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Today's News

  • Harriman Happenings: May 6

    More than 250 people attended the home-going service of Elder Ruby Jean Boyd last Friday.

    Jean was well known and loved by all who knew her.

    She was the wife of the late Jack Boyd. She was also a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and child of God.

    She was an elder in Sevier Street Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    Jean’s living was not in vain. She will be missed by family, her church and friends.

  • Chamber takes a break at Jake’s Tavern & Grill

    One of Roane County’s newest restaurants, Jake’s Tavern & Grill of Rockwood, celebrates its grand opening with a Roane County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

  • VEC hopes camera on Houstons didn’t irk public

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative is in the business of supplying power.

    “We have no need to watch anyone,” Vice President of Operations Clyde Jolley said.

    Law enforcement might, though, and that’s why authorities sought the help of Volunteer Energy in its investigation of Rocky Houston.

    Jason Dobbs, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in federal court that Volunteer Energy installed the pole camera that law enforcement used to watch Houston.

  • Former Harriman newspaper publisher honored by college

    Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate recently dedicated The Walter T. and Julia Pulliam Historic Newspaper Collection and unveiled a special exhibit featuring some of the most prized pieces of the collection.

    An archives room at the college was also named in honor of Pulliam, retired Harriman newspaper publisher, and his wife, Julia.

    Pulliam was publisher and editor of The Harriman Record and Today’s News. He is also author of “Harriman: The Town That Temperance Built.”

  • Jackets sweep Tigers in tennis

    With the regular season coming to a close, the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets tennis teams swept Rockwood on Thursday.

    Kingston won all nine games in boys play while picking up a 7-2 victory in girls action.

  • Tigers rip Washburn in doubleheader

    If the Rockwood Tigers were looking to build some momentum heading into this weeks’s District 3-A Tournament, they did so on Thursday by routing Washburn in a doubleheader. 

    The Tigers took game one, 11-0, and followed that with a 16-0 victory in game two of the evening.

  • Midway rallies past Cosby

    The Midway Green Wave closed out the regular season Thursday evening by rallying from three runs down in the final three innings to defeat Cosby, 7-6.

    Midway trailed 6-3 after four innings of play before tying the game with three runs in the fifth inning, and eventually winning the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Lady Jackets roll on Senior Night, 11-2

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets celebrated Senior Night in style Thursday as Ronnie Ladd’s squad closed the regular season with an 11-2 victory over Grainger.

    Kingston started strong Thursday as the Lady Jackets tagged a runner out at home in the top of the first inning before scoring four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame.

  • Financial ruin to recovery

    Jennifer Johnson’s family doesn’t fit the stereotype of poverty.
    But several bumps on the road of life road left their finances in shambles.
    Homelessness loomed.
    “We were behind on car, rent — every bill possible,” she said.
    Her husband, Kevin, injured his knee while in the Navy in 2011. They are struggling to get the disability they believe he deserves.

  • Man tied up, forced to write check

    A 43-year-old Harriman man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with an alleged home invasion that day at 132 Zeni Lane, Harriman.
    Billy Joe Wright, 43, is charged with aggravated robbery.
    Roane County Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said the incident report wasn’t immediately available, but the sheriff’s office did provide a few details. 
    It said the elderly victim was tied up and robbed. “At approximately 11:30 p.m., Wright was located and arrested without incident.”