Today's News

  • Kindergarten: the next generation

    Naps and early dismissals have long been a thing of the past for yawning kindergarteners. They’re being taught more than ever under stricter guidelines.

    “Some children come to school with a wealth of knowledge,” said Roslyn Eskridge, a kindergarten teacher at Midtown Elementary School.

    “And others come that don’t know colors and shapes and numbers and letters,” she added. “But we are still expected to have them all reading by Christmas.”

  • Impressive streak comes to an end for Lady Waves


    A late rally by the Midway Lady Green Waves came up just short Tuesday and the result would be a season-ending 5-3 loss at the hands of Meigs County in the District 3-A Tournament at Harriman.

  • Season ends for Blue Devils, Bobcats


    The Harriman Blue Devils and Oliver Springs Bobcats both entered play on Tuesday needing a win to keep their season live, but neither could come away with a victory.

    The Bobcats dropped a 12-2 decision at the hands of Oakdale in the District 4-A Tournament at Oneida while the Blue Devils fell 10-0 against Meigs County in District 3-A play at Harriman.

  • 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.