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Today's News

  • Armes keeps Coalfield's all-state tradition alive

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    William Armes kept the all-state streak alive for the Coalfield football team. Armes was recently selected to the 2007 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class A All-State Team as a defensive end making it the fourth straight year at least one Coalfield player has earned all-state honors on the football field.

    Armes became a two-time all-state performer after registering 88 tackles, including 20 behind the line, and three fumble recoveries.

  • Wartburg fans enjoy 'Dawgs play

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG – It was two totally different games, but Wartburg fans enjoyed the outcome of both contests inside Dallas Reed Davis Gymnasium last Friday night.

    The Lady Bulldogs dropped in 11 three-pointers as they rolled to a 70-36 win over Sunbright in girls basketball action. Wartburg needed overtime to pull out an exciting 74-69 win over the Tigers in boys action.

    BOYS GAME

  • Harriman boys, girls take out Kingston

    By GOOSE LINDSAY>

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Inclement weather forced the postponement of last Tuesday’s match-up between Harriman and Kingston, but the Blue Devils and Lady Devils didn’t seem to mind six extra days of waiting as both teams picked up victories Monday night against their county rivals.

  • Clem to play baseball at Hiwassee

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The 2008 Rockwood Tiger baseball team is expected to have quite a few players sign college scholarships before the season is over.

  • Midway Middle teams win three of four

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves and Lady Waves finished up the regular season on a high note winning three of four games in a six-day period.

  • Covenant issues hospital particulars

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman officials finally have a proposed contract for Roane Medical Center to change hands from city to Covenant Health control.

    One thing Covenant makes clear in the document is that early talk of building a new hospital in Midtown in three years was overzealous.

    The Knoxville-based healthcare system says any new construction would likely be more than five years out to allow officials to assess the needs of the community.

  • Nation's eyes on Roane precinct

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Voters at a Roane County precinct could help the national media project Democrat and Republican winners in Tennessee’s Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primary.

    The Oak Hills voting precinct in Oak Ridge has been selected by Edison/Mitofsky as an exit polling center.

    Edison/Mitofsky provides exit polling data for the National Election Pool, which consists of ABC, The Associated Press, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC.

    Why the Oak Hills precinct?

  • Lady 'Cats avenge only district loss; roll past Coalfield

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats avenged their only District 4-A loss of the year Thursday night with a resounding 75-60 victory over visiting Coalfield.

    The Oliver Springs boys weren’t looking for revenge as they defeated Coalfield earlier this season by 44 points, 96-52. Oliver Springs beat the Jackets by even more Thursday night at Terry Hacker Gymnasium as they rolled to a 91-31 victory.

    Girls Game

  • Fired officer appeals

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A former Harriman patrolman has asked for a hearing to contest his dismissal.

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason recently told the police board they need to schedule a hearing to discuss former Patrolman Daniel Lantz.

    “We’ve been notified by Patrolman Lantz he’d like to appeal his termination,” Mason said.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said that Lantz was dismissed on Dec. 26, 2007.

  • No hurry on Hyatte murder trial

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Assistant District Attorney Frank Harvey said the state is ready to proceed with the capital murder trial of George Hyatte.

    However, the defense might not be ready to go by March 25 — the scheduled start date of the trial.

    “I have no reason to think it will go then,” Harvey said.