Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Bill Landry to sign new book at Rocky Top Gen. Store

    There are times when a person, or group, or nation has the strength, or the authority to do something, but which they shouldn’t do, despite that strength or authority.

    As a result of proceeding when they shouldn’t, the person, group, or nation loses that strength or authority.

    Last week saw this very thing happen in one case, and the wheels begin to turn that may well result in its happening again in another case.

  • Whaley reflects on first year


    Chris Whaley knew what he was getting into when he became Roane State Community College’s newest president.

    As a long-time employee and former student, he hit the ground running with an intricate understanding of the college’s inner workings. It didn’t hurt that his father, Lowell Whaley, was an accountant with the college from its start.

    “I cannot remember a time in my life where I didn’t have some association with Roane State,” Whaley said recently.

  • Raiderettes pick up split


    The Roane State Raiderettes split a pair of conference games over the weekend and now stand at 4-4 on the season.

    Roane State opened play at Jackson State on Friday and dropped a 68-59 decision to the Lady Generals. The Raiderettes bounced back on Saturday with a 69-54 victory at Columbia State.

  • OSMS girls down Lady Tigers, 46-18


    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats continued their early season success with a 46-18 victory over visiting Rockwood on Monday.

  • Lady ’Cats drop two games


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats played a pair of games in Sevier County over the weekend, but the results weren’t what Michelle Christopher wanted, as the Lady ’Cats lost both contests.

  • Tigers down Sunbright for 2-0 start


    Paul Kamikawa’s Rockwood Tigers opened the season recently with a pair of victories over Sunbright, but the way the games played out was entirely different.

  • Mt. Pisgah rolls past Fairview

     The weather outside at Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy’s gymnasium was cold with the sound of ice pinging of the roof, but that didn’t cool off the Patriots and Lady Patriots on the inside, as both teams rode some hot hands to a sweep of the Fairview Falcons.

  • 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.