Today's News

  • Harriman officers honored

    Harriman Police Department patrolmen were honored for their heroism recently for their rescue of a young boy from a perilous spot.
    The officers saved the child, who was hanging from a small bridge over a flood-level creek at Baumgartner Road on July 20.
    Kasey Mynatt, Brian Turner and Ridge Richardson were on patrol when they were sent to Baumgartner about a child that was about to fall into flood waters.
    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said the officers waded into the creek, and with the help of an unknown community member, ,pulled the boy up to safety.

  • Kingston gets unexpected funds

    Kingston Council members learned last week the city will be able to pay some extra expenses from two big projects with additional money from the grant/loan programs that funded them.
    It might not be scrupulously accurate to call them “extra” expenses.
    City Manager Jim Pinkerton said the roughly $66,000 project to build a waterline across the Clinch River was supposed to have been part of the Rural Development Administration’s grant/loan for the now-completed Rockwood waterline.

  • Harriman seeks new employee over hospital

    A new employee may be overseeing Harriman’s numerous hospital buildings, including the main facility that may be left empty when Covenant Health moves Roane Medical Centers’ operations to Midtown early next year.
    Council member Kenyon Mee developed a job description for a new employee for council to consider.
    “Now it is getting down to the nitty gritty,” he said.
    “It is going to be a problem, and someone needs to be in place before they leave,” agreed Mayor Chris Mason.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Trivett 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. John Trivett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11.

    They celebrated with family and friends, along with a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands.

    Trivett and the former Lois Davis were married on July 11, 1962, in Elizabethton, with Luther Rodefer officiating.

    He is retired from Fortafil Fibers, Rockwood, and she is retired from Roane County News, Kingston.

    The couple has two daughters, Angie Sewell and her husband, Randy, Knoxville, and Veronica Stinnett and her husband, Travis, Harriman.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 22

    25 Years Ago
    A fixture in the Kingston community, Bronce Franklin Johnson died at the age of 84. A Kingston attorney, he had also served as an assistant state attorney general for 12 years and was a Washington staff member of the late U.S. Rep. Howard Baker Sr. He was recognized for his knowledge of the political arena and was relied on by many for background information in all manner of community developments.

    10 Years Ago

  • 58 years of service for Kingston Rotary Club

    Kingston Rotary Club members and guests celebrating the organization’s 58 years of community service are, front row from left, Jim and Jean Leitnaker, Dick Peden, George Warlick, Tom Pickel, Buddy Bowers, President Ralph Best; and back row, Bobby Davis, Brenda Wyatt, Bill Mixon, Gene Pickel, Ken Beauchamp, David Morgan, Ken Thoms, Bonnie Anderson and Suzanne Horsfall.

    Members not pictured are Deborah Alexander-Davis, David Reichle, John Shacter, Gary Aytes, Homer Clevenger, Jenny Tippens and Terry Stevens.

  • Arrests: Aug. 11-20, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 11 — Jason Lee Anderson, 33, 1099 Fairview Road, Harriman: failure to appear. No bond; court date Oct. 1.

    • Ashley Gail Andrews, 21, 707 Old Roane St., Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $900; court date Aug. 27.

    • Amanda Louis Christopher, 37, 316 Ayres Drive, Harriman: public intoxication. Bond $750; court date Sept. 24.

  • General Sessions Court: June 25-July 18, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 25 — Misty D. Walden, theft up to $500, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    • Christopher Watters, driving while license suspended, simple possession/casual exchange, driving while license suspended. Guilty. Fugitive from justice misdemeanor. Dismissed.

    • Tommy L. Waugh, driving while license suspended. Guilty.

  • Roane Choral at Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

    Roane Choral Society ensemble members who performed for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony  include, front row from left, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Margie Wadlington, Ranell Lane, Peggy Sheppard, Joy McGarvey; middle row, Sandra Augustus, Marilyn Gaffin, Joy Goldberg, Terry Carlyle, Ken McGarvey, Georgette Boozer, Eugene Hattaway, Karon Oliver; and back row, Emilee Richardson, Bruce Pharis, George Wadlington, Beth Hattaway and Jennifer Gibson.

  • Beginning square dance classes set to start in September

    Three Rivers Ramblers Square Dance Club will have classes for beginning square dancers at 7 p.m. each Monday starting Sept. 10.

    The classes will be in the Harriman American Legion Building. The first class is free; subsequent classes will be $4 per person.

    “All ages can square dance,” said Connie Williams, Three Rivers Ramblers secretary.