Today's News

  • Budget may be finalized Tuesday

    Harriman officials may approve the city’s fiscal 2012 budget Tuesday.

    Behind the curve compared to surrounding communities, Harriman City Council didn’t pass first reading of the budget until this month.

    A public hearing and special-called meeting for second and final reading will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley had more optimistic figures on the city’s unappropriated fund balance since the council last addressed it.

  • Four generations of Reeds committed to Boy Scouting

    In the depths of the Depression, Sam Reed wanted to join the Boy Scouts.

    Problem was, his family could not afford the dues of 5 cents a week, and he was forced to quit after a couple of weeks.

    That did not stop his desire to serve scouting later in life.

    He encouraged his oldest son, Charles to join the Cub Scouts through Harriman First Presbyterian Church in 1957. And when his youngest son, Gordon, became old enough, Sam started a Cub pack for him.

  • Relay for Life meeting rescheduled to Oct. 3

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is looking for committee members to be a part of the 2012 Roane County Relay for Life.

    People interested in being a part of a committee will be a part of the community's biggest effort to fight cancer.

    The committee interest meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 27 at Roane State Community College, has been postponed.

    The meeting will now begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Roane State, in Room O-202.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Aug. 1-11:

    From Lanten Investments LLC to Larry L. Tomlinson and Amanda F. Tomlinson by warranty deed, Dist. 4, Tucker Weston, Lot 14, Lexinton, Lot 14, $21,000.

    From Peoples Bank to Brian K. Collins and Amber K. Collins by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Magnolia Hills Estates, Lot 11, $22,000.

    From Janet Bryant and Robert Bryant Estate to Bobby Wayne Bryant by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 0.29 acre, Eureka Road, $0.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.


    Brandon L. Spears, theft of property $1,000-$10,000 attempt. Dismissed.

    Curtis Matthew Stegall, theft up to $500. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    Theresa Marie Wood, theft of merchandise shoplifting. Guilty.

    Stephanie G. Kehagias, reckless driving. Dismissed.

    Megan H. Gregg, probation violation. Guilty.

  • RMC cited as top performer

    The Joint Commission recently named Roane Medical Center as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures.

    The Harriman hospital was the only Knoxville-area hospital to receive the prestigious recognition.

    More than 3,000 hospitals submitted accountability measure data to the Joint Commission, and Roane Medical Center is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical-care hospitals to earn the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence of accountability performance.  

  • Old Glory waves for freedom in OS
  • 'Dogs dump Devils, 27-6

    Injuries are an unfortunate part football. Harriman and Wartburg are finding this out the hard way. 

  • Tigers take sting out of Bees, 31-7

    Friday's game at Upperman wasn't necessarily a must-win game for the Rockwood Tigers, but head coach John Webb knew that if his team didn't pick up a victory in Baxter that the road to the playoffs would get a lot tougher.

  • Poor second half ends Jackets perfect season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets started the game with good “buzz” around their team with a 5-0 record, but after starting the game with a 26-14 lead, the Jackets got swatted with 38 unanswered points as the Lenoir City Panthers roared to a 52-26 win  Friday night at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.