Today's News

  • Meth trade grows: Record number of labs anticipated in 2013

    Putting medicines containing pseudoephedrine behind the counter. Limiting how much you can buy. Electronic tracking. Requiring people to speak to a pharmacist and show ID before purchasing.

    Those are some of the measures the state has put in place to fight meth production.

    They haven’t worked, according to Tommy Farmer, director of the state’s meth task force.

    “Business is booming,” he said. “Literally and figuratively.”

  • Arts Commission reinstates ABC grant program

    The Tennessee Arts Commission has reinstated its popular Arts Build Communities grant program.

    The ABC grant category is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, and enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural experiences.

  • Harriman Happenings: May 6

    More than 250 people attended the home-going service of Elder Ruby Jean Boyd last Friday.

    Jean was well known and loved by all who knew her.

    She was the wife of the late Jack Boyd. She was also a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and child of God.

    She was an elder in Sevier Street Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    Jean’s living was not in vain. She will be missed by family, her church and friends.

  • Chamber takes a break at Jake’s Tavern & Grill

    One of Roane County’s newest restaurants, Jake’s Tavern & Grill of Rockwood, celebrates its grand opening with a Roane County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

  • VEC hopes camera on Houstons didn’t irk public

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative is in the business of supplying power.

    “We have no need to watch anyone,” Vice President of Operations Clyde Jolley said.

    Law enforcement might, though, and that’s why authorities sought the help of Volunteer Energy in its investigation of Rocky Houston.

    Jason Dobbs, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in federal court that Volunteer Energy installed the pole camera that law enforcement used to watch Houston.

  • Former Harriman newspaper publisher honored by college

    Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate recently dedicated The Walter T. and Julia Pulliam Historic Newspaper Collection and unveiled a special exhibit featuring some of the most prized pieces of the collection.

    An archives room at the college was also named in honor of Pulliam, retired Harriman newspaper publisher, and his wife, Julia.

    Pulliam was publisher and editor of The Harriman Record and Today’s News. He is also author of “Harriman: The Town That Temperance Built.”

  • Jackets sweep Tigers in tennis

    With the regular season coming to a close, the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets tennis teams swept Rockwood on Thursday.

    Kingston won all nine games in boys play while picking up a 7-2 victory in girls action.

  • Tigers rip Washburn in doubleheader

    If the Rockwood Tigers were looking to build some momentum heading into this weeks’s District 3-A Tournament, they did so on Thursday by routing Washburn in a doubleheader. 

    The Tigers took game one, 11-0, and followed that with a 16-0 victory in game two of the evening.

  • Midway rallies past Cosby

    The Midway Green Wave closed out the regular season Thursday evening by rallying from three runs down in the final three innings to defeat Cosby, 7-6.

    Midway trailed 6-3 after four innings of play before tying the game with three runs in the fifth inning, and eventually winning the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Lady Jackets roll on Senior Night, 11-2

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets celebrated Senior Night in style Thursday as Ronnie Ladd’s squad closed the regular season with an 11-2 victory over Grainger.

    Kingston started strong Thursday as the Lady Jackets tagged a runner out at home in the top of the first inning before scoring four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame.