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Today's News

  • Meth lab material found on roadside

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said nothing shocks him when it comes to the actions of methamphetamine makers.

    “They’re desperate people,” he said. “They do desperate things, and they have reckless disregard for the public.”

    The sheriff said that’s why he wasn’t surprised at the discovery made by his litter crew – a group of jail inmates who pick up trash around the county.

  • East meets West at Southwest Point

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Fort Southwest Point received several visitors from half a world away Tuesday.

    Five residents of South Korea toured the fort with their hosts from the Kingston Rotary Club. The Koreans are part of an exchange program through Rotary.

    “It’s a good opportunity to share cultures,” said Bobby Davis, program chairman for the Kingston Rotary.

  • Midway scores 54 in double header

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Not a lot has changed in the last year as far as the status of the Midway Lady Green Waves and the Grace Christian Lady Rams softball match-up.

  • Wartburg's Settles named on TSWA All-State Team

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Wartburg’s Ashley Settles was named to the 2008 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class A All-State basketball team following her outstanding senior season.

    Settles becomes the third Lady Bulldog to be named to the TSWA All-State Team along with former Wartburg standouts Amanda Susak (1997) and Jacinda Susak (2002).

  • Harrison takes over reigns of Sunbright baseball team

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Johnny Harrison is building a versatile coaching resume at Sunbright.

    He took over the Tiger football program last summer and less than a year later he finds himself coaching the baseball team after the recent resignation of Terry Clark, who finished 1-3.

    Harrison believes he has some good talent to work with on the diamond.

  • Lady 'Cats roll past Wartburg

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats remained undefeated in district play Monday evening as Matt Headden’s squad rolled to an 11-0 victory over Wartburg at Arrowhead Park.

  • Harriman gets backup on developer spat

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman will use a trusted firm in its spat with Pinnacle Pointe developers over money the state says the developers owe the city.

    Harriman City Council has voted to allow City Attorney Harold Balcom and Treasurer Charles Kerley to proceed with Vaughn & Melton, an engineering firm that has previously worked with the city.

    The city asked Balcom and Kerley to select an engineering firm to study computer models in the debate between the city and Prestige Land Co. developers.

  • County to mull documentary

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    From Fort Southwest Point in Kingston to the Princess Theater in Harriman, Roane County has a very rich history.

    Now a local film producer is looking to document that history for the county.

    Keith McDaniel, owner of Secret City Films in Oak Ridge, wants to make a DVD that includes 12 “snapshots” of Roane County.

    McDaniel said he began brainstorming the idea with County Executive Mike Farmer six months ago.

  • Two charged with selling drugs

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    A man and woman living in a low income apartment complex in Sunbright have been charged with selling drugs and will most likely lose their apartment.

  • Chancellor leaves road closed finding there is no urgency

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    A rock pile blocking a portion of Farley Davis Road in the Mill Creek community of Sunbright will remain in place until the case goes to trial.