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Today's News

  • Wartburg's Settles named on TSWA All-State Team

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Wartburg’s Ashley Settles was named to the 2008 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class A All-State basketball team following her outstanding senior season.

    Settles becomes the third Lady Bulldog to be named to the TSWA All-State Team along with former Wartburg standouts Amanda Susak (1997) and Jacinda Susak (2002).

  • Harrison takes over reigns of Sunbright baseball team

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Johnny Harrison is building a versatile coaching resume at Sunbright.

    He took over the Tiger football program last summer and less than a year later he finds himself coaching the baseball team after the recent resignation of Terry Clark, who finished 1-3.

    Harrison believes he has some good talent to work with on the diamond.

  • Lady 'Cats roll past Wartburg

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats remained undefeated in district play Monday evening as Matt Headden’s squad rolled to an 11-0 victory over Wartburg at Arrowhead Park.

  • Harriman gets backup on developer spat

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman will use a trusted firm in its spat with Pinnacle Pointe developers over money the state says the developers owe the city.

    Harriman City Council has voted to allow City Attorney Harold Balcom and Treasurer Charles Kerley to proceed with Vaughn & Melton, an engineering firm that has previously worked with the city.

    The city asked Balcom and Kerley to select an engineering firm to study computer models in the debate between the city and Prestige Land Co. developers.

  • County to mull documentary

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    From Fort Southwest Point in Kingston to the Princess Theater in Harriman, Roane County has a very rich history.

    Now a local film producer is looking to document that history for the county.

    Keith McDaniel, owner of Secret City Films in Oak Ridge, wants to make a DVD that includes 12 “snapshots” of Roane County.

    McDaniel said he began brainstorming the idea with County Executive Mike Farmer six months ago.

  • Two charged with selling drugs

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    A man and woman living in a low income apartment complex in Sunbright have been charged with selling drugs and will most likely lose their apartment.

  • Chancellor leaves road closed finding there is no urgency

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    A rock pile blocking a portion of Farley Davis Road in the Mill Creek community of Sunbright will remain in place until the case goes to trial.

  • Smith signs to play at Maryville

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Softball has been a big part of Chastity Smith’s life for as long as she can remember.

    Now the Rockwood senior will have at least four more years of memories as she has signed scholarship papers to play for Maryville College.

  • Protocols followed in deadly pursuit

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    A review of a Dec. 29, 2007, vehicle pursuit between Kingston police officers and a Lenoir City man has been completed and found that protocols were correctly followed.

    The pursuit ended in a fatal crash, leaving the man, Johnnie B. Ambrose, dead and causing injuries to the driver of the second car involved.

    The investigation was led by District Attorney General Russell Johnson and Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam and included a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Incident Response Team.

  • Governor discusses long-term care

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Three days after dropping in at the Rockwood airport, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen was back in town on Thursday.

    This time, he stopped by Midtown Elementary School to promote his long-term care initiative.

    Bredesen described Midtown native and state Rep. Dennis Ferguson as his top long-term care promoter in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Not surprisingly, the Roane County Democrat attended the governor’s fireside chat in the school library.