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Today's News

  • Harriman police arrest three

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman police have found two meth-lab makings this month.

    The most recent was Monday, when Harriman police found a lab that was in the middle of cooking.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said they went to the house at 824 Unaka St. with a tip that they would find a stolen vehicle there. They found the vehicle and the active meth lab

  • Roane High principal under fire

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Tyler Overstreet's term on the Roane County Board of Education ended in August.

    Less than a week after the term expired, Overstreet and his wife filed a complaint against the board in Roane County Chancery Court.

    The Overstreets filed the complaint on Sept. 2 on behalf of their daughter.

  • Rockwood-Harriman rivalry highlights weekend action

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    In college football, the Rose Bowl is know as “The Granddaddy of Them All.”

  • Cherokee tops Midway

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Fresh off winning their second straight AA district title, the Cherokee Middle Yellow Jackets picked up their second win in three days Thursday as they eased past Midway Middle 16-0 at Midway.

    Last Tuesday, Cherokee cruised past Harriman to sweep the district for the second year in a row. Thursday’s win against Midway would be their second consecutive win.

  • CAK defeats Bulldogs, 43-6

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    KNOXVILLE-Wartburg had a good defensive game plan to confuse and slow down Christian Academy of Knoxville's offense. It worked for nearly a half. However, the Warriors used a decisive edge in depth to erupt 27 second-half points and pull away for a 43-6 win over a determined Bulldog team.

  • Oneida earns 56-19 win at Oakdale

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE-Sam Woodard had a night to remember on Hollis Eble Field Friday night. It was a night Oakdale would like to forget.

    Woodard scored four touchdowns, all on returns, including three in the first quarter, to lead #5-ranked Oneida to a 56-19 victory over the Eagles in a Region 2-A game.

  • Schrock, King finish strong in regional golf tournament

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Kingston’s Sam Schrock and Rockwood’s Karissa King are headed to the TSSAA Class A/AA State Golf Tournament in Murfreesboro.

    Schrock and King earned their place among the state’s best golfers Monday with strong finishes in the Region 2 A/AA Tournament held at Oak Ridge Golf and Country Club.

    Anderson County was the big winners on Monday as both the Mavericks and Lady Mavericks took home team titles.

  • Proud, sad day in Harriman

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    It was a somber celebration Sunday when crowds gathered at Harriman Riverfront Park to remember those who died in law enforcement.

    Hundreds stood in the bright sun, wiping away sweat — and the occasional tear — as the Roane County Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated.

    “It has been a two-year labor of love for everyone involved,” said Harriman Patrolman Jess Rittenhouse.

  • Patton hearing: Assault charges or reputations?

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Area lawmen testified in an investigative Tuesday afternoon that Roane County Constable Mark Patton told them he will damage the reputations of several area officials if assault charges against him are not dropped.

  • Witnesses recall alleged Patton abuse

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Witnesses on Tuesday detailed a pattern of intimidation and unlawful conduct by Roane County Constable Mark Patton.

    The testimony came during an investigative hearing conducted by District Attorney General Russell Johnson and County Attorney Tom McFarland. The two are considering filing an ouster suit against Patton, and they deposed several witnesses Tuesday morning at Johnson's office.