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Today's News

  • Blue Devils pick up district sweep

     

    After a season filled with near-misses for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils, the blue and white squad earned a 59-47 win over the Greenback Lady Cherokees Tuesday night. 

    The victory was big for the Lady Devils as they had dropped their first two District 3-A contests before knocking off the Lady Cherokees.

  • Midway takes broom to Jackets

    It’s always a big night south of the river when Kingston pays a visit to Midway. Tuesday night was an especially sweet one for the Green Waves when they pulled off a rare sweep against the visiting Yellow Jackets.

    It was also a fairly wild night with plenty of pushing, shoving and intense play. Each of the four teams involved picked up technical fouls in the raucous atmosphere in the completely filled Boyd Woody Gymnasium.

  • Houston decides to keep lawyer

    For the time being, attorney Michael McGovern will continue to represent Rocky Houston in his federal firearms case.

    Houston previously sought to get rid of McGovern, claiming he had a conflict of interest and was a key witness in the case.

    Houston also claimed he could no longer discuss trial strategies with McGovern and he’d be denied a fair trial if McGovern wasn’t replaced.

    McGovern responded by filing a motion to withdraw as Houston’s court-appointed attorney.

  • Courts gear up against ex official

    The former Rockwood Public Works official charged with misusing public funds will have a status hearing Friday at 9 a.m.

    Tom Pierce allegedly purchased cameras and equipment, numerous guns and clothing for himself.

    Pierce resigned before a state investigative audit showed he amassed at least 11 guns and ammunition on the city’s dime.

    The guns and other items, totaling $32,725 were believed to have been purchased using a city credit card between 2009 and 2012. Pierce was indicted in February.

  • Cities told cold med bans not legal

    City ordinances banning the sale of ephedrine- and pseudoephedrine-related products without a prescription are illegal, according to a Dec. 6 opinion from Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr.

    The authority to regulate the sale of those products, often used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, sits with the General Assembly, not city or county governments.

  • The Garden Gate: Eggplant, cucumbers link us to ancient history

    It has been said that picking up a fork to eat a Middle Eastern dish of eggplants is as much a historical act as picking up a shovel on an archeological dig.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 11

    25 Years Ago

  • Open art show Dec. 14-15

    The 2013 Roane Open Art Show in the downtown Harriman building known as The Annex at 431 N. Roane St. will feature dozens of area professional, accomplished amateur and student artists displaying paintings, pottery, photography, textiles and various mixed-media works.

    Virtually all of the pieces on exhibit will be for sale. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Shawn Alexander Burney

    Shawn Alexander Burney celebrated his fourth birthday with family and friends on Nov. 18.

    He celebrated with a Hot Wheels-themed party.

    He is the son of Melissa and Scott Burney of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Linda Utley Banks of Harriman, and Troy and Annette Burney of Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Melvin and Lola Utley of Harriman, the late J.H. and Sarah Burney of Oliver Springs, and the late O.T. and Etoy McDaniel of Oak Ridge.

    Shawn has a 5-year-old brother, Bryaden Andrew Burney.

  • Rockwood sweeps Kingston

     The Rockwood Lady Tigers snapped a 12-game losing streak against the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets Monday evening with a 52-43 victory at Roane County High School.

    Rockwood’s last victory over the Lady Jackets came on Jan. 15, 2007 when they won at home, 44-31.