Today's News

  • Pemberton’s first hearing as judge a ‘slippery’ case

    Years from now, Hardee’s might come to mind when Mike Pemberton thinks about his first day on the bench.

    Not because of a meal he ate there, but due to the fact that the first contested hearing he presided over as circuit court judge involved the fast-food restaurant.

    Kyle Beverly filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the Kingston establishment in 2013. Beverly, a Kingston resident, said he slipped on something on the floor when he entered the restaurant on Sept. 12, 2012, and sustained injuries to his right ankle.

  • Rockwood candidate pool dwindles as Ellis withdraws

    The number of candidates vying for Rockwood City Council decreased by one last week when Phyllis Ellis withdrew from the race.

    “I would like to have my name removed from the ballot for the office of City Council in Rockwood, Tenn.,” Ellis said in an Aug. 25 letter to the Roane County Election Commission.

    Candidates had until noon on Aug. 28 to withdraw.

    Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said Ellis was the only one to do so by the deadline.

  • Free day at Museum of East Tennessee History

    The Museum of East Tennessee History offers free admission on Saturday, Sept. 27, in celebration of Smithsonian magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day Live!

    The event represents the commitment of the Smithsonian and other museums to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone.

    Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating museums on Sept. 27.

    The Museum Day Live! ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumdaylive.

  • TVAA completes week 2


    It was another hot day for the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) Saturday. This would make the third hot and humid weekend for the league, including the jamboree on Aug. 16.

    Oliver Springs’ game with Midway was moved up an hour to try to beat the heat. More early starts may be used before the heat wave slows down. 

  • Old rivalry highlights Friday night football


    The first two weeks of the 2014 football season is off to a great start for the Midway Green Wave, Harriman Blue Devils and Rockwood Tigers, as all three records of 2-0.

  • Lady Indians down Harriman, 5-1


    Despite a depleted squad with six out of 20 players inactive due to injury, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils held their own against the Oneida Lady Indians before falling by a 5-1 margin on Tuesday. 

  • Lady Tigers crush Tellico Plains, 11-0


    The Rockwood Lady Tigers picked up their seventh straight win of the young season Tuesday evening with an easy 11-0 victory over Tellico Plains at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    The game was never in doubt as the Lady Tigers scored eight goals in the first 40 minutes of play.

  • Lady Jackets fly past Lady Jets, 6-0


    After a day off for Labor Day, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets went back to work Tuesday and put together their strongest performance of the season in winning at Cumberland County, 6-0.

  • The Garden Gate: Orange in any form is always a big winner

    Oranges have been around for as long as we have records.

    Although they have been used in many ways over the centuries, it is only within our own time that we’ve become aware of the many benefits of oranges and their high content in vitamin C.

    It is interesting to note that oranges, lemons and limes were used by provisioners of the world’s navies to prevent scurvy — even without the knowledge we have of their vitamin content and uses today.

  • Obed to sell hog-hunting permits

    Obed Wild and Scenic River will allow hunting for wild hogs from Sept. 27 through Feb. 28, 2015.

    A permit is required to hunt hogs and may be purchased at Obed Wild & Scenic River Visitor Center or online at www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/hog-hunting.htm.

    The permit costs $5 and is good for both Obed and Big South Fork National River and Recreation


    A valid hunting license is required to purchase the permit. Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.

    Call the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center at 423-346-6294.