Today's News

  • Lady Waves pick up wins

    The Midway Lady Green Waves ran their district record to 4-0 following a narrow 2-1 win over visiting Harriman Monday. Harriman dropped to 2-3 with the loss. 

    Both teams still have the bulk of district games left to play, but the turnaround time for Midway and Harriman will be a short one as Midway visited Harriman Tuesday.

  • Local runner at Boston Marathon OK, official says

    Harriman resident and 2013 Boston Marathon participant Tara Stockton wasn’t harmed in Monday’s explosions, according to Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips. Stockton’s husband is Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton.

    “I know that Tara’s OK because I talked to her,” Phillips said.

    Two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 15

    Three nights of revival were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Midtown.

    The Rev. Jesse L. William was the evangelist. This sermon was based on Psalm 23. Each night was well attended, and all who went were blessed. This is where the Rev. Paul Taylor is pastor.

    Allen Hickman has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an international academic organization for two-year colleges and institutions. In order to be eligible for membership a student must maintain a grade-point average of at least a 3.5. Congratulations, Allen.

  • AT&T, students at Rockwood to team to succeed

    AT&T employees are teaming up with Rockwood High School students this month to help maximize student potential in a mentoring program geared toward preparing students for future success.

    AT&T employees will share life and career skills with Rockwood students in a mentoring program on April 19.

    “We are very excited to work with Junior Achievement as we mobilize our employees to provide students 1 million hours of mentoring across the country,” said Janiece Evans-Page, assistant vice presiden of community engagement at AT&T.

  • Police get Beanies to help scared kids

    Beta Alpha Chi, Roane State Community College's chapter of The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, donated 100 Beanie Babies to the Rockwood Police Department for officers to distribute to children.

    Police answer many calls involving children, with situations including domestic violence, child abuse and fires.

    “We feel like it is important the police have these Beanie Babies to hand out when children are caught in the midst of a scary event,” said Nikki Smith, a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

  • Garden Club anxious to share

    Harriman’s best gardeners know a thing or two about growing things — and they love to share tips with anyone who will listen.

    “Check the fingernails and you can tell who is a gardener,” quipped Mary Mathis, showing hers.

    She has been a part of Harriman Garden Club for at least 17 years.

    She and many other longtime members don’t tire of the fellowship of gardening and the work that comes with it, including community projects at Harriman’s Rivefront Park.

  • Mind-blowing ‘Dance’ puts Janelle in top 5

    Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur is now in the top 5 in this season’s “American Idol.”

    The country crooner joins four other female singers in FOX’s reality television talent show.

    She got there despite some disheartening reviews from the judges on her performances of “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and Garth Brooks’ “The Dance.”

    “I feel like I’m just doing the best job that I can,” Arthur said behind the curtains.

  • Mom denies she held 10-year-old boy for her son to beat

    The Rockwood woman accused of holding a 10-year-old boy so her son could hit him insists she’s innocent.

    “I didn’t touch that kid,” Latoya Brown said.

    Brown, 33, is charged with assault in the incident that occurred at Courtney Square Apartments in Rockwood on March 20.

    According to a police report, Rene T. Lee said she observed Brown push her 10-year-old son down as he was parking his bike.

  • Toho gets TVA boost

    Toho Tenax America Inc. received $227,964 in incentives last week from the Tennessee Valley Authority to pay for an energy-efficiency project at the company’s Rockwood plant.

    The company installed new higher-efficiency lighting fixtures to replace existing lights as part of Rockwood Electric Utility’s Energy Right Solutions for Industry Greater than 5 Megawatts program.

    “Over 1,200 light fixtures were either replaced or modified,” said Derek J. Kahle, project engineer with Toho Tenax.

  • April flowers find appreciation

    A jaunty breeze drifts flower blossoms and their fragrance through the air on a hill overlooking both the Tennessee and Clinch rivers and Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point.

    “This is our own private park overlook,” Jim Miller said. “It is one of the most historical views from Roane County.”

    The property of Jim and Carrie Miller is a popular destination for floral lovers, including the Harriman Garden Club, which has seen members visit numerous times over the years.