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Today's News

  • Harriman considers further push in Midtown, beyond

    Harriman officials are looking to the future — particularly when it comes to the Midtown retail corridor.
    Annexation was a topic at recent meetings, and the city’s work in Midtown continues to be important to Harriman City Council members.

    Harriman’s work to develop that area includes getting the interstate interchange there and supporting developers to encourage retail growth.

  • Blanks fired at turkey shoot proposal

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It started with officials talking turkey; but in the end, no one gave a shoot.

    At this month’s Kingston City Council work session, Councilman Don White floated the idea of a turkey shoot — basically a target-shooting match with low-powered weapons and a turkey or ham as the prize — to raise money for Fort Southwest Point. He said he’d spoken to the park officials about holding the event there.

  • Kilgore takes stand

    Some TVA employees were uncomfortable with the word catastrophe being used to characterize the Dec. 22, 2008 ash spill.

    President/CEO Tom Kilgore wasn’t one of them.

    “I told them you shouldn’t not be using the word catastrophe,” he said. “I used it myself.”

    Kilgore, the man ultimately responsible for what goes on at TVA, took the witness stand Wednesday in the civil trial over the catastrophe.

    “The buck stops with you, right?” plaintiffs attorney Jeff Friedman asked.

  • HURLEY SPEAKS Part 2

    Seventy-seven miles in a 50 mph zone. That’s what State Trooper Teresa Brown ticketed state Rep. Julia Hurley for in January. The ticket was paid in February, but Hurley, who can be heard arguing with Brown in the video of the traffic stop, insists she wasn’t going that fast.

  • Looseleaf laureate by Terri Likens: Sometimes nature comes to you instead

    I’ve spent a lot of weekends away from home this summer.

    I swam in creeks and lakes, bicycled through Cades Cove, kayaked all over the region, hiked to the top of Mount LeConte and back the long way, house boated a couple of times and participated in a multitude of other hikes and rides.

    But on a recent weekend, nice as it was, I knew I needed to stay home and take care of chores.

  • Harriman delays paving to finish utility work

    Plans to pave a section of Swan Pond Road in the city will be delayed until next year.

    Harriman officials had planned on using what remains of the $100,000 originally alloted to the city for paving from TVA following the Kingston Fossil Plant ash spill.

    Swan Pond Road saw a lot of heavy truck traffic following the spill, and city officials asked for funds to improve the roadway.

    City Coordinator Bob Tidwell said that Harriman Utility Board has many projects in that area that would interfere with fall paving.

  • Deal allows bar to keep license

    Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton left the Roane County Courthouse Tuesday evening having been found in violation of his beer permit.

    However, he also left the courthouse with the right to still sell beer at his establishment outside Harriman.
    In exchange for not contesting the violation, the Roane County Beer Board voted 4-1 to allow the permit to remain in effect subject to certain conditions.

    “I’m happy with what went on,” Norton said about the meeting.

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  • Lady 'Cats pick up first win

    For the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer team, a victory has never been so sweet. 

    Just days after a heart-wrenching 3-2 loss to King's Academy, the Lady 'Cats bounced back with an impressive 3-0 win over the Fulton Lady Falcons. 

  • League standings taking shape in TVAA

    Kingston and Spring City solidified their leads after week five in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA). Both teams swept the weekend games against conference opponents Midway and Harriman.