Today's News

  • Baby Sophia defies odds to reach first birthday

    Sophia Crabtree is an energetic and smiling little girl — one who rarely meets a stranger — recently celebrated her first birthday.

    She loves gravy, peas, and sweet potatoes.

    On the surface, that doesn’t seem so different from many children her age, but rest assured, Sophia is a very special little girl.

    Sophia is a miracle.

  • Woman charged in fatal car crash

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated a deadly crash on Airport Road on Saturday.

    The crash happened on the Morgan County side, but the person killed was from Rockwood.

    It happened around 3 p.m.

    According to the report, Amber Manis of Oakdale was traveling south on Airport Road in a 2005 Chrysler minivan.

    She crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a 1998 Mazda Protege driven by Joseph Jones of Rockwood.

    Jones, 40, was killed.

  • Humphrey: new court and new job

    By Richard Evans

    The misdemeanor assault case against former Harriman Chief of Police Kenneth Humphrey was delayed last month but remains on the docket.

    The case was reset for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge.

    Although he is no longer with the police department, Humphrey still works for the city in the capacity of administrative assistant.

  • Doctor no concern for Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition

    Dr. Timothy Bell’s move to East Race Street in downtown Kingston doesn’t appear to have drawn the ire of the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition.

    “We haven’t had any problems at all,” Anti-Drug Coalition Executive Director Sarah Harrison said Monday.

    “I think he’s still running the same practice that he has for years, just in a different location.”

    Bell’s office is next door to the Anti-Drug Coalition.

    He moved into the space earlier this year.

  • Harriman splits with Meigs County

    Harriman traveled to face the Meigs County Tigers Thursday evening in Decatur. The Lady Devils lost in the opening game of the night, 62-25. The Blue Devils rebounded after a season opening loss to Sweetwater by by beating the Tigers, 57-43. 

  • Lady ’Cats can’t take sting out of Yellow Jackets

    By Melissa Coley


    In the first meeting of Roane and Morgan County teams this young basketball season, the Coalfield Middle Lady Jackets held on to beat Oliver Springs, 41-37, in a game at Coalfield Thursday evening.

    Maddie Jones had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Oliver Springs

    Jones’ performance was matched by Coalfield’s Alexis Morrison, who finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

  • Scrappy defense pushes OSMS to rivalry victory

    By Melissa Coley


    The Oliver Springs Middle Bobcats’ scrappy defense led to a 42-38 win against Coalfield Thursday evening at Coalfield School.

    Javen Barger had four points and two rebounds for the Cats in the opening quarter.

    Barger’s performance wasn’t enough. It was Coalfield’s Cole Hines’ nine points that gave the Yellow Jackets a 12-9 lead after one period.

    Coalfield’s dominance continued into the second quarter.

  • Midway splits season opening double header

    By Jack Sims


    Midway opened the basketball season with a trip to Sweetwater Thursday for a two-game match up with the Sweetwater Wildcats.

    The evening saw mixed results for Midway. The Lady Waves came from behind to beat Sweetwater, 49-43, while the Green Wave couldn’t hold off the Wildcats’ sharp shooting, losing 83-34.

    The girls game showcased two teams that appeared to be evenly matched.

    Sweetwater took the opening tip off and put the first points on the board.

  • VEC gives 2k to groups in Roane County

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,000 in grants to Roane County organizations in November.

    Local groups receiving grants include The Stitch Angels ($200), Midway Quarterback Club ($300), Midway Soccer Club ($500), Midway Youth Cheerleading Organization ($500), and Midway High School Baseball Boosters ($500).

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $6.5 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.