Today's News

  • Fired officer appeals



    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



    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.

  • Roane athletes dominate Magyar team



    The 2007 Richard Magyar Memorial All Tri-County Football Team was recently announced and Roane County is again well represented on the all-star squad as 23 of the team’s 39 members are from Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood.

  • Roane State women on a roll


    Roane Newspapers

    The Roane State Raiderettes are on a roll and Motlow State became the latest victim of Todd Wright’s ladies Wednesday night as Roane State won their 11th straight game with a 78-58 victory over the Lady Bucks.

    Wednesday’s victory improves Roane State’s season record to 18-2 overall and the Raiderettes are tied for first place in the TJCCAA Eastern Division with a 6-1 conference mark heading into Saturday’s contest with Hiwassee.

  • Hughett's 7 treys clip Eagles; Sunbright & Oakdale split 4-A games


    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT--Oakdale and Sunbright battled it out on the hardwood for the second time in two weeks with the same results last Friday night.

    Fred Snow’s Lady Eagles followed their 12-point win at home against the Lady Tigers with a 52-34 victory at Sunbright. The Tigers enjoyed an 88-64 triumph of the Eagles after going to Oakdale and getting a 14-point two weeks ago.


  • Roane State has successful homecoming


    Roane Newspapers

    In their first home games in more than five weeks, the Roane State Raiders and Raiderettes picked up a pair of easy victories against different opponents on Monday.

    The evening opened with the Raiderettes crushing Bryan College’s JV squad, 87-23, then the Raiders knocked off Maryville College’s JV squad, 81-59.

    Roane State won’t have to wait another five weeks to play at home as the Raiders and Raiderettes host Motlow State Wednesday evening in a pair of TJCCAA contests.

    Women’s Game

  • Kingston falls to Anderson


    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets were hoping that playing at home would be enough of a boost Friday night to knock off rival Anderson County, but it wasn’t to be as the Mavericks and Lady Mavericks left Roane County High School with a District 4-AA sweep.

  • Sam Hoskins Memorial Gym dedicated


    Morgan County News Editor

    Students at Oakdale School gathered in the elementary school gym on Thursday morning to participate in the dedication of the gym to their former teacher, principal and mentor Sam Hoskins. They were joined by several of Hoskins’ colleagues who worked with him through the years.

  • Rockwood votes 5-1 for city pit-bull ban



    Wearing stickers and holding signs that read, “I love dogs and I vote,” people crowded into Rockwood City Hall Monday in opposition of a pit-bull ban proposed by Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.

    Their efforts seemed to be in vain.

    The city council voted 5-1 on the first reading of an ordinance to ban pit bulls within the city limits and place restrictions on pit bulls that are already in the city.

    Councilman Dudley Evans was the only official to oppose the plan.

  • Presidential Preference Primary early voting slow


    Morgan County News Editor

    Early Voting in the Presidential Preference Primary began on Wednesday but so far turnout in Morgan County is slow.

    Administrator of Elections Minnie Ann Armes said on Tuesday that only 159 ballots have been cast in the primaries and those votes are just about equal between Republicans and Democrats.

    On the first day of Early Voting 49 ballots were cast; 26 on Thursday; 55 on Friday; 19 on Saturday and 10 on Tuesday before 11:15 a.m.