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Today's News

  • Harriman OKs library sewer fix

    Harriman Public Library’s concerns about backed up sewer may soon be alleviated.

    Harriman City Council approved moving forward with a $11,750 quote Harriman Utility Board got from Barger & Sons to resolve the sewer issues at the library.

    “I think this will fix the problem we have down there. The sewer problem, not the drainage problem,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

  • Police say Harriman woman tried to cut another with box cutter

    A Harriman woman is accused of chasing another female around with a knife and attempting to cut her with a box cutter on Thursday, July 13.

    A Harriman police report said Latisha Louise Pressley, 25, 238 Bullard Ford, is charged with aggravated assault.

    Sgt. John Paul Jones reported arriving at 821 Siluria St. on a report of an assault and spoke with victim Crystal Shadden who said Pressley had scratched her, chased her with a kitchen knife, tried to hit her with a broom stick and then tried to cut her with a box cutter.

  • Farmers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in FSA programs

    Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage and/or Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2017 crop year.

    These programs trigger financial protections when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues.

    Commodities covered include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice, safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.

  • Senior bowlers keep up high level of play

    Friday July 14

    1st High Game------ Connie Millhollon, Rick Alderfer---474

    2nd High Game----Beverly Zeilman, Wayne Bowman--444

    3rd High Game ----Sylvia Whitehouse, Roger Golliher---434

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-213 game, Barry McGill-206 game, Roy Deforest-205 game, Dean Griffin-,242, 216 games, Rick Alderfer--226, David Dawson --201 game

    High Series today---- Beverly zeilman, Wayne Bowman--1279

    High Series For July------- Sherry Deforest, Roy Deforest---1281

  • Optimist Club cheerleading camp concludes for year
  • Dixie Youth baseball year concludes

    Baseball season finally ended for the Kingston AAA All-Stars and the Rockwood Ozone All-Stars recently.

    Rockwood was eliminated Friday afternoon from the Ozone State Tournament in Sweetwater.

    After Kingston’s opening defeat of Mt. Pleasant, 17-1, the junior Yellow Jackets were beaten 14-4 by host team Loretto.

    Kingston bounced back, beating Pleasant View in a close 10-9 game.

    The Jackets’ season ended with a 6-2 loss to Greenbrier during a rain drenched game Saturday evening. Kingston finished seventh overall in the tournament.

  • The err of entitlement: fans make choices

    When we watch sports, we always want to believe the righteous shall triumph over the corrupt and that good will always conquer evil. We watch in the hopes of watching the teams and athletes whose arrogance is the bane of our existence will get their come-uppance, somewhere, some-how. After all, we like to tell our children that bullies never prosper, right?

    Unfortunately, real sports seldom ever have the feel-good narrative we crave.

  • Official numbers dwindling for Clinch Valley

    By Taylor Crombie
    tcrombie@morgancounty.net

    One of the rarely considered numbers of the game is that it takes a crew of six to officiate a high school football game.

    Ensuring that there are six officials available for each contest has been a challenge recently as the TSSAA has seen the number of registered officials for all sports dwindle over the past few years, prompting a statewide recruiting initiative through radio adverts and asking schools to submit names of potential officials.

  • Yellow Jackets air out the ball

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets shook off some cobwebs Saturday morning at Maryville College. The Jackets participated in the 7 on 7 Pass Perimeter Practice Day hosted by the college.

    To borrow a slightly modified phrase from a famous television and book series, “Fall is coming.” One could almost feel the cool Friday evenings while watching Kingston go through the scrmmages.

    The teams the Yellow Jackets faced were McMinn Central, Karns, and Grainger. This only scratches the surface of the schools who were present for the event.

  • Herbicide halts Rockwood water works

    Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas temporarily suspended pumping water at its raw water intake after concerns about herbicide sprayed in the area to address aquatic weeds overwhelming the waterways.

    In a statement from Utility General Manager Kim Ramsey, she indicated TVA contractors recently sprayed herbicide in the area of the Rockwood utility’s raw water intake facility.

    “We knew that there was spraying to be completed in the area with a herbicide called Nautique at some point,” she said.