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Today's News

  • Early voting moved from courthouse

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Early voting for the Aug. 7 election will not be held at the Roane County Courthouse.

    Parking is expected to be minimal at the courthouse, and law enforcement officers with automatic weapons are expected to be roaming inside and outside of the building due to the first-degree murder trial of brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.

    For those reasons, the Roane County Election Commission sought other options.

    Early voting is scheduled from July 18 through Aug. 2.

  • Military honors almost 90 years later

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    He was a treasured husband and father whose service in the Spanish-American War was revered and cherished by his family.

    Now, Parnick Hayes Johnson has received recognition from others for his war service more than a century ago.

    The Harriman patriarch’s memory was given the full honorary treatment on Friday, as family, friends, veterans with the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and a U.S. Congressman were present to dedicate a plaque at his headstone that spoke of his duty.

  • Harriman, Midway, Rockwood headed to Murfreesboro

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Friday, May 16, 2008, will go down as a great day in the history of Roane County athletics as not one, not two, but three teams from Roane County wrapped up berths in next week's TSSAA State Tournament in Murfreesboro.

  • Midway captures 2-A title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    When it comes to Class A softball in East Tennessee, the Midway Lady Green Waves are the team to beat.

    The Lady Waves (23-3) proved that again Wednesday evening as they downed Coalfield 3-0 in the Region 2-A championship game that was played at Midway.

    Wednesday’s victory marked Midway’s third straight Region 2-A championship and now the Lady Waves will be gunning for their third straight and fourth trip in the last five years to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament.

  • Devils take regional championship

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was all Harriman from start to finish Tuesday night as Andy Adcox’s Blue Devils traveled to Rockwood and rolled to a 13-3 victory over the Tigers in the Region 2-A championship game.

  • Rosebud deal withers under opposition

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Doug McDannel has lived in peace at 920 Skyline Drive for the past six years.

    He knew the quiet life was about to change once word got out of a plan to turn the property into a resort and campground for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

    “Once I learned it had GLBT attached to it, I expected the cameras to come out,” McDannel said.

  • Devils roll past Rockwood for regional title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was all Harriman from start to finish Tuesday night as Andy Adcox’s Blue Devils traveled to Rockwood and rolled to a 13-3 victory over the Tigers in the Region 2-A championship game.

  • Midway tops Oliver Springs, 7-1

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Lady Green Waves passed round one of the Region 2-A Tournament with a 7-1 win over county rival Oliver Springs Monday evening at Midway.

    The win will give Midway another home game Wednesday when they host Coalfield at 5 p.m. for the region championship. Coalfield beat Rockwood 4-3 to move into the title game.

  • 'Dogs crowned 4-A Champs

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    COALFIELD — Wartburg went from underdogs to district champs in just a little over 24 hours. Faced against Oliver Springs in an elimination game last Thursday evening in rainy, sloppy playing conditions, the Bulldogs ended the season for the Bobcats in a 10-5 win. Wartburg then handed top-seed Coalfield a pair of losses on Friday to capture the program’s first-ever district championship in baseball.

  • Lady Jackets sting O.S. for 4-A Title

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    COALFIELD — The youthful Lady Jacket softball team grew up quite a bit last week in capturing the 2008 District 4-A softball championship.

    With no seniors on the roster and led by an 8th grade pitching battery, Coalfield (15-8) knocked off regular season District Champion Oliver Springs twice in three days to earn the district title on their home field.