Today's News

  • Tennessee officials divided on fiscal cliff bill voting

    U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, whose district includes Roane County, voted against the deal legislators reached to stave off the fiscal cliff.

    “As I have long said, we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem,” the Republican said in a prepared statement. “The bill sent back to the House not only allowed taxes to increase but increased spending by $330 billion. It was simply something I could not support.”

    The fiscal cliff was a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect this month.

  • Witness in Houston trial charged with kidnapping

    A high-profile witness in the Houston brothers murder trials is in serious trouble with the law himself.

    Tobey Truman Yates, 35, of Ten Mile, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and simple possession on Dec. 28 after allegedly holding a woman captive for two days.

    Yates is scheduled to appear in court on the charges in February.

    The woman’s mother, Teresa Wiest, contacted authorities.

  • Lady Waves finish third in Jon Loden Classic

    After winning the Jon Loden Holiday Classic last year, the Midway Lady Green Waves finished a respectable third place this year following a 56-17 annihilation of Monterey last Saturday night at Midway.

  • Tigers enjoy awards night

    The Rockwood Rotary Club recently held its annual Rockwood High School Football Awards Night. The event has been held for more than 50 years.

    Ed Bilbrey was the master of ceremonies and former Tiger player Tommy Pemberton was the gust speaker.

  • Lady Tigers win one in Harriman

    It was an up and down three days for the Rockwood Lady Tigers at the 2012 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic as Amy Breazeale’s squad picked up one victory while dropping two games.

  • Lady Jackets battle in Pilot Winterfest Classic

    Last week’s Pilot Winterfest Classic at Knoxville Catholic High School didn’t start well for the Kingston Lady Jackets as they dropped back-to-back games against Anderson County and Powell, but the three-day classic ended on a high note as Connie Guinn’s squad knocked off Karns to end the 2012 portion of their schedule on a high note.

  • Tigers look sharp in Cordell Christmas Classic

    Paul Kamikawa’s Rockwood Tigers are heading into the 2013 with a lot of momentum.

    That momentum came thanks to a strong showing in the 2012 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic where the Tigers picked up three wins in three days against stiff competition.

  • Bobcats close out 2012 with victory

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats finished off the 2012 portion of their schedule last week with a seventh place finish in the 2012 Jon Loden Holiday Classic at Midway.

  • HMS girls, RMS boys fall in title game

    Rockwood Middle School hosted 30 games in three days as part of the 2012 Rockwood Middle School Christmas Classic.

  • Jackets play well despite setbacks

    Their record might have been only 1-2 at last week’s Pilot Winterfest Classic at Knoxville Catholic High School, but the Kingston Yellow Jackets played perhaps their best basketball of the season as the 2012 calendar was winding down.