Today's News

  • Guest column: State’s top court could hinder reporters in their job

    By Deborah Fisher

    Should reporters censor information from government proceedings? Of course not.

    The Tennessee Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Oct. 4 in an important case involving state libel laws and a free press.

    The appeal before the state’s highest court is a test of the state’s fair report privilege.

  • Program focuses on trio of Manhattan Project workers

    Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge will have a free program Saturday about three employees of the Manhattan Project and their impact within the project and otherwise.

    The program will start at 2 p.m. in the historic Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    Those to be discussed include:

    • Leona Woods’ contribution as one of the few female scientists

    • Ed Westcott’s influential photography as the Manhattan Project’s only official photographer

  • Roane Dems set up in Oak Ridge

    Roane County Democrats Pat Row, left, and Ann Mostoller staff a temporary field office in Oak Ridge’s Big Turtle Park. The field office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday until the Nov. 6 general election. The Roane County Democratic Party invites Oak Ridge residents of Roane County to stop by the blue tent in Big Turtle Park for campaign materials, including bumper stickers and yard signs, for all the Democratic candidates running for election in November.

  • TVA assisting in Florence aftermath

    TVA last week said it prepared for increased water flow while also sending help to other Southern power companies that were expected to be overwhelmed by damage from Hurricane Florence.

    “We’re moving water downstream in advance of the storm and sending crews to help with the recovery efforts,” TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said.

    TVA and Duke Energy have a mutual assistance agreement to provide manpower and equipment support in response to severe weather or other significant events.

  • Harriman beats Oakdale in straight sets

    Thursday night saw the Lady Blue Devils of Harriman High School travel the short trip up the road to Oakdale High School to face the Lady Eagles in a volleyball match.

    Despite a valiant effort by the Lady Eagles, the Lady Blue Devils were able to win the match on the strength of taking three straight sets.

    “They are really coming together,” said Harriman head coach Ashley Kemp. “Their teamwork continues to improve each and every match as they are working together more and more,”

  • Throwing for Dough

    Student Caleb Wright (center) was the latest contestant in Kingston’s Throw for Dough event. Wright is joined by Kingston Athletic Director Colt Narramore and Megan Dagley from Lakeview Dental Arts who sponsors the event.

  • Lady Tigers roar to victory

    By Jack Sims


    Rockwood Lady Tigers Soccer Team roared to a 9-0 win against Harriman Thursday at the Rockwood Sports Complex.

    In the early goings, theplay on the field was tentative as each team worked to figure one another out.

    With 31:35 left in the first period the Lady Tigers grabbed the handle and never let go.

    A successful push downfield netted the Tigers a goal and the score was 1-0.

    A few minutes later another run at the goal was blunted when the Tigers received an offside penalty.

  • Midway rushes past Blue Devils

    By Melissa Coley


    The Midway Middle School Green Wave rode the legs of their running backs to a 16-6 homecoming victory against Jellico Thursday night.

    Midway took the opening kickoff in Thursday evening’s game against Jellico and for the first two possessions looked to be driving down the field with big gains by Isaiah Stone and Chase Letner.

    The next play ended in a lost fumble and Jellico took over on the Midway 47-yard line.

  • Tigers answer “Where’s Waldo?”

    Eighth-Grader Dakota Waldo led Rockwood Middle to a 26-0 win against Cherokee Thursday evening at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field.

    Waldo finished the game with 305 yards yards rushing on 12 carries and accounted for all of the Tigers touchdowns in the contest.

    “Dakota is our team leader,” Tiger coach Bryon Harvey said. “He doesn’t say much but he is getting better at using his words to help motivate the other players on the team.

  • Yellow Jackets get swatted

    By Jack Sims


    In a game full of mistakes and penalties on both sides, the Northview Academy Cougars defeated the Kingston Yellow Jackets 21-17 Friday night in Kodak.

    The teams exchanged a series of possessions before Northview was able to make positive gains and an 11 yard pass from the Cougar quarterback rolling out right led to the first score of the evening.

    Kingston returned the favor and with some strong running moved the ball in big gains up field and was able to put up a score.