Today's News

  • New assistant TWRA director named

    Michael May has been named assistant executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    He moves into his new role after serving as TWRA’s Information Technology (IT) Division chief since September 2011. May will handle a variety of administrative duties.

  • Senior bowlers keep keep on rolling big


    July 28

    1st High Game------ Loretta Carrington, Ken Altes---442

    2nd High Game----Carolyn McGill, Roy Deforest---469

    3rd High Game ----Sandi Eiler, David Dawson---460

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-214, 212- games, 605 Series- Loretta Carrington-212 game- Dean Griffin-,228 game, --Rick Alderfer—213, 202 games, 604 Series David Dawson –225, 231 games- 618 Series Roy Deforest-214,201 games-Barry McGill- 213 game Earl Powell- 207 game

  • An inconvenient truth for most sports fans

    The game of football is officially at a crossroads in regards to player safety.

    Recently, a neuropathologist from Boston University named Dr. Ann McKee revealed that she has examined the brains of 111 deceased NFL players. Among those players, she discovered 110 with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopthy, better known as C.T.E. for short.

    According to an article by the New York Times, C.T.E. can cause memory loss, confusion, depression, and dementia.

    These problems can appear years after a player stops playing football.

  • A Devil of a good time at softball camp

    Harriman High School softball coach Chastity Lowery along with past and present members of the Lady Blue Devils spent three evenings this week teaching younger players how to play the game.

    “It’s an opportunity for our girls to give back to the community,” Lowery said. “We want our girls to be role models for the next generation, and it allows girls to see that softball is a sport we love in Harriman.”

    This week’s camp focused on the basics for girls age four through the fifth grade.

  • The Wave crashes Silverdale Seahawks

    By Steven Ardary


    Led by quarterback Jason Taylor, the Midway Green Wave unveiled a new offense in Tuesday night’s scrimmage against the Silverdale Seahawks putting up 42 points on 40 offensive plays and defeating the Seahawks 42-7.

    Taylor started the scoring by connecting with wide receiver Zane Moser on a 58-yard slant pattern. Taylor also showed his quickness, evading much of the pressure from the Silverdale defense.

  • Kingston tunes up for season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets played host to the Clinton Dragons Tuesday evening in what will be the only scrimmage for Kingston until the Roane County Jamboree more than a week away.

    Because of inclement weather the week before, the scrimmage with Clinton has been the only time Jacket fans have gotten a peek at what to expect from their team this season.

    The scrimmage itself was a fast paced affair with the teams trading off series after series. The starting point changed periodically with an emphasis on game situations.

  • GOING with the FLO: Together, we will make America great again!

    Most of you are unaware of the fact that I was once totally against Donald Trump.

    I guess you could say, “I was a never Trumper” and stood so strong against his election that I resigned a position with the state Republican women’s organization because I felt that I just could not in good conscience support Trump.

    I was looking at his flaws and his seemingly inability to move forward in stability. I concentrated so heavily on his flaws that I could not see anything positive. Isn’t that the way we are?

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: If Trump has no respect for office, why should we?

    Gentle Reader: Sad to say, I must start this column as I did last week, with the recognition of the death of a lovely lady. I am not sure if Minnie Love was born in Emory Gap, but she was living there from my first memories, and if memory serves aright, she was one of my customers when I became a newspaper delivery boy for the old Knoxville Journal.

  • Bournemouth residents still waiting

    The Roane County Commission has yet to take action on a recommendation to add Bournemouth Drive to the county road list.

    That’s because a resolution calling for such has yet to appear on the Commission agenda.

    “We’re just trying to dot our I’s and cross our T’s before we send this to full commission,” Road Committee Chairman Junior Hendrickson said. “We want to have everything right.”

    Bournemouth Drive is a dirt and gravel road. Deep ruts make driving on it a challenge.

  • Devil offense still has some gas left in the tank

    By Melissa Coley


    With less than a month before the bright lights and the big hits made their way onto the football fields of Roane County, the pre-season scrimmages began. Monday evening, the Blue Devils of Harriman High School hosted the Wildcats from Monterey High School out of Putnam County.

    Both teams worked on their offensive and defensive schemes as Harriman showed early signs of a strong running game but struggled inside the red zone.