Today's News

  • Modern tales on tap for Hauntings tour in historic Harriman

    Mysterious happenings, bone-chilling sights and more will be part of this year’s annual Harriman ghost tour, the Hauntings of Historic Harriman.

    “Some of the stories we have this year are more modern,” said Sammie Mowery, co-chairwoman of this year’s event.

    “We have more ’30s, ’40s and above this time,” she added. “A couple of things are things that happened in the last year.”

    The event, hosted by the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, will be Oct. 25-26.

  • Pinnacle Pointe price tag going up

    How much has Harriman spent so far on litigation tied to Pinnacle Pointe developers?

    Councilman Kenyon Mee wanted to know, and he shared the price tag with Harriman City Council last week.

    “To date, if you want to count the condemnation with the Pinnacle Pointe lawsuit, we’re at $64,674.28,” Mee said. “That counts the money, the big one would be the $29,000, which called the damage deposit on here, which is actually the money we set aside for them to pay” for condemnation.

  • DOE cancels deer hunts


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations (ORO) that the deer hunts scheduled Oct. 19-20 have been cancelled at the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

  • Green Wave no match for No. 1 Grace Christian


    The Midway Green Wave had won three games in the final seconds this season, but none of that would apply to Friday’s game against Grace Christian. The top ranked AA team in the state lived up to their billing and steamrolled the Green Wave 53-14 to remain unbeaten at 8-0 on the season.

  • ’Kees run by Devils, 42-13


    Showtime recently made a show called “Orange is the New Black.” Well, at Wallace Black Field, the Harriman Blue Devils encountered an electrifying orange and black attack from the Greenback Cherokees Friday night, falling by a 42-13 tally.

  • Tigers suffer letdown at Tellico Plains, 21-20



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  • Bobcats come up short at Oneida, 26-7



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  • Strong second half not enough for Jackets


    It was a tale of two halves for the Kingston Yellow Jackets in a 47-32 loss at Loudon Friday night.

    In the first half, Kingston could do nothing right in falling behind 30-0 at halftime. The second half was entirely different, however, as the Jackets fought hard before dropping a 47-32 decision at the hands of the Redskins.

  • Leon Houston’s right to know

    Federal prosecutors are appealing a magistrate judge’s decision that ordered the government to give Leon Houston the names and addresses of law enforcement officers who were present the night he was arrested in January.
    Houston said he needs the information to prepare a defense on a charge of possessing a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

  • Homeless father, son get home, hope

    Scott Trimble is overwhelmed by the generosity that has come his way.
    Last week the homeless man shared a van with his 10-year-old son, Justin, unsure when they’d next get a hot shower and a real roof over their heads.

    Now he’s been given an apartment rent free for the first two months.
    “So many things have happened just today,” said an ecstatic Trimble on Wednesday. “I was almost in tears when he said free.”