Today's News

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Funny what you see on a long, dark highway

    I’ve been on the road a bit lately — trips that involve night driving on miles of two-lane highways. I couldn’t help but notice the light glowing from the windows of houses scattered along the way.

    And in noticing, landscape features faded and years slipped away.

    I was a kid again, riding in a car down U.S. 41 to see my father’s people.

  • Fire damages Budget Inn

    A fire broke out late Thursday night at the Budget Inn on Gallaher Road in Kingston. 

    The Kingston Fire Department had the blaze under control in minutes, although damage was done to both the first and second floor of the unit.

    More details to come.

  • OSMS splits with Harriman

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats turned in an absolutely dominating performance over the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils with a 37-15 win. 

  • MMS sweeps Greenback

    The 2010-11 basketball season got off to a great start for the Midway Middle School Green Waves and Lady Waves Monday night as both teams rolled to big wins over visiting Greenback.

  • RHS football awards night set for Dec. 16

    Former Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller will be the guest speaker for the annual Rockwood High School football awards night on Thursday, Dec. 16.

  • Roane School of Isshin-Ryu competes at nationals

    During the weekend of Oct. 15-16, the Roane School of Isshin-ryu Karate in Harriman traveled to Manchester, Tenn.for the IIKA (International Isshin-ryu Karate Association) Nationals banquet and tournament. The school brought home an impressive nine medals: 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.  

  • Bobcats open season with split

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats opened their season at Tellico Plains Tuesday night and the results were mixed for the purple and gold.

  • I-40 tractor trailer wreck
  • TVA opens new bridge at Swan Pond

    For more than a year TVA, has been using trains to ship ash to a landfill in Alabama.
    That could end soon.
    “Shipping of time-critical ash will end in early December,” TVA said in an e-mail to members of the Roane County Community Advisory Group.
    TVA plans to have a site luncheon to mark the end of the train shipments, which are part of the agency’s effort to clean up the mess caused by the Dec. 22, 2008, disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant.
    A lot of the ash that was released during the disaster ended up in the Emory River.

  • Lives saved in accident in spite of risks

    Two lives were lost in a horrendous accident on Hwy. 58 Monday morning, but if not for the quick action of passersby, others may have met the same fate.
    We would like to commend Eric Bauer, who was on his way to work as an emergency medical technician for Air Evac when he happened on the wreck.
    He and two unnamed passersby worked quickly to free some of those who were trapped in the fiery two-car accident.
    We commend them for stopping to help people who were critically in need.
    We also would like to implore our readers to be careful drivers.