Today's News

  • Sales near school nets drug offender more prison time

    A convicted drug dealer will be serving 100 percent of his eight year sentence because of his proximity of his crimes to a school zone.
    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said Byron Travelle Bazel, 30, was sentenced July 13 for violation of the drug free school zone law by selling crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.
    “It mandates people serve 100 percent of their sentence, and they are not eligible for parole or probation,” Heidle said.
    Heidle said it was encouraging to see that they are getting strong convictions on drug related crimes.

  • CASA needs helpers

    CASA of the Ninth Judicial District (www.casaninth.org) is now taking applications from prospective volunteers to become court-appointed special advocates.
    Every week, in America, in Tennessee, in our communities, judges face the challenge of making decisions that will affect the lives of abused and neglected children.
    Increasingly, judges turn to CASA for additional information on which to base their decisions.

  • College Kids and Money 101

    Across the country, families are preparing their college-bound students for what will be an exciting time in their lives.
    As you pack for dorm life, make sure scholarship and financial aid paperwork is in order and pick out the perfect laptop—don’t forget to talk with your freshman about money and financial responsibility.

  • Roane State brings back 2001 cast for Cotton Patch Gospel show

    Roane State Community College is bringing back the 2001 cast for a performance of the musical “Cotton Patch Gospel.”
    The show, based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, features Jesus, who is born in Gainesville, Ga., in an abandoned trailer behind a motel and grows up in Valdosta.
    In the musical, Herod is a jealous mayor of Atlanta and the Sermon on the Mount is given on Stone Mountain.
    And in the bitter end, Jesus is lynched by local thugs.

  • Welcome more change to Midtown
  • Dragging the fields
  • Harriman Fall League neeting set for Aug. 4

    There will be a meeting for all men and women interested in playing in the 2011 Harriman Fall Softball League on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Harriman Community Center. 


  • SOR Fun Run set for July 30

    The South of the River Fun Run will be held Saturday, July 30 starting at 8 a.m. at Midway High School.

    The fun run will feature a certified 5K run, kids mile and 2-mile walk.

  • Harriman youth sign-up dates

    Sign-ups for youth football and cheerleading in Harriman will take place until Thursday, July 28 at the Harriman Community Center.

    The sign-ups are for ages 4-11 and coaches are also asked to sign-up during this period. 

  • KOC youth sign-up dates

    The Kingston Optimist Club (KOC) football and cheerleading sign-ups for children 4-12 (as of Aug. 1) will be held every Saturday between now and Aug. 1 at the Cherokee Middle School ball field between 9 a.m. and noon.