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Today's News

  • Roane State women on a roll

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Roane State Raiderettes are on a roll and Motlow State became the latest victim of Todd Wright’s ladies Wednesday night as Roane State won their 11th straight game with a 78-58 victory over the Lady Bucks.

    Wednesday’s victory improves Roane State’s season record to 18-2 overall and the Raiderettes are tied for first place in the TJCCAA Eastern Division with a 6-1 conference mark heading into Saturday’s contest with Hiwassee.

  • Hughett's 7 treys clip Eagles; Sunbright & Oakdale split 4-A games

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT--Oakdale and Sunbright battled it out on the hardwood for the second time in two weeks with the same results last Friday night.

    Fred Snow’s Lady Eagles followed their 12-point win at home against the Lady Tigers with a 52-34 victory at Sunbright. The Tigers enjoyed an 88-64 triumph of the Eagles after going to Oakdale and getting a 14-point two weeks ago.

    BOYS GAME

  • Roane State has successful homecoming

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    In their first home games in more than five weeks, the Roane State Raiders and Raiderettes picked up a pair of easy victories against different opponents on Monday.

    The evening opened with the Raiderettes crushing Bryan College’s JV squad, 87-23, then the Raiders knocked off Maryville College’s JV squad, 81-59.

    Roane State won’t have to wait another five weeks to play at home as the Raiders and Raiderettes host Motlow State Wednesday evening in a pair of TJCCAA contests.

    Women’s Game

  • Kingston falls to Anderson

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets were hoping that playing at home would be enough of a boost Friday night to knock off rival Anderson County, but it wasn’t to be as the Mavericks and Lady Mavericks left Roane County High School with a District 4-AA sweep.

  • Sam Hoskins Memorial Gym dedicated

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Students at Oakdale School gathered in the elementary school gym on Thursday morning to participate in the dedication of the gym to their former teacher, principal and mentor Sam Hoskins. They were joined by several of Hoskins’ colleagues who worked with him through the years.

  • Rockwood votes 5-1 for city pit-bull ban

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Wearing stickers and holding signs that read, “I love dogs and I vote,” people crowded into Rockwood City Hall Monday in opposition of a pit-bull ban proposed by Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.

    Their efforts seemed to be in vain.

    The city council voted 5-1 on the first reading of an ordinance to ban pit bulls within the city limits and place restrictions on pit bulls that are already in the city.

    Councilman Dudley Evans was the only official to oppose the plan.

  • Presidential Preference Primary early voting slow

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Early Voting in the Presidential Preference Primary began on Wednesday but so far turnout in Morgan County is slow.

    Administrator of Elections Minnie Ann Armes said on Tuesday that only 159 ballots have been cast in the primaries and those votes are just about equal between Republicans and Democrats.

    On the first day of Early Voting 49 ballots were cast; 26 on Thursday; 55 on Friday; 19 on Saturday and 10 on Tuesday before 11:15 a.m.

  • Weather 'nightmare' hits

    By CINDY SIMPSON & DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Icy conditions resulted in a rash of accidents early Tuesday for those who ventured out onto area roadways.

    Roane County schools were closed for the day, and Roane State Community College was on a two-hour delay because of freezing rain.

    In Roane County early Tuesday, there had already been 32 accidents between 6 and around 9:30 a.m. according to Gail May, mapping coordinator with the 911 dispatch.

    “Most of it is weather related,” she said.

  • Bobcats, Lady 'Cats sweep Oakdale

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    In what might have been the two biggest district contests of the season for Oliver Springs, the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats left Oakdale Tuesday night with a huge sweep of the Eagles.

  • Clowers to play for Tennessee Wesleyan

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Harriman senior Doiron Clowers has worked hard throughout his high school career and now that hard work has paid off as the Blue Devil midfielder signed a soccer scholarship Wednesday to play for Tennessee Wesleyan College.

    "I'm extremely excited," Clowers said after making it official. "This is something I've really been wanting."