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Today's News

  • Houston deliberations emotional for jury, too

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The return of the jury verdict in Rocky Houston's double-murder trial isn't just an emotional time for families of the deceased and the accused.

    It's apparently an emotional time for the jury as well.

    One of the female jurors was crying when Special Judge James “Buddy” Scott allowed the jury to break for lunch Friday. Her face was red, and her eyes were teary as she filed out of the courtroom with her fellow jurors just after 11 a.m.

  • Police negotiate with man threatening to jump from bridge

    Police routed traffic throughout Friday afternoon and late into the evening around the Hwy. 27 bridge in Harriman because an unidentified male had climbed onto the train trellis across from the bridge and allegedly was considering jumping off into the Emory River below.

    Negotiations with the man were still ongoing at press time on Friday evening.

  • Houston jury has to focus on 'forever'

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net 

  • Men, boys and their toys

     

  • WWII vet visits memorial

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Of all his travels, there was still one place that Charles Cunningham wanted to go.

    That is why the World War II veteran applied to be part of a group of fellow veterans that travelled by air for a trip to Washington D.C. to see, among other things, the National World War II Memorial.

    On Oct. 11, he was part of the third flight from McGhee Tyson Airport, part of a program by Honor Air Knoxville, which hopes to take as many World War II veterans as it can to see the memorial.

  • Roane State sweeps Bevill State

     By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

  • Houston closing arguments to start Wednesday

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Rocky Houston did not tell his side of a deadly shootout when he took the witness stand on Tuesday.

    Instead, he only offered brief assurances to the judge that he understood what he was doing by exercising his right not to testify in his double murder trial.

    “And that's your own personal decision?” Special Judge James “Buddy” Scott asked.

    “Yes,” Rocky responded.

  • O.S. beats Oakdale in Dist. 4-A games

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

        OAKDALE—Both Oliver Springs basketball teams looked to stay on top of the District 4-A standings when they traveled to Oakdale Tuesday in a pair of district battles.

        The Oliver Springs teams remained unbeaten in District 4-A play at 2-0 each, but it took strong fourth quarter efforts to pull out of tight games to get the road wins.

  • Wartburg stops Sunbright

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

        WARTBURG—Wartburg opened up their District 4-A season with an impressive sweep of Sunbright Friday night.

        The Lady Bulldogs remained undefeated with a 70-41 victory over Sunbright, while the Wartburg boys cruised to a 69-24 win against the Tigers, who went the entire third quarter without scoring.    

                    GIRLS GAME    

  • Meth bust leads busy week

    The Morgan County Sheriff's Department had a very busy week. They started the week by busting another meth lab in Deer Lodge and ended it with another drug bust in Petros. In between, they charged a Morgan County Road Department employee with passing a school bus discharging passengers, and they arrested a man for robbing the Rocky Top Market in Wartburg.