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Today's News

  • P-J captures small division championship

    The Petros-Joyner Patriots captured the 2008 Area 2 Small Division Championship with an exciting 50-49 overtime win over Fairview Saturday night at Sunbright.

    Cody Hill sent the game into overtime with two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to tie the count at 39.

    In the extra period, the Patriots used an 11-10 edge to pull out the 1-point win over the Rebels.

    Hill (23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals) and Alex Fountain (12 points, 17 rebounds, 8 blocks) did the damage for P.J. (19-4).ee

  • Oliver Springs edges Wartburg for 4-A title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats are again the “Queens of District 4-A.”

    Michelle Christopher’s squad earned that title Friday night at Wartburg as the Lady ‘Cats earned their third straight District 4-A regular season title with a 42-41 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

    Friday’s victory was actually Oliver Springs’ seventh straight regular season district title when adding four straight District 4-AA titles from 2002-05.

  • Area 4 small division tournament update

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Three Roane County teams advanced through the Area 4 Small Division Tournament, but two more teams would not be as fortunate as their season came to a close on the final day of the tourney.

    The Rockwood Tigers were the big winners Saturday as they drew a bye into the East Tennessee Small Division Sectional Basketball Tourna-ment when they came away with the Area 4 championship. Rockwood put together a fabulous fourth quarter rally to defeat Lenoir City for the championship, 30-29.

  • Coalfield girls, Sunbright boys pick up wins

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT — It was a regular season sweep for the Coalfield Lady Jackets and the Sunbright Tigers when the two Morgan County rivals battled it out on the hardwood Friday night.

    Coalfield used a 28 of 35 performance at the free throw line to capture a 67-53 win at Sunbright in girls District 4-A action, while Scott Stephens’ Tigers kept the Jackets winless on the season with a 62-45 triumph in the boys game.

    BOYS GAME

  • Courthouse shooter blames fear, husband

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Convicted murderer Jennifer Hyatte is talking about the crime that landed her behind bars for life.

    In a jailhouse interview with Nashville TV station WSMV Monday, the former prison nurse talks about how she was courted by prison inmate George Hyatte, who eventually became her husband.

    She also speaks about the events that led her to shoot a prison guard in the parking lot of the Roane County Courthouse to help Hyatte escape.

  • Harriman files lawsuit over Kingston referendum

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman officials filed a lawsuit last week in an attempt to keep Kingston where Harriman thinks it belongs — east of the Hwy. 70 bridge.

    Harriman City Attorney Harold Balcom said the city is seeking an injunction to stop the certification of votes from Tuesday’s annexation referendum that could possibly put some Midtown area properties in Kingston’s city limits.

    Harriman has a similar annexation referendum for other parcels of Midtown property.

  • State funds lights for bridge

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Since the new Oakdale Bridge opened several years ago one thing has been missing – lights. But thanks to Sen. Tommy Kilby and Rep. John Mark Windle that oversight will soon be corrected.

  • CASA's chili cook off is Saturday

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    CASA’s first chili cook off is now just days away but it isn’t too late for you to enter your chili in the competition.

    Organizers would prefer that you register in advance by calling Sandy Weaver at 539-5959. You may pay your entry fee when you arrive at the chili cook off.

    “It would be helpful if contestants called by Friday to register in advance so that we have an idea of how many to prepare for but we will accept entries until 3 p.m.,” Weaver explained.

  • Unofficial Returns: Clinton, Huckabee lead Roane County

    In unofficial Roane County election returns, Hillary Clinton won at the polls for the Democrats and Mike Huckabee led the Republicans in Roane County. Also, both the Kingston and Harriman annexation referendums passed unanimously among the handful of voters involved. With all 25 precints in, the results follow:

    DEM Joe Biden 17 votes, 0.34%

    DEM HILLARY CLINTON 3,266 votes, 65.79%

    DEM Chris Dodd 6 votes, 0.12%

    DEM John Edward 391 votes, 7.88%

    DEM Mike Gravel 6 votes, 0.12%

    DEM Dennis Kucinich 9 votes, 0.18%

    DEM Barack Obama 1,239 votes, 24.96%

  • DUI charges gone against former deputy

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    An unavailable officer led to the dismissal of drunk-driving charges against former Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Kirby last year.

    Kirby was fired by Sheriff Jack Stockton after the arrest last summer.

    According to court records, Patrolman Daniel Lantz of the Harriman Police Department was on medical leave and unable to appear in court when Kirby’s case was heard last September.

    The order of dismissal was issued by Loudon County General Sessions Court Judge William Russell.