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Today's News

  • Rockwood romps 'Dogs

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    ROCKWOOD - Dan Shoemaker's luck couldn't get much worse during his first season as head coach at Wartburg. The injuries continue to mount and his Bulldogs suffered a 51-0 loss at Rockwood during the Tigers' homecoming Friday night on Civitan Field.

  • Stephens steps in for Harrison

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Johnny Harrison's forced resignation last Friday morning put Scott Stephens into the position of head football coach at Sunbright High School.

    Harrison ended his 16-game stint as the head coach of the Tigers with a 6-10 record over the last two seasons.

    Stephens was notified Friday morning and accepted to fill the position on an interim basis to finish out the season.

  • Christopher names college choice

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Kayla Christopher wanted to choose a college to continue her playing career before the Lady 'Cats tipped off the 2008-09 season.

  • Early voting begins

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The country will pick its 44th president on Nov. 4. Tennessee voters don’t have to wait to make their choice, however. Early voting for the presidential election starts today, Oct. 15.

    According to the Roane County Election Commission, there’s more than 36,000 registered voters in Roane County.

    Administrator of Elections Tony Brown said turnout for the election could approach 70 percent. He is urging people not to wait until Election Day.

  • City searches for savings

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    The city of Kingston, like many other municipalities, businesses and households, is looking at ways to cut costs.

    Mayor Troy Beets brought up the issue of increased fuel and utility costs at last week’s city council work session.

    Beets was hoping to make employees more aware of the issue and look at ways to save.

    “It’s hard on folks out there,” Beets said. “I’d like to see us set some examples.”

  • Drug Court makes a difference in life of one Wartburg woman

    Does it work?

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and local Drug Court Coordinator Stacie Basler says that is especially true of the three participants who have completed her program so far.

    Tonya Laymance is the most recent graduate of the program and Basler applauds the steps she has taken to turn her life around.

    Drug Court is designed to help repeating drug offenders to overcome their addiction to become productive citizens.

  • TBI takes lead

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    As of Oct. 9, TBI Agent Brad Nealon is now leading the investigation of the Sept. 5th shooting at Edna Mae’s Bar and Grill.

    It was reported earlier that TBI had entered the investigation to assist the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office but District Attorney General Russell Johnson said last week that the TBI is now leading the investigation.

  • Highly ranked Oneida rolls past Harriman

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the opponent and say maybe next time.

  • Jacket's guys up front lead team over Fulton

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was no secret that if Kingston wanted to defeat Fulton Friday night that the Yellow Jackets would have to dominate play in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

  • New prosecutor says he will be ready for Houston trial

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    With a new prosecutor on board and Rocky Houston’s double-murder trial just a month off, Judge James “Buddy” Scott had plenty of issues to juggle at a hearing Friday.

    Looming large among them was a defendant that Scott said has “conduct” issues.

    Both Rocky and his brother, Leon, appeared in Roane County Circuit Court as Scott relieved former special prosecutor Robert “Gus” Radford of West Tennessee from the case.