Today's News

  • Seniors meet juniors in powder puff contest
  • Lady Jackets on to the next round
  • Tight-knit Lady Devils advance to region

    By Jace Greene


    The Harriman Lady Devils started their Volleyball team back 4 years ago under the direction of Angela Monkhouse, and year number 4 has been a good one for the Lady Devils.

    Since reviving the program in 2014, the Lady Devils have been unable to pick up a win in the district tournament, but that has changed as this past week the Lady Devils were able to secure a second place finish behind Bledsoe County and a trip to the region tournament.

  • Kingston swarms Highlanders for win

    Coaches often worry about their team being distracted during homecoming week, but the Kingston Yellow Jackets were anything but that Friday night as Brian Pankey’s squad rolled to a 33-7 victory over Scott at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    “It’s been a long week with homecoming and all the distractions but fortunately we were able to come out and execute,” Coach Pankey said following the game. “The kids played well and I’m extremely proud of them.”

  • Oliver Springs tame the Tigers

    By Melissa Coley


    With a full moon shinning bright in the October sky, the Oliver Springs Bobcats’ offensive line was the only thing to fear on this cool football Friday night in Sunbright as they defeated the Tigers by a score of 51-18.

    For the second week in a row, the Bobcats came to play and with 6:06 left in the first quarter, Oliver Springs had a 9-0 lead that started with a blocked punt for a safety and a returned kickoff inside the 10-yard line.

  • Green Wave can’t quench Devils

    All the pieces fit in place for the Harriman Blue Devils on the way to a 41-6 win against the Midway Green Wave Friday night in Midway.

    The Devils got a complete game from their offensive and defensive units. Harriman scored 34 points in the first half on the strength of an effective rushing attack and clutch passing while limiting Midway’s normally potent passing game.

  • Queue in line worth it at Oren’s Orchard Café

    Last week, my wife Carol and I had two different folks ask if we knew that there was a new café at Wooden’s Apple Orchard House in Pikeville.

    On an October 2011 “Out to Lunch” adventure to the Cookie Jar near Dunlap, we decided to stop at Wooden’s for dessert on the way home (no café then).

    With my memory of the delicious apple dumplings, we set up a trip to check out the new café. We invited our Midtown Heights neighbors, Leroy and Louise Turbyville Shipwash, to enjoy this adventure with us.

  • GOING with the FLO: Star-spangled banner yet waves for treasured U.S.


    “The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith.” (Ronald Reagan, 1983)

    Character is a distinctive mark or stamp. Character includes those habits and personality traits distinguishing our individuality. Our moral values and our deepest beliefs about who we are as a people are intimately related to our character.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Cutting Corporate taxes creates jobs? How???

    Recently, we have been reading the letters of that First Century Roman correspondent, Pliny the Younger, with considerable pleasure. Pliny was nephew of Pliny the Elder, a statesman of great note who died in the eruption that destroyed Pompeii and Herculanium.

    His father’s family were the Caecilii and his mother the Plinii. By the Elder Pliny’s will, the Younger was adopted and was henceforth known as Gaius Plinius, hence anglicized into Pliny.

  • Free pet adoptions Oct. 14

    Pet lovers are encouraged to find their next fur baby at Earl Duff Subaru in Harriman

    The Subaru Loves Pets adoption event from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 14, will feature adoptable pets from the Roane County Animal Shelter and each cat or dog will be already spayed or neutered, have their rabies vaccinations and the adoption fees are waived.

    Earl Duff Subaru and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are sponsoring the event, which is made possible through a grant from the ASPCA, Subaru Loves Pets and Subaru.