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Hoops Round-up: Lady Dragons stunned, Clinton boys drain 17 treys in win

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD FRIDAY 2/18/22 D4AAA Tournament at Anderson County Anderson County girls 58 Clinton 54 (OT): The 4th-seeded Lady Mavs stunned top seed Clinton in the District semifinals on Friday.  Playing on their home floor, AC (18-11) used a smothering defensive effort that held Miss Basketball Finalist Sarah …

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Daytona weekend wrap-up

(MRN)  On the 85th birthday of his car owner, Roger Penske, 23-year-old NASCAR Cup Series rookie Austin Cindric beat Bubba Wallace to the finish line by .036 seconds in overtime to win Sunday‘s 64th running of the Daytona 500.  In a thrilling run to the finish in NASCAR‘s new Next …

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Tennessee Quit Week underway

(TDH)  The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state in celebrating the seventh annual Tennessee Quit Week February 20-25. The Tennessee Tobacco Program will promote this quit campaign between February 13 – March 4, 2022, with this year’s theme being “My Journey.” The goal is to inspire Tennesseans …

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TBI identifies three killed in Caryville fire

On Friday, officials with the TBI released the names of three people killed in a mobile home fire in Campbell County last week. The victims in Wednesday morning’s fire on Spruce Lane in Caryville have been identified as 55-year-old Michael Rucker, 53-year-old Brenda Rucker, and 89-year-old Caroline Rucker. Numerous agencies …

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Fire kills man, dog Saturday

A man and his dog were killed in a house fire Saturday night in Anderson County’s Heiskell community. The fire on Foust Hollow Road was reported shortly after 9:15, and responding crews found the driveway to the house blocked by fallen trees, which had to be cleared before they could …

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Schedule shuffle underway in Oak Ridge

(City of Oak Ridge press release)  Due to scheduling conflicts in February and March, there will be several changes to some of the City’s City Council and Budget and Finance Committee meetings. The City Council Work Session set for February 22 has been canceled. The Regular March City Council Meeting …

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CHS, AC set to square off twice in District semis

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES, THURSDAY 2/17/22 DISTRICT 4AAA @ ANDERSON COUNTY Girls’ semifinal #1:  Halls 57 Scott 48…Halls will play in the D4AAA title game Tuesday at 6 pm, while the Lady Highlanders will play for third place Monday night at 6.Boys’ semifinal #1:  Halls 62 Scott 59 (OT)…Halls will …

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Keselowski, Buescher win Duels

(Reid Spencer, MRN)  Roush Fenway Keselowski teammates Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher swept Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacation Duels, but a last-lap collision in the second race wiped out then-frontrunner Joey Logano and spoiled a perfect night for the Ford Performance entries. Running second to Logano, Buescher made a move to …

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TISA legislation launches on Feb. 24 with a presentation by Gov. Lee and Commissioner Schwinn

(State press release)  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn will share legislation for the new student-based funding formula, known as the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement formula (TISA), on Thursday, February 24. Tennesseans will have access to a live stream presentation that breaks down …

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Roane State’s Nesbit inducted into TCCAA Hall of Fame

(RSCC press release)  Former Roane State Men’s Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Randy Nesbit was inducted into the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, February 12.  Following remarks from TCCAA Commissioner Dr. Foster Chason, Nesbit was awarded a pair of …

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