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Today's News

  • Bad breaks plague Kingston

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    If Kingston’s luck turns then everyone in Class AAA had better watch out during the playoffs.

  • Powers moving to TTC-Dickson

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman Councilman Mark Powers has been appointed director of the Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson.

    Powers, who leaves his job as head of the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman to accept the appointment approved Friday by the Tennessee Board of Regents, will also soon be leaving his official city capacities.

    “I was encouraged to apply for the job. I got the right kind of encouragement so I went ahead,” Powers said.

  • Rogers predicts difficulty in seating jury

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Publicity has been plentiful throughout the murder cases against brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.

    The impact that might have on jury selection for Rocky’s upcoming trial was discussed during a hearing in Roane County Criminal Court last Thursday.

    “I think it’s going to be very difficult to get a jury, but we’re going to try to do that,” defense attorney Randy Rogers said.

  • Funding changes could be hard on Roane

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The school system continues to sound the alarm about state funding.

    Earlier this year, Roane County Schools business manager Eric Harbin told board members that the funding formula the state used to allocate money to school systems resulted in less state money for Roane County.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff said the future points to more of the same.

    “We expect to get hit again next year,” McGriff told board members last week.

  • Time 'of essence' in Pinnacle Pointe dispute

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A potential resolution of a quarter-million-dollar dispute between Harriman and the developers of Pinnacle Pointe shopping center is waiting on more information.

    Councilman Mark Powers expressed curiosity about where the issue stood at a recent city council workshop.

    A special audit by the state into allegations of wrongdoing showed Prestige owed the city roughly $250,000 for excavation work the city did on the Pinnacle Pointe development on Hwy. 70.

  • Lady Raiders believe in aggressive game

    Roane State women’s basketball coach Monica Boles talks fast about playing fast.

    As she explains her coaching philosophy, her voice picks up steam. By the time she’s finished explaining how she wants her team to score on fast breaks and play aggressive defense, her intensity is obvious.

    “I want our kids to play hard,” said Boles, who is in her first season as head coach. “Defensively, I like to make the opposing offense work. I like our defense to be so tenacious, the other team’s offense struggles to get into a rhythm.”

  • Robinson closing in on 5,000 yards

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Midway’s Ray Robinson has a simple philosophy and that’s to play as hard as possible.

  • Raiders a blend of experience, talent

    Roane State men’s basketball coach Randy Nesbit says his team can play like UNLV (the run-’n’-gun, circa 1991) or execute like Princeton (precision half-court offense, circa 1954).

    “We’ve got a nice blend of experience and talent,” Nesbit said. “We’re very multidimensional, and we can score in a lot of different ways.”

  • Sunbright soaks Eagles

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT - For nearly 34 minutes, Oakdale and Sunbright were involved in an old-fashioned smashmouth football game. With the Tigers clinging to a slim 14-12 lead in a steady rain late in the third quarter, they erupted for 30 points in the next ten minutes to pull away for a 44-18 homecoming victory Friday night.

    Sunbright earned their sixth straight win over the Eagles and kept their playoff chances alive in the process in the 26-point win at home.

  • Armes boots game-winning kick to lift Coalfield to 17-14 victory against Harriman

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    COALFIELD - Improbable. Unlikely. Unexpected. These are just a few words that describe the Coalfield Yellow Jackets rallying from a 14-0 deficit at one point to score seventeen unanswered points for a thrilling come-from-behind 17-14 win over the Harriman Blue Devils.

    Coalfield senior Ryan Armes booted through a 20-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Jackets to the 17-14 win over Harriman on Rochelle Field.