Today's News

  • Tenley and Leyton Bolden

    Twins Tenley and Leyton Bolden turned 1 year old on Oct. 29.

    They celebrated on Nov. 1 with a Dr. Seuss-themed party with relatives and friends.

    They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Ramon, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.

  • The Garden Gate: Did the pomegranate lead to exile from Eden?

    Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 14, 2012.

    Pomegranates are one of the world’s most exotic fruits.

    In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal “apple” in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.

    One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.

  • Free Knoxville hospital workshop to assist with health plan enrollments

    Tennova Healthcare will offer area residents free assistance in learning about and enrolling in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    The health system will have a free workshop to help individuals enroll from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 in the registration department at Physicians Regional Medical Center at 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville.

    Application counselors will be on hand to help with enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • GUEST OPINION - Lobbyists: Power concentrated in few influential hands


    Center on Congress

    Lobbyists are not all-powerful. They don’t win every battle. But they do win most.

    Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.

  • Lady Crusaders pick up win


    Lauren Treadway and Emily Plemons proved to be a most effective offensive tag team for the Calvary Baptist Academy Lady Crusaders, combining for all but two of Calvary Baptist’s points in a 42-23 victory over Maryville Apostolic on a bone-chilling Monday evening. 

  • Bobcats split Hall of Fame games


    Tony Ingram’s Oliver Springs Bobcats stayed busy over the weekend, playing a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games Saturday at William Blount.

    In their game against William Blount, the Bobcats knocked off the Governors, 65-64.

  • Mount Pisgah stays busy with games


  • Lady Jackets off to 2-0 start


    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 2-0 Friday night with a 51-43 victory over Meigs County in a TSSAA Hall of Fame game played at Roane County High School.

    The news wasn't as good for the home team in the final game of the evening, as Meigs County came out hot and never looked back in picking up an 88-67 victory.

  • Lady ’Cats drop Hall of Fame games


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats spent Saturday playing a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at William Blount High School. 

  • Raiderettes pick up conference road wins


    The Roane State Raiderettes made their longest conference road trip of the season over the weekend, but the nearly 800-mile round trip was worth it as Monica Boles' squad picked up a pair of wins in the western part of the state.