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Today's News

  • Sunbright soaks Eagles

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT - For nearly 34 minutes, Oakdale and Sunbright were involved in an old-fashioned smashmouth football game. With the Tigers clinging to a slim 14-12 lead in a steady rain late in the third quarter, they erupted for 30 points in the next ten minutes to pull away for a 44-18 homecoming victory Friday night.

    Sunbright earned their sixth straight win over the Eagles and kept their playoff chances alive in the process in the 26-point win at home.

  • Armes boots game-winning kick to lift Coalfield to 17-14 victory against Harriman

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    COALFIELD - Improbable. Unlikely. Unexpected. These are just a few words that describe the Coalfield Yellow Jackets rallying from a 14-0 deficit at one point to score seventeen unanswered points for a thrilling come-from-behind 17-14 win over the Harriman Blue Devils.

    Coalfield senior Ryan Armes booted through a 20-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Jackets to the 17-14 win over Harriman on Rochelle Field.

  • Playoff possibilities abound

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Well let’s see, Midway and Kingston are in the playoffs, Rockwood is in with a win, Harriman must win and get some help from Sunbright, while Oliver Springs is out.

    That’s what things look like for Roane County’s five football teams heading into the final week of the regular season.

  • RSCC eyes economic 'field of dreams'

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    With a nod to the if-you-build-it-they-will-come school of thought, Roane State Community College is making a fundraising effort to substantially improve its ballfields to draw tournament play.

    And that could be good for the Roane County economy.

    Improvements could give the college a chance to host the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association Region VII tournament. It could also be used for recreational play and tournaments.

  • Oakdale City's equipment stolen

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    More than $20,000 in equipment has been stolen from the Oakdale City Maintenance facility and Mayor Vic Jeffers is angry and disheartened.

    Jeffers said he has worked with Paul Scarbrough (city recorder) for more than ten years to collect the tools the city needed for it’s maintenance department.

  • Davis explains teachers' dismissal, resignation

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Following Monday night’s school board workshop Director of Schools Mike Davis commented on the resignation of Sunbright teacher and football coach Johnny Harrison and dismissal of Oakdale teacher Susan White during an interview.

  • Spurling sentenced for sex with underage girl

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Criminal Court Judge Eugene Eblen sentenced a former school teacher to 90 days in jail for his guilty plea on statutory rape.

    Kevin Spurling, who taught in the Knox County school system, accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors in July for a two-year sentence.

    Spurling was asking for judicial diversion and no jail time, but Eblen said he didn’t feel it was proper.

  • Catholic comes from behind to spoil Kingston title hopes

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Kingston’s hopes of winning the 2008 Region 2-AAA regular season championship came to a close Friday night as Knoxville Catholic drove 95 yards for a touchdown in the final three minutes and then added the two-point conversion for an 8-7 victory for the Irish.

  • Cats notch first win with 26-0 decision over Wartburg

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    There haven’t been a lot of highs this season for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, but that wasn’t the case Friday night as Wiley Brackett’s squad picked up their first win of the season with a 26-0 victory at Wartburg.

  • Former RMC administrator dies

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    The Roane County medical community is mourning the loss of the man credited with shaping Roane Medical Center into what it is today.

    Harry Wade, who was administrator of the Harriman-based hospital for many years, died Thursday in a Knoxville hospital. He was 82.

    Wade was named administrator of what was then Harriman City Hospital in 1953. During his 37 years of leadership, the facility that evolved into Roane Medical Center underwent major building and service expansions.