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Today's News

  • Improved website gives us video capability and more

        Several weeks ago I learned that we would be putting up a new and improved morgancountynews.net. It went live to our online readers over the weekend.
        We hope you will take time to move around inside the site and be sure to let us know what you think. I was especially excited when I learned that we would have video capability now and it’s turned out that’s the component that gave me the most trouble. But our staff will learn and get better and more creative.

  • ‘Dogs scratch Wildcats

    By BRIAN LANGLEY
    Morgan County News
        WARTBURG—Wartburg wasn’t perfect for four quarters against Monterey on John R. Dillon Field Friday night, but they were nearly flawless in the second half and posted a 26-7 win over the Wildcats to start the season off perfect at 1-0.
        The Bulldogs used a dominating second-half performance (outscored Monterey 19-0) to break a 7-7 half-time tie and earn their first season-opening victory since 2004.

  • Bledsoe Co. outlasts Coalfield, 36-33

    By BRIAN LANGLEY
    Morgan County News
        PIKEVILLE—For the second straight season, Coalfield lost a nail-biter in the season-opener to Bledsoe County. Last year, the Warriors enjoyed a 20-14 win at Coalfield. This time, the defending District 7-AA Champions from Bledsoe County survived the Yellow Jackets 36-33 in an offensive showdown.

  • Jr. Eagles open season with 18-0 win over ESK

    By BRIAN LANGLEY
    Morgan County News
        OAKDALE—Oakdale opened up their 2010 middle school football season with an 18-0 victory over Episcopal School of Knoxville (ESK) on Hollis Eble Field Saturday night.
      

  • Sunbright’s Bunch scores 4 TD’s to lead way in 34-26 victory at Wartburg in middle school action

    By BRIAN LANGLEY
    Morgan County News
        WARTBURG—For the second straight season, Sunbright’s Skyler Bunch has scored four touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a victory over Wartburg to open up the junior high football season. Last year, Bunch scored four times to lead SMS to a 38-0 win. Last Thursday night, he rushed for 299 yards and led the Tigers to a hard-earned 34-26 victory over a much-improved Wartburg team.
      

  • With VIDEO: Red Boiling Springs ruins Oakdale’s opener, 29-6

    By GOOSE LINDSAY
    Roane Newspapers
        OAKDALE—For the second straight year, the Red Boiling Springs has spoiled Oakdale’s season opener as Friday night the Bulldogs handed the Eagles a 29-6 defeat in the head coaching debut of Oakdale’s J.R. Voyles.

        First game jitters were evident for both teams Friday as turnovers and penalties ruled the night. The teams combined for eight turnovers, four each, and 23 penalties, 12 on Red Boiling Springs and 11 on Oakdale, on the evening.

  • UPDATED: Senator tours flood-damaged area

        Sen. Ken Yager and Bud Slaven with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) spent several hours in Oakdale last week with Mayor Vic Jeffers touring areas that were damaged during a flash flood on July 19.

  • Retiring Trustee says farewell

       Joyce Northrup believes it is the right time for her to step down as Morgan County Trustee, but that decision has brought with it some sadness.

  • Windham of WCMS is recognized

        The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Skyler Cheyenne Windham from Wartburg has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in English.
        This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students.

  • Roane State Community College President receives Ovation Award

        Roane State Community College President Dr. Gary Goff has been honored by the Cumberland Business Journal as part of the publication’s 2010 Ovation Awards.
        Dr. Goff received the Excellence in Business Leadership award. The Ovation Awards honor businesses, organizations and individuals in the Upper Cumberland region for excellence in several categories, from manufacturing and retail to individual philanthropists and governmental officials.