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Today's News

  • 'Testing, testing ... only a test'

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Morgan County Director of Schools Mike Davis will be trying out a new messaging/notification system on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.

  • County answers suit filed by Henrys

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Morgan County has filed an answer to a lawsuit filed by attorney James Frank Wilson on behalf of Mildred Henry and Summer Brooke Henry contesting the county’s ownership of Farley Davis Road in Mill Creek.

    Descendants of Pleas McCartt thought their mission to get the road opened was successful following the December county commission meeting.

    The road leading to their family homeplace was blocked by a property owner who put up a barricade of rocks and concrete

  • Coalfield shocks Lady 'Cats, 58-47

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    COALFIELD - A long district winning streak is over for Oliver Springs. Coalfield ended the Lady Bobcats’ 22-game win streak in District 4-A action with a convincing 58-47 victory in John Jackson Memorial Gymnasium Friday night.

  • Oakdale snaps 11-game skid to Wartburg, 71-69

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG - It had been a long five years, but it finally paid off for Mike Barber’s Oakdale basketball team.

  • Super 8 Motel Fire
  • Harriman Super 8: 'Worst fire we've had in a while'

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    Roane Newspapers

    Flames shot high from the rooftop against a backdrop of billowing smoke at Super 8 Motel in Harriman Monday night.

    Harriman fire officials said everyone got out the motel safely and the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

    Firefighters from three departments used two ladder trucks to pour water down on the fire while others used hoses on the ground to douse the flames.

    In one first-story room in the rear of the building, a beam had fallen down.

  • White blanket

    The approximately 2 inches of rain that fell late last week brought foggy conditions along Interstate 40 west of Harriman. A view of the mountains from Hwy. 27 shows how thick the fog blanket was late in the afternoon.

  • Fee system could be in store for Kingston

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    Roane Newspapers

    Discussion of ways to generate more money in the city of Kingston took up a good chunk of time at the city council work session last week.

    “We need to consider areas where we can require user fees,” Councilman Brant Williams said.

    These are fees that are applied to city facilities and requires the person who uses the facility to pay.

    “We would just pass those fees on to people that use those services,” Williams said.

  • Proposed marina discussed at meeting

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Larry Walker is seeking information about a marina project being proposed near his neighborhood.

    He attended Thursday night’s environmental review board meeting at the Roane County Courthouse hoping to learn more.

    “We only found out about it just before Christmas,” Walker said. “We’re looking for information.”

  • Midway Middle splits with Spring City

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves returned to the cozy confines of their usual home gym at the elementary school Thursday night to take on Spring City.

    The Lady Waves grabbed an early lead, but scored only four points in the second and third quarters to fall to Spring City 26-18. The Lady Waves drop to 4-9 with the loss.

    The Green Waves didn’t shoot much better, but had an easy time with the out matched Bulldogs, winning 33-14. The Green Waves improved to 6-7 with the win.