Today's News

  • Puckett sentencing reset for Oct. 2017

    It could be next fall before a Kingston woman finds out how much time she’ll have to spend in federal prison for her role in a pill mill case.

    Stephanie Puckett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone last year.

    She was scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 13, but the hearing was reset on Monday to Oct. 10, 2017.

    According to court records, Puckett worked at several pain clinics in and around Knoxville from mid-2012 to March 2015.

  • Baby Kayden’s inoperable brain tumor robbed Christophers of hope, but medicine and miracles turn to milestones and HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    When Kayden Christopher was first diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, his family had little hope for his future.

    Today, thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, they had a big reason to count their blessings this holiday season.

    Matt Christopher said his 15-month-old son’s tumor, while still inoperable because of its location, has shrunk thanks to powerful chemotherapy treatment at the famous hospital in Memphis.

  • Rosado now in prison

    After spending nearly 14 months at the Roane County Jail, Tammy Rosado was moved to a state prison earlier this month to finish out her five-year sentence on a voluntary manslaughter conviction.

    “I’m glad,” Ashley Griffith said.

    Rosado shot Griffith’s father, James Cobb, on April 4, 2012. He died a few days later at a hospital.     

    Rosado, who had been in a romantic relationship with Cobb, was charged with second-degree murder.

  • Johnson joins the University of the Cumberlands

    Harriman Lady Devil senior Jada Johnson signed scholarship papers with the University of the Cumberlands last week in the school auditorium.
    "It felt like home. They were the only coaches who texted me everyday," she said.

  • Tigers vs. Tigers rematch scheduled at Rockwood

    By Zach Selby
    After the sweeping Sunbright last Tuesday night, the Rockwood basketball teams return home to host the Tigers in  Tigers vs. Tigers 2.
    Here is more information on last Tuesday's games in Sunbright:
    Rockwood 60, Sunbright 37: Rockwood wanted to put on a show against Sunbright, and its offense took center stage in the matchup.

  • OS finishes Thanksgiving tournament in a flourish

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats basketball squad found a flair for the dramatic as of late, rallying from a four point deficit at one point in the final period to eke out a 50-48 thriller over the Pigeon Forge Tigers on Wednesday afternoon to conclude the annual Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic.

  • OS Middle School football team honored by Board of Education
  • Hunting show based in county

    By Peter Forton
    A  New England couple that hosts a “hit” cable television program on hunting has decided to make Roane County their home base.
    Steve and Robin Dunshee were both introduced to the sport of hunting as children. When she was just 9 years old Robin's parents took her into the field for the first time to experience bird hunting near her New Hampshire home. In Steve's case a church elder in his hometown of Cape Cod, Mass., took him under his wing and invited him on a turkey hunt.

  • ‘You can see God in it’

    In the Bible, Jesus performed a miracle by feeding 5,000 men — not counting women and children — with only five loaves of bread and two fish.

    Walnut Hill Baptist Church Outreach Leader Faye Daniels isn’t necessarily performing miracles, but she is doing a lot with a little, as the small church in Harriman feeds and clothes hundreds of area residents each week with donations alone.

  • Pierce on probation after plea

    Former Rockwood Public Works Director Tom Pierce quietly entered a guilty plea on several charges this month related to both purchases he made while a city employee and his August arrest stemming from allegations he may be planning to harm a former Rockwood official.

    “Given the facts of both cases and the offer being a diversion, it was something Mr. Pierce could not pass up to run the risk of conviction in all the cases,” said John McFarland, a Kingston attorney representing Pierce.