Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Yager awarded for help with jail overcrowding

    We have not previously published much laudatory verbiage concerning Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, but his recent accomplishment has shown that he has inherited at least some of his daddy’s political skills. We refer, of course, to his day-long filibuster.

  • Houstons protest pre-arrest surveillance

    The federal government’s case against Rocky and Leon Houston could suffer a major blow if a judge grants the brothers’ motions to suppress video evidence.

    Rocky Houston is charged with 14 counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. Leon Houston faces one count of possessing firearms while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

  • Late homer downs Kingston, 5-3


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    The Kingston Lady Jackets took a rough home loss Tuesday evening to the Meigs County Lady Tigers.

  • Big innings lead Midway past Greenback, 13-8

    The Midway duo of Zach Edwards and Hayden Hester combined for seven hits, two home runs and 10 RBIs Wednesday  in leading the Green Wave to a 13-8 District 3-A road win at Greenback.

    Although Midway scored 13 runs, they did start slow as they trailed 2-0 after three innings of play.

  • Lady Waves cruise in district opener, 17-0

    The Midway Lady Green Waves opened the 2013 portion of their schedule Tuesday evening with a convincing 17-0 thee-inning victory over Greenback.

  • Oliver Springs drops district doubleheader

    Twice, the Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team had the Sunbright Tigers on the ropes, but on both occasions, however, the Tigers rebounded to sweep the Bobcats in a District 4-A doubleheader by scores of 6-3 and 9-6.

  • Tigers pick up split in tennis action

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers tennis teams hosted Stone Memorial Tuesday afternoon at Roane State’s tennis courts, but playing on their home court didn’t help as the Panthers and Lady Panthers each picked up 7-2 victories.

  • Tigers wallop Tellico Plains, 20-2

    The Rockwood Tigers hosted the Tellico Plains Bears Tuesday night after a Monday night rain out between the two teams. A day off for rain didn't slow the Tigers, as they came out swinging and put on an offensive show, winning by a final score of 20-2.

  • DUI case bound over to grand jury

    The DUI case of Kingston Councilman Kevin McClure was bound over to the June grand jury after his preliminary hearing Monday.
    McClure was found unresponsive in his vehicle, which sat with the engine running, on Ladd Wright Road on May 22, 2012.
    “When I first opened the door, once the air came out I smelled an odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage,” Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Self testified.

  • Vice principal arrested again

    Oliver Springs High School Assistant Principal Donna Renee Moore was arrested on Saturday.
    Oliver Springs police charged her with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law. Moore was booked at the Anderson County Jail.
    According to the incident report, officer Shannon Runyan was dispatched to the skating rink on Tri-County Boulevard late Friday on a complaint that a parent who arrived to pick up their child was possibly intoxicated.