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Today's News

  • Mistakes doom Eagles

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE-The scoreboard didn't come close to telling the story of Oakdale's 34-14 loss to Jackson County on Hollis Eble Field Friday night.

    Oakdale (1-4) out gained the Blue Devils (3-3) by 190 total yards, but 191 yards in penalties and four turnovers doomed the Eagles in their homecoming game. The yellow flags cost the Eagles a touchdown and a player (Jonathan Mathis) in addition to plenty of momentum during the second half.

  • Sunbright starts up cross country team

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    The idea originated at Peak Performance Rehabilitation, Inc. this summer. Sean Galloway was working with Sunbright cheerleader & basketball player Hannah Sexton, and he found out she had great ability as a runner. Galloway then put the plan together to start a cross country team at Sunbright High School.

    The plan worked and Sunbright became the first school in Morgan County to field a cross country team.

  • Harriman MS tops Wartburg

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils ran their season record to 4-3 overall with an exciting 20-14 victory at Wartburg.

    Thursday’s contest with the Bulldogs was a seesaw affair as Harriman scored the first touchdown of the game and then the last two to pick up the six-point victory.

    Most of the scoring came in the first half as the two teams battled their way to a 14-14 tie at intermission.

  • Harriman police make arrests for meth making

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A Roane Medical Center-owned building on Roane Street was quarantined after Harriman Police found chemicals associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine in the basement on Friday.

    It had a 5-gallon glass jar containing the liquid components of methamphetamine, said Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    Those flammable components had begun to form a gas, he said.

  • Paul Newman 'likeable rowdy'

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    People all over the world are remembering Paul Newman as an actor, activist, race car driver and philanthropist.

    Dick Merian of Kingston can add a couple more labels: “fellow classmate” and “likeable rowdy.”

    Merian went to Kenyon College in Ohio with Newman, who died of cancer at his home in Connecticut last week.

    It was a respected men’s college of 385 people at the time.

  • Harriman snaps losing streak, edges Rockwood 16-7

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Since 1921, the Rockwood Tigers and the Harriman Blue Devils have battled on the gridiron for football supremacy.

  • Jackets too much for Oliver Springs

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was all Kingston Friday night as Vic King’s Yellow Jackets captured their fourth consecutive Roane County Championship with a 34-8 homecoming victory over Oliver Springs.

  • Roane State working catching up financial aid paperwork

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A new software system has contributed to Roane State Community College’s delays in getting students their financial aid.

    In an attempt to catch up, Roane State Community College’s financial aid office closed last Thursday and Friday to focus on filing.

    To deal with the influx of paperwork, they have worked extra hours and hired four temporary employees, said Joy Goldberg, assistant vice president over the financial aid office.

  • Ruppe, Yager on the campaign trail

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    State senate candidates Ken Yager and Becky Ruppe have been making the rounds to cozy up to voters throughout the 12th District.

    On Thursday they attended a candidates forum at Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile.

    The candidates discussed their backgrounds and made the case why they should be the district’s next senator.

    “I think I’ll be a good voice for this district,” Ruppe touted.

    “I’m qualified for this job because of my experience,” Yager said.

  • CAK edges Cherokee, 6-0

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The undefeated Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Middle School Warriors had pretty much demolished every team in their path entering Tuesday's annual clash with Cherokee at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.