Today's News

  • Church knife attack stopped: Woman chases pastor’s wife

    No one was injured in a knife-wielding incident in a Harriman church last week in which the pas-tor’s wife was chased in the sanctuary.

    A bystander at Potter’s House Fellowship was able to wrest the knife away from the suspect, Gina K. Mueller.

    Mueller, of 918 Rosedale Ave., Kingston, was taken into custody by Harriman Police Department officers after the incident at 10:31 p.m. Sept. 5.

    She is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a prohibited weapon.

  • Bright digs for a dark problem

    It’s hard to believe that a place so bright and inviting would be on the front lines of child sexual and physical abuse, but that’s the case for the Kids First Child Advocacy Center in Loudon County.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said when there’s an allegation of abuse in the Ninth Judicial District, which includes Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties, the child is taken to the center for a forensic interview as part of the investigation.  

  • Turf experts put Emory course back in the green

    A group from South Carolina was in Harriman last week putting the finishing touches on the new grass on the greens at Emory Golf Course.

    Harriman City Council recently approved a $32,250 quote from Modern Turf Care, Rembert, S.C.

    Sprinklers cascaded down onto the new mini verde Bermuda grass turf that was laid down while the staff of Modern Turf Care finished laying the sod at another green.

  • From banks to snakes? Lots to peruse at Midway career fair

    Ashley Howell knew what career path she wanted to pursue.

    Thanks to a career fair Thursday morning at Midway High School, the senior now has a technical school to attend when she graduates next spring.

    Howell was one of 285 students who participated in the career fair, the first of its kind at Midway in seven years.

    “I wanted to go to school for accounting, and my mom said I needed to go work for a bank afterward,” Howell said.

  • Harriman Happenings: Sept. 10

    Ceola Lawrence spent two weeks in Texas with her son, Shannon, his wife and daughter. They took her to Johnson Space Center. They went bowling, to the movies and attended church on Sunday. Ceola said she really had a great time.

    Shannon's son, Shannon Jr., who lives in Cookeville, drove out to Texas to visit with them. The name of the church they attended was Wheeler Baptist Church. The Rev. Colry is pastor there. The church is so large they have to have four services.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Sept. 10

    Mr. and Mrs. Matt Dukes welcomed a new daughter, Ava Claire Dukes, 6 pounds, 10 ounces on Aug. 27. She is my great-granddaughter.

    Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ellison went to Morehead, Ky., where they visited their son, Matt and Katie Ellison over the weekend.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McKinney and Nathan, Abbie and Ben, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mc-Kinney over the week. They enjoyed boating and fishing on Watts Bar Lake.

    I enjoyed visiting with Elinor Crabtree this week. We enjoyed discussing family and friends.

  • Retired assessor worker up for county contract

    Roane County officials are considering contracting with a former employee of the property assessor’s office to assist the Comptroller of the Treasury’s general counsel in appeals pending before the Tennessee Board of Equalization.

    The Roane County Commission meets at 7 p.m. today – Monday – in the courthouse in Kingston. The resolution to contract with the former employee is on the agenda. If commissioners don’t like the idea they can vote it down.  

  • Noisy eateries perplex Kingston leaders

    Kingston City Council members made a lot of noise about noise at their Sept. 4 work session about how to handle complaints against a restaurant that features loud outdoor music.

    The Smokehouse Grill on West Race Street is the focus, although nearby Red Bones Restaurant had also received noise complaints.

    Smokehouse features outdoor music on Friday and Saturday night. Even more problematically, it hosts music on Wednesday, when nearby residents are trying to get ready for school or work early the following day.

  • Lady Jackets down Alcoa

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team ran their season record to 3-0-1 Thursday night with a 3-0 victory over Alcoa (3-2-2).

  • Blue Devils show improvement in loss

    The Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Baxter Friday night to take on the Upperman Bees, but the trip to Putnam County didn’t result in a win as the Bees stung the Blue Devils, 38-14.