Today's News

  • General Sessions Court: Sept. 5-12, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 5 — Jeri H. Rector, financial responsibility law. Dismissed.

    • Leonard Corbin, driver’s license to be carried and exhibited. Dismissed.

    • Elizabeth R. Whittle, financial responsibility law. Dismissed.

    • Susan J. Young, driving without license. Dismissed.

  • Arrests: Nov. 5-10, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 5 — Darrell Glenn Fink Jr., 38, 230 Greenwood Drive, Harriman: domestic assault. No bond; court date Feb. 11, 2013.

    • Isai Mendez Gurrero, 23, Kingston: DUI. Bond $1,000; court date Nov. 5.

    • Malori Nickole Lemons, 25, 144 Hill View Terrace, Harriman: failure to pay fines by defendants. Bond $500; court date Dec. 3.

  • Meigs County claws Midway in future district preview

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves would both end up with 1-1 records after the second of two Hall of Fame games to begin basketball season. Both teams won against Mt. Pisgah Tuesday night, but both would lose to Meigs County on Friday.
    In what was a preview for next basketball season, the Lady Waves dropped a 64-37 decision to the Lady Tigers. The Green Waves fell 52-46 to the Tigers after leading late in the game.

  • Howard pumps in 45 in win

    Harriman’s Xavier Howard put on a show Friday night as he pulled in an eye-popping and jaw-dropping 45 points for the Harriman Blue Devils en route to a 78-67 win over the Carter Hornets.
    Carter took the early 16-14 lead at the end of the opening period, but Harriman used an 8-0 surge at one point in period number two to help them wrest the lead from the Hornets to take a 29-24 halftime lead.
    The tag team of "The X-Factor" Howard (16 points) and Chris Works (13 points) led the way for Harriman in the first half.

  • TVAA wraps up 2012 season

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association season came to a rousing end on Nov. 10 with a set of championship games in Oliver Springs and Harriman.
    Almost all the higher seeds won their games except for the cricket Gold Bowl where the second seeded Spring City Red Dogs pulled a mild upset against top seeded Harriman.
    The three unbeaten teams remained unbeaten during championship Saturday.
    The Harriman mighty mites fended off Oliver Springs for the third time this year to go 11-0 for the season.
    The Oliver Springs hoppers stayed unbeaten with a 24-8 win over Kingston.

  • Richardson signs with Trevecca

    There’s never been any question that Midway’s Alex Richardson would play college softball.
    The only question was where Richardson would play beginning next season and that question was answered Friday when the Lady Wave senior signed scholarship papers with Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
    “I’m super happy,” Richardson said after making it official on Friday. “I’m happy with my choice of college, and I’m thankful for my family for supporting me through everything.”
    Richardson chose Trevecca for several reasons that weren’t necessarily related to softball.

  • Operation REACH funds way down

    Jane Ollis has been working with Operation REACH for more than 25 years. She said she remembers few years like this one.

    With less than three weeks to go before they take children shopping, Ollis said Operation REACH is well below its fundraising goal.

    “Our goal is $135,000, and we’ve got $28,800,” she said. “By this time, we normally have over half our goal.”

  • RSCC reception for new college president

    Dr. Julian Ahler and his wife Margo chat with new Roane State Community College President Chris Whaley earlier this month during a meet-and-greet reception for Whaley.

    The first Roane State alumnus to helm the college, Whaley lives in Harriman and was a Roane State administrator prior to his appointment due to the retirement of Gary Goff.

    Whaley is the fifth president in Roane State’s history.

  • Parking-lot bash helps Kingston with noise ruling

    Kingston City Council members passed a new noise ordinance at their Nov. 13 meeting, but not before throwing a party in the parking lot of Kingston Community Center, then nearly rethinking their entire approach to the problem once the meeting started.

    Well, it wasn’t actually a party, but it might have seemed like such to curious passersby.

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like ...

    It may not yet be Thanksgiving, but Greg Leach of Kingston Public Works spent last week affixing city Christmas decorations to utility poles to dress up city sidewalks holiday style.

    Leach’s counterparts in Harriman and Rockwood completed similar tasks along their thoroughfares to give the cities a feeling of Christmas.

    Though consumers are frequently heard to bemoan the jumpstart of decorations and advertisements before cooking their Thanksgiving bird, the cities seem to have joined in the early celebrations.