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Today's News

  • Kingston wins in marathan game

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oak Ridge All-Stars gave Kingston all they wanted and then some in the Dixie Youth AA sub-district tournament, but in the end the Jackets survived and picked up the tournament championship with a winner-take-all 15-12 victory in extra innings.

    Wednesday’s title game was actually the second nail-biter of the day played between the two teams and third in three days.

  • Kingston National eases past Rockwood

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Two Roane County teams were eliminated form the Dixie Youth AA sub-district tournament Tuesday at Rockwood while another Roane County team was one win away from winning the sub-district title.

  • Music pioneer remembers

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Helen Fox is a pioneer — one of the first women to play on the Grand Ole Opry at a time when it wasn’t considered proper for a young woman to perform without her husband.

  • Tent City jail for Roane?

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio hails himself as America’s toughest sheriff.

    Arpaio’s Tent City, an outdoor jail in the deserts of Phoenix that houses inmates under rows of tents surrounded by razor-wire fencing, is nationally known.

    With inmate counts up and the costs of jails soaring, could a similar situation work in Tennessee?

  • Kingston fares well in AAA field

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The first three days of play would be good ones for the Kingston AAA All-Stars as the Jackets are undefeated and close to securing a berth in the Dixie Youth District 8 Tournament that starts Friday in Rockwood.

  • Kreis era ends at Coalfield

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    A coaching era is over at Coalfield. Garry Kreis has hung up the whistle after nearly 30 years of roaming the sidelines for the Yellow Jackets.

    Kreis helped put Coalfield football on the map during the last 21 seasons as head coach. He finished with 165 wins, 18 trips to the playoffs, half-a-dozen district/region championships (1990, 91, 94, 95, 2005, 06), and a dozen Morgan County titles to leave his mark on the Tennessee high school football scene. He also served as an assistant at Coalfield from 1979-1986.

  • Coalfield hoops camp held at P.J.

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    The 2008 Coalfield basketball camp hit the road this year. With construction and work being done at Coalfield School, camp director Carmen Hines had to change the game plan and was able to move the camp to Petros-Joyner School.

    "We had to move it out to P.J., so we were dealing with some smaller circumstances as far as room and stuff. I'm thankful to all of them down at Petros-Joyner. Mr. Treece and Miss Julie really helped me out a lot so I could pull it off and have camp there," said Hines.

  • Roane teams bow out of A sub-district play

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The two Roane County teams participating in the Dixie Youth A sub-district tournament at Kingston were eliminated from further play Monday night as Kingston dropped a 16-12 decision to Caryville while Rockwood lost to Spring City, 17-8.

    Roane County, however, still has one team still alive in the division as Harriman will be hosting the Dixie Youth District 8 Tournament that starts Friday.

    Rockwood vs. Spring City

  • Harriman considering farmers market

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Local farmers might have another place to sell their product.

    Some Harriman residents are interested in developing a farmers market in downtown Harriman.

    Pat Mynatt, wife of Harriman City Councilman Ken Mynatt, is one of those people spear-heading the activity.

    “I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time,” she said enthusiastically.

  • Board cuts two positions; cost of school lunches going up to $2 for students

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    With state and federal cuts and the rising cost of everything, the Morgan County Board of Education has been going through its proposed budget for 2008-09 looking for places to cut some $382,000.

    The Board cut about $100,000 from its budget last week but those cuts came from places Director of Schools Mike Davis did not recommend.