Today's News

  • Harriman, Princess honored

    The city of Harriman and the Princess Theatre Partnership received the Preservation Award during the East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence presentation.

    “We commend the city of Harriman for its vision and commitment to preserving the Princess Theatre,” said Society director Cherel Henderson.

    “The success of the project demonstrates the importance of history and sense of place in creating character for a town.”

  • Harriman Happenings: May 21

    Congratulations to Dale Fuqua, who took classes at Roane State Community College to become a certified EKG technician. Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professional Certified and will be taking the National American Medical Technologist exam in June. Much success to you, Dale.

    Congratulations to Talisa Hall and Haley Goins, who graduated from Harriman High School. Haley is the daughter of Michael Goins, and Talisa is the granddaughter of Deborah Hill.

  • New leader for 278th

    By Thomas Greene, for Roane Newspapers
    In a change-of-responsibility ceremony earlier this month at Knoxville’s West High School auditorium, Command Sgt. Major Vincent S. Roach took the reins as the regimental command sergeant major of the National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

    Roach assumed the responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Jennings of Clarksville.

  • Harriman Lions plan World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast

    There is something in the Southern character that seeks good food and fellowship in roughly equal portions.

    Harriman Lions Club will provide both this weekend during its fundraiser, The World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11:30 a.m. May 26 in Harriman Diner on Roane Street.

  • Arrests: April 27-May 10, 2012

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

    April 27 — Timothy Alan Brown, 44, 265 Clinton St., Harriman: theft $1,000 but less $10,000. Bond $2,000; court date June 25.

    • Kimberly Jayne Doss, 37, DUI. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 6.

    • Ashley Barbara Dyer, 29, 188 Kring Hollow Road, Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date June 25.

  • Property Transfers: March 14-27, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse March 14-27:

    From Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. to Brian Eads by deed, Dist. 1, city of Harriman, Lot 606, $12,799.

    From Eric Bryan Bannon to Sarah Giles Bannon by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Ladd Estates, Lot 52 and 53, $50.

    From Dennis Boyd McElhaney, Dennis Bo McElhaney and Dennis B. McElhaney to Dennis Bryon McElhaney by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 3 parcels Black Creek Road, $0.

  • Association applauds Roane State’s Feltner

    Karen Feltner, director of Roane State Community College’s Health Information Technology program, received a 2011-12 Mentor/Educator Award from the Tennessee Health Information Management Association.

    According to the association, the award “recognizes individuals who have long records of encouraging students or colleagues to become all they can be and who have helped them find ways to achieve their best.”

  • New database connects job seekers with area employers

    A new state jobs database is available to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.

    Jobs4TN Online, which can be accessed at www.jobs4tn.gov, is a virtual recruiter, automatically notifying job seekers when jobs they may qualify for are posted and notifying employers when candidates who fit their needs register.

    The online database contains positions from job orders placed directly by Tennessee employers, from corporate Internet sites, and from major job search engines.

    Jobs4TN Online also identifies available green jobs.

  • FASTTRACK: Governor’s bill aims to create jobs, help local governments

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed legislation last week to expand the state’s FastTrack program to specifically support economic development in rural communities and for exceptional projects.

    The governor proposed the legislation in January to create the FastTrack Economic Development Fund, an expansion of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s current infrastructure and job training program.

  • Ware new Wellington sales, marketing head

    Terri Ware has been named the new sales and marketing manager at Wellington Place of Kingston.

    A native of Oak Ridge, Ware has 13 years of sales and marketing experience.

    She said she believes that the key to success is understanding peoples’ needs with compassion, respect and integrity.

    Wellington Place of Kingston, at 1098 Bradford Way, is a Brookdale Senior Living assisted living community.

    Brookdale Senior Living communities provide active retirement living for thousands of residents, serving seniors and their families since 1978.