Today's News

  • Jackets attempt to stop skid

    There have been only two times in the last 17 years the Kingston Yellow Jackets have started the season 0-2 and only once in 2013 have they started 0-3. Kingston will attempt to stop the skid and get back on track this Friday as it hosts Austin-East in a region match-up with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Bradley Keathley (36, left) and Nathan Jones (7) will be two Jackets to watch in the game.

  • Midway set to ride the wave

    The Midway Green Wave will travel to Oakdale tonight in a region match-up. The Green Wave will look to improve to 3-0 on the season for the first time since 2014. Oakdale is coming off a win against Jellico last Friday. Midway has thus far this season made use of all the weapons at its disposal with Hunter Mims (23, left) and Andrew Burton (12) being just a sample of what the Green Wave will throw at the Eagles. Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

  • Devils look to extend streak

    Trezdin Copeland (3, left) and Bradly Frost (8) are just two of the Harriman Blue Devils that travel to Coalfield tonight for a region football match-up. Harriman will be looking to improve to 3-0 on the season as the Yellow Jackets will be trying to get back on track after being shutout last week by York. The outcome of the game could have playoff implications later in the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

  • Roane Alliance head steps down

    Wade Creswell has resigned his position as president/CEO of the Roane Alliance.

    Officials were notified via an email sent by Roane Alliance Chair Chris Whaley on Wednesday.

    “It is with sadness that I accepted Wade Creswell’s letter of resignation today as president and CEO of the Roane Alliance,” the email said. “Wade has accepted a position with a local company and his last day will be Friday, Sept. 21.”

    The identity of the company was unknown at press time.

  • Church van struck, driver flees

    From staff reports

    A man has been charged with rear ending the Walnut Hill Baptist Church van and fleeing the scene late Sunday afternoon.

    Harriman police issued warrants related to the crash against Timothy Braden, 32, of Oliver Springs.

    He is charged with third-offense driving on revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, financial responsibility, and duty to give information and render aid.

    Harriman Officer Julie Parham responded to the crash at 413 N. Roane St. at around 5:55 p.m. Sunday.

  • Son of former mayor takes on codes enforcement duties in Rockwood

    The Rockwood Animal Shelter remains closed, and the dual role of codes enforcement and animal control officer have been split into two part time positions, as Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller first suggested to Rockwood City Council this summer.

    The city has hired Lowell Watts, a retired Tennessee Department of Transportation employee and son of former mayor James Watts, to do what is now being called part time ordinance enforcement.

    Watts was working part time at the parks and recreation department and simply slid over to do codes.

  • Harriman plans shindig for teens

    A Harriman event is geared at reaching out to area teens and giving them a fun, festive and safe location to hang out.

    Calling it Harriman Community Youth Night, the event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10, will be at The Living Room in downtown Harriman.

    The teens can expect Dominos pizza, drinks and free video games.

  • Woman charged with selling meth near OS High School

    A woman is accused of selling meth across the street from Oliver Springs High School.

    Linda Faye Lively, 424 Kingston Ave., Oliver Springs, is charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth; manufacture, sell, or delivery in a drug free school zone; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Oliver Springs police executed a search warrant at Lively’s residence on Monday. According to the warrant, hypodermic needles and digital scales were found along with $633 in cash.