Today's News

  • Devils roll to 12-2 win


    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils won their opening district game Tuesday night when they cruised by Midway 12-2 at Midway.

    Harriman improved to 3-1 with the win while Midway drops to 1-2.

    Midway jumped out to a 2-0 lead on the Blue Devils with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning, but Harriman used four home runs in the game to score the next 12 runs to pick up the win.

  • Harriman coach inducted into TSSAA hall of fame



    There’s not a lot Richard Pickell hasn’t accomplished on the basketball court.

    As a player, Pickell was a starter on Lenoir City’s 1958 state championship team. He was later enshrined into the Lenoir City Hall of Fame for that accomplishment.

    As a coach, Pickell amassed 561 wins in 30 years as a head coach. Twenty-four of those years came at Harriman where he’s most remembered for leading the 1995 Blue Devils to the TSSAA Class AA State Championship.

  • Lady Waves roll past Lady Dawgs


    Roane Newspapers

    Armed with bats of aluminum and hot pitching, the Midway Lady Green Waves capsized the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs with a convincing 15-2 victory Monday afternoon in softball action.

  • Bunch leads Morgan basketball players

    Wartburg junior Caleb Bunch finished the 2007-08 high school basketball season with a county-best 21.2 points a game and 74 three-pointers to lead the boys.

    Oakdale junior Korin Pease led the girls with an 11.9 point average and 42 treys. See the Morgan County News, Page 2-B, for complete statistics.

  • Wartburg fends off Harriman


    Roane Newspapers

    Wartburg outlasted Harriman 5-4 in 10 innings last Tuesday to open up the 2008 high school baseball season.

    In what many consider two of the top teams in Region 2-A, the game lived up to the hype as the Bulldogs (1-0) found a way to pull out the win at home.

    The first two innings were scoreless until the top of the third when Harriman's Cody Pierce gave the Devils a 1-0 lead, but Wartburg responded right back with a three-run outburst in the bottom of the inning.

  • Lady Jackets win pitchers' duel



    Fans attending Monday’s softball game between Kingston and Coalfield were treated to a good old-fashioned pitching duel between a pair of youngsters, Kingston freshman Jessica Korb and Coalfield eighth-grader Lindsey Fadnek.

    The duo combined to strikeout 25 hitters on the night while giving up just seven hits, but in the end it would be the Lady Jackets from Kingston defending their home turf with a 4-1 victory.

  • Harriman vs. Kingston annexation hearing set



    A hearing on Harriman’s lawsuit to void Kingston’s annexation referendum is scheduled June 10.

    The lawsuit, filed by Harriman in February, would put a stop Kingston’s annexation property just west of the Hwy. 70 bridge — if Harriman is successful.

    Harriman officials contend that its annexation proceedings to annex all the way from its current city limits take precedent over the activities of Kingston.

  • Contractor Integrity Card; another safeguard for our older citizens

    Morgan County Executive, Becky Ruppe visited the Sunbright Senior Citizens to talk about adding a new idea to Morgan County's Elder Watch Program.

    Ruppe along with Gigi Schooler, Morgan County's Chamber Director plan to visit all the centers if possible to explain how the program can help.

  • Easter events set for Saturday


    Morgan County News Editor

    Members of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce are anxious to host activities that will bring more visitors to the county and provide activities for local residents.

    With that in mind Chamber Director Gigi Schooler has planned the Chamber's first breakfast with the Easter Bunny for Saturday, March 22. The breakfast will be held at the courthouse from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

  • Library access ramping up at Harriman's Carnegie



    Access for the disabled is closer to a reality for people wanting to visit the Harriman Public Library.

    Harriman city coordinator Bob Tidwell has begun advertising for bids for the project, which involves grant money the city received in 2005 for improvements to the library and for crosswalk installments in the downtown area.

    Tidwell said the grant is more than $130,000, with a city matching portion of several thousand dollars more.