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Today's News

  • It's kickoff time in Roane County!

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It’s officially here.

    The start of the 2008 high school season kicks off Friday with four of the five schools in Roane County hitting the field for the first time. Only Kingston will be idle as Yellow Jacket fans will have to wait a week before Vic King’s squad hits the field.

    Harriman, Rockwood, Midway and Oliver Springs, however, are all hoping to have a win under their belt by the time the Jackets hit the field.

  • Moore's computer rankings lists Kingston as top Roane team

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    With Friday being the start of the 2008 season for four of Roane County’s five football teams, it’s time to take a look at how Sonny Moore’s Computer Power Ratings predict the 2008 season.

  • More twists emerge in Patton case

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    For months Mark Patton and his attorney have contended there is no constable vacancy in the 6th District.

    That position has shifted a bit recently. There was no candidate for constable in the county election, but Patton did receive some write-in votes.

    “We don’t think there was a vacancy, but if there was one, he may have been elected back to office,” attorney Chris Cawood said.

  • Dog weight, breed issues blow over in Rockwood

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    A proposed Rockwood ordinance on vicious dogs received applause, rather than opposition this time.

    The difference was the latest version didn’t ban any particular breeds.

    However, new additions to the proposal did stir audience ire.

    Dog activists and dog lovers attended the city council meeting Monday night to advise the council against any reference to specific breeds.

  • Wartburg to expand park

    STAFF REPORT

  • Additional cuts made in transportation will limit out of county field trips

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    After months of deliberation and shuffling line items, the Morgan County Board of Education has adopted its 2008-09 budget.

  • Jackets headed in right direction

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    With football season lurking around the corner, it’s imperative for each team to make their final preparations to start off their season. For the Kingston Yellow Jackets, they took a very big step in the right direction with an impressive 35-7 win over Tyner in varsity action Friday night.

  • Wartburg battles Panthers

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    CUMBERLAND GAP - Wartburg got in their final pre-season action at Cumberland Gap High School last Friday in jamboree play. The Bulldogs faced the Class AA Cumberland Gap Panthers in 30 minutes of varsity action and then the two teams went 10 minutes to end the night with junior varsity work.

    Cumberland Gap earned a 24-14 win in varsity action, while the 'Dogs came away with an impressive 16-0 victory in JV play.

  • Jamboree final tune-up for this weekend's openers

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    High school football fans in attendance at 2008 Roane County Football Jamboree got a chance to see four of Roane County’s five teams on Friday as well as Oakdale and Coalfield, but what they didn’t see was a lot of offense as only Harriman and Oakdale found the end zone.

  • Rockwood right fit for Witter

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Sometimes a small town has its advantages.