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Today's News

  • Kirkham beats Robinette; Kingston school board seats change

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    People gathered in the hallway on the first floor at the courthouse told the story of the county election. The only ones who stuck around to hear the final results Thursday night were the winners and their supporters.

  • Morgan County voting results

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    With only 2,667 voters turning on in Morgan County races were determined by a small percentage of those eligible to vote.

    In county races, Carol Hamby will remain County Clerk for two more years completing the unexpired term of Tim Steelman who was elected to the office in 2006 but resigned after only a few months on that term in office. Hamby received 1412 votes to her challenger Sheila Aytes Wilson's 1130 votes.

    Assessor of Property - Biff Wilson, unopposed, received 2,010 votes.

  • Wartburg's defense shines

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG — Defense was the theme of Sunbright and Wartburg’s three hours of scrimmage against each other last Friday evening.

    When the final tally came in, Wartburg’s varsity enjoyed a 1-0 win, while the Bulldogs came out with a 2-0 victory in junior varsity action.

  • Miller becomes newest Oakdale football coach

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Randy Miller is the newest head football coach in Morgan County. He takes over the Oakdale High School program looking to help turn things around.

    Miller replaces Chip Strickland, who left after only one season as head coach.

    Miller coached at Cumberland County during the 2007 high school season as the receivers coach.

    Miller is familiar with the teams around the area having grown up, played and coached at Clinton.

  • August heats up with grid scrimmages

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    August in Tennessee means that high school football is just around the corner. With three weeks left until the season opener for many teams in the area, the early days of August are the time for scrimmages to fine-tune the teams for a 10-game regular season grind.

  • Powers wants more HUB change

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman City Councilman Mark Powers is continuing his push for change to the Harriman Utility Board.

    Powers, the city council representative to the utility board, recently proposed that the HUB board be eliminated. He suggested the city council oversee the city’s utility operations.

    HUB board members who weren’t already ending their terms resigned after his comments, and with Powers’ approval, the city appointed new members in their place.

  • Early voting light for this set of races

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Turnout was relatively light during early voting.

    According to the Roane County Election Commission, 3,206 votes were cast during the period, which ran from July 18 through Aug. 2.

    In the Aug. 3, 2006, countywide election, 6,662 people cast their ballots in early voting.

    Election Day is this Thursday. The polls open at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

  • County to restructure debt

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    When county commissioners meet on Aug. 11, one of the decisions they will have to make will be how to restructure the county’s debt.

    Scott Gibson, with the county’s financial advisory group, spoke to members of the budget committee about the impact the poor economic housing market has had on the county’s bonded indebtedness.

    Gibson explained that providers for the county’s municipal bonds have fallen below an AAA rating.

  • Free breakfasts planned for students

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Peggy Hamby, director of Food Services for Morgan County Schools, is going to try out a special breakfast promotion during the first month of school.

    Hamby said that during the month of August any child eating breakfast at school will not be charged. Breakfast at school will be free for all children. All your child has to do is show up in the school cafeteria and get in line.

    Hamby said that if the program is successful it may actually continue beyond August.

  • King gets good look at team's progress

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets took the field for the first time against anyone other themselves Friday evening as Vic King's squad hosted the Clinton Dragons.