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Today's News

  • Police say Walmart shoplifter changed clothes in aisle

    A Harriman woman decided to change clothes in the aisles at Rockwood Walmart, trashing her own clothes while police say she attempted to shopliftaround $1,100 in merchandise.

    The incident happened Tuesday around 6:30 p.m.

  • A SPECIAL NOTE FROM LICK SKILLET

    Gentle Reader: You may recall that in our concluding last week we reminded everyone of our usual practice of taking a brief hiatus for the holidays.

    We do this for two reasons, the first being our life-long pattern of taking time off from whatever we were usually doing to instead do holiday related activities in a more relaxed manner than would be possible if we were also pursuing our regular activities — a practice we highly recommend.

  • Commissioner’s home gutted in fire

    Roane County Commissioner Jerry Goddard and his wife, Sherron, lost their home in a fire late Tuesday night around midnight.

    “I assume they lost everything. You hate it any time, but this time of year it seems to be worse,” said Randy Scarborough, Midtown Volunteer Fire Department Chief.

    Scarborough said it may have been a heater malfunctioning in the basement that caused the fire, which came up through the kitchen area.

    Harriman Fire Department is closest to the home and ran mutual aid with Midtown.

  • Oliver Springs blasts Norwood

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats put forth a dominant performance against the Norwood Lady Jaguars as the Lady 'Cats took a convincing 47-15 win Tuesday evening. 

    The Lady 'Cats had 15-4 first period as Ashley Armstrong and Lindsay Buck (4 points each) led the scoring in the opening period for the Lady 'Cats. 

  • Tigers take two from Kingston

     

    Defense was the name of the game at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium Tuesday night as the Rockwood Tigers swept visiting Kingston in a pair of low scoring games.

    The girls game was a contest where nothing came easy, but in the end it was the Lady Tigers defending their home court with a 38-36 victory over the Lady Jackets.

  • Midway picks up district wins over Harriman

     

    The Midway Green Waves pulled off another home sweep Tuesday night cruising to two victories over district rival Harriman.

    After a close first half, the Lady Waves used a big third quarter to pick up a 66-51 win over the Lady Blue Devils. 

  • FCA helps Hands of Mercy
  • Bobcats defend home floor against Jellico

     After dropping their first District 4-A game at home against Oakdale on Dec. 10, the Oliver Springs Bobcats couldn’t afford to drop another district home game this early in the season.

    They wouldn’t as Tony Ingram’s squad downed Jellico 71-58 Tuesday evening to improve to 6-7 overall and 1-1 in district play.

  • Cherokee picks up South of the River sweep

     

    Neighborhood rivals Midway and Cherokee got together Tuesday evening at Midway, and it was a good night for the Jackets and Lady Jackets as they took a pair of games from the home team.

    The first game of the evening wasn’t that close as Cherokee used a big second half on their way to a 51-23 victory.

  • RMS picks up road sweep

     

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers took two from the Wartburg Bulldogs on Monday night at Wartburg.

    Girls Game

    In a game that had an abundance of runs, the Lady Tigers had the final one and defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 47-42.