Today's News

  • Tennessee receives funds to help prevent violent deaths

    The Tennessee Department of Health Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner has received $1.4 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather critical data on homicide, suicide and other violent deaths.

    Tennessee is one of 10 states to receive new funding to use the National Violent Death Reporting System, which will provide NVDRS with state-level data on violent deaths from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

  • Harriman puts their meeting minute archives online

    By Richard Evans

    In an effort to make Harriman city records as transparent as possible, an effort is underway to update the city’s website, which can be found at www.cityofharriman.net.

    Kenny Humphrey, administrative assistant to the city manager, said minutes from city council meetings dating back to 1999 are now available on the website.

    He explained that those records were already available digitally and it was a quick process to convert them to pdf files and make them available on the website.

  • Bobcats give the gift of b’ball for the holidays

    The Oliver Springs boys basketball team didn’t use the holidays as a time to rest.
    The Bobcats participated in the York Institute Christmas tournament played last week over the course of a few days.
    Although Oliver Springs put up a fight in the contests, the Bobcats couldn’t gain a win during the event.
    Loretto 65,
    Oliver Springs 29

  • Seniors rolling for big scores


    December 28

    1st High Game Faye Langley, Barbara Pickering 428

    2nd High Game Sylvia Whitehouse, Aryn Milhollon 495

    3rd High Game Judy Martin, George Wadlington 433

    High Scores today Aryn Milhollon 245 game

    High Series for today Sylvia Whitehouse, Aryn Milhollon 1299

    High Series for December Sylvia Whitehouse, Aryn Milhollon1299

    High Averages Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews185

    December 21

    1st High Game Diane Moore, Bruce Martin 441

  • Up, up and away for Rockwood graduate

    Phillip Isham, a graduate of Rockwood High School, is preparing to run the world’s highest ultra-running event May 29th in the Himalayas.

    Starting at Everest Base Camp EBC at an elevation of 5,356 meters which is located at the Khumbu Icefall, the trail passes through five high Himalayan passes.

    The 60 kilometer run is one of the world’s toughest uphill routes and is often reserved for the most hardy adventurer.

    The Everest ultra marathon starts from Everest Base Camp and ends at Namche Bazaar like the full marathon.

  • Humphreys’ tenacity carries over

    After suffering a stroke during the summer, first year Midway Green Wave boys’ basketball coach Hoyle Humphreys wasn’t going to let it stop him.

    The passion Humphreys has for the sport, community, and his players are enough to excite any observer.

    The coach has bounced back and redoubled his efforts in rebuilding Midway’s program.

    Playing in the competitive 1A Region 2, District 3 would be a daunting enough task for any coach.

  • Going With the Flo: Spend 2019 praying to God for our country and Trump

    By Flo Charles

    Bring 2019 in by praying like we’ve never prayed before!

    God promises to heal our land if we humble ourselves, pray and turn from our wicked ways. Not protecting our country while our citizens are slaughtered is wickedness!

    Those who vote for these “leaders” are as guilty as if they shot the gun, because they contributed to their position of power!

    President Trump stayed at the White House, (except for surprising our military for Christmas), attempting to negotiate the border wall dilemma.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Looking to the future, while remembering the past

    Well, gentle reader, we commence another new year. For some folks this is a time for New Year’s Resolutions; not so for the old curmudgeon. However, we think this an opportune time to consider our plans for this column for the coming year.

  • New Tazewell man busted for solicitation of a person under age 18

    A New Tazewell man got a ride to Kingston last week to meet someone who he thought was a 16-year-old female.

    Paul Aaron Ray, 30, is charged with solicitation of a person under the age of 18.

    The person he was chatting with was actually an undercover law enforcement officer.

    “On Dec. 28, 2018, Paul Ray chatted with a Facebook Messenger profile that he believed to be a 16-year-old female living in Kingston, Tenn., at 1000 Ladd Landing Blvd.,” the warrant said.