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Today's News

  • Sams carries load in Kingston win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsportsbellsouth.net

    Kingston’s James Sams rushed for 226 yards and three TDs on 20 carries Friday night in leading the Kingston Yellow Jackets to a 41-21 Region 2-AAA victory over the Scott Highlanders.

  • Midway picks up playoff spot with with over Harriman

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The playoff scenario for Region 2-A began to clear up somewhat following Midway’s 21-9 win over county rival Harriman last Friday night at Midway.

    Although Harriman dropped to 1-3 in region play after the loss to Midway, the Blue Devils can still claim fourth place and a playoff berth with wins over Coalfield and Oakdale or a victory over Coalfield and an Oakdale loss to Sunbright Friday night.

    Midway’s scenario is a little murkier, but they did claim a spot in the play-offs with the win over Harriman.

  • Johnson, grand jury to review ethics complaints

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson plans to take the results of several investigations regarding Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham and Steven Robinette before the grand jury on Tuesday.

  • Houston's behavior a concern for court

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Rocky Houston’s behavior was a topic once again during a pretrial hearing on Friday.

    “Your conduct in court is of great concern,” Special Judge James “Buddy” Scott told him.

    Rocky’s conduct is also a concern outside the courtroom.

    After allegedly scuffling with officers after a hearing on Oct. 10, Rocky entered Roane County Criminal Court wearing a mesh spit mask with his hands shackled behind his back.

  • Kirkham, Robinette feud lands before grand jury

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson plans to take the results of several investigations regarding Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham and Steven Robinette before the grand jury on Tuesday.

    Johnson has extended an invitation for Kirkham, Robinette and their attorneys to attend the grand jury meeting.

  • Sports career cut short by shaving cream revived 53 years later

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Fifty-three years ago, Ken Mink was gearing up for his sophomore basketball season at a Kentucky junior college when he was expelled from school.

    Mink professed innocence in the vandalism of his coach’s office, but it would not matter.

    His dream of playing college basketball skidded to a halt.

    Now Mink is getting a second chance to finish what he started.

    The 73-year-old from Knoxville is playing basketball for Roane State Community College.

  • Ethics committee hands one off to district attorney general

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The decision on whether property assessor Teresa Kirkham did anything wrong on her expense reporting could come from the district attorney general’s office.

    Following the advice of County Attorney Tom McFarland, the Roane County Ethics Committee decided that two ethics complaints filed against Kirkham should be turned over to District Attorney General Russell Johnson for further investigation.

  • MMS upsets 'Cats, 22-18

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Two battered and bruised teams limped into the final game of the regular season for Roane County's middle school teams and the Midway Middle School Green Waves would come away with a surprising 22-18 win over Oliver Springs Middle for only the second win of the year for MMS.

    Midway had lost their top back, Dillion Keller two weeks previously to a concussion while OSMS lost all-everything back Seth Morgan to a torn ACL when they played Wartburg a week earlier.

    Both teams scored to end their first possession of the game.

  • Rockwood romps 'Dogs

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    ROCKWOOD - Dan Shoemaker's luck couldn't get much worse during his first season as head coach at Wartburg. The injuries continue to mount and his Bulldogs suffered a 51-0 loss at Rockwood during the Tigers' homecoming Friday night on Civitan Field.

  • Stephens steps in for Harrison

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Johnny Harrison's forced resignation last Friday morning put Scott Stephens into the position of head football coach at Sunbright High School.

    Harrison ended his 16-game stint as the head coach of the Tigers with a 6-10 record over the last two seasons.

    Stephens was notified Friday morning and accepted to fill the position on an interim basis to finish out the season.