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Today's News

  • HARRIMAN LIONS SCREENING
  • Woman wants grocer charged with assault

    Misty Dawn Presswood doesn’t deny shoplifting at the Rockwood IGA last month, but she insists store owner Roger Sharp should have been charged with assault for the way he responded.

    “He struck me in my face,” she said.

    Sharp denies the accusation.

    “I grabbed her around the shoulders and neck, but I didn’t punch her or choke her,” he said.

  • Failing to pay filing fee could kill suit against DA

    Failure to pay the federal court’s filing fee could scuttle a convicted woman’s lawsuit against the attorneys who prosecuted her.

    Lisa Horn-Brichetto and her husband, John Brichetto, were found guilty of felony theft over $60,000 by a Morgan County jury on July 8, 2015.

    According to the District Attorney General’s Office, the Brichettos were principals of Northington Energy LLC, which announced plans in 2006 to build a biodiesel manufacturing facility in Morgan County. The company never produced any biodiesel.

  • Harriman hopes for grant for sidewalks, more

    Harriman is holding a public hearing for a Transportation Alternative Program grant prior to their regular Harriman City Council meeting Tuesday.

    The public hearing is at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19.

    “It can be used for sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian lighting, crosswalks, crosswalks indicators, etc.,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

  • Harriman man charged with murder

    A Harriman man has been charged in a Blount County homicide.

    According to the Alcoa Police Department, 20-year-old Isaiah S. Wright was arrested Wednesday by Harriman police.

    Wright is charged with criminal homicide in the July 25 death of 18-year-old Caleb Thomas Radford of Maryville.

    Radford’s body was found with multiple stab wounds on Topside Road in Louisville. He was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

  • State puts OS on notice for sewer plant violations

    Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation found a number of violations during a visit to the Oliver Springs Wastewater Plant last month.

    “In August 2017, a routine inspection was conducted at the wastewater plant resulting in a Notice of Violation being issued. Discrepancies were noted in the areas of flow measurement and recording, sample collection, laboratory procedures as well as operational issues,” said Eric Ward, communications director of TDEC.

    Oliver Springs Manager Chris Mason said the issues were being addressed.

  • SIGN of the times
  • Lady Tigers can’t stop Devils’ onslaught

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The sun was bright, the air was warm but the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils bats were as hot as a cat on a tin roof on a summer day Saturday morning at Flour Mill Flats ballfield.

    Harriman jumped out to an 11-1 lead after two innings before Rockwood settled down and held the Devils scoreless for the remainder of the first game. Rockwood’s Sam Tilley was able to cross the plate in the top of the third giving her team their second run of the game.

  • Harriman and Cherokee square off in twin-bill

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Friday evening the Cherokee Yellow Jackets traveled to Harriman for some middle school softball action. Maddie Ladd put on a show with 14 strikeouts and her team gave her five runs to work with which was enough to give the Lady Devils the win and the shutout by a score of 5-0.

    It was three up three down in the first for the visiting Lady Jackets as the first two hitters were Ladd’s first victims of the “K” attack.

  • Tigers/Devils: one for the ages

    The Rockwood Tigers will travel down to Harriman to renew the longest continuous football rivalry in the state Thursday evening at Wallace Black Stadium.

    The Rockwood and Harriman rivalry started way back in 1921 and the two schools have played one another every year since 1924. This year’s game will mark the 98th meeting of the teams.

    “It’s a huge game,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “it’s the longest consecutive rivalry in the state of Tennessee.

    “It’s just a huge game for both teams.”