Today's News

  • Young Jackets even record with win over Wartburg



    After opening the season with a loss at Robertsville, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets evened their season record at 1-1 Tuesday with a 30-14 victory at Wartburg.

  • Region play gets under way this weekend



    The first two weeks of the season have been great as county rivalries and non region contests have got football fans back in the groove. Now, however, it's time to turn it up a notch as region play starts Friday night for Kingston, Midway and Rockwood, and all three teams would like nothing more than to exit Friday night at the top of their respective region standings.

  • OS girls edge Alcoa, 2-1



    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer team evened their season record at 1-1 last week with a 2-1 victory at Alcoa.

    Oliver Springs did all of their damage in the first half of play as the Lady 'Cats led 2-0 at halftime and then John Roberts' squad held off the Lady Tornadoes in the second half.

    Oliver Springs' first goal of the night was scored when foreign exchange student Julia Hombach found the back of the net in the 15th minute.

    Katie Harvey picked up the assist for Oliver Springs.

  • OS youths sweep Wartburg


    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats got out their brooms Saturday and swept the Wartburg Bulldogs in Little League action at Wartburg’s John R. Dillon Field.

    In the crickets game, the Bobcats won 28-0. The halftime score was 14-0 with the Bobcats adding eight more points in the third quarter with one more touchdown coming in the fourth quarter.

    Caden Armes had a pair of touchdowns for the ‘Cats along with Blake Crass and Mason Hill. Tanner Stombaugh had a fumble recovery and Fisher Ely had a great game as well.

  • 'Dogs win 'Hoot Bowl'


    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG — Jim Gibson would have been proud.

    The late Gibson, a former Coalfield and Wartburg football coach who was known for defense, would have loved being involved in Wartburg’s hard-earned 13-0 victory over the Jackets Friday night.

    It was the Bulldogs first time getting to secure the ‘Hoot Bowl’ trophy, in honor of Jim ‘Hoot’ Gibson. The trophy has been given to the winning team in this game since the 2006 season.

  • Hall gaining experience in the Can-Am League


    Morgan County News

    Nate Hall has been playing baseball most of his life. He has had success every step up the way on the diamond.

    Hall, a Coalfield resident, is currently getting a shot at the professional ranks, as he plays for the Ottawa Rapidz of the Can-Am League.

    He started playing when he was 7 years old with the undefeated dreaded black team at Coalfield in major t-ball. He would move on to play travel ball in Knoxville as a 9-year old.

  • Rugby gets grant to build heirloom greenhouse


    Rural Development Area Director Jerry Amonett and Historic Rugby, Inc. Executive Director Barbara Stagg today announced a federal investment of $25,000 to fund an agri-tourism and conservation project based on the distinctive history of Morgan County. The event took place at Rugby Visitors Center.

  • Reenactment of early school day to kick off event


    Morgan County News Editor

    Former students of Joyner School are scheduled to come together for a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 6 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

    This is only the second reunion in the school's history. It was closed in 1975 and later combined with Petros School to form Petros-Joyner Elementary.

    Former student Leamon Woods and former student and teacher Lucy Sweat are leading the group that has planned the reunion.

  • Harriman Labor Day worth a Hooray



    Hooray for Harriman added a expensive twist to this year’s Labor Day festival, but it was the exhibitors who paid the price.

    The festival’s first European auto show showcased a number of foreign cars, and their combined total worth was estimated in the seven-figure range.

    “We had about 20 to 25 cars here,” event coordinator Chris Ahler said. “[Their worth] was over a million [dollars].”

    He said the average cost of the vehicles is around $50,000 a piece.

  • Weekend brought in with a bang



    A section of Tennessee Chapel Circle was blocked off Friday afternoon as law enforcement — including the bomb squad of the Knox County Sheriff Office — detonated a live grenade.

    A South of the River first-responder vehicle blocked traffic from approaching the property and its white cinderblock-framed home, shed and wood pile.

    A loud explosion shook the air when the grenade was detonated somewhere on the property.