Today's News

  • Tired of budget shenanigans? Here’s the answer

    Center on Congress
    With the formal release of President Obama’s budget, the pieces are finally in place for a reprise of the Washington drama we’ve all come to know.

    There will be high-stakes negotiations, lines in the sand, and enough intrigue to keep Beltway insiders riveted by every piece of breaking news.

    The rest of us, though, are already worn out. In repeated conversations with ordinary people, I’ve been struck by the immense frustration I’ve encountered.

  • Not your average model train

    A large model train constructed by late Oliver Springs resident Staples Cross recently made a long trip home from South Carolina

    What’s so special about it?

    “The mudflaps, everything, is made out of wood,” said Pat Crowe. Cross is believed to have spent 400 hours making the train.

    Dorothy Kelly, the wife of Cross’ nephew Billy Kelly, decided to donate the train to the Oliver Springs Historical Society upon her husband’s death.

  • Did you know

    ... that while Roane State is well-respected as our local community college, Roane County once had two other institutes of higher learning?
    In Harriman

    The first was in Harriman, where what we now know as the Temperance Building was used as the part of the American Temperance University.

    In 1898, its second year, the university enrolled 345 students from 20 states.

    Believe it or not, this school is in the college football record books.

    Trust us, it’s not a good thing.

  • Howard, Griffith named TSWA All-State
  • BOW workshop coming to Crossville

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host the 2013 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 7-9 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center. 

  • ‘Dogs nip ‘Cats, 5-3

    In a night of close district baseball games, the Oliver Springs Bobcats had the Wartburg Central Bulldogs on the ropes until the 'Dogs regained their bite and took the 5-3 win. 

    Wartburg got on the board first with a 1-0 top of the first and doubled the lead in the top of the second to 2-0. 

  • Tigers wallop Oakdale, 18-4

    The Rockwood Tigers had just eight hits Friday evening against Oakdale, but Jake Witter’s squad took advantage of 12 walks and four hit batters in rolling to an 18-4 victory over the Eagles at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

  • Lady ‘Cats blast Wartburg in 4-A softball, 15-0

    Like a Ryan Seacrest Top 40 countdown, the hits just kept on coming for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats as they thumped the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs 15-0 Monday afternoon in a District 4-A contest. 

    Courtney Jones started off the game for the Lady 'Cats in splendid fashion fanning three straight batters. 

  • Lady Waves roll past Rockwood, 15-3

    With their District 3-A showdown against Grace Christian Academy only 24 hours away, the Midway Lady Waves could have been caught looking ahead instead of on Monday’s task at hand against Rockwood. That wasn’t the case, however, as Megan Arndts’ squad needed only five innings to dispose of the Lady Tigers, 15-3.

  • Jobless front better in Feb.

    Roane County’s unemployment rate fell in February, but it was narrowly higher than in 2012, statistics from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show.
    The rate, at 7.9 percent, is 0.2 percent lower than in January. Last February, the county’s jobless rate was at 7.8 percent, state records indicate.
    The most recent numbers indicate that 25,120 workers in Roane County’s 27,290 labor force were employed during the month.