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Today's News

  • Yette – a Roane Countian all should know

    We were saddened by the death last month of Samuel F. Yette, a man whose influence still will be felt decades from now.
    Yette, a Harriman man who was schooled at Rockwood’s famed Campbell High School for black children, left his mark as a journalist.
    He covered many significant Civil Rights Era events for Newsweek magazine and also for LIFE magazine.
    He lost his job at Newsweek after he wrote his plain-spoken, then-controversial book, “The Choice: Black Survival in the United States.”

  • Impressions: Some hits, some misses, some other

     

  • Cops, computers good mix

    A Harriman reserve officer with a knack for technology donated a server that will help the police department be a better presence in the community.
    Lou Goldblatt of High Tech USA Corp. donated a $15,000 server to the department.
    Instead of having to do their paperwork at the office, officers can now do the reports in their vehicles.
    “For the last two years I’ve been wanting to do this,” Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said.  “If a call comes out, all they have to do is push a button and save it and start the car and go.”

  • Kingston police need public’s help

    Kingston police are seeking the public’s help  on a Jan. 15 armed robbery involvng the Budget Inn at 606 Gallaher Road.
    The suspect is described as a tall, thin black male wearing black pants and a black hoodie.
    A dark sedan may have been involved.
    Anyone with information on the robbery or the car should contact the Kingston Police Department at 376-2081.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardeners adapt through the ages

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • DOE testing sirens Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, Feb. 2, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Ryan E. Jones

    U.S. Army Pvt. Ryan E. Jones recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    A 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School, he is the son of Ronald E. Jones Jr. of Harriman. His grandmother is Bernice Goodman of Devonia.

    During the nine weeks of training, Jones studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 2

    25 Years Ago
    Bill and Mary Lindsey of South Harriman were on vacation in Florida when they witnessed the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. They were on their way to Epcot Center and saw the shuttle go up, cross back over, and explode. It was a shock they said they didn’t expect to forget for a long time.

    10 Years Ago

  • Hurley plans Feb. 5 open house

    New state Rep. Julia C. Hurley, right, has been listening to constituents such as Lynn Farnham since she was elected to the post in November.

    Hurley welcomes the public to her first open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 in her new legislative district office in Harriman’s Temperance Building. Light refreshments will be served.

    The public is welcome to stop by and express any concerns and ask questions before the Tennessee General Assembly convenes on Feb. 7.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Jeffrey L. Adams

    U.S. Air Force Airman Jeffrey L. Adams recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Son of Heather Raines of Harriman and Mike Adams of Knoxville, he graduated in 2010 from Bearden High School, Knoxville.

    Adams completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.