Today's News

  • Yager elected to serve on ETDD board

    State Senator Ken Yager was recently named to the East Tennessee Development District Association’s board of directors.

    Yager, a Kingston Republican, was elected by other legislators in the East Tennessee region to serve on the board.

    “I am very pleased to be elected to the East Tennessee Development District Board,” said Yager.

    “I appreciate the confidence that my colleagues have in me and look forward to serving the people of this district.”

  • Harriman officer among academy graduates

    Sarah Moore of Harriman Police Department was among the 22 recruits who recently graduated from Blount County Sheriff’s Office’s 11th Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

    Moore and her fellow graduates represented nine different law enforcement agencies from East Tennessee and beyond.

    During the 11-week course, Moore and the 21 other graduates underwent 443 hours of intense law enforcement training.

  • Sen. Yager among those honored for ‘Wall of Faces’

    State Sen. Ken Yager was among those honored by State Sen. Mark Green in their joint efforts in putting faces with the heroes of Tennessee’s fallen listed on “The Wall.”

    “The Wall” is national memorial constructed from black polished marble with the names of 58,300 men and women whose ultimate sacrifice was in service for the United States during the Vietnam War.

    Yager, a Kingston Republican, collected 16 photos from around the 12th District for the project.

  • Hospice volunteers needed

    Amedisys Hospice is planning classes to train hospice volunteers.

    Anyone 16 and older can volunteer to visit with patients and their caregivers or do other special projects.

    Hospice volunteers do not provide medical care. They provide emotional support and do things to brighten the day of those with terminal illnesses and their caregivers.

    “You will make a difference in their lives, and they will make a difference in your life,” said Martha Dodge, volunteer coordinator.

  • Kingston aims for ‘Christmas every day’

    Kingston’s Public Works made Christmas a little merrier this year.

    The city department gathered bicycles from the community, including a donation from the Harriman Police Department, and dispensed them to area children in need.

    They gave out more than 60 bicycles.

  • Truck driver dies in accident

    Timothy W. Seaman, a 49-year-old Rock Island, Tenn., man, was killed in a tractor-trailer wreck on Harriman Highway Friday afternoon.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Seaman was hauling wooden posts, and his 2006 Freightliner was the only vehicle involved in the wreck.

    A woman called 911 to report the accident at 12:16 p.m. Trooper Anthony Lay investigated the crash for the THP.

    According to the report, Seaman was traveling north on Harriman Highway when he ran off the road and struck a utility pole.

  • The power of sports

    As of late, the sports world has suffered, like much of the news of the world, from bleakness, doom-and-gloom even.

    Stories about Florida State pigskin pariah Jameis Winston and his seemingly endless display of off-the-field shenanigans and the late, embattled former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno being given back his wins with the dark cloud of scandal that cloaked much of the sports landscape.

    But too often, what gets lost in the muck of this sea of negativity is the fact that sports has the power to bring together communities.

  • Cherokee sweeps North Middle

    Thursday night brought some nasty conditions outside of the gym at Cherokee Middle School, but the Lady Jackets and Jackets made it worth it for their fans to come and watch the action inside the gym as they took on rival North Middle.

    The Lady Jackets picked up a commanding 39-11 victory, while the Jackets got the victory 50-36.


    Amadea Pankey led the Jackets on the night with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

    Keyona Stooksbury led team in assists while picking up three and Emily Thompson had five steals on the night.

  • Lady Cats defeat Lady Tigers in overtime

    The old adage of a basketball game breaking out in the middle of a fight proved to be true between the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers Thursday night.

    When the dust settled, the Lady Bobcats emerged with a 19-17 victory.
    Rockwood got out to the early 3-0 lead with help of a basket and free throw from Karlee Bowling basket.

    The Lady Cats rallied to pull within 5-4 at the end of the first period.
    Bowling (3 points) led Rockwood in the early going while Madison Green (4 points) led the Lady Cats in scoring.

  • Harriman girls defeat Concord Christian at home

    Harriman didn’t have much trouble Thursday night against Concord Christian Thursday as they picked up the win, 63-13.

    With only one game being played on the night, the Lady Devils came out and made a statement for the home crowd to watch.

    After a slow start, the Lady Devils made it a point to finish strong.
    The Lady Devils were led on the night by Haley Goldston and Madison Duncan with 13 points and Marilyn Franklin right behind her with 12.

    The Lady Devils started out putting up six points in the first period compared to Concord who managed to put up two.