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Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION: Reporter takes up shield; what will courts do?

    The judge in the Colorado movie theater shooting case has decided to buy some time.

    Colorado District Court Judge Carlos Samour  Jr. has postponed a decision on whether Fox News reporter Jana Winter will be required to reveal her anonymous sources.  

    Winter’s reporting revealed that shooting suspect James Holmes had mailed a notebook outlining  violent plans and depicting illustrations of a shooting attack to a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado, where he had gone to school.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: We’re not making up any of this! Honestly!

    Some weeks ago, we penned an article captioned “What mischief will legislature produce?”

    Although that august body will not adjourn sine die for some days yet, they have already established a new record for Acts of ignorance, shame, and disgrace that will be hard to equal, but no doubt they will strive to do so just next year.

    Consider, if you will the following efforts, some of which have passed, some which have not yet been acted upon and some of which are lying in abeyance awaiting an opportune time to rear their ugly heads and become public Acts.

  • Wrestler wants to body slam cancer

    When Scott Humphrey was diagnosed with basal cell skin cancer, he decided he wouldn’t let age or illness keep him out of the fight.

    Instead, Humphrey created the character Doomsday and rejoined the world of wrestling entertainment after a long absence.

    “I said OK, is there anything I want to do? Anything unfinished? Pro wrestling got back in my head,” Humphrey said. “I said I’ve got to be out of my mind. I’m 40 years old. I have no business in a ring, but why not?”

  • Selling TVA? Think again

    President Barack Obama’s plan to explore selling TVA was sharply criticized by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

    “There is no assurance that selling TVA to a profit-making entity would reduce electric bills in the Tennessee Valley — which should be the overriding objective — and it could lead to higher electricity rates,” Alexander said in a prepared statement.

    Obama sent his budget for the federal government’s 2014 fiscal year to Congress on Wednesday.

  • Lady ‘Cats pound out 16 hits in downing Oakdale, 13-3

    After playing five games over the weekend in a tournament in Rockwood it was safe to assume that the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats might be a little sluggish against Oakdale on Monday.

    Oliver Springs, however, pounded out 16 hits in cruising to a 13-3 victory in five innings over the Lady Eagles at Arrowhead Park.

  • Goldston leads Lady Devils past Rockwood, 9-0

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils put together an impressive district victory Tuesday evening on the road at cross-town rival Rockwood with a score of 9-0. 

  • Moore fans 11 in Green Wave shutout

    The Midway Green Wave snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-7 win over Coalfield Saturday, and then they returned home Monday and started a winning streak with a 6-0 District 3-A victory over Tellico Plains.

  • Richardson homers twice in Midway victory

    The Midway Lady Green Waves picked up another non-district win with a 10-3 victory over Sequoyah Monday evening at Midway. 

    Lady Wave pitcher Alex Richardson had few problems against Sequoyah, scattering six hits and three runs. She walked one and had five strikeouts in picking up the victory.

  • Lady Devils run past Rockwood, 10-4

    It wasn’t pretty at times, but the Harriman Lady Blue Devils picked up a 10-4 victory over Rockwood in a big District 3-A game for both teams Monday evening at Harriman’s Flour Mill Flats.

  • Lady ‘Cats blank Oakdale, 14-0

    For three innings, the Oakdale Lady Eagles hung tough with the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, but a nine-run outburst in the top of the fourth inning gave the Lady 'Cats the decisive 14-0 win Tuesday afternoon.