Today's News

  • Lady Tigers expect tough start

    It wasn’t going to be a good start to the basketball season for the Rockwood Lady Tigers.

    With three key players hurt before the beginning of the year, pressure is already on the remainder of the roster.

    Coach Amy Breazeale doesn’t expect any of Rockwood’s opponents to take it easy on the Lady Tigers for this reason and it is something she has been stressing to her players.

  • Tigers: a work in progress

    The Rockwood Tigers will be looking to build on their season finish last year.

    Rockwood took eventual region champion Oakdale into overtime in the region tournament before being eliminated.

    “That was a good crew of seniors that I had last year,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “We have the potential this year to be really good athletically this year.”

    Facing the Tigers early this year is a hurdle they and many teams have to get over, acclimating football players to basketball.

  • Vols, new goal but no bowl

    by Ben Briley


    The Tennessee Volunteers ended their 2018 season with yet another disappointing loss to in-state rival Vanderbilt, 38-13.

    It marks the first time in 92 years Vanderbilt has beaten Tennessee three straight times. Vandy will now get a bowl game (probably Independence or Liberty) and Tennessee will begin preparations for the 2019 season.

  • Lady Tigers lose despite Mackie

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers lost their home opener to Loudon Monday night, 60-16.

    Although only the second game of the year, it is evident for Rockwood things aren’t going to be any easier for a while.

    With three players out before the start of the season due to injury it has fallen to the remainder of the roster to pick up the slack and continue on.

    “We’re limited right now as to our options,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “We have three injured.

  • Rockwood can’t keep pace

    The Rockwood Tigers fell behind and couldn’t catch up, losing to the Loudon Redskins, 66-47, Monday night in Rockwood.

    It was only the second game of the season for the Tigers with a week separating them.

    The extra time showed an improved Rockwood line-up, but it also showed there was still room for improvement.

    “We’ve played some excellent ball clubs,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “Kingston is 3-0 and Loudon is 4-0.

  • Masked man identified in robbery case

    The masked man in an alleged robbery has been identified as Nathan Bennett Briley.

    He is charged with especially aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.

    His co-defendant in the case is 18-year-old Zachary Douglas Ray. The two are accused of robbing a woman on Nov. 13.

    According to the warrant, she got into a green Ford Explorer with Ray, who allegedly shoved her head down under the steering wheel and brandished a pistol.

  • Harriman Sears to close its doors

    After 37 years in Harriman, Sears Hometown Store will be closing Jan. 1, 2019.

    “It’s amazing how well we’ve done and how many friends we’ve made over the years,” said store owner Charlie Jones.

    This was a good year for the store, Jones said.

    Unfortunately the Sears corporate office didn’t fare as well.

    After filing for bankruptcy protection last month and closing a number of large stores including one in Knoxville, Sears said that the small hometown stores would not be affected.

  • Youth Leadership program seeking applicants for 2019

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Roane County Youth Leadership.

    The program is open to all Roane County high school, private school and home-schooled students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors during the 2019-20 school year. The program is a partnership between Roane County Chamber of Commerce and Roane State Community College.

    The goal is for students to improve their leadership skills through class study, interactions with community leaders and exercising the skills they learned for a community service project.