Today's News

  • Teens learn free speech not free of consequences

    First Amendment Center
    “This is going on your permanent record” may be the most time-honored threat to wayward students, but in a digital age, it’s actually true.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: It’s time to revisit Dr. Rywell’s apple stack cake

    Gentle reader, there comes a time when repeating oneself is no longer repetition but instead tradition.
    Thus it is with our annual holiday column about our beloved Tennessee Apple Stack Cake, also known in this area as “Fruit Cake.”
    As we have said many times before, what is being offered in some grocery stores as apple stack cake is not our Tennessee Apple Stack Cake.

  • Tigers take down Berean Christian

    The Rockwood Tigers hosted the Berean Christian Eagles Tuesday night.  

    Both teams fought hard, but in the end Berean Christian could not close the gap in either game.  The Lady Tigers cruised to a 49-15 win while the boys held on late to win by a final score of 53-42.

  • Devils split with Tellico Plains

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils opened District 3-A play with a road trip to Tellico Plains Tuesday.

  • Midway hammers TSD

    The Midway Green Wave upped their early season record to 4-1 Tuesday night with an 82-46 victory against Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD).

  • Kingston stings Sweetwater

    Tuesday night was a good night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets as both rolled to victories over visiting Sweetwater.

  • Mt. Pisgah picks up sweep

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots defended their home court Tuesday with a pair of victories over Apostolic Christian of Knoxville.

  • Bobcats open district play with sweep

    Tuesday night was a good night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats as both squads traveled to Oakdale and picked up a sweep in their District 4-A opener.

  • Police make arrest in Kingston mugging

    Benjamin Clark, a 23-year-old Kingston man, has been arrested for an alleged mugging that occurred Monday outside Angel Nails on North Kentucky Street.
    “He is being booked in right now for aggravated robbery,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.
    Washam said Clark lived in an apartment building behind the Roane County Jail, so he didn’t have to travel far to get booked. 
    The victim in Monday’s mugging was an 84-year-old woman. Washam said she suffered a concussion and broken elbow.

  • Relief may come to rutted road

    One woman’s persistence over a road problem might pay off.
    Sharon Brown lives in Pioneer Village subdivision south of Rockwood. Month after month, she’s spoken at Roane County Commission meetings about the desperate state of her road.
    The ride is so rough, she said, delivery trucks have quit coming.
    “I don’t want to make nobody mad over there, but also I want something done,” she said. 
    Brown lives on Bournemouth Drive. Deep ruts make traveling the dirt-and-gravel road tricky.