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Today's News

  • Rockwood right fit for Witter

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Sometimes a small town has its advantages.

  • Powers: HUB OT pay too much

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Managing payroll for the Harriman Utility Board has been a hot issue for city officials lately.

    It came up again at the Harriman City Council meeting last Tuesday.

    Councilman Mark Powers, a member of the Harriman Utility Board, brought utility payroll information.

    Powers said the information was from January to June, roughly a six-month time period.

    Powers said he is not advocating taking money from anyone, but he thinks policy decisions could make the utility more financially efficient.

  • Property assessor's attorney says law calls for affidavit

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    The Roane County Ethics Committee ground to a halt Thursday night in its discussion of several complaints filed against Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham.

    The reason was questions about whether complainants needed a signed affidavit attached to their complaints, a question raised by Kirkham’s attorney, J. Polk Cooley.

    Cooley contended rules for the Tennessee Ethics Commission require a signed affidavit. He believes that mandate is also applicable to the county entity.

  • Lady Cat slugger signs with Roane State

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    If a poll had been taken among Roane County softball teams about who was the best hitter in 2008, Oliver Springs’ Ellie Morgan would have most certainly been at or near the top of the list. Now the former Lady ‘Cat will be doing her damage close to home as the hard-hitting C/3B signed scholarship papers Tuesday afternoon with Roane State Community College.

  • Mystery industry coming to Harriman?

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    >Harriman may be close to recruiting an industry to locate in what is referred to as the Harriman industrial park.

    Mayor Chris Mason recently updated the city council on an industry that has expressed interest in coming to the area. He said industry representatives contacted him about plans to send a letter of intent to purchase the property from the city.

  • Leon Houston gets new trial date

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Houston brothers Leon and Rocky have a history of being close, but that didn’t sway a judge this week on their request to be tried together for murder.

    The Houstons were at the Roane County Courthouse Tuesday on a variety of motions — including one to retry Leon when Rocky is tried for murder in November.

    Both men are charged with first-degree murder in the 2006 shooting deaths of Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Jones and his friend and ride-along passenger Mike Brown.

  • Harriman speeds by Stone

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Speed kills.

    That was the moral of the scrimmage between the Harriman Blue Devils and the Stone Memorial Panthers Friday as Harriman made short work of Stone Memorial by a 4-2 margin.

    “I thought tonight we picked up our intensity and we played better than we did Tuesday against Sequoyah,” stated Harriman head coach Travis Tapp. “We also got to play a lot of kids tonight and we even had four of our freshmen in the scrimmage with our varsity team at one point.”

  • Coalfield steps up in 3-way

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    ROCKWOOD - Coalfield started off slow, but ended with a bang at Rockwood during a three-way scrimmage against Rockwood and Pigeon Forge last Thursday evening.

    In varsity work, Coalfield earned a 1-0 win over Class AAA Pigeon Forge and ended up with a 2-2 stalemate against Class AA Rockwood.

    First-year head coach Keith Henry likes the direction his Coalfield team is headed after a couple of scrimmages under their belt.

  • Oakdale roster nearly doubles

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OLIVER SPRINGS-Oakdale has made up a lot of ground in the past two weeks since Randy Miller took over the reigns of the Eagle football program.

    With only 15 or 16 kids during the first few days of practice, less than two weeks later the numbers have grown to nearly 30. Oakdale also performed pretty well against Class AA Oliver Springs as the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie last Friday in a pre-season scrimmage.

  • King pleased with tune up

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets saw a lot of different looks Friday evening as Vic King’s squad took on Webb, Wartburg and Seymour in a four-way scrimmage at Webb.