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Today's News

  • ‘Prospect 14’ sales put $150,000 in city coffers

    Harriman Industrial Development Board sold enough downtown buildings recently to cut the city quite a nice check.

    Industrial Board Chairman Bill Alexander presented the $150,000 check last week to Harriman City Council.

    The funds come from the more recent sales of property through a project called Prospect 14, a campaign to sell downtown properties vacated with the moving of Roane Medical Center to Midtown.

    Those sales include a building on Trenton Street that will be used for a store in the front and alignment shop in back.

  • ‘Legends salute’ to take place of Pearl fundraiser

    This weekend’s fundraising event for the historic Roane County Courthouse will go on — without Bruce Pearl.

    “He has canceled because of his obligations with the Auburn transition,” said Stephanie Wright, a member of the Roane County Heritage Commission.
    Pearl, the former University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach, was selected as head coach of the Auburn University Tigers in March.

  • Deal to expand Kingston park falls through

    Kingston City Council members received updates on some key city grant applications at April council sessions.

    And though the news wasn’t all good, the bottom line was that the city is still in hurry-up-and-wait mode.

    The bad news, said City Manger David Bolling, is the city’s plan to purchase a plot of land adjacent to the newly acquired Gertrude Porter Park fell through when officials couldn’t reach a mutually agreeable deal with a neighboring property owner.

  • Keep it simple, take the prize

     

    Robotics projects took center stage at Midway Middle School last week, when engineers in the making showed off their skills in an after-school competition.

    Three teams of students put their robotics know-how to the test by designing parts on finished remote-control projects.

    The projects were made to simulate transportation of hazardous waste.

    The winning vehicle was also the simplest and cheapest. It pushed a faux toxic barrel — a medicine-bottle-sized object.

  • State suspends Butler from practicing law

    After weeks of waiting, Harriman attorney Donice Butler finally received a verdict in her disciplinary case on Friday. 

    It wasn’t the decision she wanted. 

    “Based upon these findings of fact and conclusions of law, the Hearing Panel finds that the respondent (Butler) shall be suspended from the practice of law for a period of nine months,” the panel ruled. 

    Butler said she plans to appeal the decision. 

  • Farmer OK’d three raises in final days

    Former Roane County executive Mike Farmer allowed raises to be granted for three employees less than a week before he had to leave office in 2010.

    Heather Stooksbury, who worked in purchasing, received a $3,200 raise.

    Jacque Coleman, who also worked in purchasing, received a $1,000 raise.

    “I have met with the county executive and he has authorized me to make the following adjustments in the purchasing budget with an effective date of Aug. 22, 2010,” purchasing agent Lynn Farnham said in an email to payroll clerk Linda Stooksbury.

  • Tigers, Devils split in tennis action

     The Harriman boys and Rockwood girls picked up tennis wins Tuesday afternoon in a match played at Roane State.

    Boys

    The Tigers and Blue Devils split two matches in doubles, but Harriman took 4-of-5 in singles to take home a 5-2 victory.

  • Melton’s goal lifts ’Cats past Devils, 1-0

     

    One a day where offense was hard to come by, the Oliver Springs Bobcats used a header by Tyler Melton to pick up a 1-0 win over the Harriman Blue Devils Monday evening.

  • Grace puts a kink in Midway’s title hopes

     Midway’s hopes of winning the District 3-A regular season championship all but ended earlier this week as the Green Waves dropped a pair of games against Grace Christian Academy.

    The Green Wave traveled to Knoxville and dropped a 4-2 decision on Monday before falling at home on Tuesday, 4-2.

  • Lady ’Cats close in on district title with sweep

     

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats rant their season record to 18-3 overall and 9-0 in District 4-A earlier this week with a pair of wins against Jellico.

    The Lady ’Cats won easily at Jellico on Monday, 16-1, and they followed that up Tuesday with an 8-0 victory at home.