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Today's News

  • Be a star - or part of one - on July 4

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    The Fourth of July is just around the corner and heavy on the minds of some people in Kingston.

    “It’s what we live and breathe right now,” said Rick Ross, Kingston parks and recreation director.

    Ross and his department are in charge of the Independence Day celebration.

    Something new this year will be a human flag that the public can be a part of.

    Daniel Lasris, a face and body artist out of Sevierville, came up with the idea along with his girlfriend Aline.

  • Zach Breazeale named District 3-A player of the year

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The 2008 season is over and 20 Roane County baseball players have been recognized for their excellence on the diamond.

    Harriman and Rockwood had the most success this season and 10 players from Harriman and Rockwood received all-district honors.

    Rockwood tied Harriman for the District 3-A regular season title and the Tigers won the District 3-A Tournament on their way to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament. For their efforts, Joey Cofer’s squad had six players named to the All-District 3-A Team.

  • Wartburg tops Tigers 1-0 in scrimmage

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT - It had been nearly four years since Sunbright and Wartburg faced off on the gridiron, but the two long-standing county rivals met for a scrimmage to wrap up their two weeks of spring practice last Thursday evening in Tiger Town.

    With the two varsity teams getting 40 offensive plays each, the defenses dominated play with only one score in the 80-play scrimmage. Wartburg used a 34-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Trout to Drew Jenkins on their next-to-last play for the lone score and for a 1-0 win over Sunbright.

  • Narramore, MTSU advance to NCAA national championship

    Middle Tennessee's golf team needed a strong third round to reach its first NCAA National Championship entering the final round of the East Regional at Council Fire Golf Course in Chattanooga last week.

    The Blue Raiders delivered it, providing one of the best rounds in school history with a 2-under 282 to finish ninth in the East Regional and advance into the NCAA National Championship, hosted by Purdue, in West Lafayette, Ind., May 28-31.

  • Harriman shoots for uniform weapons

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman police officers may be getting even more uniform.

    Harriman City Council is seeking bids to purchase weapons of the same type for the department.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said providing weapons is something more and more departments do.

    He believes that having the same arms will make the job even safer.

    With uniform weapons, the officers can share ammunition and, in a dire situation, will not have to learn how to use the unfamiliar weapon of another officer.

  • Computers taken in Sunbright School burglary

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Morgan County School officials are working with the Morgan County Sheriff’s office to find those suspected of breaking into Sunbright School last week.

    Director of Schools Mike Davis said alerts have gone out to parents warning them that some student information may be breeched as a result of the break-in.

  • New program approved for clerk's office

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Morgan County Commissioners have approved a new computer software program that will improve the accountability in the County Clerk’s Office along with service to its customers.

    Commissioners made the decision to go with the new program introduced to them by Business Information Systems (BIS) at the request of Clerk Carol Hamby.

  • Second Florida murder suspect in custody

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The chase is over.

  • Prosecutor requests separate Houston trials

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Brothers Rocky and Leon Houston sit at the same defense table during pretrial hearings. That might not happen when the cases against them go to trial. Special prosecutor Robert “Gus” Radford has filed a motion to have a separate trial for each brother. Previous indications point to a joint trial.

  • Stoll found hanged in jail cell

    By Judy Underwood

    Morgan County News Editor

    Robert Stoll, an inmate at the Morgan County Jail, was found dead Wednesday morning from an apparent suicide.