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Today's News

  • New city hall hopes peter out in Harriman

    Harriman might have had some interest in the Regions Bank building for a future city hall, but officials voiced concern that their initial impressions of a potential profit were fleeting.
    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason shared the news when Councilman J.D. Sampson asked to have Treasurer Charles Kerley attend the auction on Thursday.
    “I did some research on this over the weekend. It appears what we first saw as a pretty good return on investment is not what we originally thought,” Mason said.

  • Like your nog? Try this recipe

    Your holiday visitors will be surprised when they discover that this rich and creamy eggnog requires absolutely no cooking — and you’ll be happy that this no-fail treat can be ready in less than five minutes.

    1 1/2 cups half-and-half
    1 cup egg substitiute
    1 cup vanilla ice cream
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, Ground
    1/4 teaspoon imitation rum extract

    1. Place all ingredients in blender container. Cover. Blend 1 minute or until well-mixed.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Nerdy Laureate ponders on artifacts

    At the top of the stairs in my uncle’s house, a dusty bobcat once stood guard.
    It was stuffed — taxidermied — its lips drawn back in a frozen snarl, and its big feet braced for a fight it had already lost.
    In my growing-up years, this silent siren had the power to draw me and my cousins in fascination en masse up the staircase — and, when we were alone with it, to repel us in fear.
    Bobcats still exist in the wild, although I have never seen one.
    Some creatures simply are no more.

  • Tigers off to 6-0 start after 53-point win

    The Rockwood Tigers picked up their sixth straight win to start the season Tuesday night with an 86-33 victory over Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

  • Midway Middle picks up second straight sweep

    Playing games on back-to-back days didn’t seem to bother the Midway Middle School Green Wave and Lady Waves, as after picking up a sweep of Norwood on Monday, Midway brought out the broom again on Tuesday with wins over Oliver Springs.

  • Blue Devils bomb Vikings, 72-28

    In a boys only affair, Jeff King’s Harriman Blue Devils cruised to a 72-28 victory over Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) Monday evening at Richard Pickell Gymnasium.

  • Lady 'Cats roll, Bobcats fall in district tussle

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats hosted Jellico Tuesday night in a pair of District 4-A games at Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium.

    The evening started well for Oliver Springs as the Lady ‘Cats crushed the Lady Devils in the girls game, 72-26.

  • Rockwood Middle sweeps Wartburg

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers traveled to Wartburg Tuesday night and came away with a sweep over the Bulldogs. 

    Rockwood opened the evening with a 24-11 victory in the girls game then the Tigers completed the sweep with a 37-27 victory.

  • Commission rejects secrecy

    A move to weaken the state’s Sunshine Law doesn’t have the backing of Roane County.
    Commissioners let it be known on Monday by voting down a resolution that would have supported weakening the law.
    “I think we’re doing real well just like we are, and I don’t think we need to change anything myself,” Copper Bacon said.
    “I think it’s good that the citizens know when we’re meeting,” Nick Forrester added.

  • Book tells of city’s Utopian beginning

    Two years after the “Great Land Sale” that began what would become the city of Harriman, a book was printed detailing the city’s earnest beginnings.
    A copy of the book, “Two Years of Harriman, Tenn.,” is being donated to the Roane Heritage Commission by Bill and Marty Goolsby.
    “Bill is a historian. He likes stuff like that,” said his father Walt Goolsby, who shared the book.