Today's News

  • TWRA announces grants


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects and planting projects during the 2014-15 fiscal year.

  • Cherokee wins middle school title


    What separates good teams from great ones in baseball is the ability to manufacture runs and Cherokee Middle School did just that Saturday afternoon with an impressive 8-1 victory over Coalfield in the AA district tournament title game. 

  • Lady Jackets come up just short of region


    An impressive postseason run came to a close Wednesday evening for the Kingston Yellow Jackets as Mike Huwe’s squad dropped a heartbreaking 9-8 decision to Alcoa in the District 4-AA Tournament at Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

    The Lady Jackets had dropped their first game of the tourney to the host Lady Warriors on Tuesday, 4-1.

  • Soccer Jackets down Oneida, 2-1


    After losing in the regular season to the Oneida Indians, the Kingston Yellow Jackets were looking for sweet redemption on the soccer field Monday evening in District 4-A/AA soccer tournament action.

  • Season ends for Lady Devils


    After stunning regular season District 3-A champion Meigs County on Monday, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils were hoping to carry that momentum into a run that would lead to next week’s Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Lady ’Cats close in on district title with sweep


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats advanced to Thursday’s District 4-A Championship Tuesday evening with a 7-0 victory over Oneida in the District 4-A Tournament being played at Oneida.

  • Rams force winner-take-all title game


    The Midway Green Wave dropped a 12-7 decision to Grace Christian Academy in the District 3-A Tournament Wednesday night at Harriman’s Paper Maker Park. 

    Midway’s loss leaves both teams with one loss in tourney play. The teams met again Thursday evening with the winner claiming the district title.

  • "AAP" fuels Green Wave run to region

    For years the battle cry at Midway has been SOR.

    That wasn’t the case Tuesday night as the Midway baseball team advanced to the Region 2-A Tournament for only the second time in school history, and the chant AAP was heard from the Green Wave.

  • Smoot back in custody after bond revocation

    Accused murderer Shawn Smoot returned to the Roane County Jail in shackles Tuesday afternoon.

    Smoot was charged with DUI in McMinn County on April 22.

    Roane County Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen revoked his bond in the murder case a day later and issued a warrant for his arrest.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s Office said Smoot was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute in Chattanooga around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Ruppe gets promotion

    Rockwood City Council’s discussion leading up to promoting Becky Ruppe to city administrator was tame compared to what happened just before.

    Mayor James Watts referred to a social networking post that questioned the city’s recent perfect audit and called the poster “some idiot.”

    The post also accused the mayor and then-city recorder Ruppe of moving numbers about.

    Local businessman Bill Anderson, who was at the meeting, responded.