Today's News

  • Clinton named HMS basketball coach

    It’s been a dream of Jared Clinton’s for a while to become a head coach at the middle school level and his dream was realized just  a few weeks ago when he was named head coach of the Harriman Middle School basketball team.

  • Warner, three Midway Lady Waves and coach selected to play in All-Star games

    Some Roane County baseball and softball players have been earned additional post-season honors.

    Rockwood's Will Warner will be among 34 area senior baseball players to play in last Saturday's East Tennessee All-Star game at Smokies Park, where players from Region 1 played Region 2 All-Stars. The game was before the Chattanooga Lookouts-Knox Smokies game. There was a home run derby at 3 p.m.

  • Harriman Happenings: June 13


  • Harriman police chief on leave

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle is on administrative leave with pay, pending an investigation into anonymous allegations sent to several officials on Tuesday.

    City Attorney Allison Rehn said she and City Manager Kevin Helms placed Heidle on leave late Thursday.

    “This was precipitated by an anonymous complaint,” Rehn confirmed.



    Campaign signs are already spotting the landscape in Harriman, but the picture could be quite different in the future.

    Harriman City Council approved first reading of an ordinance to restrict campaign signs in some locations and place limitations on the sizes. 

    “This is one of those issues we will be getting complaints,” Mayor Chris Mason said. 

    “It happens every two years,” he added. “Once campaign season is over, the complaints go away.”

  • Roane officials may opine on proposed wind farm project

    Roane County officials could weigh in on a proposed wind farm project in neighboring Cumberland County.

    Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Va., states on its website that it is actively developing Crab Orchard Wind in Cumberland’s Crab Orchard community.

    Energy generated from the project could power approximately 20,000 homes annually, according to Apex.

  • Kingston drinking water ‘perfect’

    Kingston’s drinking water is “perfect,” according to the state.

    The water treatment plant received a perfect score earlier this year on the Sanitary Survey of Community Water System, which was conducted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

    Kingston Water and Sewer Superintendent Mike Jolly said the score was based on a 599-point system tallied over a three-year time frame.

  • Expo Center ‘not the biggest, but the busiest’

    While most of Roane State Community College slows down for the summer, the same cannot be said for the Henry/Stafford East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center.

    The facility on the Roane County campus never seems to take a week off.

    “We’re the busiest arena in the state, we’re not the biggest but we are the busiest,” said expo center office supervisor Diane Cox. “Most arenas do two shows a month and think that’s busy. We go every weekend.

    “The only time we take a week off is Christmas.”

  • Motorcyclist not hurt from cooler collision on I-40

    A Crossville man avoided serious injuries during a motorcycle crash in Roane County on Thursday.

    The accident happened at about 12:30 p.m. on Interstate 40 near the 357 mile marker.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Don W. Scarbrough was headed east on a 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan when he struck a cooler in the roadway.

    “The subject then lost control of the motorcycle and laid it down on its right side,” the report said. “The driver had minor injuries from contact with the pavement.”

  • Court to sentence Harriman man on Loudon sex crimes

    A Harriman man is scheduled to be sentenced in September in a Loudon County sex crimes case.

    Zachary Tapp pleaded guilty in Loudon County Criminal Court last week to four counts of statutory rape.  

    Statutory rape is a Class E felony. Since Tapp has no prior criminal history, he will be sentenced as a Range I standard offender, “meaning the sentence range for him is one to two years,” the District Attorney General’s Office said in a press release.