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Today's News

  • Proposed train-cleaning facility over first hurdle

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman City Council approved the first reading last week of an ordinance changing the Harriman Coal Terminal property from open space to heavy industrial.

    A public hearing on the ordinance preceded the meeting.

    The request came from Brian Cook, who hopes to use part of the property along the railroad tracks for a railroad-car cleaning facility.

    Harriman building inspector Maria Nelson said Cook would still need to get approval of building permits for his proposed future development.

  • Midway needs extra effort to grab title

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    As expected, the Midway Lady Green Waves won the District 3-A Tournament Wednesday night, but it took a little more effort than the Lady Waves anticipated.

  • Rockwood takes 3-A title with 7-2 victory

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    When Harriman beat Rockwood 8-3 on April 15, they did so by ripping Tiger ace Zach Breazeale to the tune of eight runs on 15 hits.

    Breazeale got his chance at revenge Wednesday evening and the Tiger lefty didn’t waste that opportunity as he tossed a complete-game gem in leading the Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Blue Devils in the District 3-A Tournament title game.

    In going the distance, Breazeale scattered nine hits and allowed only one walk while striking out six on the evening.

  • Houston shooting: Two-year redux

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The white house with the green tin roof at 412 Barnard Narrows Road stands quiet now.

    For careful observers, however, there are still signs that two years ago, something bad happened there.

    Last month TBI agents took chunks of wood out of a tree that sits just off the road to search for bullets from the shootout that occurred at the home two years ago.

  • UPDATE: Alternative-lifestyle resort proposed

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Robert F. Whiteside Jr. said he always envisioned his property turning into a church camp for children.

    Some locals say there’s nothing church-like about what the property will become if plans to turn it into an adult resort and campground come to fruition.

    On its Web site, the Rosebud Lodge is described as a place where adults 18 and older can escape from work, children, family, neighbors and city life.

  • Pumping business keeps family together

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    It was a mild day and sunny, with an easy breeze blowing across the lake.

    Bob Dewey and his brother, Aaron, were hard at work.

    It was a good day to observe them, especially if you stood upwind.

  • Tigers end Oakdale's season

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE — Oakdale and Sunbright had a lot on the line in the opening round of the District 4-A Baseball Tournament last Friday.

  • Coalfield's Alley voted District 4-A Player of the Year

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Coalfield’s Logan Alley was voted the 2008 District 4-A Player of the Year by the six league coaches in a meeting last Wednesday in Wartburg.

  • Top seeds advance

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The top seeds held their ground in the first day of the double elimination round of the District 3-A softball tournament at Harriman Monday evening.

    No. 2 seed Harriman cruised past Rockwood 9-2 in the first game then top seed Midway pounded Greenback 22-1 in the second game.

    The wins by the top seeded teams set up the first showdown Tuesday when Midway played Harriman in the winner’s bracket round. Rockwood played Greenback Tuesday in an elimination game.

  • CAK ends Kingston's season

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The 2008 season came to an end for the Kingston Yellow Jackets Monday evening as Bruce Robinette’s squad suffered an 11-1 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) in a loser’s bracket game of the District 4-AA Tournament being played at CAK.

    Kingston had defeated the Warriors 4-2 on Saturday, but CAK put together a solid performance Monday in advancing to the tournament’s final four.