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Today's News

  • Ellis Surplus, Salvage now open in Harriman

     

  • Technology park goes platinum: First DOE site to receive prestigious federal honor

    East Tennessee Technology Park has become the first U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management site to receive the Federal Electronics Challenge platinum award.

    The Federal Electronics Challenge is a partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to purchase greener electronic products, reduce impacts of electronic products during use, and manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.

    Federal agencies and facilities participate as partners in the program.

  • Employees may have help getting law degree

    Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law will award $5,000 scholarships to qualified applicants employed in certain sectors.

    Those eligible for the scholarships include Tennessee Department of Children’s Services employees, law enforcement officers, municipal employees or present or former members of the military, including the National Guard.

  • Jobless benefits OK'd for military spouses

    Tennessee has changed unemployment laws that allow a spouse of military personnel facing a military transfer to collect unemployment benefits if they quit their job.

    In most cases, voluntarily quitting a job makes an applicant ineligible for unemployment benefits.

    “This expansion of eligibility for unemployment is the right thing to do in supporting Tennessee’s military families whom are often affected by military transfers,” said Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Karla Davis.

  • Home on the market? There may be some tax breaks for you

    The Internal Revenue Service has some important information for those who have sold or are about to sell their home.

    Homeowners who have a gain from the sale of your main
    home may be able to exclude all or part of that gain from their income.

    Here are some tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling a home.

    In general, a homeowner is eligible to exclude the gain from income if he owned and used the home as a main residence for two of the five years prior to the date of its sale.

  • Church knife attack stopped: Woman chases pastor’s wife

    No one was injured in a knife-wielding incident in a Harriman church last week in which the pas-tor’s wife was chased in the sanctuary.

    A bystander at Potter’s House Fellowship was able to wrest the knife away from the suspect, Gina K. Mueller.

    Mueller, of 918 Rosedale Ave., Kingston, was taken into custody by Harriman Police Department officers after the incident at 10:31 p.m. Sept. 5.

    She is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a prohibited weapon.

  • Bright digs for a dark problem

    It’s hard to believe that a place so bright and inviting would be on the front lines of child sexual and physical abuse, but that’s the case for the Kids First Child Advocacy Center in Loudon County.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said when there’s an allegation of abuse in the Ninth Judicial District, which includes Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties, the child is taken to the center for a forensic interview as part of the investigation.  

  • Turf experts put Emory course back in the green

    A group from South Carolina was in Harriman last week putting the finishing touches on the new grass on the greens at Emory Golf Course.

    Harriman City Council recently approved a $32,250 quote from Modern Turf Care, Rembert, S.C.

    Sprinklers cascaded down onto the new mini verde Bermuda grass turf that was laid down while the staff of Modern Turf Care finished laying the sod at another green.

  • From banks to snakes? Lots to peruse at Midway career fair

    Ashley Howell knew what career path she wanted to pursue.

    Thanks to a career fair Thursday morning at Midway High School, the senior now has a technical school to attend when she graduates next spring.

    Howell was one of 285 students who participated in the career fair, the first of its kind at Midway in seven years.

    “I wanted to go to school for accounting, and my mom said I needed to go work for a bank afterward,” Howell said.

  • Harriman Happenings: Sept. 10

    Ceola Lawrence spent two weeks in Texas with her son, Shannon, his wife and daughter. They took her to Johnson Space Center. They went bowling, to the movies and attended church on Sunday. Ceola said she really had a great time.

    Shannon's son, Shannon Jr., who lives in Cookeville, drove out to Texas to visit with them. The name of the church they attended was Wheeler Baptist Church. The Rev. Colry is pastor there. The church is so large they have to have four services.