Today's News

  • Area angels make sure abuse victims have happy holiday

    Children who have been the victims of sexual abuse are already dealing with a lot.

    Chris Evans-Longmire, executive director of the Kids First Child Advocacy Center in Loudon County, said the last thing they need to experience is the disappointment of waking up on Christmas morning with no presents.

    Thanks to a program offered at the center, some won't have to.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Old Mill Restaurant offers old-timey goodness

    As executive director of a furniture-buying group, I arranged this “Out to Lunch” adventure as a business lunch at The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge. It was part of the group’s three-day executive committee meeting in Sevier County.

    My wife, Carol, and I have enjoyed their “old-fashioned Southern Cooking” in the past and knew the committee members and their wives would, too.

    From Hwy. 411 (Parkway) turn at traffic light 7 onto Old Mill Avenue.

  • Harriman Happenings-December 24

    Gary, Pat and Tyler Hickey from North Carolina, Deloris Gray and daughter, Tenile and grandson, Sheldon from Texas, Mary Johnson, Cora Linson, Barry Linson and daughter Willow, all from Knoxville, Robin Shannon and son from Chattanooga, Kecia Sanders and sons, Kortney Cameron and a friend from Chattanooga, Jill and Keith Johnson, Barbara Upton, Courtney Thomas, DC Upton and Evelyn Sanders, were recently guests of Herbert and Carolyn Griffin.

  • Baker's trey rescues OSMS

    Maxwell House Coffee had a slogan years ago about being "good to the last drop." Thursday’s game between the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and Rockwood Lady Tigers was good to the last shot as Alivia Baker hit a three-point shot with impeccable timing that allowed the purple-clad Lady 'Cats to squeeze out a 30-27 win. 

  • OSMS splits with Midway Middle

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats played their final games before Christmas break last Monday when they hosted Midway.

  • Poor second half costs Lady Devils in loss

    A big second half proved to be the difference as the Coalfield Lady Jackets knocked off Harriman Thursday night at Richard Pickell Gymnasium, 52-36.

  • Coalfield rockets past Harriman, 80-75

    Fans at Harriman High School received an early Christmas present Thursday night as the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and host Blue Devils played a double overtime thriller that was eventually won by the visiting Jackets, 80-75.

  • Arrests: Nov. 26-Dec. 9, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 26 — Ryan Matthew Cox, 26, 665 Old Hwy. 70, Harriman: shoplifting theft of property. No bond; court date Jan. 28, 2013.

    • Daniel Allen Easter, 32, 110 Circle Lane, Harriman: possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession or casual exchange, failure to appear. Total bond $5,500; court date Jan. 7, 2013.

  • On fourth anniversary of ash spill, TVA cleanup end in sight

    Saturday will mark four years since a dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant released more than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash into the environment.

    Officials in charge of cleaning up the mess, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regards as one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in history, are optimistic about what lies ahead.

  • County gets grants; wants more

    Roane County has continued to rack up grants this year.

    “We worked hard to get them,” County Executive Ron Woody said. “Periodically, after you keep doing your due diligence, apply for them again and again and get the homework right, you’re successful.”