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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 23

    25 Years Ago
    A groundbreaking ceremony in Oak Ridge kicked off the transformation of the Downtown Shopping Center to Oak Ridge Mall. It was planned for about 200 stores to occupy the center, which was to offer Roane Countians an alternative to Knoxville’s West Town Mall.

    10 Years Ago

  • General Sessions Court: Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 29 — Luke Holliday, financial responsibility law, speeding. Guilty.

    • Craig Wornack, seat belt 18 and older. Dismissed. Financial responsibility law. Guilty.

    • Ronald W. Simmers II, seat belt 18 and older. Dismissed.

    • Douglas L. Lombard, failure to yield to emergency vehicle. Guilty.

  • District race tightens following Tigers victory

    The Rockwood Tigers kept their hopes of winning the District 3-A regular season championship alive Friday night with a thrilling come-from-behind 63-59 double overtime victory on the road at Grace Christian Academy.

  • Midway downs Greenback in close games

    For the first time in a long time, the Midway Lady Waves and the Green Wave swept the season series with Greenback. 

    The Lady Waves hung on to get a 59-56 win, which was the same margin of victory that they had at Greenback earlier in the season. 

  • Jackets sweep Devils in "Pink Out"

    On a night where basketball was only part of the story, the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets took a pair of games from visiting Harriman.

  • Bobcats take two from Jellico

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up a District 4-A sweep Friday night by defeating Jellico at Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium.

  • Harriman Happenings: Jan. 21

    Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Edna Gillespie Hickey, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 13.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Hickey, and her parents. She leaves three sons and three daughters and their families.

    She was a faithful member and worker at Euchee Chapel AME Church in Spring City. Service was held for her Thursday, Jan. 17. The Rev. L.B. Tate officiated.

  • Dreams catapult Harkness from Harriman to big leagues at ESPN

    Dream big.

    Lewis Harkness said that's his message to young people growing up in Harriman.

    “Just because you’re from a real small town in Tennessee doesn't mean you can't end up somewhere big,” he said.

    Harkness knows from experience. The Harriman native is a studio director for ESPN in Bristol, Conn.

    “Everybody doesn't get a chance to work for ESPN,” said his father, Lee Harkness. “We're real proud of him.”

  • Lonely man goes after his grandma

    A Roane County man told police he tried to assault his grandmother because he can’t find a girlfriend.

    Mark Anthony Ferguson, 28, was charged with domestic assault on Jan. 14. His grandmother, Jeanette Ferguson, reportedly told police he was trying to get in her bedroom.

    “Ms. Ferguson states that she keeps her door barricaded with objects so Mark can’t get in,” a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report said.

  • Pinnacle Drive to open to nearby property

    Pinnacle Drive is yet another step closer to being opened to a parcel neighboring the Pinnacle Pointe development.

    Harriman City Council last week approved second reading of an ordinance to eminent domain an embankment to allow for the roadway’s access to a property, making it appealing to development in the growing Midtown area.

    Property owner Robert Bowen has appealed to city officials many times over the past several years because a number of interested parties have looked elsewhere due to lack of access to the shopping complex.