Today's News

  • Cherokee opens season with sweep

    After last Thursday night, Cherokee Middle School can call Abby Wilson "Miss Clutch" after sinking the final three points of the game en route to a thrilling 26-23 win over the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils. 

  • King stepping down after 26 years

    “It’s time to turn the page.”

    That’s what Kingston head coach Vic King said Tuesday morning after announcing his decision to step down as Kingston’s head football coach after 26 years.

  • Gas N’ Go on the way to Harriman Food City


    Justin Overton works to finish construction on the Gas N’ Go station at Harriman Food City. Representatives on site said Friday they expect the new express fuel center to be completed within the next two weeks.

  • It’s soccer-to-me time
  • Pain clinics not welcome in Kingston

    By Mike Gibson
    Kingston officials want to send a strong message to pain-management clinics that might even consider calling the city home.

    That’s why City Council made a motion last week to take such prospective clinics out at the knees.

  • A new month, a new arrest: Knox charges send Gallaher back to jail

    Eric Glenn Gallaher was arrested on Thursday for failing to comply with the conditions of his pre-trial supervision.

    Gallaher, 31, was released from jail on a $50,000 bond in late July following his arrest for reckless homicide.

    He was required to follow several conditions, including not being charged with any offenses.

    Gallaher, of 338 Washington Drive, Harriman, ran afoul of that condition last month when he was arrested in Knox County for DUI and implied consent violation.   

  • Razing school raises nostalgia: Memories of Central plentiful

    Harriman Central Elementary hadn’t been open for years when the school officials decided over the summer to demolish the building.

    The recently completed demolition ended a chapter for those who walked its halls either as a student, teacher, parent or, in some cases, all of the above.

    “When I go down Roane Street, I don’t even look that way,” said Debi Henley, a Bowers Elementary teacher who served as Central’s final principal.

  • No school policy on restraining students

    Roane County Director of Schools Toni McGriff said the incident involving Harriman High School Principal Scott Calahan and a student was investigated, but she could not comment further for legal reasons.  

    “I can’t talk to you about any kind of student discipline issue,” McGriff said.

    She also said she wasn’t aware of an official school policy on use of force or restraining students.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Oct. 28 — Heather Annette Butler, 24, 993 Poplar Springs, Kingston: violation of probation . Bond $1,500; court date Nov. 7.

    • Troy Daniel Davis, 34, 410 Patton Lane, Rockwood: public intoxication. Bond $500; court date Nov. 28.

    • Dyllis Edward Devaney, 53, 2440 Hwy. 70, Kingston: failure to appear. Bond $7,500; court date Nov. 14.