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Today's News

  • Oliver Springs pulls off stunning overtime win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Somebody forgot to tell J.T. Hicks’ Oliver Springs Bobcats that the game was over.

  • Strong first half lifts Cherokee past Jacksboro

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets didn’t play a perfect game Thursday night in their East Tennessee Large School Sectional Tournament opener against Jacksboro, but Mike Snow’s squad did play a close to perfect first half in rolling to a 56-43 victory.

  • Tax-freeze program complex, officials say

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    From Roane, to an overnight stay in Knox, and up to Hawkins.

    That was part of Tom Fleming’s travel itinerary last week.

    Fleming, the assistant to the comptroller for assessments, has been making his rounds to Tennessee counties to help locals understand the property tax freeze program.

    He gave a presentation to some Roane County commissioners at the courthouse Wednesday night.

    “It’s a complicated program,” Fleming said.

  • Showers revive OS source for water

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Last week’s rainy weather gave a big boost to the springs that feed Oliver Springs’ water system.

    “The rain has helped tremendously, and our spring is doing well,” Town Manager David Bolling said.

    Bolling said the town continues at times to supplement its water supply with Anderson County Utility Board, but not at an extraordinary rate.

  • Lady Raiders get back on track

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It didn’t take long for the Roane State Raiderettes to start a new winning streak.

    Last Wednesday, Walters State snapped Roane State’s 13-game winning streak, but the Raiderettes responded by knocking off No. 25 ranked Chattanooga State on the road on Sat-urday, 65-55, and Todd Wright’s squad made it two in a row Wednesday evening with a 70-67 road victory at Cleveland State.

  • OSMS girls go down fighting

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2007-08 basketball season came to a close Tuesday evening for the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats, but the season didn’t end with a whimper as the Lady ‘Cats dropped a 43-39 decision to Oakdale in an exciting opening round game of the East Tennessee Small Division Sectional Tournament.

  • Nashville attorney seeking to help prosecute Houstons

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Nashville lawyer Dan Warlick left little doubt about his discontent of Leon and Rocky Houston.

    When asked did he have any malice against the brothers, Warlick had a long pause before offering the following answer Thursday from the witness stand:

    “Believing what I know about this case, I do not like these two individuals,” he said.

    Special prosecutor Robert “Gus” Radford hired Warlick, a private attorney, to assist in the prosecution of the Houston brothers.

  • Life in the city OK for Midtown residents

    By CINDY SIMPSON and JENNIFER RAYMOND

    Roane Newspapers

    The fate of some areas in Midtown is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    A referendum on Tuesday’s ballot to annex certain properties to Kingston was passed.

    Five of the six registered voters in the area cast their ballots in favor of the annexation.

    “We’re extremely happy that it went the way we expected,” Kingston Mayor Troy Beets said.

  • P-J captures small division championship

    The Petros-Joyner Patriots captured the 2008 Area 2 Small Division Championship with an exciting 50-49 overtime win over Fairview Saturday night at Sunbright.

    Cody Hill sent the game into overtime with two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to tie the count at 39.

    In the extra period, the Patriots used an 11-10 edge to pull out the 1-point win over the Rebels.

    Hill (23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals) and Alex Fountain (12 points, 17 rebounds, 8 blocks) did the damage for P.J. (19-4).ee

  • Oliver Springs edges Wartburg for 4-A title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats are again the “Queens of District 4-A.”

    Michelle Christopher’s squad earned that title Friday night at Wartburg as the Lady ‘Cats earned their third straight District 4-A regular season title with a 42-41 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

    Friday’s victory was actually Oliver Springs’ seventh straight regular season district title when adding four straight District 4-AA titles from 2002-05.