Today's News

  • College football season has been interesting

    The first five weeks of the college football season has been interesting.
    Coach Butch Jones' Tennessee Vols lead the SEC east with a 2-0 mark after their stunning victory at Georgia last Saturday. The 5-0 Vols make their first trip to Texas A&M (3-0, 5-0) in a battle of nationally ranked teams. Tennessee is ninth in both the AMWAY Top 25 and AP Top 25, while Texas A&M is seventh in the AMWAY poll and eight in the AP poll.

  • Pay It Forward is important to Adams

    The term Pay it Forward can mean a few different things to different people. But to a Roane County man it means using the gift of sports to give back to those in need.
    Chris Adams feels that God has called him to help others in need and seven years ago, he started something that is now helping tons of people.
    Adams started doing benefit softball and baseball tournaments and started using the name Pay it Forward in the last couple of years.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Challenge wasn’t a race. Really.

    Let me be clear: The Kingston Lions Club Moonlight for Sight challenge walk at Fort Southwest Point last Saturday night was not a race.
    It was a personal challenge.

    So it can’t be said that I lost, because there were no losers, only winners.

    The Lions raise money for charity, specifically to help those with vision impairment. Everyone who participated was a winner.

  • Lady Tigers beat Lady Jackets 5-1 in regular season finale

    Lexie Hill scored four goals and Camryn Evans scored once to lead the Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team to a 5-1 victory over the Kingston Lady Jackets on senior night.
    The four goals gave Lexie Hill 47 for the season. She scored two of the four goals in the first half to help Rockwood build a 3-1 advantage. Evans had the other goal.
    Makenzie Bunch scored Kingston's goal.
    Lexie Hill had two more goals in the second half to secure the 5-1 victory.

  • Lady Devils takes third place in 3A tournament

    The Harriman High School Lady Blue Devils hosted the District 3A volleyball tournament Tuesday night as they lost 3-0 to the Lady Rams from Grace Christian.
    Harriman received the third seed from regular season play and drew second-seed Grace Christian.
    Some nights a team plays well, but they end up on the losing end of things, which was the case for the Lady Devils Tuesday, as they lost  26-24, 25-19 and 25-22.

  • Lady Jackets finishe third in 4AA tournament

    The Kingston Lady Jacket volleyball team finished third in the District 4AA Tournament Tuesday evening at Knox Catholic.
    Third seed Kingston lost 3-0 to second seed CAK, while top seed Catholic defeated fourth seed Alcoa 3-0 in the semi-finals, with Catholic beating CAK 3-0 for the championship.
    Maddy Chance and Genna Brizendine were named All-District, while Genna Brizendine was named All-Tournament.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Poor state of Roane education — Part III

    What we suspected when we first learned of the deplorable showing of our Roane County high school students on their ACT exams (which as you will remember showed them to be tied for next to last place on the East Tennessee schools reported on in the News Sentinel, and well below the state average, and even farther below the national average,) was that this is a systemic problem directly traceable to the folks in charge of education in the county, viz. the Board of Education and their minions.

  • Free clinic opening in Harriman

    The uninsured in Roane County now have easier access to free medical services.

    The Oak Ridge Free Medical Clinic will open a satellite office at 531 Devonia St., Harriman, on Thursday.

    The facility – open each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the possibility of more hours in the future — will offer all the primary care services that patients have access to at the Oak Ridge office.

  • ‘My son never had a chance’: Firefighter’s family still devastated over fatal crash

    More than nine years have passed since Bradley Keith Lively was killed in an automobile crash on Blair Road.

    His death is still painful for his family.

    “He had worked so hard at establishing his own business,” mother Janette Lively said. “We were very much involved in his life.”

    The man responsible for her son’s death, Bryan Keefe Howard, is scheduled to have a parole revocation hearing today – Wednesday – at the Roane County Jail.

    Janette Lively said she plans to attend.

  • Hooked on Pirates: Medieval Faire hitting the high seas

    It’s the Governor’s birthday, and a two-day festival is being thrown in his honor at the fictional 18th-century town of Port Royale in the Tortugas.

    To add to the excitement, an amnesty has been declared for pirates.

    Will the pirates, led by the Governor’s brother, behave themselves in polite company? Will the Governor’s lovely daughter Elizabeth find a husband?

    Arrrgh ... that’s the question for ye swabbies!