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Today's News

  • Midway, Kingston prepare to hit the road

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    A brand new season starts Friday night as the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Midway Green Waves both begin postseason play in the TSSAA playoffs.

    Midway will be on the road at Cosby in the opening round of the TSSAA Class A playoffs while Kingston will be heading to Seymour for round one of the Class AAA playoffs.

  • Cherokee battles but falls

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets had the unenviable task of trying to stop an undefeated juggernaut of a team in the Oneida Indians Saturday in the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AA Championship game. Despite falling 24-0 to the Indians, the Jackets gave the Indians a battle the whole game.

  • Armes carries Coalfield

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    COALFIELD - Sunbright will have nightmares of Shawn Armes on Halloween for years to come.

    Armes saved his best for his final game on Rochelle Field. The Coalfield senior running back rushed for a career-high 258 yards and tied the school-record with five touchdowns to lead the Jackets to a 40-18 victory over Sunbright to clinch a playoff berth on Halloween night.

  • Eagles play Harriman tough in 29-8 season-ending defeat

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    HARRIMAN - Oakdale played one of their best games of the season, however, Harriman played to keep their playoff hopes alive last Thursday night on Wallace-Black Field.

    The Blue Devils (5-5, 2-4 in Region 2-A) went to the air for two scores, forced four turnovers and came away with a hard-earned 29-8 win over the Eagles.

  • Midway stumples in championship game

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    A fabulous playoff run for the boys from South of the River fell short of glory as the Green Waves dropped a 24-0 loss Saturday to the Grace Christian Academy Rams for the TMSAA Class A East Tennessee Championship.

    Midway opened the season with six straight losses before closing out the regular season with two straight wins and winning two playoff games.

    Grace got things going on their opening drive on the very first play with a 72-yard touchdown run from Trent Waters.

  • Robinson passes 5,000 yards in Midway win

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    A week after three Midway starters were suspended from the team, the new Green Wave line up seemed to be settling in. They at least got in enough practice time this week to be able to pull away from Wartburg to win their seventh game of the season, 33-7.

    A few minutes after the game, Midway would learn who would be their first opponent in the playoffs. Cosby’s one point lost to Grace Christian Friday night left the Eagles in second place in Region 1-A and they will host the Green Waves Friday night.

  • Bad breaks plague Kingston

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    If Kingston’s luck turns then everyone in Class AAA had better watch out during the playoffs.

  • Powers moving to TTC-Dickson

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman Councilman Mark Powers has been appointed director of the Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson.

    Powers, who leaves his job as head of the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman to accept the appointment approved Friday by the Tennessee Board of Regents, will also soon be leaving his official city capacities.

    “I was encouraged to apply for the job. I got the right kind of encouragement so I went ahead,” Powers said.

  • Rogers predicts difficulty in seating jury

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Publicity has been plentiful throughout the murder cases against brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.

    The impact that might have on jury selection for Rocky’s upcoming trial was discussed during a hearing in Roane County Criminal Court last Thursday.

    “I think it’s going to be very difficult to get a jury, but we’re going to try to do that,” defense attorney Randy Rogers said.

  • Funding changes could be hard on Roane

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The school system continues to sound the alarm about state funding.

    Earlier this year, Roane County Schools business manager Eric Harbin told board members that the funding formula the state used to allocate money to school systems resulted in less state money for Roane County.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff said the future points to more of the same.

    “We expect to get hit again next year,” McGriff told board members last week.