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Today's News

  • Councilman seeks cleanup reimbursement

    Harriman City Councilman J.D. Sampson is tired of cleaning up properties and rarely seeing the money for that cleanup quickly returned to the city.

    He was so fed up last year he asked that action be taken to quickly collect on the lien at 316 Carter St., setting a timeline to take further action after 90 days.

    The city tore down the burned-out building at a cost of  $15,000 in 2011.  It’s been more than his proposed 90 days, but Sampson is determined to get that money back.

  • Blue Devils split with Greenback

    The Harriman Blue Devils snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday night by going on the road and knocking off Greenback, 75-61.

  • Jackets sting Scott

    The Kingston Lady Jackets desperately needed a shot of confidence after a rocky season in district competition. On Tuesday night, they got that confidence-booster with a convincing 50-30 road win over the Scott Lady Highlanders. 

  • Mt. Pisgah knocks off Maryville Christian, 59-49

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots hosted Maryville Christian Tuesday and picked up a split against the Eagles and Lady Eagles.

    In the girls game, Mt. Pisgah held a three-point lead after three periods of play, but couldn’t hold on down the stretch as Maryville Christian picked up a 53-44 victory.

  • Lady 'Cats take control of District 4-A

    The Oliver Springs girls and Wartburg boys stayed in control of District 4-A with impressive wins Tuesday night.

    The Lady ‘Cats downed Wartburg 54-41 in the first game of the evening, and that win gives Michelle Christopher’s squad a two-game lead in district play.

  • Rockwood picks up road split

    The Rockwood Tigers and Oakdale Lady Eagles used a similar path to victory Tuesday night as both survived a low scoring first half before picking up the pace offensively in the second half on their way to easy victories.
    The Lady Eagles took the floor first and picked up a 41-21 victory and that was followed by Rockwood’s boys knocking off the home team, 74-42.
    Both teams return to action Friday night. Rockwood travels to Tellico Plains for a District 3-A contest while Oakdale hosts Wartburg in a District 4-A battle.
    Girls Game

  • Midway stumbles on road

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves made the long trip to Tellico Plains Tuesday night, but the trip was not a good one as the Bears and Lady Bears took both games from Midway.
    The girls game would see the Lady Bears grab a big early lead and cruise to a 61-46 victory. The second game of the evening was a barn burner as overtime was needed for Tellico Plains to pick up a 56-55 victory.
    Midway will look to rebound from the tough losses Friday night when they host Harriman.
    Girls Game

  • Rockwood, Midway battle in middle school action

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers and the Midway Middle Green Waves played Monday night.
    In the boys game, the Tigers and Green Waves turned in a barn burner that Midway pulled out in overtime, 46-42.
    In the opening girls game, Rockwood pulled away for a 35-11 win over the Lady Waves.
    Both teams will be in action again on Monday as Midway travels to Lenoir City while Rockwood hosts Wartburg.
    Girls Game
    Rockwood head coach Jeff Allen may have broke a little sweat in the first half against Midway. His Lady Tigers missed a lot of shots and led only 8-2 at the end of one.

  • Paper mill cleanup may be near

    Efforts to clean up an old paper mill site in Harriman are moving forward.
    Getting the Clinch River Corp.’s site on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  National Priorities List is the goal.
    Harriman City Councilman Buddy Holley recently received heartening news about the designation.
    “I hope in February we should know something,” Holley said. Once started, he added, the cleanup work could move quickly.
    “I don’t think it will take over a year or so because it is not that bad,” he said.

  • Gospel group has local connection

    Thursday’s concert at the Princess Theatre will be extra special for one of the Kingdom Heirs.
    “I grew up in Harriman, went to my very first movie there at the Princess Theatre when I was just 5 years old,” piano player Andy Stringfield said. “I’m very excited to come back and it’s really going to be an honor to play at the Princess Theatre.”
    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Midtown Volunteer Fire Department.