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Today's News

  • Board considers new filtration system for cafeterias

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Morgan County Schools are considering a new water filtration system for cafeterias.

  • Roane Relay For Life June 20

    In its 7th year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Roane County.

    Teams of Roane County residents will gather at Roane State Community College on June 20 at 6 p.m. for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where participants walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family and friends who have gathered donations prior to the event.

  • Kingston, Harriman pick up tourney wins

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Kingston Yellow Jackets each traveled to Lenoir City over the weekend and both would pick up one win in tournament action.

  • Rockwood goes 2-for-3 in scramble

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Rockwood spent the weekend playing three Class AA teams at the 2008 Loudon Scramble.

    Things went well for the Tigers in their first two games as they knocked off Carter, 5-4, and Alcoa, 4-1, but things didn’t go well against the host school as the Redskins handed the Tigers a 10-1 setback.

    Rockwood vs. Carter

  • 'Dogs sweep Oakdale

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Terry Coker’s baseball team secured a bye in next week’s District 4-A Tournament with a sweep of Oakdale last Monday and Tuesday to earn the #2 spot.

    Wartburg (15-6, 8-2 in District 4-A) got a 9-2 victory over the Eagles last Monday on the road.

    Trailing 1-0 after two innings, the Bulldogs pushed across two runs in the third to take the lead for good. They would later scored three runs in each the fifth and seventh innings to put the game away and pull out a 9-2 win over the Eagles.

  • Coalfield captures '08 District 4-A Title

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    When Jason Wilson starred in baseball at Coalfield back in the early 1990’s, his teams always won district championships. He is starting to get that tradition back going again. After winning the 2007 District 4-A Tournament in his first season as Coalfield skipper, he has led the Jackets to the 2008 District 4-A regular season crown.

  • Judge listens to Houston tape

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Rocky Houston doesn't trust the court system.

    He's made that point clear in the past, and he continued to reiterate it with some animated testimony during a motions hearing in Roane County Criminal Court on Tuesday.

    Rocky and his brother, Leon, are charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony murder. They are accused of killing Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Jones and his friend, Mike Brown, on May 11, 2006.

  • Lady Waves win third straight district title

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Lady Green Waves won their third consecutive District 3-A regular season championship following a 7-0 win over Harriman Thursday at Midway.

  • Shultz headed to Roane State

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    There’s never been much doubt that Oliver Springs’ Dan Schultz would play basketball on the college level. Now we know where as the Bobcat shooting guard who scored 1,793 points in his career recently signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

  • Rocky Houston can't be own attorney

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    A request by murder suspect Rocky Houston to act as his own lawyer has been denied.

    Rocky and his brother, Leon, are accused of killing Roane County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Jones and his friend Mike Brown, in a shootout on May 11, 2006.

    During a hearing in March, Rocky repeated his request to Judge James "Buddy" Scott that he wished to represent himself in the case. Scott took the matter under advisement and issued a ruling last week denying Rocky's request.