Today's News

  • Adkisson sees even more time for burglary sprees

    This criminal court term hasn’t gone well for convicted felon Larry Adkisson.

    Last month Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks upheld his convictions for theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000 and theft of property between $1,000 and $10,000.

    Last week, Adkisson pleaded guilty to burglary and evading arrest in a separate case and received an additional 12 years in prison.

    His total prison time now sits at 24 years.

    He must serve at least 60 percent of that.

  • Mrs. Tennessee pageant is seeking married beauties

    The 2019 Mrs. Tennessee Pageant, a statewide pageant for married women, will be held the weekend of June 28-30, with finals on Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill.

    To qualify, contestants must be at least 18 years of age, married, a resident of her state (residency at a military base or dual-residency is acceptable), and of good moral character.

    Contestants will be judged in four categories including personal interview, beauty, fitness wear, and evening gown, each worth 25 percent of her total score.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: U.S., Latin America have history of peace, conflict

    By Mark Banker

    “Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.”

    Mexican president Benito Juarez, spoke these words in the 1860s in response to his nation’s stormy relationship with the United States. Today, Mexicans and Central Americans sense a similar lack of respect.

  • Roane Master Gardeners to hold plant sale

    The Master Gardeners of Roane County will hold its 2019 plant sale and garden show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Kingston City Park, Kingston.

    The Master Gardeners invite the public to join them and browse a selection of plants and one-of-a-kind garden art pieces.

    Vegetables, flowers, herbs and a variety of plants all grown by our Master Gardeners will be offered at the plant sale.

    It’s also a great time to stop by and get gardening questions answered by the experts.

  • Roane Choral to present ‘Gloria, Gloria!’ April 28

    Roane Choral Society will present Gloria, Gloria! at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in South Harriman Baptist Church.

    This concert features both the classic Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and a modern setting by Mark Hayes while highlighting the stylistic differences of composers from different cultures and eras using the same revered text. The Society will be accompanied by members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and a short mid-concert lecture will be given by Roane State Community College adjunct faculty Amanda Peavyhouse.

  • Tigers hammer Sale Creek

    By Jack Sims


    The Rockwood Tigers declawed the Sale Creek Panthers in a short five inning rout Thursday evening. With the stats including a two-run home run by Nate Brackett, the Tigers notched an 11-1 victory at Brillo Miller Park.

    The fielding effort for the Tigers started well in the first inning.

    The second Panther batter up bunted to Tiger pitcher Sean Freels.

  • Rockwood edged by Sunbright

    An exciting back-and-forth game ended in heartbreak for the Rockwood Lady Tigers Thursday evening as Sunbright’s Hannah Shannon hit a walk-off two-run home to give the home team an 11-9 victory in a District 3A contest.

    Thursday’s contest featured a lot of momentum swings with the Lady Tigers from Roane County striking first.

    Rockwood used a bases loaded triple off the bat of Shelia Hicks to score the first three runs of the contest then Bella Jolley drove in Hicks to give Rockwood a 4-0 lead.

  • Oliver Springs downs Tellico to stay hot

    By Shawn Fox


    The Tellico Plains Bears traveled to Oliver Springs Thursday evening to take on the Bobcats.

    Nice temperatures and hot bats gave the Oliver Springs baseball team a 5-1 win and a six-game winning streak.

    The Bobcats received a steady starting pitching performance and timely hitting in a comfortable victory.

    Blake Nation got the start for the Bobcats on the hill.

  • Kingston out stings Coalfield

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets proved their stinger was stronger, beating the Coalfield Yellow Jackets, 7-1, in the opening game of the Papermaker Classic at Papermaker Field in Harriman Thursday night.

    Coalfield pitcher Seth Lowe and Kingston hurler Joe Tipton dueled from the mound for the first inning giving the appearance of a tight game to come.

    Appearances can be deceiving.

    The Kingston bats exploded in the second for six runs and putting pressure on Coalfield for the remainder of the game to catch up.