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Today's News

  • Rockwood hands Oakdale first loss, 48-0

     

    By ROBBY O’DANIEL

    Morgan County News

    The buzz around the Oakdale high school football team had reached a fever pitch by Friday as the undefeated Eagles took on Rockwood in what was billed as the biggest game in years at Hollis Eble Field.

  • Jackets come up just short in 28-21 loss

     

    It was close but no cigar for the Kingston Yellow Jackets Friday night as Brian Pankey’s squad dropped a 28-21 decision at Lenoir City.

  • Happy homecoming for Harriman

     

    Homecoming for the Harriman Blue Devils proved to be a joyous occasion as the Devils blasted the Wartburg Central Bulldogs by a 40-0 margin Friday night.

    “We started off sluggish, but we picked up the pace as the game went on,” Harriman Head Coach Travis Tapp said after the game.

  • TWFC sets commercial fishing regulations

     

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state’s 2014-15 commercial fishing proclamation at its September meeting.

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency had made its proposal for 2014-15 during last month’s meeting. TWRA Fisheries Division Chief Bobby Wilson reviewed the proposals during the committee meeting session.

  • Wartburg tops Rockwood Middle in shootout, 38-36

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    Tahj Bazel did a little bit of everything for Rockwood Middle School on Thursday night, but it wasn't enough to lead the Tigers to victory on homecoming night against Wartburg, as the Bulldogs won the 38-36 shootout.  

  • HMS wallops Sunbright, 44-6

     

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils took Sunbright to the woodshed Thursday evening and put on an offensive display en route to a convincing 44-6 rout.

  • OSMS tops Spring City in 2 OT thriller, 28-22

     

    “What a game.”

    That’s what Larry Green said following Thursday’s middle school contest between Oliver Springs and Spring City, and the ninth year Oliver Springs head coach was right as his Bobcats downed the Bulldogs in a double overtime thriller between a pair of unbeaten teams at D.J. Brittan Field, 28-22.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads over the next several weeks.

    Troopers will conduct a safety belt checkpoint from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Interstate

    40 westbound 340-mile-marker off-ramp.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 28 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Oct. 5 on Hwy. 27 at Industrial Park Drive.

  • Kids read more than 700 books during Harriman library’s summer program

    Harriman Public Library had a booming time with its “Fizz ... Boom ... Read!” science-based summer reading program.

    Eighty-three children registered for this year’s program, and more than 700 books were read.

    There were three categories for this year’s program: listeners, beginning readers and readers.

    Listeners winners were Kate Pickel, first place; Madelyn Butler, second place; and Samantha Hammonds, third place.

  • October Sky Fest to introduce new town walking tour

    Ever want to take a walk back in time to where life was slower, ladies went to finishing school and the world came to town to bask in the mineral springs?

    Oliver Springs Historical Society is offering such a walk with its new walking/driving tour of the town.

    The group has completed a new self-guided tour brochure listing 50 historical sites in Oliver Springs.

    The brochure will be available during the town’s October Sky Festival on Oct. 18.