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Today's News

  • Grateful vets turn out for Davis

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    More than 150 residents crowded into the Utopia Cafe in downtown Harriman Wednesday afternoon to meet with U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis.

    He had a hero’s welcome, thanks to area veterans who came to show their appreciation for the congressman’s successful efforts to fund a veteran’s clinic in Roane County.

    Other residents had another mission on their minds — financial support for the Princess Theater in Harriman.

  • Houston lawyer wrangling continues

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Attorneys Randy Rogers and James Logan showed up at the Roane County Courthouse on Thursday as unwanted men.

    Unwanted, that is, by their clients, Rocky and Leon Houston.

    The brothers, who are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony murder, filed motions to represent themselves.

  • Jackets sting Rockwood, 15-5

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    COALFIELD - Coalfield’s 10-year anniversary of their state championship in baseball could be special. The Jackets (1-2) took a big step in proving they should be considered one of the top Class A teams in East Tennessee after a convincing 15-5 six-inning win over Rockwood last Tuesday.

  • New faces lead Morgan teams

    Three new coaches took over Morgan County sports programs this spring when high school baseball and softball started.

    At Wartburg, Amy Stafford takes over for Paul Brown as new softball coach. She is assisted by her husband Larry Stafford, who is excited about coaching the Lady Bulldogs.

    “We’re excited to be coaching here at Wartburg. We have a lot of young girls and they are trying very hard,” said Stafford.

  • Rockwood fares well in weekend tournament

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    If the Rockwood Tigers are fortunate enough to make a trip to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament this year, there is a good chance they could see Lookout Valley, Forrest or Mount Pleasant in Murfreesboro.

  • Oil-well fire out

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A Texas team finally extinguished an oil-well fire that evacuated a community near Oliver Springs and burned for nearly a week.

    But anger still burns among residents who, as they prepare to return home, feel they were put in danger.

    On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Anderson County officials met with residnts in the fellowship hall of a local church.

  • Deputies deal with suicide attempt

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Officers are trained to resolve some of the most tense situations without the use of deadly force. That may have saved a local woman’s life earlier this month.

  • Man survives house crumbling around him

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD and BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    A Chestnut Ridge man has been dismissed from the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being treated for injuries he sustained last week.

  • McCartts accepted as third party plaintiffs

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Chancellor Frank V. Williams has signed an order allowing the heirs of Pleas McCartt to become third party plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Morgan County.

    The McCartts asked the Court to allow them to be third party plaintiffs in a case between Mildred and Summer Henry and Morgan County.

  • Roane County Schools plan year through 2010

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    No one can accuse the school system of not planning ahead when it comes to setting the school calendar.

    The Roane County Board of Education voted 9-1 Thursday night to approve the calendar for the 2009-10 school year.

    “Parents like to plan vacations ahead of time and not wait until the last minute, so if we can keep two years ahead of us, that just helps everybody,” board member Tyler Overstreet said. “Everybody can plan accordingly.”