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Today's News

  • Hendersoon to make trip to Germany with Bredesen delegation

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A trip to Germany will give Roane County’s top industrial recruiter the chance to network with Volkswagen, which is building a plant in Chattanooga.

    Roane Alliance president Leslie Henderson will be heading to Europe this month as part of a trade delegation with Gov. Phil Bredesen.

    Roane is trying to lure companies that supply the automobile industry and are expected to locate in areas around the factory.

  • Man of steel: self-taught blacksmith forges ahead

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Some young people unwind in Internet chat rooms or with video games.

    Dillion Alley takes a different track in his off-time — one involving heat, soot and steel.

    The 20-year-old was fascinated by the blacksmith craft, and he decided to give it a try a year ago.

    Alley works in a rustic shed he built himself. He uses a concrete bowl, called a fire pot, as part of his forge and a blow-dryer-driven contraption his bellows.

  • Cherokee, OS face off; Jackets win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    For 31:13 Monday night, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Oliver Springs Bobcats played a memorable contest as the Jackets scored with 47.1 seconds to play to take a 20-14 lead.

    The final 47 seconds, however, will also be remembered, but not necessarily for the quality of play.

  • Mistakes doom Eagles

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE-The scoreboard didn't come close to telling the story of Oakdale's 34-14 loss to Jackson County on Hollis Eble Field Friday night.

    Oakdale (1-4) out gained the Blue Devils (3-3) by 190 total yards, but 191 yards in penalties and four turnovers doomed the Eagles in their homecoming game. The yellow flags cost the Eagles a touchdown and a player (Jonathan Mathis) in addition to plenty of momentum during the second half.

  • Sunbright starts up cross country team

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    The idea originated at Peak Performance Rehabilitation, Inc. this summer. Sean Galloway was working with Sunbright cheerleader & basketball player Hannah Sexton, and he found out she had great ability as a runner. Galloway then put the plan together to start a cross country team at Sunbright High School.

    The plan worked and Sunbright became the first school in Morgan County to field a cross country team.

  • Harriman MS tops Wartburg

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils ran their season record to 4-3 overall with an exciting 20-14 victory at Wartburg.

    Thursday’s contest with the Bulldogs was a seesaw affair as Harriman scored the first touchdown of the game and then the last two to pick up the six-point victory.

    Most of the scoring came in the first half as the two teams battled their way to a 14-14 tie at intermission.

  • Harriman police make arrests for meth making

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A Roane Medical Center-owned building on Roane Street was quarantined after Harriman Police found chemicals associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine in the basement on Friday.

    It had a 5-gallon glass jar containing the liquid components of methamphetamine, said Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    Those flammable components had begun to form a gas, he said.

  • Paul Newman 'likeable rowdy'

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    People all over the world are remembering Paul Newman as an actor, activist, race car driver and philanthropist.

    Dick Merian of Kingston can add a couple more labels: “fellow classmate” and “likeable rowdy.”

    Merian went to Kenyon College in Ohio with Newman, who died of cancer at his home in Connecticut last week.

    It was a respected men’s college of 385 people at the time.

  • Harriman snaps losing streak, edges Rockwood 16-7

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Since 1921, the Rockwood Tigers and the Harriman Blue Devils have battled on the gridiron for football supremacy.

  • Jackets too much for Oliver Springs

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was all Kingston Friday night as Vic King’s Yellow Jackets captured their fourth consecutive Roane County Championship with a 34-8 homecoming victory over Oliver Springs.