Today's News

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Lady Jackets edge Oneida, 3-2

    It wasn’t easy, but the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets kept their 2012 season alive Monday evening with a 3-2 victory over Oneida in the opening round of the District 4-A/AA Tournament at Southwest Point.

  • Green Wave, Bobcats looking for playoff boost

    With two weeks left in the regular season, a lot of teams across the state of Tennessee are battling for a TSSAA playoff berth.

  • Trio of new businesses now open in Rockwood
  • OUT to LUNCH: ‘Grand Canyon’ view at McCloud Mountain

    “Out To Lunch” readers know that my articles are about food, people, and sightseeing. Today’s adventure qualifies in every area.

    Over two years ago our Knoxville furniture friends, Jerry and Mickey Pease, invited us to go eat with them at McCloud Mountain Restaurant, near LaFollette, TN.

    “I’ve got to come back here in the fall, when the leaves are changing and write about McCloud’s,” I told our group.

  • Mural artist brings color to life

    Art has been a lifelong passion for Elaine Shumaker, though she didn’t always realize it.

    Shumaker, a Florida native, moved to Rockwood earlier this year to continue her dream of a owning an art and design business. She specializes in murals, faux finishes and visual illusion.

    After beginning her career as a children’s wear designer for eight years, Shumaker went back to college to become a dental hygienist. She spent the next two decades working with a tooth brush instead of a paint brush.

  • GUEST OPINION: Penned-up press not an effective public watchdog

    First Amendment Center
    Watchdogs are not effective when they are penned up or kept out of the yard entirely.

    The First Amendment protects the rights of a free press for everyone, not just those with printing presses, broadcast stations or Internet news operations.

    But having the right of a free press for all also conveys a special responsibility to the few who do work for such organizations.

  • Listless Congress cedes power to president

    Center on Congress
    There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions in memory.

    When its members bolted town to go home and campaign, they left a long list of big issues unaddressed — immigration reform, “the fiscal cliff,” climate change, entitlement reform, cyber-security.

  • RSCC hosts paranormal talk

    Paranormal investigator Chad Calek will discuss his ghost-hunting projects on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus in Harriman.

    The event, presented by Roane State Student Activities, is free and open to the public.

    Please note that children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Calek is a regular on A&E’s “Paranormal State,” and he has filmed and investigated many tales of paranormal activity.

  • Slip of tongue brings criticism for state rep. candidate Calfee

    Republican Kent Calfee is being chided about his Democratic past by one of his opponents in the November election.

    “Although he was a Democrat for years and years and years, apparently he’s seen the light,” Democrat Jack McNew said. “But I know early on in the primary, and I don’t know if he’s soothed people’s fears or not, there was some concern that maybe he wasn’t as Republican as he’s claiming to be.”

    Calfee defeated Julia Hurley in the Aug. 2 Republican Primary.