visiting Coalfield Friday.

    Senior pitcher Zach Edwards went to 2-0 getting the win against Tellico by throwing a n0-hitter. The only Tellico run scored came in the seventh inning after two walks and then an error that allowed the runner to score.

  • Lady Cats softball shuts out Jellico

    Weather in not only Roane County, but the surrounding areas has put a damper to the start of baseball and softball seasons.

    That damper, though, has not stalled the Oliver Springs Lady Cats who notched another shutout with a 17-0 victory over Jellico.

    “We saw a lot of things that have been improved that we’ve been working on in the gym,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “It’s good that they’re translating in out here on the field.”

  • Oliver Springs knocks off Jellico in first of two-game series

    Oliver Springs jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first half-inning against the Jellico baseball team Monday, and it was a tough deficit to overcome for the Blue Devils.

    Oliver Springs would go on to win 12-1 in five innings at Indian Mountain State Park in Jellico.

    “Early on, we’re kinda nervous it seemed to be like. Most of that had to do with pregame, and some of that may be attributed to us being a young ballclub,” said Tony Kegley, head coach of the Oliver Springs baseball team.