Today's News

  • Historic low unemployment continues

    Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for March 2019 remains at the historic low of 3.2 percent according to the latest statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    March is the second consecutive month the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate sits at the all-time low. When compared to March 2018, unemployment in Tennessee is down by 0.4 of a percentage point.

  • OS and Harriman middle square off

    Harriman’s Talan Moore (left) and Zach Armstrong (above) for Oliver Springs dueled one another from the pitcher’s mound in a recent middle baseball game at Papermaker Field. The Blue Devils won the double header 13-3 and 7-0.

  • Midway Middle splits recent games

    Midway Middle’s Caiden Brewer closed out a recent 21-0 win against Norwood Middle. The Green Wave then faced Scott County Tuesday, losing a close 3-1 decision.

  • Jackets swarm Scott for district win

    Tuesday night, The Roane County High School Yellow Jackets played host to Scott County in a soccer match at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in Kingston.

    A quick start gave the Yellow Jackets the early momentum needed to pick up the 4-1 win.

    Head coach, Keaton Shillings was pleased with his team’s performance.

    “We performed really well in our third district game of the season,” Shillings.

    “It was a must-win situation for us to see a home district game, so I’m really proud of the effort the boys showed tonight.”

  • Sweetwater uses 1st half to beat Devils

    By Melissa Coley


    After a brutal 100 plus minute game on Friday night, the Harriman Blue Devils came out Tuesday evening a little flat and allowed three goals in the first half against Sweetwater, losing 3-1.

    “Our heads were not in the game during the first half and even though defensively we have been pretty stout this year, we had some key positions that required adjustments tonight”, stated Harriman coach Marc Cataldi.

  • Trading leads, OS on top in final

    It was a game of come backs.

    In the end it was the five run seventh inning from the Oliver Springs Bobcats that decided the 8-4 victory against the Harriman Blue Devils Tuesday night at Papermaker Field.

    The Bobcats took an early 2-0 lead thanks to runs from Blake Crass and Trey Boswell in the top of the first.

    Harriman finally answered in the third when Marcus Nelson brought Brady Stubbs around to score on a sacrifice fly deep into the outfield.

  • Midway sweeps Oakdale in season series

    By Jack Sims


    The Midway Green Wave the season district season series with the Oakdale Eagles Tuesday evening at Midway with a 12-1 win and 29-3 win Monday in Oakdale.

    The Eagles took an early lead with the single run, but after that it was all Green Wave.

    Midway scored two runs in the first, four runs in the second, and another two in the third, one in the fourth, and a final three in the fifth.

    Toeing up on the rubber at the start of the game for Midway was Brendan Burnam, pitching two innings.

  • Going With the Flo: Our nation should listen to the messages from God

    By Flo Charles

    Absolutely breathtaking – a brilliant cross still standing after the recent fire of fire of Paris’ Norte Dame’s Cathedral!

    Do you remember that out of the rubble of 9/11, when the Muslims hit our World Trade Towers, a cross appeared?

    Could it be that God is trying to get the world’s attention? America – then Paris – worldwide alarm, especially during this holy week - the celebration of our Savior’s resurrection?

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Success stories of two Harriman men, born & bred