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Today's News

  • Rocky Houston trial begins today

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Ambush? Or self-defense?

    Rocky Houston and his attorney may try to convince a jury the latter is what caused the violent deaths of a sheriff’s deputy and his ride-along passenger two and a half years ago.

    If the trial of Rocky’s brother, Leon, is an indication, the state will try to show the jury the deaths were the result of a premeditated slaughter.

  • Moore thrilled with Christopher addition

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Kayla Christopher made it official last week as the Oliver Springs two-time all-state guard honored her commitment by signing with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    And while Christopher and her family were happy about the signing, they weren't the only ones excited as Lady Moc head coach can't wait for Christopher's arrival.

  • Landmark restaurant burns in Rockwood

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    A fire that broke out at Wayne’s Cafe late Saturday night destroyed the Hwy. 27 landmark.

    Dispatch received a call alerting them to the blaze at 11:04 p.m., according to the Roane County E-911 center.

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department was first on the scene at 1191 Spring City Hwy. No one from the department could be reached to talk about the cause of the fire.

    They also received  help from Rockwood Fire Department and Roane County Emergency Management.

  • Kingston falls in double OT

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    A season full of heartbreaking losses ended with the biggest heartbreaker of all Friday night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets as Vic King’s squad dropped a 20-14 decision at Austin-East in double overtime in the second round of the TSSAA Class AAA playoffs.

  • TSSAA sets new districts

    By BRIAN LANGLEY Morgan County News         The TSSAA released the new districts last Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.

  • Rocky Houston trial begins today

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Ambush? Or self-defense?

    Rocky Houston and his attorney may try to convince a jury the latter is what caused the violent deaths of a sheriff’s deputy and his ride-along passenger two and a half years ago.

    If the trial of Rocky’s brother, Leon, is an indication, the state will try to show the jury the deaths were the result of a premeditated slaughter.

  • Midway, Kingston prepare to hit the road

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    A brand new season starts Friday night as the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Midway Green Waves both begin postseason play in the TSSAA playoffs.

    Midway will be on the road at Cosby in the opening round of the TSSAA Class A playoffs while Kingston will be heading to Seymour for round one of the Class AAA playoffs.

  • Cherokee battles but falls

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets had the unenviable task of trying to stop an undefeated juggernaut of a team in the Oneida Indians Saturday in the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AA Championship game. Despite falling 24-0 to the Indians, the Jackets gave the Indians a battle the whole game.

  • Armes carries Coalfield

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    COALFIELD - Sunbright will have nightmares of Shawn Armes on Halloween for years to come.

    Armes saved his best for his final game on Rochelle Field. The Coalfield senior running back rushed for a career-high 258 yards and tied the school-record with five touchdowns to lead the Jackets to a 40-18 victory over Sunbright to clinch a playoff berth on Halloween night.

  • Eagles play Harriman tough in 29-8 season-ending defeat

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    HARRIMAN - Oakdale played one of their best games of the season, however, Harriman played to keep their playoff hopes alive last Thursday night on Wallace-Black Field.

    The Blue Devils (5-5, 2-4 in Region 2-A) went to the air for two scores, forced four turnovers and came away with a hard-earned 29-8 win over the Eagles.