Local News

  • Knights continue Michael Dunn support
  • Watts Bar levels drop early

    Despite the drought, TVA continued with its planned water drawdown this year.   

    “We begin the winter drawdown around Labor Day to reach winter pool by Dec. 1,” TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said. “This year, most of the system reached winter pool by early November.” 

  • Deck the Halls and help city landmark

    Capture the beauty of the season at Harriman’s Deck the Halls event.

    The Dec. 7-11 silent auction will feature creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday items showcased in the old Harriman Post Office at 502 N. Roane St., in downtown Harriman. 

  • Yager: State’s future bright

    The 2016 Presidential election proved one thing.

    “The people spoke and it mattered,” said recently re-elected state Sen. Ken Yager.

  • New police chief tweaking operations

    Harriman Police Chief Derek Pacifico has unique law enforcement experience, and he has a fresh perspective on the Harriman Police Department.

    He’s taken a number of steps to look at ways to make the department better since taking the helm.

    “First of all, I have done and continue to do a full audit of the entire organization, fiscal, equipment, training and inventory of a very aging patrol car fleet,” Pacifico said. “In doing so, I have reorganized some personnel into more efficient and productive jobs suited to their capabilities.”

  • Tattoo apprentice asks to drop charges on Argubright

    Harriman tattoo artist Joshua Argubright didn’t quite know what to say when asked about his day in court.

    “I don’t even know how to start this,” he said. “The alleged victim is wanting to dismiss everything on acquiring her possessions and wants me to write a letter of recommendation.”


    In the article “20 Years of the Nutcracker” in the Wednesday, Nov. 30, edition of the Roane County News, an incorrect phone number was listed to purchase tickets for The Nutcracker. Call 771-3959 to reserve tickets for available shows which include showings on Friday, Dec. 2 and conclude Sunday, Dec. 4. The Roane County News regrets the error.

  • RSCC sets winter concert Saturday

    Roane State Community College’s Music Department invites the public to its annual winter concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    The show begins at 8 p.m. and offers a traditional concert of Christmas favorites and winter-inspired arrangements.

    Performances will be by the Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band, Stage Band, faculty, and several guest performers.

    Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

  • Local firefighters battle Gatlinburg blaze

    When most people from Gatlinburg were doing everything they could to evacuate the city Monday evening, two firefighters from Harriman and one from Kingston took an engine from Harriman and rushed in to help with the fires that devastated much of the city.

    “They contacted Chief (David) Bailey Monday afternoon. He wasn’t in, but he contacted me and said to coordinate and see what we could do,” Harriman Fire Department Deputy Chief Brad Daniels said.