Today's News

  • Each Week

    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs; and 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Art Club for adults, 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston. Details: 376-6340.
    • Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.

  • Arrests Oct. 13-Oct. 24

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 13 — Ryan Matthew Cox, 27, 665 Old Hwy. 70, Harriman: initiation of process to manufacture meth, manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance, failure to appear, two counts violation of probation. Total bond $70,000; court date Nov. 25.
    • Steven Jerome Duncan, 56, 615 Russell St., Apt. 1, Harriman: driving on revoked. Bond $1,000; court date Nov. 25.

  • Mount Pisgah wins state title

    For years, the Mount Pisgah Patriots have been knocking at the door of a Tennessee Athletics Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) State Championship. Saturday afternoon, they knocked that door down as Travis Walls’ squad defeated Fairview Christian Academy in the TAACS Class A Championship Game, 77-66.

  • Mount Pisgah teams advance to state title games

    The Mount Pisgah Patriots and Lady Patriots made history earlier today as both advanced to Saturday’s Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) Class A State Championship with semifinal victories.

    The Lady Patriots took the floor first and picked up an easy 46-21 victory over Calvary Christian School of Forest City, Ark.

  • Double trouble, exploding trailer

    A month before he is scheduled to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter, Eric Glenn Gallaher’s legal problems have grown.

    The 33-year-old Harriman man was indicted on Feb. 18 for allegedly selling cocaine in a school zone. His twin brother, Derek Lynn Gallaher, is a co-defendant in the case.

    Eric Gallaher turned himself in at the Roane County Jail Thursday morning.

  • Harriman ponders need for future tax hikes

    A public hearing about changes to Harriman’s City Charter to create a city manager form of government turned more into an impromptu discussion of what the city needs and the tax increase that would be required to do it.

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason has said the city will someday need to raise taxes, but has thus far avoided it.

    He talked tax increase again when talking with community members about the city’s needs.

  • Rockwood mayor seeks Ruppe promotion

    Rockwood City Council defeated an effort to name Ruppe municipal administrator in addition to her role as city recorder.

    Mayor James Watts said he will be bringing it up again for passage.

    “She’s very deserving of the position,” Watts said. “My whole purpose is trying to get everything done before I get out of office in November and have everything ready for the next administration when they come in.”

  • Slow permit results in gas station fine

    The Food City Gas N’ Go in Harriman was fined $250 by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

    The gas station was constructed in 2011. A construction permit application for the gas station wasn’t submitted to TDEC until Sept. 5, 2013.

    “On Oct. 11, 2013, the division issued a notice of violation to the respondent for constructing an air contaminant source without first obtaining a valid permit,” the TDEC order said.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: It’s almost time for winter to release us

    I’m going to confess the obvious — I’ve been one poor correspondent this winter. Forgive me. We’ve all had to drag ourselves through this unusual spell of bleakness. It’s been hard for me to talk about it.

    Now we’re on that wild East Tennessee-weather roller coaster ride to spring again.

  • THP to conduct March roadside checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct three driver license roadside checkpoints next month in Roane County.

    The first will be the week of March 2 at Eagle Furnace and Winton Chapel roads.

    Another will be the week of March 9 on Pine Ridge Road near the railroad tracks.

    The final checkpoint in Roane County will be the week of March 23 at Hwys. 58 and 72.