Today's News

  • Midway Middle downs Dayton City, 38-18

    After a season opening loss to Harriman, the Midway Middle School Green Wave have reeled off three straight wins. Victory number three came at home Thursday when they blasted Dayton City Middle, 38-18.

    Midway wasted little time in building a big lead, and then coasting through the second half.

    The Green Wave received the opening kick off and scored in two plays.

  • Harriman Community Center changes hours

    Harriman Community Center has had a change of hours.

    The hours will be 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon until 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

    The center is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Harriman Community Center changes hours

    Harriman Community Center has had a change of hours.

    The hours will be 1-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon until 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

    The center is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Cherokee holds off Harriman, 20-16

    In a classic match-up of size versus speed, it was the size of the Cherokee Yellow Jackets that won out in a 20-16 victory over Harriman at Wallace-Black Field on Thursday.

    “We’re not the fastest team so we kind of have to line up and be physical,” Cherokee head coach Wiley Brackett said. “It was sloppy offensively in the first half, and they took it to us, but I thought we did a better job in the second half.”

  • OUT to LUNCH:Burgers still a staple at Bob’s, but new entrées shine, too

    “Burgers, barbecue pork and grilled-chicken sandwiches are the most popular items, plus the fried bologna sandwich,” Bob Alford told me when I was writing an “Out to Lunch” article on Bob’s Burgers in April 2008.

    He started Bob’s Burgers and, in 2008, owned it with his wife, Debbie.

    Gosh, it doesn’t seem like it was seven years ago. On the 2008 visit, I ordered the well-known “Burger.”

    The Alfords decided to hang it up earlier this year. The Midtown restaurant, still bearing the founder’s name, is up and running under new ownership.

  • Faux Elvis, Dolly at Boogie Night

    Roane Writers Group will present its Boogie Night fundraising event from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 in Rockwood Event Center at 120 W. Rockwood St.

    Greg Johnson’s Legends with impersonators of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton will be the headline event.

    Attractions also include a wine and beer bar, buffet, contests and life auction.

    Tickets are $25 per person or $50 per couple, with a 15-percent discount offered for teachers.

    Event is for adults only; RSVP by contacting Sharon Higa at 512-7936 or blueunicorn1@bellsouth.net.

  • Senator says OR ‘brain power’ key to success

    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander thinks the East Tennessee region can capitalize on the “brain power” of Oak Ridge to increase economic opportunities for the area.

    One way he wants to do that is to see the area rename a highway from McGhee Tyson Airport to Oak Ridge the Oak Ridge Corridor.

    “I can think of no better calling card for a job recruiter than to be able to go anywhere in the world and say, ‘I’m from the Oak Ridge Corridor,” said Alexander.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill mother-in-law

    A Philadelphia man has been charged with aggravated assault and vandalism stemming from an incident in which authorities said he threatened to kill his mother-in-law.

    Warrants against Mitch C. Pennington are the result of a domestic call Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Edwards responded to at 292 Pattie Gap Road around midnight on Aug. 21.

    Pennington is accused of making threats, including threatening to kill his mother-in-law and vandalizing her vehicle while she was still inside.

  • Harriman girl in the winner’s circle at Speedway

    At 16 years old, Amber Frost does a lot of things other teens do.

    She has a lot of friends and is a cheerleader at Harriman High School.

    One thing that differentiates the Lady Devil senior from her peers, however, is that she recently made history by becoming the first female to win a season points championship at Wartburg Speedway.

    “It feels really good to know that I’m the first girl to win the track championship at Wartburg,” Frost said after winning the Pony division title.


    A Harriman woman was cited after a crash with multiple injuries that resulted in two Lifestar helicopter units airlifting patients to University of Tennessee Medical Center on Thursday afternoon.

    “One vehicle was stopped at a red light. The other vehicle ran into the back of it,” said Harriman patrolman Steve Hart.

    Hart said Kristy McGill, 40, of Harriman, was driving a truck that rear-ended a car driven by Tammy Lowe of Harriman.

    Lowe’s vehicle was in the southbound lane of Hwy. 27 at the traffic light at Ruritan Road.