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Today's News

  • INSIDE the First AMENDMENT: Speaking your mind, when free speech has consequences

    By Gene Policinski

    Some people like Donald Trump, and say nice things about him.

    Some people don’t like Donald Trump, and some say things about Donald Trump that are unkind, hurtful and downright insulting. Some people say those things on social media.

    And sometimes people who like Donald Trump respond to those comments.

  • Former Devil to be honored

    On November 11, Dexter Hughes will be inducted into the Tennessee Wesleyan Football Hall of Fame.

    Hughes is a Harriman High School alumni who played football for the Blue Devils in 1985-1988.

    Hughes was a running back and corner during his early year in high school but then got moved to defensive end and tight end. Hughes, however played the true athlete position before it was a popular thing.

  • Lady Tigers blanked by Oneida

    After a hard fought game, the Rockwood Lady Tigers fell in Thursday’s district championship, 1-0, against the Oneida Lady Indians at the Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood.

    “That was a tough fought, evenly matched game,” Rockwood Coach Denny Westby said.

    It was evident from the opening kick both teams were evenly matched. Both squads went back and forth on the pitch with neither side being able to control the ball for long.

  • Strong start not enough for Harriman

    By Taylor Crombie

    tcrombie@morgancountynews

    The Harriman Blue Devils came out strong and picked up the first score of the game, but could not generate much on offense after the first quarter and lost 36-6 to the Wartburg Bulldogs in the first round of the playoffs.

    While it was a disappointing way to end the season, Harriman head coach Baron Tapp could not be more proud of the way the Blue Devils held their own this year, especially with so many sixth and seventh graders starting.

  • Jackets can’t withstand Tornadoes

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The 6-1 Kingston Yellow Jackets traveled to Alcoa to take on the Tornadoes. Both teams entered the game riding high with momentum, but one streak had to come to an end.

    After a quick start to the game, the Yellow Jackets were defeated 42-14, ending their four-game winning streak.

    Coming into the game, the Yellow Jackets knew that the Tornadoes would be one of the tougher opponents they would face this season. The physicality of the Tornadoes was hard to match.

  • Big plays aren’t enough for Blue Devils

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Greenback Cherokees who are the fourth ranked Class A team in the state, traveled to Harriman on Friday night to take on and defeat the Blue Devils by a score of 55-12.

    “There is a reason why they are fourth ranked in the state and they are just hard to stop” says Harriman Coach Travis Tapp.

  • Midway still in playoff hunt

    By Taylor Crombie

    tcrombie@morgancountynews

    It was a must-win game for both the Midway Green Wave and the Sunbright Tigers, but Midway wanted it more in the second half and came away with a 21-14 victory.

    The Tigers had the chance to score on their opening drive, but fumbled the ball a yard shy of the end zone and allowed Midway to recover. Midway was unable to capitalize, but taking that scoring opportunity away from Sunbright proved to make a huge difference in the outcome of the game.

  • Tigers’ attack too much for ‘Dawgs

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers left Morgan County Friday night with a 40-12 win against the Wartburg Bulldogs at Wartburg Central High School.

    “Well, we did what we had to do tonight,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “I didn’t think we played particularly well.

    “We made a lot of mistakes.”

    Despite piling up 193 rushing yards and taking a 19-6 lead into the locker room at half time, the Tigers couldn’t put the game away.

  • O.S. punches playoff ticket

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats punched their ticket to the 2017 Class 1A playoffs Friday night, and they did so in style as Larry Green’s squad rolled to a 42-0 victory at Oakdale.

    “I’m proud of the way we practiced this week. We stayed focused and had a good game plan defensively and offensively,” Bobcat head coach Larry Green said following the win. “It might be the most complete game we’ve played all year.”

  • Injured Kingston officer ‘in good spirits’

    Kingston Police Department Sgt. Jerry Singleton continues to recover from injuries sustained during a traffic stop over the summer.