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Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION:When online reviews lead to lawsuits

    By KEN PAULSON
    President, First Amendment Center
    When a Minnesota man felt his family was treated shabbily by a neurologist, he made sure the world knew about it.

    Dennis Laurion posted caustic reviews of Minnesota neurologist David McKee, saying he was insensitive to his father’s needs and claiming that a nurse called the doctor “a real tool.”

    This angered Mc-Kee, who offered his own prescription: a libel suit.

  • Congress falls short on national security

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress
    Wherever you stood on Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster to delay John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA director, or on the Senate’s confirmation hearings for Brennan and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, they all serve as a reminder of just how feeble Congress has proven to be when it comes to foreign policy.

  • Holocaust studies may help future

    Several Ridge View Elementary School students spend part of their after-school activities learning about the tragedies of the Holocaust, the systematic murder of millions of Jews by Nazi Germany.

    It’s the second year the students will be putting on a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at Rockwood’s Homecoming Park.

    This year’s event is April 11 at 6 p.m. and will feature a guest speaker.

  • Jackets sweep Tigers in tennis

    After waiting almost two weeks to open their season, the Kingston Yellow Jacket and Lady Jacket tennis teams took on Rockwood Friday for their second match in two days.

    Kingston opened the season by sweeping Harriman on Thursday and they followed that up with a sweep against Rockwood on Friday at Roane State.

  • Tigers suffer first loss

    In starting the season with six straight victories, the Rockwood Tigers had given up seven runs combined while posting three shutouts.

    Friday evening, however, the Tigers gave up more runs than that in the seventh inning alone as Upperman downed Rockwood in a slugfest, 21-15.

  • Roane County Knights lose heartbreaker, 7-6

    The Roane County Knights came oh so close to picking up their first-ever victory Saturday afternoon, but instead dropped a heartbreaking 7-6 decision in overtime at Signal Mountain.

  • ‘Cats down Harriman, 3-1

    For the first time since 2007, the Oliver Springs Bobcats soccer program has picked up back-to-back wins in the regular season after defeating the Harriman Blue Devils 3-1.

    "Huge game for us," an elated Bobcat head coach Jonathan Pryor said postgame. "It was great to start off with district wins Tuesday against Oneida and tonight against Harriman."

  • Jackets top Blue Devils

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket tennis teams swept the Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Thursday at Roane State.

    Kingston’s boys won 7-2 while the Lady Jackets took an 8-1 victory.

    Girls

  • Soccer Jackets pick up district win, 3-1

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

  • Tigers stay hot, blast Tellico Plains, 11-1

    The Rockwood Tigers ran their season record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in District 3-A Wednesday evening following an 11-1 victory over Tellico Plains.

    Wednesday’s victory was the second over the Bears in as many days as Rockwood routed the Bears on Tuesday, 20-2.