Today's News

  • Lady ‘Cats ease by Rockwood, 2-1

    In what amounted to a true cat-fight, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats escaping by the hair of their chinny-chin-chin over their in-county feline counterparts, the Rockwood Lady Tigers, by a 2-1 tally on Saturday afternoon in a tournament at Coalfield.

    The Lady 'Cats struck first with a pair of runs coming in on wild pitches in the top of the first inning.

  • Quail hunt set for Saturday

    The Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter and TWRA will sponsor a quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake WMA this Saturday, March 23.  

  • Midway keeps busy with 4 games in 3 days

    After a pair of rain outs last Monday and Tuesday, Midway and Harriman decided enough was enough and they got in a Wednesday game that was not previously scheduled. Midway would end up getting a 7-4 win over the Blue Devils, but the result would not be counted as a district game.

  • Cornellison signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

    Haley Cornellison’s career has had its ups and downs over the past four years at Kingston, but Cornellison celebrated the ultimate high Friday when she signed scholarship papers with Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.
    “I’m so excited,” Cornellison said after signing with the Lady Bulldogs. “I can’t wait to go play. I couldn’t have done this on my own. I’ve been blessed to have a great support team behind me.
    “I really like Tennessee Wesleyan. It has a community feel. It’s kind of like a home away from home for me. I feel like it’s a place where I’d fit in.”

  • OUT to LUNCH: Gibson Girls a great place to celebrate a 92nd birthday

    This recent “Out to Lunch” adventure was a celebration of the 92nd birthday of Marjorie Hicks, formerly of Rockwood and now living at Jamestowne Assisted Living in Kingston.

    Her appearance and personality makes it hard to believe she is not in her 70s.

    She moved to Rockwood when she was 7 years old. Her father, Dave Smith, moved his family from Florida to be a pharmacist at George’s Drug Store, which he later owned.

    Her late husband, Rockwood native Dr. Robert Hicks, was a well-known Rockwood physician for many years.

  • Annual Chamber awards banquet slated April 19

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 67th year and considered by many the spring social event for Roane County business and community leaders, will begin at 6 p.m. April 19 in Whitestone Country Inn.

    The banquet includes presentation of the prestigious Business of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award and Roane Chamber Woman of the Year Award.

    The festivities begin with a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a four-course meal.

  • TVA Employees Credit Union going up


    Creative Structures Inc. workers lay brick at the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union in Midtown. The facility near Pinnacle Pointe shopping center at Interstate 40 and Hwy. 70 has come along quickly after the ground breaking last fall.


    Rocky Houston couldn’t make up his mind on Friday.

    A hearing was held at the federal courthouse in Knoxville to address several motions he filed with the court.

    He initially told U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. he wanted to argue only one, but by the end of the hearing he ended up arguing all of them.

    Houston’s wavering, along with his continued tangents about alleged conspiracies, resulted in a long-winded hearing that lasted almost two-and-a-half hours.   

  • Kingston manager retiring

    Kingston will lose a stalwart come April 26, when city hall staple Jim Pinkerton logs his last hours as city manager.

    Pinkerton turned in his resignation on March 13, the day after the monthly Kingston City Council meeting.

    The announcement, which went out to the mayor and city council members in the form of an official letter, was reportedly a surprise to everyone, and some council members visited his office that day to implore him to reconsider.

    But Pinkerton said he is firm in his decision.

  • Harriman new part of national grant network

    Harriman put aside city money last year in hopes the city might become part of a national grant network that helps non-profit organizations and other grant seekers search for funding resources and other assistance.

    “The city of Harriman has been awarded the Foundation Library which is incredible news,” gushed Sarah McCoin to Harriman City Council last week.

    She said it will essentially serve the Ninth Judicial District and Cumberland County.