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Today's News

  • Devils net one win in Cordell Classic

    The Harriman Blue Devils recently hosted the 2012 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic, but playing three games in three days didn’t go as well as the host team would have liked as Harriman picked up just one win against two losses.

  • Youth teams battle in Christmas Classic

    The 2012 KOC/RSCC Christmas Classic was held recently at Roane State’s gymnasium as well as Cherokee Middle School.  

  • Pinnacle Pointe negotiations possible

    Might there be a more amicable conclusion to the ongoing litigation between Harriman and the developers of Pinnacle Pointe shopping center?
    Harriman City Councilman J.D. Sampson got agreement from council to meet with Jerry Duncan and Steve Kirkham about the ongoing dispute which centers around a state audit that found the developers owed the city $234,685 toward public funds spent on private development.
    In response, the developers argued the city owes them about $274,000.
    Since then, both parties have claimed the other could owe substantially.

  • Partnership helps youth learn about health jobs

    Rockwood High School students interested in the health sciences now have opportunities to learn more about career paths and get volunteer hours to boot.
    Rockwood High School now has Explorer Post 3366, a new entity that started meeting monthly in October.
    Staff at The Bridge at Rockwood have done various demonstrations and talked about issues including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
    Students have also gained opportunities to job shadow employees, such as occupational and physical therapists.

  • Roane bucks trend, road fatalities are down in 2012

    Nine people died in traffic accidents in Roane County last year compared to 12 in 2011. That trend didn’t play out across the state.
    According to statistics compiled by the Tennessee Department of Safety, 1,013 died on the road last year, compared to  937 the year before.
    “The Tennessee Highway Patrol is continuing to place an emphasis on  seat belt and DUI enforcement, such as No Refusal, to address this increase,” said Dalya Qualls, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

  • Firefighters busy over New Year’s

    Harriman firefighters had a bustling New Year’s Eve, starting with a fire at 425 Clinch St. at 8:46 a.m.
    “The police officer that found it said fire was already coming out of the top and one of those windows,” said Harriman Fire Department Chief Brad Goss.
    When firefighters arrived, fire was coming from the attic and top floor on two sides of the house. The cause of the fire is still undetermined. There was no power to the home.

  • Looseleaf Laureate by Terri Likens: An appreciation for an unwanted bird

    The other morning, I stepped out onto the carport into an unmistakable clatter.From above came whistles, chirps, clicks  and a generally collegial din. I knew what it was even before I stepped out from under the carport roof.
    Starlings.
    Lots of them.
    They were in my next-door neighbors’ trees and more were flocking to the trees across the street.
    If I had stuck around long enough to see, I’m sure a bunch would have filled the bare branches of my big maple.

  • Grant gives Rockwood resident new home in time for the holidays

    Bonnie Davison of Rockwood spent Christmas in her new home, thanks to a 2011 HOME grant received by the city.

    Rockwood received a $250,000 grant that enabled the city to complete the rehabilitation of three existing homes.

    It also provided for the demolition of two additional homes and for new construction to replace those homes.

    Davison lives at 309 N. Dunlap Ave. and said she is very thankful to the city for her new home.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts said he shares in that gratitude.

  • THP to conduct January sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to midnight Jan. 18 on Patton Lane at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Harriman students give holiday boost

    Students at Harriman Middle School took advantage of an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer.

    The school’s Positive Peer Pressure — or P-3 — Club decided to do something special for U.S. troops who are stationed overseas and do not receive a lot of mail or contact from home.

    Kris Hontz of the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition introduced the students to the Adopt A Soldier program.

    The students made Christmas stockings and sent them and Christmas cards to troops stationed in Kuwait.