Today's News

  • Curious about the Obed’s park status?

    Obed Wild and Scenic River will have a ranger program on how the Obed became a national park in 1976.

    This unique program will be begin at 1 p.m. May 28 inside the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St., Wartburg.

    The talk will focus on the various grassroots efforts from area citizenry, which persuaded Congress to preserve the Obed. It will include a discussion on the role of TVA in the park’s 40-year history.

    Immediately following the talk, the park film, “The Obed: Find Yourself Here,” will be shown.

  • It was a happy, filling Cinco de Mayo at Los Primos

    In May 2015, my wife, Carol, and I celebrated Cinco De Mayo with our friends, Jimmy and Luci Bell, by having lunch at a Mexican restaurant.

    It was a last-minute idea, and I had previously written an “Out to Lunch” article about the restaurant. So I got to enjoy our lunch on the outdoor patio, under an umbrella, without table-hopping for information to write an article.

    This year I planned ahead and invited the Bells to meet us at Los Primos in Harriman for a Cinco De Mayo “Out to Lunch“ adventure. They have been part of previous articles.

  • Lady Tigers calm Lady Waves for Region 2A championship

    The Midway Lady Green Waves and the Meigs County Lady Tigers met for the fifth time this season in the Region 2A championship in Decatur Wednesday evening.

    Meigs County would win the title with a 2-0 win over Midway in a tight game from start to finish. Meigs County did not out hit, out pitch or out play Midway like they did in the two previous games in the district tourney which they won 9-0 and 7-0. This time Midway was snake bit by two throwing errors that allowed both Lady Tiger runs to score.

  • Four Roane County middle schools honored for sportsmanship during 2015-16 seasons

    Four  Roane County schools were recognized with sportsmanship awards.

    "Seven years ago, the Roane County School System began recognizing middle and high school athletic programs within our county that completed an entire athletic year with zero reports of unsportsmanlike conduct.  

    “We made the decision to try to present these schools with a monetary award to show appreciation for their emphasis on sportsmanship throughout the school year," said Tony Clower, middle school supervisor for Roane County Schools.  

  • Kingston Lady Jackets softball team finishes second in District 4AA Tournament
  • Ride for Reading
  • Harriman sales tax hike issue headed for November ballot

    A referendum to increase Harriman’s local sales tax rate will not be on the August ballot.

    Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms said state legislation changed the deadline to submit material for the election, which resulted in the city missing the opportunity to have the issue decided in August.

    “As a result, the referendum will be held in November with the general election that includes the presidential election,” said Helms.

  • Henry: TCAT plays key role in job growth

    The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman campus is a great resource, especially now that there are more opportunities for students to attend than ever before.

    Thanks in part to the Tennessee Reconnect, an initiative which helps adults attend and earn a diploma or certificate at one of the 27 TCATS free of tuition or fees, TCAT at Harriman has seen interest grow.

    TCAT saw enrollment jump 27 percent in 2015.

  • Lady Waves advance into Region 2A final

    After coming close the past two seasons, the Midway Lady Green Waves won their way into a region tourney this season. And they took full advantage of the opportunity Monday when they beat the District 4A champs, Coalfield, 7-1 in the Region 2A semifinals.

    However with the good news comes some not so good news. Midway will play District 3A rival and this year’s champion, Meigs County, for the fifth time this year Wednesday in Decatur.