Today's News

  • Akers to “cross” to next step

    Roane County Knight lacrosse standout Olivia Akers was joined by friends, family, and coaches this week at Roane County High School as she signed her letter of intent to continue her athletics and education with Tennessee Wesleyan University.

  • Bulldogs take bite out of OS

    By Jack Sims


    In the boys half of the “just up the road” rivalry, the Wartburg Bulldogs took a big bite out of the Oliver Springs Bobcats, winning 78-47.

    Both teams entered the court a little slow, but it was the Bobcats who got warm early.

    Hitting for seventeen points in the first period gave the Bobcats the early lead, 17-9.

    In the second quarter, the Bulldogs growled to life and heated up.

  • Lady ’Cats get district win

    By Jack Sims


    In what has developed into an exciting “just up the road” rivalry, the Oliver Springs Lady Cats traveled to Wartburg to take on the Central High Lady Bulldogs and brought home a win. In a tight back and forth game the final on the scoreboard after 32 minutes was Lady Cats 51, the Lady Bulldogs 47. This was a needed district win for the Lady Cats who have struggled as of late.

  • Bringing home the hardware

    The Cherokee Middle Lady Jackets continued to roll over opponents this after beating the Meigs County Middle Lady Tigers, 50-27, Tuesday. The win improved Cherokee’s record to 20-1 this season and garnered the team the first district basketball title in more in five years. The Lady Jackets will move on to the sectional tournament at Sevierville Middle School Tuesday evening at 6:15 p.m.

  • Lady Waves lose defensive battle

    The Midway Lady Waves lost a defensive battle with the visiting Oneida Lady Indians Tuesday night and as a result lost on the scoreboard as well, 43-38.

    It was apparent from the start the teams were evenly matched.

    Heavy defensive pressure from both sides left the game scoreless for the first three and half minutes of play.

    Finally Oneida struck, capitalizing on Midway’s lack of size by zipping a pass to the post to Katelyn Stiltner to break the scoreless deadlock.

  • Blue Devils sweep Tigers

    By Melissa Coley


    Harriman defeated Rockwood on Tuesday evening by a final score of 68-51.

    The Tigers jumped out to a 14-8 lead over Harriman with 2:33 left in the first quarter but Coach Shay Shannon cleared his bench and junior guards Jerelijah Martin and Ethan Adkisson came into the game on a mission to not only tie things up but to give their team the lead at 18-16 after one.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Newspapers’ role in Will Rogers’ day and today

    Last week, we started off talking about changes, and we had intended to discuss some of the changes we have witnessed which we thought our younger readers might find interesting, and in some cases astonishing, and our more contemporary readers might enjoy reminiscing about, such as cars, and trains, and aeroplanes.

  • Going With the Flo: Muslim lawmakers are a danger to our way of life

    By Flo Charles

    Democrat Rashida Tlaib recited the Muslim victory call – war cry of Allah Akbar (God is greater) in a radical speech at a CAIR reception.

    This anti-American behavior has been building for years.

    Radical Islam’s modern war of world domination has gained momentum with its rallying cry — unnoticed, because of distorted lies of TOLERANCE!

    Americans are unwilling to admit the danger, while radical Islam has repeatedly stated that they will destroy America, replacing it with Islam!

  • Director search ad now posted

    Roane County Schools has posted the notice of vacancy for its director of schools position.

    “The applicant shall meet all qualifications and licensure standards for Director of Schools prescribed by Tennessee Code Annotated and the Tennessee State Board of Education,” the notice states. “The applicant is required to reside in Roane County, Tennessee within six months of appointment, and for the duration of the employment contract.”

    People seeking the position must also have a Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Roane County woman accused of allowing drug activity in home

    A Roane County woman is accused of allowing drug activity to be conducted out of her residence.

    According to the warrant, agents with the Ninth Judicial District Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 4731 Kingston Hwy., on Jan. 18.

    “During the execution of these warrants, agents recovered two firearms, approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine and additional paraphernalia and prescription pills,” the warrant said.

    “At the time of the warrant there were eight people found in the residence.”