Today's News

  • Miss Polk Salad having fun reign

    The last few weeks have been “fun and exciting” for Kassie Perkins.

    Since winning the Miss Polk Salad pageant on May 12, she’s got to pick out a new dress, participate in Harriman’s Memorial Day Weekend parade and meet a lot of new people.  

    “I knew there was a lot of community involvement with winning the pageant, and I like being a role model for younger people,” she said. “They see so much that’s not good on TV, and I think it’s important that they see a good role model.”

  • Don't spend: Harriman officials told it’s time to be even more frugal

    Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley had one major recommendation when recently talking about the city budget:

    Don’t spend.

    He’ll probably reiterate that Tuesday, when Harriman City Council is poised to vote on the 2012-13 budget on first reading.

    Kerley’s main concern is grants, particularly the pending progress of a grant project that has been a long time coming: sidewalk and lighting along Walden and Morgan avenues in the Cornstalk Heights area.

  • Deputy’s convicted killer up for parole

    The man sitting in prison for the 1983 shooting death of a Roane County sheriff’s deputy is up for parole this month.

    Facebook postings linking to Deputy Dennis Armes’ Officer Down Memorial web page have been circulating, asking people to write letters appealing to the state’s parole board to deny parole for Frank McCall.

    The letter said McCall has already been denied parole on at least two previous occasions.

    His latest hearing is set for Monday, June 25.

  • Fire dept. having fundraisers galore for utility vehicle

    Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss and his firefighters have had a busy season conducing various fundraisers, including hot dog sales at a recent Cruisin’ event downtown and a pancake breakfast, to raise money to buy a utility transport vehicle.

    The department’s next fundraiser is a cornhole tournament this weekend.

    The tournament, which will adhere to Cornhole Players Association rules, will start at 4 p.m. June 9 across from Harriman Fire Station 1 at 603 Walden Ave.

  • Bricks, ceilings give burglars access to shops

    A Harriman business burglarized for the second time this year on Thursday night is one of many businesses that have been hit in recent months.

    Custom Import Designs at 1205 S. Roane St. was broken into shortly after 10 p.m.

    Police reports were incomplete pending receiving information on what was missing.

    At press time, Harriman Police Department officials said they had done a search warrant Friday and had two juveniles in custody.

  • 'Round Rockwood: June 4

    A group of our staff and residents and a volunteer, Roberta Cagle, enjoyed a trip to Rugby, where we ate a wonderful dinner at Harrow Road Cafe.

    We were entertained by a man who played the French harp and sitar at the same time.

    He also led the group in singing old country ballads. One was “When You and I Were Young, Maggie” and “She’ll Be Coming ’Round the Mountain When She Comes.”

  • Harriman Happenings: June 4

    Congratulations to Jalen Anderson, who graduated from Brookwood High School in Atlanta on May 25.

    Jalen graduated with honors. He is the son of Dan Keith Anderson.

    Christina Anderson graduated from Alabama School for the Deaf in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on May 30. We congratulate you, Christina, and hope you will continue to further your education.

    Christina is the daughter of Dan K. Anderson. She and Jalen are sister and brother. They are the grandchildren of Curtis Anderson and Barbara Johnson.

    We all love both of you.

  • Daycab Co. Roane’s Industry of the Year

    A family-owned industry was honored last week as Roane County’s 2012 Industry of the Year.

    “Daycab Co. is a small, but strong company that has grown slowly, but surely, into an important player in the Roane County Industrial Park community,” said The Roane Alliance President and CEO Leslie Henderson.

    The award was presented to Daycab owner Marc Wagers during the Roane County Industrial Development Board’s annual Industry Appreciation Breakfast on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

  • TWRC approves hunting seasons

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission set the state’s 2012-13 hunting seasons during its May meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Ray Bell Region II Building.

  • Lane gearing up for all-star game

    Maurice Lane has never been to Kentucky, but that will all change on Saturday, June 16 as the Cherokee seventh grade running back will be representing Tennessee in the annual Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game that will be played in Louisville, Ky.