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Today's News

  • Bethel Presbyterian Church moves
  • Kingston defense keys tournament win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    There was more than one way to pick up a victory Friday night in the opening round of the Dixie Youth sub-district AA tournament at Rockwood.

    For Kingston, it was all about defense as the Jackets allowed just eight hits in six innings of play in handing the host Tigers a 7-1 set-back.

    For Harriman, it was all about the offense as the Blue Devils scored 20 runs in the first three innings of play and that was more than enough to hand Caryville a 20-10 loss.

  • Harriman budget may be final in July

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman officials may approve the city’s 2008-09 budget earlier this year than in the past, but they likely won’t do so until mid-July.

    Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley said the city is following state law, because they have to publish the budget in a certain form in the newspaper. That publication includes actual numbers for the end of the 2007-08 fiscal year, something he won’t have until he closes the books for June.

  • Utility board to be disbanded?

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    The dissolution of the Harriman Utility Board may be the bold approach Harriman City Council takes to accomplish its goal of becoming more involved with the utility.

    Being more involved with the utility was one of their goals the city council made in a 2007 retreat.

    Now Councilman Mark Powers, who is the council representative to the Harriman Utility Board, has proposed a way to do that. Powers is suggesting the council dissolve the existing board and have the Harriman City Council act in its place.

  • Keeping business clean a goal in Kingston

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Kingston City Council members are looking at ways to keep the city clean, in more ways than one.

    They are putting in place restrictions and requirements for adult-oriented businesses before it becomes a problem.

    Led by Councilman Norman Sugarman, they have drafted and approved an ordinance dealing with these types of businesses.

    “We have some teeth in it to stop them or restrict them,” Sugarman said.

  • Grave markers fodder for thieves

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Metal thieves have shown no limits on what or who they’re willing to steal from.

    A man was badly burned last month because authorities said he was trying to swipe copper from a power pole. Metal bandits have also hit churches and a Habitat for Humanity house.

    The dead is not even immune.

    This week, the Roane County Grand Jury indicted a husband-and-wife team for allegedly stealing bronze markers from grave sites.

  • Z-plan set for football; Morgan reacts

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    TSSAA has come up with a new plan to try and make things cost-effective and more competitive among football schools across the state.

  • Tigers gaining a lot of experience at team camps

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Marty Maxfield is getting plenty acquainted with his new team. Sunbright played 15 basketball games in a matter of five days in Lebanon and McCreary County, Ky., during high school team camp. They were scheduled to play eight games at Stone Memorial in Crossville this week.

  • Barger extends career; to play for Lady Raiders

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    After helping lead her team to three straight state tournaments, Oliver Springs’ Brooke Barger will be playing college basketball close to home next season as the Lady ‘Cat wing has signed scholarship papers with Roane State.

  • Commissioners dismiss Scruggs' ethics complaint

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Complainers are 0-for-4 with the Roane County Ethics Committee.

    Three complaints filed with the committee last fall were found not credible — as was another last Thursday.

    The most recent was filed by county resident Tony Scruggs against Melvin Moore, an employee in the property assessor’s office.

    It took the committee less than 10 minutes to determine the complaint was not credible.

    “It was that simple,” committee member Wade McCullough said.