Today's News

  • Rockwood, Harriman hook up


    Roane Newspapers

    Anything can happen anytime Rockwood and Harriman hookup and Fri-day night the two longtime county rivals split a pair of District 3-A con-tests.

    In the girls game, Amy Breazeale’s Lady Tigers squad picked up their first win of the season with a 59-50 victory over the Lady Devils, but the Blue Devils got some revenge in the final game of the evening as they knocked off the Tigers, 66-54.

    Girls Game

  • Midway reverses course


    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway basketball teams might have thought they were caught in a whirlwind. The teams seemed to completely switch positions as the week came to a close Friday against Greenback.

    The Lady Waves played only their second game of the season Thursday at Sunbright and dropped a 62-55 decision after a big second half comeback. However, back at home on Friday, the Lady Waves ended a long losing streak to Greenback with a stunning 45-44 win to give first year coach Amy Woody her first career win.

  • Wartburg sweeps Sunbright


    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT – Wartburg’s high school basketball teams captured their first sweep of the season at Sunbright last Tuesday night in District 4-A action.

    In the first meeting of rookie coaches, Jason Davis’ Lady Bulldogs ran away with a 70-34 victory over Allen Davis’ Sunbright squad. In the boys’ game, Wartburg’s Caleb Bunch fired in a career-high 37 points to lead the Bulldogs to an exciting 77-69 win over the Tigers.


  • Two plea deals in Hampton drug case


    Roane Newspapers

    Two codefendants of Daniel Glen Hampton — the Rhea County man charged with distributing narcotics and with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Dorothy — are scheduled to change their innocent pleas to guilty.

    Larry Eugene Hampton, Daniel Hampton’s uncle, was scheduled to be in court Tuesday after press time to change his plea, while Daniel Lee Go-ins is scheduled for Wednesday.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugh B. Ward would only confirm that these agreements had been reached.

  • Two schools make 'top' list


    Morgan County News Editor

    Morgan County Director of Schools Mike Davis said it was a wonderful surprise to find out two Morgan County Schools made the U.S. News and World Report’s “top schools” list in the nation.

    More than 18,000 schools in 40 states were assessed by the publication and School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education data research firm. In East Tennessee nine schools received the bronze award. In Tennessee only one school achieved a gold award status.

  • Drugs stolen during break-in


    Morgan County News Editor

    Local law enforcement responded to a burglary at Ambulatory Care Center and Apothecare Pharmacy Sunday night.

    Sheriff Dennis Ledbetter said dispatchers were alerted at about 9:30 Sunday night when alarms went off at Ambulatory Care.

    Deputy Trevor Shadden responded for the sheriffs office and Chief Teddy Bales for the Wartburg Police Department.

  • Grace and Architecture

    With the historic Temperance Building looming behind her, professional figure skater Charis Bynum gives a demonstration at the temporary skating rink on Walden Street in Harriman. The rink, which was brought to town by Hooray for Harriman, is open for the public at various times through Christmas Eve. Skate rentals are available.

  • Constable issue will move into January


    Roane Newspapers

    Local constables finally got a victory Monday night.

    A motion to waive the 12-day rule to permit the Roane County Commission to take up a resolution regarding the constable position failed 8-7.

    Commissioners Copper Bacon, David Currier, Benny East, Jerry Goddard, Mike Hooks, Chris Johnson, Howard Rose and Fred Tedder all voted against waiving the 12-day rule.

    Troy Beets, James Brummett, Ray Cantrell, Bobby Collier, James Harmon, Nadine Jackson and David Olsen voted in the minority.

  • Robinson named 2-A Player of the Year


    Roane Newspapers

    They call him “Sugar,” but Midway’s Ray Robinson was anything but sweet for opposing defenses this season as the Green Wave junior RB rushed for 1,800 yards and 22 TDs in helping lead Craig Moser’s squad to the Region 2-A championship and a school record 11 wins.

  • OSM sweeps Midway


    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats hosted Midway Thursday evening and the host team left happy as both the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up victories.

    The evening opened with Oliver Springs picking up a 36-15 victory in the girls game then the Bobcat boys completed the sweep with a 48-40 victory.

    Girls Game