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Today's News

  • Karate Promotions
  • HMS soaks Sunbright, 28-0

    One week after a disappointing 46-8 loss at Oliver Springs, the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils bounced back with a 28-0 victory over Sunbright in a game that lasted only one half due to thunderstorms at Wallace Black Field.

  • Sweet and tasty celebrations galore!
  • Inspector: TVA pros left out of report

    The credibility of a scathing report put together by TVA’s watchdog was called into question last Thursday.

    During cross-examination at the civil trial over the Dec. 22, 2008, ash spill, TVA attorney Edwin Small got TVA Inspector General Richard Moore to admit things that could have been favorable to TVA were left out of the report.

    “Is it possible someone on your staff had an agenda to get TVA management?” Small asked.

  • Administrator may serve city and its utilities

    Rockwood officials will discuss the city administrator position and the handful of applicants they have received during the Rockwood City Council meeting on Monday.

    In addition to looking at the applicants they have so far, the council will discuss possibly expanding the position to work in conjunction with Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas.

    Mayor James Watts said there has been discussion of sharing some of the costs of an administrator — whose duties include dealing with city finances — with the utilities.

  • Rockwood speeder eyed for attempted murder in Hamilton

    A man stopped for speeding in Rockwood earlier this month was wanted for attempted first-degree murder in Hamilton County.

    According to an arrest report, James Christopher Armstrong was pulled over shortly before 6 a.m. on Sept. 17.

    The officer radioed dispatch to check his driving record and was informed that Armstrong, 39, was wanted.

    After two other officers arrived on scene, they approached Armstrong’s vehicle with guns drawn and ordered him out of the vehicle.

  • Crabtree appointed asst. fire chief in Rockwood

    Rockwood Fire Chief Mike Wertz once again has a second in command.

    Wertz announced at last week’s Rockwood City Council meeting Monday the appointment of firefighter Matt Crabtree as the new assistant chief.

    Crabtree officially assumed the role last Tuesday.

    “I think Matt will do a good job,” Wertz said.

    Crabtree had already made plans to meet with firefighters. The city plans to send him to additional schooling.

  • Budget may be finalized Tuesday

    Harriman officials may approve the city’s fiscal 2012 budget Tuesday.

    Behind the curve compared to surrounding communities, Harriman City Council didn’t pass first reading of the budget until this month.

    A public hearing and special-called meeting for second and final reading will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley had more optimistic figures on the city’s unappropriated fund balance since the council last addressed it.

  • Four generations of Reeds committed to Boy Scouting

    In the depths of the Depression, Sam Reed wanted to join the Boy Scouts.

    Problem was, his family could not afford the dues of 5 cents a week, and he was forced to quit after a couple of weeks.

    That did not stop his desire to serve scouting later in life.

    He encouraged his oldest son, Charles to join the Cub Scouts through Harriman First Presbyterian Church in 1957. And when his youngest son, Gordon, became old enough, Sam started a Cub pack for him.

  • Relay for Life meeting rescheduled to Oct. 3

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is looking for committee members to be a part of the 2012 Roane County Relay for Life.

    People interested in being a part of a committee will be a part of the community's biggest effort to fight cancer.

    The committee interest meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 27 at Roane State Community College, has been postponed.

    The meeting will now begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Roane State, in Room O-202.