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Today's News

  • New faces lead Morgan teams

    Three new coaches took over Morgan County sports programs this spring when high school baseball and softball started.

    At Wartburg, Amy Stafford takes over for Paul Brown as new softball coach. She is assisted by her husband Larry Stafford, who is excited about coaching the Lady Bulldogs.

    “We’re excited to be coaching here at Wartburg. We have a lot of young girls and they are trying very hard,” said Stafford.

  • Rockwood fares well in weekend tournament

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    If the Rockwood Tigers are fortunate enough to make a trip to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament this year, there is a good chance they could see Lookout Valley, Forrest or Mount Pleasant in Murfreesboro.

  • Oil-well fire out

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A Texas team finally extinguished an oil-well fire that evacuated a community near Oliver Springs and burned for nearly a week.

    But anger still burns among residents who, as they prepare to return home, feel they were put in danger.

    On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Anderson County officials met with residnts in the fellowship hall of a local church.

  • Deputies deal with suicide attempt

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Officers are trained to resolve some of the most tense situations without the use of deadly force. That may have saved a local woman’s life earlier this month.

  • Man survives house crumbling around him

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD and BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    A Chestnut Ridge man has been dismissed from the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being treated for injuries he sustained last week.

  • McCartts accepted as third party plaintiffs

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Chancellor Frank V. Williams has signed an order allowing the heirs of Pleas McCartt to become third party plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Morgan County.

    The McCartts asked the Court to allow them to be third party plaintiffs in a case between Mildred and Summer Henry and Morgan County.

  • Roane County Schools plan year through 2010

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    No one can accuse the school system of not planning ahead when it comes to setting the school calendar.

    The Roane County Board of Education voted 9-1 Thursday night to approve the calendar for the 2009-10 school year.

    “Parents like to plan vacations ahead of time and not wait until the last minute, so if we can keep two years ahead of us, that just helps everybody,” board member Tyler Overstreet said. “Everybody can plan accordingly.”

  • Roane gets long-awaited veterans clinic

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Area veterans soon may not have to travel as far for their health-care needs.

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans late last week to open a new outpatient clinic in Roane County in 2008.

    “VA is dedicated to providing the best in health care to the men and women who have served this nation in uniform,” U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs James B. Peake was quoted in a press release.

  • Devils top Midway 5-0

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    >Midway and Harriman hooked up Thursday afternoon for the second and final game in the season series for 2008.

    Harriman won the first game Tuesday 12-2 at Midway on the strength of four home runs. With all the homers on Tuesday no one really expected a pitchers duel Thursday, but it did happen as Harriman pulled out a 5-0 win with all five runs coming in the fifth and sixth innings.

    Harriman improved to 4-1 with the win and 2-0 in District 3-A while Midway dropped to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the district.

  • Lady Devils dash past Westmoreland

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils are off to a great start as David Currier’s squad ran their season mark to 6-0 recently with a 7-1 victory over Westmoreland.

    The game was limited to five innings because Harriman was hosting both Coalfield and Westmoreland, but the amount of time didn’t seem to matter as the Lady Devils were in control from the outset.

    Lady Devil pitcher Kayla Turner had another strong outing as she tossed a one-hitter with two walks to go along with four strikeouts.