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Today's News

  • Let’s make a duel

    Dueling knights, minstrels, wenches, knaves, kings, queens and more are closer than ever to coming to Harriman.

    Harriman City Council considered the lease agreement with Darkhorse Design Inc., a company anxious to get started so they can have a fair open for several weekends next year. City attorney Harold Balcom suggested a few contract tweaks before the council puts it to a vote — probably at the Dec. 3 meeting.

  • Kid sending soldiers sweet reward

    One of the items deployed troops miss most about the United States is sweets.

    When Ryan Dubois, a fifth-grader at Midtown Elementary School learned that fact, he decided to do something about it.

    Ryan took on an effort he called Project Candy to raise the spirits of military men and women this holiday season.

    “They do so much for us,” Ryan said. “I just decided why not let them have some taste from home.”

    Through his effort, his school collected more than 330 pounds of candy.

  • Alliance CEO sets date for retirement

    Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance for the past decade, has announced her retirement effective at the end of March 2014.

    “Although I struggled with this decision,” Henderson said in a letter to Alliance officials, “I feel now that it is the right time to start on the next phase of my life and start working on some of that bucket list — travel, writing, project work, family time, and maybe even some business ventures of my own.

  • Bobcats drop two games

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats traveled to Sevier County and played a pair of games over the weekend against Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg-Pittman. The games didn’t go as planned, however, as Pigeon Forge knocked off the Bobcats, 37-35, then Gatlinburg-Pittman downed Oliver Springs, 87-56.

    Oliver Springs vs. Pigeon Forge

    The first three quarters of Friday’s game featured little scoring. Neither team scored 10 points in any of the first three frames, as Pigeon Forge took a 22-14 lead into the final period of play.

  • Lady Waves snap streak

     

    The Midway Middle School Lady Waves ended a 19-game losing streak with a 40-35 win over Spring City Thursday at Midway. 

    The streak dated back to the 2011-12 season when they lost the championship game in  the East Tennessee Sectional Tournament. 

  • Bobcats drop two games

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats traveled to Sevier County and played a pair of games over the weekend against Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg-Pittman. The games didn’t go as planned, however, as Pigeon Forge knocked off the Bobcats, 37-35, then Gatlinburg-Pittman downed Oliver Springs, 87-56.

    Oliver Springs vs. Pigeon Forge

  • Home court no advantage for Harriman

     

    Friday night wasn’t a good night for the Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils, as both dropped games at home against Wartburg.

    The Lady Devils took the floor first and led in the early going, but the Lady Bulldogs would soon catch fire on their way to a 53-38 victory.

  • ‘That is like blogging gold’

    Finding and sharing do it yourself projects, fixes and solutions are a fun hobby turned career for a Harriman woman and her daughter.

    They turned that hobby into a business when daughter, Lesley Clavijo, discovered a moleskin solution to poking underwire bras.

    Clavijo and her mother, Denise Iroler, also are getting sponsors for their blog postings at Chaotically Creative.

    Clavijo, who blogs as Lesley Warren, went into her toolbox at home and found the moleskin to put on her bra, and her mother recommended she put it on the blog.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Oodles Uncorked nice way to usher in the holiday season

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go,” the song says.

    It definitely was in downtown Knoxville (Old City) and Market Square for this “Out to Lunch” adventure.

    Knoxville’s annual Christmas in the City celebration runs through Dec. 31. This year’s theme is “A White Christmas in Knoxville.”

  • Firm wants ash safety suit dismissed

    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has responded to the federal lawsuit Knoxville attorney James K. Scott filed in August.

    The lawsuit listed 49 plaintiffs and accused Jacobs of lying to TVA ash spill cleanup workers about the safety of fly ash.

    The attorneys for Jacobs, Kenneth S. Schrupp, Jefferson C. Orr and S. Joseph Welborn, are asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.