Today's News

  • Raiders miss out on sweep


    The Roane State Raiders were one shot away from picking up a TJCAA road sweep over the weekend, but had to settle for a split after conference-leading Columbia State’s T.J. Dunons buried a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Chargers a 69-67 victory over the Raiders on Saturday.

  • RMS boys remain undefeated on season


    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers ran their season record to 8-0 following a pair of impressive victories.

    The first win came last week at Fort Loudoun, 49-36, and that was followed by a 68-38 victory at Oliver Springs on Monday.

  • Bobcats sweep Sweetwater


    Collin Moss buried six three-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points Monday night in leading Oliver Springs to a 57-41 victory over Sweetwater in the first night of action in the 2013 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

    Moss did almost all of his damage in the second half when the game was in doubt. 

    The Bobcats trailed 22-21 at halftime, but Moss buried three three-pointers and scored nine points in the third period, as the Bobcats took a 37-36 lead into the final period of play. 

  • Kingston picks up first win


    After dropping a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games, the Kingston Yellow Jackets opened the regular season Friday night with a 61-39 home victory over Loudon.

    Colt Narramore’s started slow Friday and trailed at halftime, but the second half was a different story, as the Jackets outscored the Redskins 38-14 in the final two periods of play.

  • Cherokee splits with North


    So close yet so far is the most apt way to describe the Cherokee Lady Jackets encounter with the North Lady Stars in a 41-38 defeat on Monday evening.

    North would start the game on an 8-2 tilt before Cherokee used baskets from Lana Robinson and Gianna Manfredi to get within 10-6 at the end of the first period. 

  • Mt. Pisgah competes in Crown Classic


    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots played three games in three days last weekend in the Crown College Invitational Classic.

    The first game went well, as the Patriots knocked off the Shining Light Baptist Crusaders from Monroe, N.C. by a final score of 56-47.

  • Alexander Inn stabilized and ready for rehab

    Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn, historically known as the Guest House, has been stabilized and is prepared for rehabilitation.

    The occasion was marked with an official groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month.

    Family Pride Corp., which has led successful projects in Loudon, Lenoir City and Knoxville, is in charge of the rehabilitation.

    The company plans to transform the Manhattan Project-era hotel into a state-of-the-art assisted-living facility.

  • The Garden Gate: Turkey not gobbled up at first Thanksgiving

    Although turkey has become the mainstay of our Thanksgiving Day dinners, it is interesting to note that turkey is not listed in the records of the first Thanksgiving dinner.

    They were, however, plentiful in the New England woods at the time.

    Wild ducks, geese, venison, fish, shellfish, all sorts of “sallet,” wild fruits and berries, and wine made from both white and red grapes comprised the menu on that important day.

    The party on that first Thanksgiving celebration was a three-day bash.

  • New homes in time for the holidays

    Jessie Whittington and Shelia Carpenter recently celebrated the completion of their new Roane County Habitat for Humanity homes.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 27

    25 Years Ago