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Today's News

  • Wartburg to expand park

    STAFF REPORT

  • Additional cuts made in transportation will limit out of county field trips

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    After months of deliberation and shuffling line items, the Morgan County Board of Education has adopted its 2008-09 budget.

  • Jackets headed in right direction

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    With football season lurking around the corner, it’s imperative for each team to make their final preparations to start off their season. For the Kingston Yellow Jackets, they took a very big step in the right direction with an impressive 35-7 win over Tyner in varsity action Friday night.

  • Wartburg battles Panthers

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    CUMBERLAND GAP - Wartburg got in their final pre-season action at Cumberland Gap High School last Friday in jamboree play. The Bulldogs faced the Class AA Cumberland Gap Panthers in 30 minutes of varsity action and then the two teams went 10 minutes to end the night with junior varsity work.

    Cumberland Gap earned a 24-14 win in varsity action, while the 'Dogs came away with an impressive 16-0 victory in JV play.

  • Jamboree final tune-up for this weekend's openers

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    High school football fans in attendance at 2008 Roane County Football Jamboree got a chance to see four of Roane County’s five teams on Friday as well as Oakdale and Coalfield, but what they didn’t see was a lot of offense as only Harriman and Oakdale found the end zone.

  • 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.