Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: What heals you may have once healed Grandpa

    To read a 16th century herbal is a fascinating experience. The unfamiliar spelling, sometimes mysterious turn of phrase, and formal, often ponderous sentences are almost like another language.

    But the descriptions of various plants are as accurate as they are today.

    In ancient times, most medical doctors were really herbalists, and plants provided the basis for most of their remedies.

    A lot of other ingredients were often added, some of them quite weird and often revolting. They ranged from powdered pearls to frog’s eyes.

  • March Madness coming to Roane State

     Roane State Community College will host the 2014 Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) Region VII Basketball Tournament March 4-8 on the main campus in Harriman.

    Tournament action opens Tuesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. and continues though Saturday, March 8. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $2 for students and are available at the door.

  • Lady ’Cats season ends in overtime, 41-36


    The 2013-14 season came to a close Monday night for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, but not before Michelle Christopher’s squad gave the No. 3 ranked Meigs County Lady Tigers quite a scare before dropping a 41-36 decision in overtime in the Region 2-A Tournament semifinals.

  • Roane State offering free admission to Thursday’s games


    Fans who wear pink to Roane State Community College basketball games on Thursday, Feb. 27 will be admitted free and will be supporting a nationwide effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.

    The Roane State women play Cleveland State at 5:30 p.m. in the gym on the main campus in Harriman. The men’s game follows at 7:30 p.m.

  • Wartburg knocks out Rockwood for second year

     The fourth Saturday in February has been bad for the Rockwood Tigers, but great for the Wartburg Bulldogs the last two seasons.

  • Patriots knock off Falcons in title game, 62-51


    Powered by 36 points from senior guard Samuel Parrott, the Mount Pisgah Patriots captured the Tennessee Athletics Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) East Region A Championship Saturday afternoon with a 62-51 victory over Fairview Christian Academy.

  • Lady Patriots rally comes up short in title game

     With the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) East A Region Tournament championship on the line, the Mount Pisgah Lady Patriots went cold, real cold.

  • Patriot seniors going out in style


    When Mount Pisgah Christian Academy travels to Springfield this weekend for the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) A State Tournament, their opponents will undoubtedly have two names circled on the scouting report. Those names are Patriot seniors Mark Ladd and Samuel Parrott.

  • County cashing in on brine

    Roane County Deputy Road Superintendent Tony Brown said his department sells brine for 25 cents a gallon to the cities of Kingston and Harriman.

    It costs his department about 6 cents a gallon to make.

    “The 6 cents is what I’m making it for us,” Brown said.

    When selling it to cities, Brown said he has to take into account overhead.

    “The 25 cents takes care of my tank, the machine, the maintenance and the labor,” he said.

  • Sex case charges reduced

    A deal in an alleged sex crime case allowed a Franklin man to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges in Roane County Criminal Court last week.

    In October 2008, William M. Etheridge was indicted on one count of sexual activity or simulated sexual activity involving a minor.

    While he was indicted in 2008, Etheridge wasn’t arrested until February 2011.

    Prosecutor Bill Reedy said a deal was struck because the alleged victim didn’t want to pursue the case.