Today's News

  • City Hall cameras help catch thief

    Rockwood police arrested a man earlier this month for allegedly breaking into city hall.

    They also took note of his persistence.

    Suspect Dustin Scarborough, 32, is charged with vandalism, theft and aggravated burglary.

    According to the arrest warrant, police were dispatched to city hall on Jan. 3 about a window that had been pried open.

  • Harriman lawyer loses license

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has disbarred Harriman attorney Kent Booher.

    The Board of Professional Responsibility, which oversees the conduct of attorneys for the court, announced the punishment last week.

    In September, Booher pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape in Loudon County Criminal Court. He was suspended by the Supreme Court on Oct. 7.

  • Kingston aims for ‘Christmas every day’

    Kingston’s Public Works made Christmas a little merrier this year.

    The city department gathered bicycles from the community, including a donation from the Harriman Police Department, and dispensed them to area children in need.

    They gave out more than 60 bicycles.

  • Truck driver dies in accident

    Timothy W. Seaman, a 49-year-old Rock Island, Tenn., man, was killed in a tractor-trailer wreck on Harriman Highway Friday afternoon.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Seaman was hauling wooden posts, and his 2006 Freightliner was the only vehicle involved in the wreck.

    A woman called 911 to report the accident at 12:16 p.m. Trooper Anthony Lay investigated the crash for the THP.

    According to the report, Seaman was traveling north on Harriman Highway when he ran off the road and struck a utility pole.

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  • The power of sports

    As of late, the sports world has suffered, like much of the news of the world, from bleakness, doom-and-gloom even.

    Stories about Florida State pigskin pariah Jameis Winston and his seemingly endless display of off-the-field shenanigans and the late, embattled former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno being given back his wins with the dark cloud of scandal that cloaked much of the sports landscape.

    But too often, what gets lost in the muck of this sea of negativity is the fact that sports has the power to bring together communities.

  • Cherokee sweeps North Middle

    Thursday night brought some nasty conditions outside of the gym at Cherokee Middle School, but the Lady Jackets and Jackets made it worth it for their fans to come and watch the action inside the gym as they took on rival North Middle.

    The Lady Jackets picked up a commanding 39-11 victory, while the Jackets got the victory 50-36.


    Amadea Pankey led the Jackets on the night with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

    Keyona Stooksbury led team in assists while picking up three and Emily Thompson had five steals on the night.

  • Lady Cats defeat Lady Tigers in overtime

    The old adage of a basketball game breaking out in the middle of a fight proved to be true between the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers Thursday night.

    When the dust settled, the Lady Bobcats emerged with a 19-17 victory.
    Rockwood got out to the early 3-0 lead with help of a basket and free throw from Karlee Bowling basket.

    The Lady Cats rallied to pull within 5-4 at the end of the first period.
    Bowling (3 points) led Rockwood in the early going while Madison Green (4 points) led the Lady Cats in scoring.

  • Harriman girls defeat Concord Christian at home

    Harriman didn’t have much trouble Thursday night against Concord Christian Thursday as they picked up the win, 63-13.

    With only one game being played on the night, the Lady Devils came out and made a statement for the home crowd to watch.

    After a slow start, the Lady Devils made it a point to finish strong.
    The Lady Devils were led on the night by Haley Goldston and Madison Duncan with 13 points and Marilyn Franklin right behind her with 12.

    The Lady Devils started out putting up six points in the first period compared to Concord who managed to put up two.

  • Harriman girls edge past Lady Jackets

    After nearly four quarters of back-and-forth action, the Lady Devils were able to secure a victory over the Lady Jackets, 48-37.

    “Both teams played extremely hard,” Harriman head coach Johnny Jones said. “It was not a great offensive game. I think both teams have been struggling to score lately. We know each other so well, it’s just hard to play against each other.”

    Kingston opened up with a 9-2 run, but Harriman rallied back in the first quarter to hold a 15-13 lead going into the second period.