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  • Accident closes traffic on I-40

     

    Interstate 40 westbound was closed at mile marker 343 Thursday afternoon due to a one-vehicle accident.

  • Collecting for a cause

    Bill Wimmer with the Harriman Lions Club participates in the Lions Club White Cane Days fundraiser by collecting donations last week outside Food City in Harriman. The money goes on to Lions Club International to help fight blindness worldwide.

  • Kingston Elementary holds literacy fair
  • Harriman takes step to slow meth

    Users of certain cold and allergy products products may soon need prescriptions to purchase them in the city of Harriman.
    The city approved first reading of an ordinance that would restrict the sales of medicines with ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, joining other cities in following suit to remedy what local officials call a failure of state and federal governments to act.
    “They tried to do this in Washington and Nashville and the other state legislatures, and they won’t touch it because of the lobbyists that come forward,” Mayor Chris Mason said.

  • Sex offender McCarroll cannot vote

    The Roane County Election Commission does not have to allow convicted sex offender Richard Keith McCarroll to register to vote.

    McCarroll sought a court order to require the commission to allow him to vote, but Chancellor Frank V. Williams III denied his petition on Tuesday.
    “I agree with what opposing counsel has said regarding the law,” Williams said.
    McCarroll was indicted on 648 counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor in 2002 for child pornography images in his possession.

  • Wealthier than whom?

    Out of 136 school systems in Tennessee, Roane County is considered the 14th wealthiest, according to the state’s education funding formula. County Executive Ron Woody is high on the list of those who believe that doesn’t make sense.
    Because the high placement translates to proportionately lower state funding to Roane schools, Woody also wants the state to do something about it. 
    He’s sent a letter to the county’s legislative delegation and drafted a resolution on the issue.

  • HUB hikes electric bill service fee

    Harriman Utility Board electric ratepayers will be paying $2 more on their customer charge, no matter how much electricty they use.
    HUB officials announced the decision in an insert in the utility bills last week.
    It said growing costs and TVA changing to a new wholesale rate structure, “made it necessary for HUB to revise its rate structure for our customers.”
    The residential rates reflected the additional $2 on the customer charge beginning Oct. 1, in addition to any changes TVA makes in the rates.

  • Citizens Academy participants practice shooting
  • Margrave Bridge situation gets another look by Harriman officials

    Motorists on Margrave Drive have had to detour around the area where Margrave Bridge crossed the once alternate route around part of downtown. 
    “Is it going to stay the way it is?” asked Councilman Lonnie Wright recently.
    This is the year that some sort of action needs to happen, according to Mayor Chris Mason.
    “The last time I talked to anybody was about a year ago, and everybody seemed to be willing to go forward with opening the grant back up,” Mason said.

  • GUEST OPINION: Free press also comes with responsibilities

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    Inside the First Amendment
    The First Amendment is very clear in its 45 words that it protects a “free press” along with our rights to religious freedom, free speech and the rights to assemble and petition.