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Today's News

  • Rockwood Middle student gets second in regional bee

    DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@bellsouth.net

    Andrew Edington was disappointed after he misspelled the word "accolade" at Saturday's Southern Appalachian Regional Spelling Bee. However, he wasn't disappointed in the accolade he took home. The Rockwood Middle School student was one of five spellers who finished in a tie for second-place.

  • New issues emerge in Pinnacle Pointe standoff

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    After a meeting between attorneys and accountants, Harriman officials and Pinnacle Pointe developers are still at odds over a $234,685 payment the state says the developers owe the city.

    Harriman City Attorney Harold Balcom told council that he, along with Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley, met with developers and their attorneys last week.

    "Their position hasn't changed and neither has ours," Balcom said.

  • Clarkrange eliminates Oliver Springs

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Last year at this time the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were on top of the world after knocking off Clarkrange 42-40 in the opening round of the TSSAA Class A State Tournament.

  • Money big factor in hospital discussions

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Money is a hot issue for Harriman officials in Covenant Health’s possible takeover of Roane Medical Center.

    Perhaps one of the biggest issues of all is how much Roane Medical currently has, one of several topics brought up during a recent meeting between both sides.

    Harriman Councilman J.D. Sampson said he has heard concern about money the city would be giving up in hospital accounts.

    Councilman Lonnie Wright said how much Roane Medical has is definitely a concern.

  • Davis to determine probable cause in Stoll case

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Robert Stoll will be back before Judge Mike Davis Thursday morning for a hearing to determine if there's probable cause to send him to the Grand Jury on two counts of second-degree murder.

    Stoll is accused of firing a shot into a car fleeing from his property on Monday, Feb. 11.

    At the time Sheriff Dennis Ledbetter said the shot came after an alleged attempt to steal a radiator. That shot is believed to have resulted in the deaths of 25-year-old Jessica Hatmaker and her unborn child.

  • McCartts weigh in on lawsuit; ask for barricade to be moved

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Descendants of Pleas McCartt are asking the Court to allow them to be third party plaintiffs in a case between Mildred and Summer Henry and Morgan County.

  • 'If he's done something criminal you would think they would have arrested him'

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    A hearing is scheduled in Roane County Chancery Court on Friday, March 7, regarding a motion for injunctive relief that the county has filed against former constable Mark Patton. Injunctive relief means the county is asking the court to restrain Patton from “threatening, harassing, intimidating, or coming about” the defendants in his lawsuit against the county. The county is also asking the court to restrain Patton from doing the same to local law enforcement officers.

  • Lady Bulldogs fall to Jackson County

    Wartburg Central's Lady Bulldogs fell, 47-34, to Jackson County Wednesday afternoon in the Division I-A state quarterfinals at Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

    The Lady Bulldogs were making their first trip in school history to the tournament. They finished the season at 21-10.

    See next week's Morgan County News for indepth coverage.

  • Lady 'Cats fall to Clarkrange in state tournament

    The Oliver Springs Lady ‘Cats fell, 55-46, to Clarkrange Wednesday afternoon in the Division I-A state quarterfinals at Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

    The Lady Cats got 24 points from Tennessee Miss Basketball nominee Kayla Christopher. Brooke Barger added 10 points in the losing effort. They finished the season at 25-9. Clarkrange advanced and improved to 31-6 with the win.

    See next Friday’s Roane County News for indepth coverage.

  • Lady 'Cats taking on familiar foe

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.nets

    When the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats open play today in the TSSAA Class A State Tournament they will be taking on a familiar foe in perennial state power Clarkrange.