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Today's News

  • OS tells resident to sue

    James Horton said he was shocked by the response he got at last week’s Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen meeting.

    “A couple of things are clear,” Horton said. “OS doesn’t care what the charter says.”

    The town charter states, “the newly elected officers of the town shall take offices at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday in November, after the election results have been certified.”

  • Tiger Haven critic files lawsuit

    The dispute between Tiger Haven and neighbor Toby Rhynehart shows no signs of subsiding.

    Rhynehart has filed a civil action in Roane County General Sessions Court, alleging Tiger Haven operator Mary Lynn Haven built a chain link fence on his property and cut down some of his trees.

    “I’ve got pictures,” Rhynehart said. “I’ve got everything. I’ve got some things that she doesn’t even know about. You’ll just have to wait until trial.”

  • Harriman changes CDBG grant focus

    Harriman officials are looking at a Community Development Block Grant to help with the city’s aging infrastructure.

    Officials are looking to meet in the coming weeks with the group who prepares and administers the grant applications for Harriman Utility Board.

    City Manager Kevin Helms said officials are “prepared to talk about other funding resources, as well.”

    “We feel pretty certain a storm drain application would get approved,” Mayor Chris Mason said recently.

  • Candlelight tour at Fort Southwest Point Dec. 13

    Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will host a Christmas candlelight tour and reception next weekend.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

    Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past during the event.

  • GUEST OPINION: Cosby allegations double-edged nature of freedom

    By GENE POLICINSKI

    First Amendment Center

    Bill Cosby’s career has been deeply rooted in the possibilities and protections provided by freedom of speech.

    The legendary comedian and actor’s career began with landmark comedy routines in which he tackled sensitive racial subjects. He was the first African American male with a starring role on TV, in the 1960s series “I Spy.”

  • FC Alliance wins tourney
  • HMS swept by Bulldogs

     

    ROBBY O’DANIEL

    Morgan County News

    The undefeated Wartburg girls middle school basketball team turned in another dominating performance Thursday, Nov. 20, defeating Harriman 40-12 on the road.

  • Midway Middle takes on Spring City

     

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave and Lady Wave traveled to Spring City last week and split a pair of games with the Bulldogs.

    The first game of the evening would see Shannon Cawood's Lady Waves roll to a 44-24 victory, but the Green Wave couldn't complete the sweep as Spring City took the final game of the evening, 32-21.

  • Rockwood falls in season opener, 53-51

     

    Sunbright's Landon Ladd was the hero Friday night as the Tiger junior hit a pair of free throws to lift Sunbright to a 53-51 victory over visiting Rockwood.

    The victory was also big for Sunbright head coach Jordan Jeffers as it was the first of his coaching career at Sunbright.

  • Mount Pisgah splits with Cedar View

     

    Mount Pisgah's Patriots and Lady Patriots made the long journey to Kingsport Friday night for the first of two meetings this season with Cedar View Christian School. The trip would have differing results as Mount Pisgah picked up a split in varsity action.