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Today's News

  • Efforts to keep records private may be too late

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawence@bellsouth.net

    Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham’s fight to keep certain portions of her cell phone bills private might be too late.

    Steven Robinette, Kirkham’s opponent in the August election, wants to see the call detail records of her cell phone bills and won the right to do so in court.

    Now Kirkham has taken further steps to block the records, but they’ve already been turned over.

  • Good news, bad news for Kingston

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was a good news, bad news two days on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Kingston AAA All-Stars in the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament in Rockwood.

    The bad news was the Jackets had to play Madisonville on both days and the results were a pair of losses for the Jackets.

    On Tuesday, Kingston gave the Tornadoes all they wanted before dropping a 2-0 decision. On Wednesday, however, Madisonville was in complete control as they rolled to a 13-2 victory in the tournament's championship game.

  • Harriman rolls over Madisonville, 14-3

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Harriman Major All-Stars are heading back to the Dixie Youth State Tournament.

    The Blue Devils secured their tournament berth Monday night in Madisonville with a 14-3 victory over Rockwood.

    The Tigers also entered Monday’s contest with a shot at earning a spot in the state tournament that begins on Monday, July 14 in Chattanooga, but the Tigers were eliminated from postseason play with the loss.

  • Some boaters undeterred by gas prices

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Drew Neklason is quick with the math these days.

    “At $4 a gallon with a 21-gallon tank, it’s 80-something bucks,” Neklason said.

    Neklason is referring to the cost to fill up his boat.

    An avid boater, Neklason isn’t letting the high price of filling up stop him from taking advantage of the beautiful waterways that run through Roane County.

    He said he’s still taking his boat out and enjoying everything the water has to offer.

  • Yankee Doodle gal celebrates 100th birthday

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Living to be 100 years old is remarkable enough, but this centenarian is special in more ways than one.

    Elizabeth Rains was born on the Fourth of July in 1908.

    To help celebrate, Rains was asked by to be the special guest grand marshal for the Kingston Fourth of July Parade.

    Rains joked that she needed to practice her parade wave.

    “I think it’s a little late to change the way you wave,” her niece, Amanda Miller, shot back.

  • Tournament action tight

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Nothing has been settled heading into the final day of play in the Dixie Youth District 8 AA Tournament in Kingston. After three days of play and eight total games, four of the five teams in the tournament still had a shot of making the Dixie Youth AA State Tournament later this month.

  • Wartburg hosts football camp

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG—Football in June was a reality last week in Wartburg. Bulldog head coach Dan Shoemaker put on the first Wartburg Football Camp with a week of football fundamentals.

  • Lady Eagles face rebuilding season

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Fred Snow has seen it all before during his long-time coaching career at Oakdale. He has had to rebuild numerous times over the span of four different decades.

  • Harriman youths pick up one win

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    After not competing in last week’s sub-district tournament, the Harriman A All-Stars finally got their chance to play and the results have been mixed as the Blue Devils have one win in their first three round robin games in the Dixie Youth District 8 A Tournament.

    Harriman played two games Saturday. The first was a 17-11 loss to Madisonville, but the second was a 20-11 victory over Spring City.

    Harriman’s third game came on Monday and the result was a tough 14-13 extra-inning loss to Sweetwater.

  • Powers suddenly alone on HUB board

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    The table where the Harriman Utility Board members sit was largely unoccupied at what should have been the regularly scheduled June board meeting.

    Three of the board’s five members — chairman Walter Jordan, Randy Milburn and Homer Harmon — had given utility manager Chuck Flora a letter announcing their decision to resign.

    The resigned board members said in the letter that they realized the city wants to go in a different direction.