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Today's News

  • Playoffs just over the horizon

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    With only two weeks left in the regular season, the playoff picture is beginning to clear up a bit for Roane County’s five teams and things will become much more clear after this week’s action.

  • Midway unexpectedly in middle school semis

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    After losing their first six games of the season, virtually no one expected the Midway Middle School Green Waves to be in the TSMAA semifinals.

    Midway, however, visited Huntsville in the first round of the TMSAA playoffs Thursday and came away with a surprising 18-8 win over the top seed from the northwest division.

    While most of the Midway coaches wanted the win badly, they weren’t as sure going into the game that they would get it.

  • Indians scalp Sunbright

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    ONEIDA-For over sixteen minutes, Sunbright battled the state's #4-ranked team tooth-and-nail. Oneida then pulled away from their 7-0 lead and cruised to a 49-0 victory over the Tigers on senior night.

    The Indians (9-0, 5-0 in Region 2-A) used another dominating defensive performance to stay unbeaten. They held Sunbright to negative 54 yards on the ground, forced three turnovers and notched their third shutout of the season.

  • Wartburg plays Loudon tough for a half, falls 42-0

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG - Wartburg's once promising season has taken some twists and turns along the way. With nearly ten starters missing with various injuries and facing the second best team in Region 2-AA (Loudon), the Bulldogs put together probably their best first half of the season before dropping a 42-0 decision to the Redskins last Friday night.

  • Tigers advance in middle school playoffs

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Despite trailing at one point 6-0, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers managed to continue their season with a come-from-behind 12-6 victory over the H.Y. Livesay Panthers Thursday night.

    “I’ve very proud of our kids tonight,” said Rockwood co-head coach Bryan Powers. “We played a great football team and hopefully it’s a stepping stone for whoever we have next week.”

    Rockwood started off the game, getting inside the Panthers 15 yard line before turning the ball over on downs.

  • Council releases land from city

    BY JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Talks about annexation seems to be a common occurrence in Roane County, with each municipality hoping to gain more territory for future growth.

    However, in Kingston recently, the talk focused on deannexation.

    The request came from a property owner whose land was thought to be a part of the Center Farms subdivision at the time it was annexed.

  • Kingston moving toward energy conservation committee

    BY JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Kingston City Council is taking steps to establish an energy conservation committee.

    The idea was first mentioned by Councilman Brant Williams at a council workshop this month.

    The city is already in the process of getting TVA to conduct an energy audit of all city buildings.

    According to parks and recreation director Rick Ross, this process could take several months.

    TVA would come in and examine all buildings, like looking at light fixtures, and make a recommendation to the city.

  • Candidates respond to questions from callers, emailers, panelists

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Election Day is quickly approaching and candidates are working feverishly to win over undecided voters.

    Candidates running or state senate in the 12th Senatorial District are no different.

    Democrat Becky Ruppe and Republican Ken Yager have met in towns throughout the district facing questions from voters, panels and most recently listeners of WECO’s Political Spotlight.

  • Morgan's early voting hits 1,004

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    With eight days to go in Early Voting more than 1,000 voters have already cast a ballot in Morgan County.

  • Sams carries load in Kingston win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsportsbellsouth.net

    Kingston’s James Sams rushed for 226 yards and three TDs on 20 carries Friday night in leading the Kingston Yellow Jackets to a 41-21 Region 2-AAA victory over the Scott Highlanders.