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Today's News

  • Harriman charter changes off to Nashville

    Several Harriman City Council members said they wish the city had held a public hearing on a resolution proposing changes to the Harriman City Charter.

    That didn’t stop the resolution, which includes provisions for a city manager form of government, from approval last week.

  • Bruner’s law license suspended for 90 days

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended Harriman attorney Spence Bruner from practicing law for 90 days.

    “Mr. Bruner’s unethical conduct violated Rules of Professional Conduct 3.2 (expediting litigation); 3.4 (fairness to the opposing party and counsel); and 8.4 (misconduct),” a Feb. 4 press release on Bruner’s suspension said.

    The Court of Criminal Appeals had Bruner arrested after he failed to show up for a hearing on Sept. 18, 2012.

  • Students’ linear prose adds up

    Writing and math don’t always get paired together, but a group of Cherokee Middle School seventh-graders used their storytelling skills to illustrate linear equations.

    “More times than not, if they have something tangible they have to do with something they are better apt to remember it,” teacher Carrie Guy said. “The more hands-on, the better.”

    Noah Wheeler said it helped him putting math into words.

    “If you tell it in words, it is easier for me to remember, and typing helps me remember,” he said.

  • Grill-N-Pub up for beer permit — again

    The Roane County Beer Board is scheduled to meet on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

    One of the items on the agenda is a beer permit application for Roma Christopher.

    She was scheduled to appear before the beer board last month, but her hearing was postponed.

    Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said it was done at the request of Christopher’s attorney.

    Christopher’s application has been controversial because she’s planning to operate at the Grill & Pub under the name 27/61 Grill-N-Pub.

  • Woman accused of letting 11 kids drink, smoke pot

    A Harriman woman allegedly allowed 11 juveniles to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana during a birthday party at her home last year.

    Kimberly Lynn Hall, 47, faces 11 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was arrested at her home, 721 Dogwood Drive, last Wednesday.

  • ORUD Valentines help heat homes

    Proceeds from Oak Ridge Utility District’s special Valentine’s Day gifts help area families stay warm.

    ORUD’s annual “Have a Heart, Heat a Home” program raises funds for Project SAFE, which helps low-income families struggling to pay their winter heating bills and facing the loss of energy service.

    Through the program, ORUD offers a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts. All proceeds from the purchase of those gifts go to Project SAFE.

  • Jones tops at Methodist in ’13

    Darla Jones, nursing supervisor of the Nursing Administration Department at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge (MMC), has been named the 2013 MMCer of the Year.

    Hospital employees cast their votes for MMCer of the Year among candidates who received MMCer of the Month during the year.

    Jones, who lives in Kingston, was December MMCer of the Month and received the greatest number of votes to earn this special distinction.

  • Sexton’s Willis National Technician of the Year

    The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence recently honored Larry Willis as National BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year.

    Willis, an ASE master collision repair and refinish technician from Harriman, was among 45 automotive professionals recognized at the ASE’s fall Board of Governors meeting in the Newport Beach, Calif., Fairmont Hotel.

  • Harriman Happenings, Feb. 10

    Get-well wishes to Pam Lively, who recently had surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    We will miss you, so hurry and feel better.

    We were saddened when we received the news that Robert Nabbe is very ill. He is a former resident of Harriman.

    Remember to keep him in our prayers. God still heals.

    Happy birthday to my great granddaughter, who celebrated her 20th birthday Feb. 6.

    My nephew, Dan Keith Anderson, will celebrate his birthday Friday, Feb. 14.

  • Raiders split series with Marshalltown

    The Marshalltown Community College Tigers traveled nearly 800 miles from Iowa to play four games over the weekend at Roane State.

    The series had mixed results for both teams as the Raiders opened the series Friday with a 5-2 victory and closed the series Saturday with a 5-4 win.

    The middle games went to the Tigers. Marshalltown won the second game on Friday, 7-6, before taking game one on Saturday, 5-1.