Today's News

  • Cellphone video shows man exposing self to youth

    Charles Martin Thornton of 175 Rock Bridge Road, Harriman, was arrested last week for indecent exposure.

    According to the arrest report, a cellphone video showed the 69-year-old Thornton standing on his front porch exposing his genitals to a juvenile neighbor.

    The mother of the juvenile, Angel Jensen, told deputies the video was recorded on May 20.

  • TVA dedicating 9/11 memorial with WTC steel

    The 9/11 memorial at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant will be dedicated during an 11 a.m. ceremony on Tuesday.

    The memorial will be located at the public-access area along the river.

    The memorial will include steel from the World Trade Center.

    A motorcade of police vehicles led the flatbed truck carrying the steel into the plant last August. The ceremony that marked its arrival also featured a 21-gun salute, the playing of taps and “Amazing Grace.”

  • Harriman cashing in on sales of city properties


    Harriman Industrial Development Board member, from left, Chris Ahler and Chairman Bill Alexander present Harriman Mayor Chris Mason with a portion of the wealth the board has acquired through the sale of city properties. The check for $176,211.89 was presented last month. This was a portion of the money that’s been obtained from the sale of buildings including the former Harriman National Guard Armory in north Harriman. Mason said the city had already anticipated the money and budgeted it as revenue in this fiscal year budget.

  • Miffed attorney wants look at sheriff’s emails

    Chris Cawood’s quarrel with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office is not fading away.

    The Kingston attorney said he mailed a lengthy public records request to Sheriff Jack Stockton on May 22.

    That was a day after Cawood stormed out of the office cursing after being informed he couldn’t give an inmate client a piece of mail.

    Cawood’s records request asks to inspect the personnel file of every sheriff’s office employee.

  • ’Round Rockwood-May 28

    We here in Rockwood have had showers of blessings from dark clouds above.

    Our grass is growing, even needs mowing. Beautiful flowers, roses, daffodils, daisies.

    I was so glad to receive a big fresh bouquet of large orange tiger lilies that Shirley Byrd brought me from her yard.

    Unlike down in Eagle Furnace, the dust just flies when Steven mows his yard, and the deer eat up his garden, green beans, corn and even okra.

    The groundhogs come eating roses and anything that grows green and blooms with beautiful flowers.

  • Harriman Happenings-May 28

    Talya Denise Anderson graduated from Clinton High School on Sunday, May 13.

    Commencement exercises were at the University of Tennessee Thompson Boling Arena.

    Talya is the daughter of Talyon Anderson, granddaughter of Marvin and Anna Anderson. She is my great-granddaughter.

    Congratulations to you Talya, and I hope you continue your education. Love you.

    My other great granddaughter, Jenne B. Anderson, also graduated Friday from South Doyle High School in Knoxville. The commencement exercises were held at Thompson Boling Arena.

  • Blood drive set in Harriman

    Now through Labor Day, all blood donors to Medic Regional Blood Center will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich and a chance to win a pair of tickets good for any regular season Tennessee Smokies home baseball game.

    “The summer is a difficult time for us,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.

    Blood donations tend to decline during the summer months for many reasons, Fightmaster said.   

  • Farm payments deadline June 1

    Roane County farmers are reminded that June 1 is the deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments, the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program.

    “It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for these programs in order to receive disaster and income support,” said Linda R. Tipton, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency acting executive director.

  • City pools ready for busy summer

    Swimming is one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer time and both the Rockwood and Kingston Community Center swimming pools open Tuesday and offer a safe, fun and inexpensive way to swim this summer.

  • Kingston lands 11 on all-district teams

    The 2012 season was a good one for the Kingston Yellow Jackets baseball team and Lady Jackets softball, and both squads were recently rewarded with a total of 11 players being named to the All-District 4-AA teams.