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Today's News

  • Cherokee two wins away from title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Two down, two to go.

    That’s the story for the Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets as they are two wins away from capturing the East Tennessee Large Division Sectional championship.

    Cherokee’s journey began Thursday with an opening round road victory at Jacksboro then the Jackets picked up a 37-32 victory over Seymour Saturday in the tournament’s quarterfinal round played at Sevierville.

  • Lady Bulldogs earn #2 seed with 42-28 victory at Oakdale

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE-In a pair of games that were moved for political reasons (switched from Super Tuesday to Monday because Oakdale School hosts elections), Wartburg was a unanimous choice over Oakdale in a couple of Morgan County battles. Both contests held a lot of significance in the district standings.

  • Oakdale sweeps Coalfield on 2008 senior night

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE - Oakdale completed the season sweep of Coalfield in high school basketball with a pair of wins on senior night last Friday.

    The Lady Eagles earned a 49-38 win over Coalfield, while Mike Barber's Eagles cruised to an 89-52 triumph of the Jackets.

    GIRLS GAME

    Fred Snow's Lady Eagles enjoyed senior night with an impressive 49-38 victory over Coalfield to lock up the #3 seed heading into the district tournament.

  • Kingston wrestlers headed to state

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Kingston High School wrestlers Wes Scroggins and Chris Kirk will be anything but loving on Valentine’s Day. In fact, the Jacket duo would like nothing more than to spoil the holiday for others.

  • Oliver Springs pulls off stunning overtime win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Somebody forgot to tell J.T. Hicks’ Oliver Springs Bobcats that the game was over.

  • Strong first half lifts Cherokee past Jacksboro

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets didn’t play a perfect game Thursday night in their East Tennessee Large School Sectional Tournament opener against Jacksboro, but Mike Snow’s squad did play a close to perfect first half in rolling to a 56-43 victory.

  • Tax-freeze program complex, officials say

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    From Roane, to an overnight stay in Knox, and up to Hawkins.

    That was part of Tom Fleming’s travel itinerary last week.

    Fleming, the assistant to the comptroller for assessments, has been making his rounds to Tennessee counties to help locals understand the property tax freeze program.

    He gave a presentation to some Roane County commissioners at the courthouse Wednesday night.

    “It’s a complicated program,” Fleming said.

  • Showers revive OS source for water

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Last week’s rainy weather gave a big boost to the springs that feed Oliver Springs’ water system.

    “The rain has helped tremendously, and our spring is doing well,” Town Manager David Bolling said.

    Bolling said the town continues at times to supplement its water supply with Anderson County Utility Board, but not at an extraordinary rate.

  • Lady Raiders get back on track

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It didn’t take long for the Roane State Raiderettes to start a new winning streak.

    Last Wednesday, Walters State snapped Roane State’s 13-game winning streak, but the Raiderettes responded by knocking off No. 25 ranked Chattanooga State on the road on Sat-urday, 65-55, and Todd Wright’s squad made it two in a row Wednesday evening with a 70-67 road victory at Cleveland State.

  • OSMS girls go down fighting

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2007-08 basketball season came to a close Tuesday evening for the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats, but the season didn’t end with a whimper as the Lady ‘Cats dropped a 43-39 decision to Oakdale in an exciting opening round game of the East Tennessee Small Division Sectional Tournament.