Today's News

  • OSMS can’t hold off Panthers

    The young Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats gave it their all, but fell prey to 14 unanswered points in the second half to drop a tough 20-12 decision Thursday night at home.

    “The effort was there tonight.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Tyler Harper said post-game. “The kids left it all on the field, but our execution on offense and defense with turnovers and missed tackles took their toll.

  • Tigers down Devils in comeback

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers overcame a 22-8 halftime deficit and mounted a successful late goal line stand to spoil the Harriman Middle Blue Devils’ homecoming festivities Thursday evening at Wallace Black Field with a 30-28 win.

    As the second half began, Harriman was riding high on a crest of momentum.

    “We knew it was going to be a physical football game and the team that could run the ball was going to win,” Rockwood Coach Bryon Harvey said.

  • Devils can’t keep up in 2nd half

    By Jack Sims


    In a game that should have, at least on paper, been a relatively even match, the Harriman Blue Devils were overwhelmed by the Monterey Wildcats Friday night, 34-7.

    The Blue Devils in winning the opening toss, elected to defer to receiving the ball to the second half.

    A squib kick resulted in the Wildcats starting the attack from their own 49-yard line.

  • Green Wave cancels Cosby

    The Midway Green Wave didn’t need four quarters to beat the Cosby Eagles, 50-7, Friday night at Midway High School Football Field.

    “It was a lot better of a win than what people may think,” Midway Coach Ron Treadway said. “Cosby has a good football team, I don’t know if people realize just how hard they play.

    “We watched them on film and they play hard for four quarters. They have an outstanding running back and quarterback.”

  • Turnovers and offense push OS to win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats created more turnovers than a Hostess factory Friday night, using six of them to pick apart the Northview Academy Cougars 37-0 to make for a happy Bobcat homecoming.

    “This was a big team win.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Larry Green said. “Our offense executed well. The defense put together back-to-back shutouts. I’m proud of the defense and our offense has been executing better.

  • Jackets beat Tigers late

    By Ben Briley


    For the sixth straight year the Kingston Yellow Jackets prevailed over the Rockwood Tigers, winning Friday night at Civitan Field, 28-14.

    It was a close game for the duration of the first three quarters, but the Jacket defense stifled Rockwood’s attempts for a comeback to close out the game.

    Rockwood struck first after a 55-yard blast from Dakota Waldo, setting the tone early with its running game.

  • ‘Rough time’ reason for not stopping for deputy

    A sheriff’s deputy got into a pursuit with a reckless driving suspect.

    According to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Cody Allen Leach was booked into the Roane County Jail Tuesday night on charges of reckless driving, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and evading arrest.

    “I, Deputy Nathaniel Swymer, while on my way to work driving towards Kingston on Hwy. 58, a vehicle passed another illegally in the opposite direction of traffic,” the report said.

  • Kingston takes look at funding for nonprofits asking for donations

    The Kingston City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed an ordinance regulating donations to local organizations.

    The ordinance was passed to maintain compliance with recent changes in state regulations.

    All donations to nonprofit charitable and civic organizations are to be approved by the mayor and Kingston City Council through the annual budget approval process.

    The process specifies that qualifying agencies should be nonprofit charitable or civic organizations.

    Other qualifications include non-taxable status and year round services.

  • Opioid lawsuit gets a boost with appeal

    A State Appeals Court ruling was seen as a victory for Tennessee district attorney generals seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for the opioid crisis.

    “I was thrilled to hear this,” said Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson.

    Appeals Court Judge D. Michael Swiney ruled Opioid makers Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals can be sued for their role in the abuse of their products.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Were the courtroom walls of old courthouse to talk

    Gentle reader, as you no doubt know, the Roane County Commission held its regular September Session in an unusual forum, i. e. its old home place, the Old Roane County Court House, now home of the Roane County Heritage Commission, thanks to the generosity, and foresight of the Commission, and its predecessors in office.