Today's News

  • Pets benefit on Baylee’s birthday

    Baylee Mize turned 10 years old on Aug. 7, and she celebrated with a party at Tatarus in Knoxville.

    Instead of gifts, she asked for pet food, which she donated to the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    She received 205 pounds of dog food, 11 pounds of cat food and cat litter.

    Baylee is the daughter of Jeff and Keta Howell Mize.

    Her grandparents are Keith and Derita Howell, and J.D. and Helen Mize.

  • Debate on Syrian action encouraging

    Center on Congress
    As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals, and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads.

    Couldn’t President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?

  • Real bananas, no monkey business

    Some in Rockwood might think they are in the tropics with the unusual vegetation that has sprouted on Abels Valley Road.

    Ray and Raylene Myers have eight bananas trees growing in their yard.

    The oldest tree has been growing for 12 years, and this is the first year it has produced any fruit.

    “Never thought we’d ever see a banana,” Ray said.  

    Their son Edward gave his mother her first banana plant.

    “My wife just took off with it,” Ray said.

  • Stevens leaves private practice to join prosecutor

    Kingston attorney Terry L. Stevens II has joined the staff of District Attorney General Russell Johnson as an assistant district attorney.

    Stevens was sworn in at a ceremony by Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen.

    The number of assistant district attorneys in the 9th Judicial District had not grown since the 1990s, when Charles Hawk was in office.

    It took lobbying by Johnson to create the position that Stevens filled.

  • Five from Roane advance to region tourney


    The District 3 A/AA Golf Tournament was held Monday at Ruggles Ferry Golf Club in Strawberry Plains.

    The tournament would be dominated by Grace Christian Academy as the Rams and Lady Rams took home both the team and individual championships.

  • Oliver Springs Cheer Camp
  • Edwards records hole-in-one
  • BOW workshop set for Oct. 4-6


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Extreme Workshop Oct. 4-6 at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

  • Cherokee suffers first loss


    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets took their lumps Thursday night in a 44-8 defeat by the Robertsville Middle School Rams. 

    It didn't take long for Robertsville to score, taking two plays to cover 84 yards with Tre Jackson scoring from 70 yards out. 

  • Kelly leads OSMS past Harriman, 42-16


    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats played their first game without team captain Landon Everett Thursday night and the result was a convincing 42-16 victory over Harriman at D.J. Brittan Field.

    Everett was injured the week before and Bobcat head coach Larry Green said the team wanted to play well for their sidelined leader.