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Today's News

  • TVA wants discrimation suit dismissed

    TVA has formally asked for dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed by a Knoxville man last July.

    Corey Hedrick claims he was subjected to racial bullying and sexual harassment while working as a laborer for G.UB.MK Constructors at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant in 2011. G.UB.MK had a contract with TVA, the suit said.

    He claims G.UB.MK and TVA retaliated against him when he tried to protect himself from alleged bullying and harassment.

  • GUEST OPINION: Headlight flash can be free speech issue

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    If you associate the First Amendment more with the rarified air of constitutional debate, or powdered wigs and colonial days, try thinking in more modern terms — say speed traps and blinking headlights.

    For most of us, much of the Bill of Rights comes into play infrequently, if ever.

    A few examples: According to a 2013 survey, only one in three U.S. households are home to a firearm (Second Amendment).

  • A better bird

    A stressed cockatoo that was rescued from a house permeating with toxic methamphetamine fumes is finally growing back its feathers.

    “We have been taking it to the vet,” said Charles McPherson of One Stop Pet Shop in Rockwood.

    He took in the bird after it was confiscated from a meth house in Morgan County last year and given to the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    McPherson said the bird was put on antibiotics, but blood tests showed its kidneys might be abnormal.

  • Lady Waves fall at Grace, 58-38

     

    The 2013-14 season ended Friday night for the Midway Lady Waves as John Leffew’s squad came up on the short end of a 58-38 decision against Grace Christian Academy in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament.

    The Lady Rams grabbed the lead early and never looked back in advancing to the tournament semifinals.

  • Calvary crushes SCCS, 46-13

     

    The Calvary Middle School boys recently took the floor and picked up a 46-13 victory over Seymour Community Christian School (SCCS).

    The first quarter opened quickly with Calvary’s Landen Treadway draining a 3-pointer. He continued moving Calvary’s point total up with back-to-back assists to Jordan Snow for buckets.

  • ’Dogs take out ’Cats, 71-50

     

    In what was truly a rowdy and raucous atmosphere at Oliver Springs’ Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium, the Wartburg Bulldogs seized upon the crowd's energy and rolled past the Oliver Springs Bobcats by a 71-50 margin Friday night in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament. 

  • Poor third quarter ends Midway’s season

     

    The 2013-14 season came to a close for the Midway Green Wave Friday night when they lost in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament at Tellico Plains, 65-57.

  • Lady ’Cats advance to District 4-A title game

     

    Lauren Morgan’s blocked shot at the buzzer saved the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats from becoming the first upset victim of the District 4-A Tournament.

    The Lady ’Cats overcame a 9-point third quarter deficit to defeat the Lady Eagles 39-38 to advance to the championship game against Oneida. 

  • Scott puts an end to Kingston’s season

     

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets were hoping to put together a postseason run starting Friday night against Scott High in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament at Alcoa, but it wasn’t to be as the Highlanders and Lady ’Landers had other ideas as they picked up a sweep to end Kingston’s season.

  • Richardson named G-MAC Player of the Week

     

    When Alex Richardson played at Midway High School, it was no secret she could hit.

    Now the folks in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) are finding that out as Richardson was named the G-MAC Offensive Athlete of the Week only seven games into her freshman season at Trevecca Nazarene University.