Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: To whom much is given, of him much is required

    As this column is being prepared for submission to the publisher, the Democratic National Convention is just getting underway, and the Republican National Convention has been concluded five or six days ago.

    Due to these circumstances there is as yet little that we can say about the Democratic get-together in Charlotte, and a very great deal about which we could comment arising from the Republican assembly in Tampa, including addresses by Mrs. Romney, Mr. Ryan, and the Governor himself; not to mention Clint Eastwood’s performance.

  • Greenway grant puts focus on Emory River

    Harriman will be expanding its view of the Emory River downtown with the help of a grant.

    The federal monies come through a transportation enhancement grant of $447,776 for one phase of a greenway project that is planned to eventually span from the ballparks at Flour Mill Flats around the Emory River waterfront to the north end of downtown Roane Street.

  • United Way of Roane County wants to know what you think

    United Way of Roane County is a not-for-profit organization working with partner agencies and organizations to meet the human service needs of Roane County.  

    To ensure resources are used effectively, the organization is asking the citizens of Roane County to complete a short survey and give your opinion regarding services in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

    One survey per Roane County family is requested, and responses will be anonymous.  

  • Donation for a good cause


    Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss and firefighter Brandon Alcorn accept a $500 check from the South End Safety District of Norfolk Southern. Tim Lynch, left, mechanical supervisor out of the Knoxville yard of the railroad, presented the check.

  • Commission sets waterfowl seasons

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission established the 2012-13 waterfowl hunting seasons during its August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

  • East Tennessee Sportswriters Poll

    CLASS 1A

    1.Greenback (3-0) 78 (13 1st place votes)

    2.Coalfield (3-0) 65 (3)

  • Tigers, Jackets gear up for gigantic battle

    Last week was a good week of football for Roane County fans as Kingston, Oliver Springs and Midway all picked up wins while Rockwood played very well in a 12-7 loss at the hands of Class 2A No. 1 ranked Grace Christian Academy.

  • Hooray for Cookes in Harriman

    After decades of performing, Jeanette Cooke still has an appreciation for a lively audience.  
    “I like to see the crowd all perked up,” she said. “It keeps you young.”
    That was the case on Monday for The Singing Cookes performance inside the Princess Theatre in Harriman.
    “The Cookes are friends of our family,” Hooray for Harriman director Randy Ellis said. “We’ve known them for a long time.”

  • Officer’s quitting may affect cases

    The resignation of a Roane County sheriff’s deputy could have an impact on other cases besides the one that involved Rockwood Fire Department Capt. David Mitchell.
    Derek Kennedy arrested Mitchell for obstruction of justice and resisting arrest on Aug. 26. The District Attorney General’s Office decided to dismiss those charges after Kennedy resigned.
    “Because he resigned directly as a result of that one case and that incident, that’s why I went ahead and dismissed that case,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

  • Buildings may be razed in cleanup

    Three buildings might be demolished as part of Harriman’s cleanup efforts this year.
    Harriman Building Inspector Maria Nelson announced to the Harriman City Council meeting recently that she has went out for bid on three unsafe and dilapidated properties.
    The homes are at 318 Byrd. St., 315 School St. and 113 Redwood Drive.
    Nelson said the bid deadline is Sept. 14 at the close of business for the day.
    “I don’t think anyone wants to wait,” Mason said.