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Today's News

  • 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.

  • No ACL, no problem for Farmer

     

    Words are powerful.

    For instance, when you hear the words courage, heart, leader, determined, gritty and hard-working used to describe a person, there’s a pretty good bet that person is extraordinary.  

  • Remembering the ash spill

    It’s been nearly five years, but Melinda Hillman still has vivid memories of Dec. 22, 2008.

    “I got up and went outside as I usually did to drink my coffee and look out over the lake,” she said. “It looked like a giant moonscape.”

    What Hillman saw from her Emory River Road home was the result of an early-morning dike failure at the nearby TVA Kingston Fossil Plant.

    More than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash spilled over 300 acres, some of it in strange blocks that locals immediately dubbed “ashbergs.”

  • Murder mystery in Rockwood?

    The body of Janice Pugh Tollett of Rockwood was found outside her mother’s home at 404 Tedder St. Sunday.

    “They found her lying back there behind the house,” said Ralph Hedrick, her cousin. “Nobody knows how she got back there. You can tell there had been a lot of movement. There was mud on the cars. She was lying in a mud hole.”

    Hedrick said an autopsy is being done on Tollett, whose home was across the street from where she was found.

  • DAG backs off smurf turf war

    Even though city ordinances banning the sale of pseudoephedrine without a prescription have been deemed illegal, one proponent believes the amount of attention drawn to the issue could be beneficial.

    “I am hopeful that the number of localities that have passed such ordinances will have brought enough attention to the legislature to ensure that they take some sort of affirmative action on the issue,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

  • Students can now register at RSCC

    Registration is under way for the spring 2014 semester at Roane State Community College.

    Students need to be aware when they register that the college has a Jan. 6 fee deadline.

    Students who have registered must pay their fees by Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. to keep their class schedules for spring semester.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu. They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 18

    25 Years Ago