Today's News

  • Rockwood wins Tigers vs. Tigers battle

    The Rockwood basketball teams opened the season sweeping a pair of games with Sunbright in a Tigers vs. Tigers battle, with the rematch coming Tuesday night in Rockwood, after the RHS boys won 60-37 and the Rockwood girls won 42-39.
    This was the first win for the Rockwood boys, while the Rockwood girls improved to 3-0.
    Rockwood 60, Sunbright 37: Rockwood led 19-8 after one quarter, as Matthew Thompson 12 points, including three 3-point baskets. Josh Langley had a trey for Sunbright.

  • Pickett County mauls ‘Cats

    The Pickett County Tigers outscored the entire Oliver Springs Bobcats basketball squad on Tuesday night on 3-point shots alone, draining 12 of them in route to a 76-35 win., after OS beat Berean Christian 72-48 Monday.
    Oliver Springs battled tooth and nail in the early stages of the first period, only trailing 10-8 before an 8-0 surge by the Tigers to close out the opening period gave Pickett County the early 18-8 lead.

  • Spring City Middle School Bulldogs bite Harriman

    The Harriman Middle School basketball teams hosted the Spring City teams Monday night before starting their Thanksgiving vacation on Wednesday; however the Lady Devils were beaten by the Lady Bulldogs 30-14 and the Blue Devils lost a close one, 49-46, to the Bulldogs.
    Spring City 30, Harriman 14: The Lady Devils have struggled with slow starts this season, but that wasn't the case Monday.
    Harriman was led in scoring by Sydney McCullum's 4 points.

  • Cherokee Middle School football team, Rockwood/Midway soccer team recognized by Board of Education
  • Karate students bring home awards from Crossville
  • Roane State had a bad walk in Memphis

    The Roane State Commuity College basketball teams had a rough weekend in West Tennessee, losing three of four games played against Southwest Community College and Dyersburg State.
    On Friday evening, the dropped both games at Southwest Community College, as the Raiders were beaten 74-56 and the Raiderettes won 75-54, while the teams dropped both games at Dyersburg State Saturday, as the Raiderettes lost  77-62 and the Raiders were beaten 89-79.

  • It is rivalry weekend for college football

    Thanksgiving weekend brings some closure to the college football season, as conferences wrap up their push for championships and to fill their bowl affiliations.
    Things are set in the SEC, as Alabama clinched the SEC West and will play Eastern division champ Florida in Atlanta Dec. 3. Florida (6-2, 8-2) defeated LSU (4-3, 6-4) 16-10 Saturday to face the Crimson Tide for the SEC crown.

  • Woman killed in semi crash

    A Kentucky woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning on North Gateway Avenue in Rockwood.

    Trooper Gary Snow of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said 56-year-old Dawn Marie Schmidt was killed when the 2016 Rav 4 she was driving was struck from behind by a 2015 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Joshua Lee Sherrill, 37, of Jasper.

    Snow said Schmidt had approached the intersection of Strang Street and Gateway Avenue at about 8:55 a.m., when the 18-wheeler slammed into the rear of the Rav 4.

  • Mary’s Tree continuation of Harback’s holiday spirit

    Late Harriman City Councilwoman Mary Harback was known for her enthusiasm for two things.

    “She was very passionate about Christmas and the city of Harriman,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

    Her Christmas spirit will be remembered at a special event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, when the public will gather to both remember Harback and place ornaments in honor and memory of other loved ones onto the

    tree that was planted in Mary’s honor at the Temperance Building.

  • Vietnam War dangers also loomed in sky above troops

    As a U.S. Army technical observer, Harriman’s Gary Todd was in a crew on OV-1 Mohawks that flew across Vietnam looking for the bad guys for the American troops on the ground.

    “We had infrared radar cameras,” Todd said. “Anything we could try to find the enemy with, that is what we had.”

    Armed only with pistols, they may not have been on the front lines, but they faced daily danger from being shot down and fear of crashing when a heavy blanket of fog settled over the humid jungles of Vietnam.