Local News

  • TVA holds annual Sept. 11 service

    TVA employees, local firefighters police officers, and many others gathered Monday to reflect and remember nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11/2001 massacre.

    Monday’s event was held at the memorial location of the World Trade Center steel beam near the south entrance of the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant.

    Guest speaker Richard Garza, TVA Veterans Chapter president, outlined the tragedy for the crowd, revisiting the day 19 “militant Al Qaeda terrorists infiltrated our country.”

  • Free live music at Princess Theatre

    See four live bands in one night at a free concert on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    MUDD, Blind Breed, Mulligan’s Match and In Confidence will perform as part of a show sponsored by Roane State Community College’s Arts and Lectures committee.

    Enjoy various modern styles from rock to neo-punk and alt to grunge.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and the shows start at 7 p.m.

    For more information, contact Casey Cobb at cobbcc@roanestate.edu or 481-2000, ext. 2205.

  • Police catch up to fleeing suspect

    An afternoon foot pursuit on Sept. 8 resulted in the arrest of a man reportedly wanted by authorities. Robert Homer Moore is charged with failure to appear, violation of probation and resisting arrest.

    According to the report, police received information that Moore was at 103 Kingwood St. and he had active warrants.

    “Upon arrival, officers made contact with Mr. Moore,” the report said. “Officers asked Mr. Moore to stop and he began to run from officers. Several commands were given to Mr. Moore to stop and he did not comply.”

  • Free showing of ‘Lincoln’ in Harriman

    A free public showing of the film “Lincoln” is planned during a movie night at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    The showing will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

    Donations to fund future Roane State Community College Arts and Lectures events are requested.

    “Lincoln,” rated PG-13, explores the tragedy of the Civil War, the carnage of the battlefields, and the many difficult decisions made by one of the country’s most interesting presidents.

  • Young at HEART

    More than 100 senior citizens were treated to demonstrations, health screenings and a light lunch during last week’s Young at Heart Senior Health and Safety Fair at the Kingston Community Center.

    Between the nearly 30 vendors and the spectators, the event was a crowded one.

    “It went very, very well,” said Patriot Homecare Administrator Amanda Best, who coordinated the event. “We had a lot of wonderful vendors, and a lot of positive comments.”

  • No requirement to advertise for budget director

    When the budget director position became open last month, Roane County Executive Ron Woody said he did not consider advertising for the position.

    “For continuity of business, you never see corporations and their top-level management do many advertising of jobs,” he said.

    Kaley Walker served as the county budget director for nearly six years, but she was fired on Aug. 29.

    Woody said his office contacted Connie Aytes about the position a year ago when Walker got another job offer.

  • Ruritan Road work going to year’s end

    From staff reports

    It may be the end of the year before work on the widening project on Ruritan Road in South Harriman is complete.

    “They said they’d probably have all the traffic moving in the direction they need to be moving by the end of the year,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

    Best updated Harriman City Council last week about the information he recently gleaned from those involved with the project.

  • History-making meeting at historic landmark

    For Roane County Commissioner Junior Hendrickson, tonight’s County Commission meeting at the old courthouse is about more than nostalgia.

    Hendrickson serves on the Roane County Heritage Commission and, for him, the meeting is about awareness.

    “The old girl’s got some issues,” Hendrickson said, referring to the old courthouse.

    According to the Heritage Commission, the old courthouse was built in the 1850s and is one of only six antebellum courthouses remaining in Tennessee.

  • God bless the USA
  • Bond set for youth involved in shooting

    A panicking youth can be heard on a 911 call telling dispatchers he shot his sister’s boyfriend.

    The 911 call from the Aug. 28 shooting death of MarStratton Gordon was part of the testimony heard during Friday’s detention hearing for Jacob Kinney, the youth charged with delinquent second-degree murder in the case.

    “My sister and her boyfriend were in an argument, and a bunch of s--- just happened,” Kinney can be heard saying on the recording.