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Today's News

  • Oliver Springs girls pick up tough tourney win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Tournament basketball is all about survival and that’s just what the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats did Monday night as Michelle Christopher’s squad knocked off Coalfield, 59-49, in the semifinal round of the Region 2-A Tournament at Coalfield.

  • Coalfield ends Harriman girls' run

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    In what was a fast-paced and close game throughout, the Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets ended Harriman’s season Friday night with a 67-63 victory at Harriman’s Richard Pickell Gymnasium.

  • Wartburg leads start to finish

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Wartburg capped a decade of dominance in District 4-A with their sixth district championship in ten years following a 71-51 victory over Sunbright last Tuesday night in the 2008 title game.

  • Commissioners may be invited to tour schools

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The Roane County Commission has yet to give the school system’s $47 million facilities plan an up or down vote.

    Until that happens, there’s no reason to alter the plan.

    That seemed to be the consensus among the school board members who attended a school board retreat at the Oak Tree Lodge in Sevierville this past weekend.

    The purpose of the outing was to discuss the plan and whether any modifications could be made to lessen the amount.

  • Harriman calls Council meeting; hospital agreement on agenda

    BY CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman may be voting Monday on a proposed lease agreement between the city and Covenant Health for the takeover of Roane Medical Center.

    According to a legal advertisement, the city Council will meet on March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Harriman Utility Board building to discuss the Covenant lease agreement.

    Mayor Chris Mason had been given the go-ahead to hire an attorney knowledgeable of contract law to look at the contract.

  • Stoll's record includes domestic assault, PI, drugs

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Robert Stoll is scheduled to appear in Morgan County Court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing on charges of second degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old Jessica Hatmaker and her unborn child.

    Stoll, whose wife Melissa said during an interview last week that her husband is not violent and is a good husband and father, has an extensive history with police in Florida, California and Michigan as well as here in Morgan County.

  • $63,500 awarded to local groups

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Various groups and organizations in Morgan County will benefit from the state’s community enhancement funds awarded by legislators.

    Sen. Tommy Kilby and Rep. John Mark Windle handed out checks totaling $63,500 last week at the courthouse.

  • Floyd Hammond Jr. sought

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Roane County Sheriff’s officers were on the hunt Friday for a man they suspected to be selling drugs.

    The sheriff’s office had a drug search warrant for Floyd Hammond Jr.’s home off of Old Harriman Highway.

    “I know he’s dangerous and usually armed,” Sheriff Jack Stockton said before the search.

    Hammond was also involved in a shooting at his home on Jan. 19, Stockton alleged.

  • Rockwood players sign to play for Raiders

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    When David Lane left the Rockwood High School baseball team after the 2006 season to become an assistant coach at Roane State Community College, he left behind perhaps the most talented class in school history in the senior class of 2008.

  • Christopher named Miss Basketball finalist

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Kayla Christopher is good, real good. In fact, she might just be the best high school basketball player in the state of Tennessee.