Today's News

  • Jackets drop final regular season games


    Roane Newspapers

    It’s not often that a regular season district game doesn’t matter, but that was the case at Kingston Tuesday night as the Jackets and visiting Stone Memorial both knew their postseason seedings heading into both contests.

    In the girls game, the top seeded Lady Panthers picked up an easy 74-49 victory over the No. 6 seed Lady Jackets, while No. 2 Stone Memorial handed the No. 7 Jackets a 66-53 setback.

  • Harriman man survives strike by train



    A Harriman man who came face-to-face with a train Thursday is believed to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the encounter.

    Harriman Police said 48-year-old Sidney S. Scarbrough of Bennett Circle was walking south on a train trestle near Webster Pike around 12:30 p.m. when he was struck by a train going the opposite direction.

    He was taken to Roane Medical Center by ambulance, and police at the scene Thursday said they believe his injuries were not life threatening.

  • Unlock meter; pay big fine



    Oliver Springs officials are serious about stopping people from using their water without paying for it.

    The Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen passed a $250 unauthorized usage fee last week to charge people who

    illegally hook onto the water system by unlocking meters.

    Town Manager David Bolling said many water customers whose meters have been locked off due to nonpayment of bills are simply cutting off the locks and resuming their service.

  • Kirby working as corrections officer at county jail



    Termination turned out to be just temporary for former Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Kirby.

    After being fired last July over a DUI arrest, Sheriff Jack Stockton later rehired Kirby to work as a corrections officer at the county jail.

    “He came back to me a few days after we had terminated him and he told me he was going to try and get some help for his problems,” Stockton said.

    “We discussed that issue and he went and took care of the things he said he would.”

  • Shooter charged: Alleged theft ends in deaths of pregnant woman and unborn child


    Morgan County News Editor

    An alleged attempt to steal a radiator valued about $5 at a salvage facility ended in the deaths of a woman and her unborn child, according to Sheriff Dennis Ledbetter. And the alleged shooter now faces two counts of second degree murder.

    Ledbetter said a 911 call was received at about 10:52 Monday morning from a resident of the Bitter Creek community at 1628 Morgan County Highway.

  • Man killed in two-car accident


    Morgan County News Editor

    A 38-year-old Deer Lodge man died Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-car accident Sunday at about 11 p.m.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Brittany Morgan, 19, of Wartburg was traveling north on Highway 27 in a 1997 Ford Mustang.

    Tony L. Thornton, 38 of Deer Lodge, was following behind her in a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup.

  • Cherokee two wins away from title



    Two down, two to go.

    That’s the story for the Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets as they are two wins away from capturing the East Tennessee Large Division Sectional championship.

    Cherokee’s journey began Thursday with an opening round road victory at Jacksboro then the Jackets picked up a 37-32 victory over Seymour Saturday in the tournament’s quarterfinal round played at Sevierville.

  • Lady Bulldogs earn #2 seed with 42-28 victory at Oakdale


    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE-In a pair of games that were moved for political reasons (switched from Super Tuesday to Monday because Oakdale School hosts elections), Wartburg was a unanimous choice over Oakdale in a couple of Morgan County battles. Both contests held a lot of significance in the district standings.

  • Oakdale sweeps Coalfield on 2008 senior night


    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE - Oakdale completed the season sweep of Coalfield in high school basketball with a pair of wins on senior night last Friday.

    The Lady Eagles earned a 49-38 win over Coalfield, while Mike Barber's Eagles cruised to an 89-52 triumph of the Jackets.


    Fred Snow's Lady Eagles enjoyed senior night with an impressive 49-38 victory over Coalfield to lock up the #3 seed heading into the district tournament.

  • Kingston wrestlers headed to state



    Kingston High School wrestlers Wes Scroggins and Chris Kirk will be anything but loving on Valentine’s Day. In fact, the Jacket duo would like nothing more than to spoil the holiday for others.