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Today's News

  • Woman killed when car overturns

    STAFF REPORTS

  • ‘You are destroying this town’

    Monday was Rockwood City Recorder Jim Hines’ last council meeting with him serving in that position.

    He made the most of it, letting everyone know what he thought of Vice Mayor Peggy Evans.

    Hines took Evans to task for talking about the draft audit findings before a final copy was completed — and for what he felt was an attack on his office.

    “It seems your measure of our competence is whether we cozy up to you,” Hines said.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 28

    25 Years Ago
    Gene Tate retired from Harriman Fire Department after 44 years. He was the second paid firefighter hired by the city. “An ax and a stream of water were all we had when I first became a fireman in 1942,” he said. “It never was a good paying job, but it was dependable.”

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Fall flowers bloom to brighten our days

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    September was the seventh month of the Roman calendar, but it is the ninth month according to our modern reckoning. The Anglo-Saxons called it the Barseley month.

  • 3 children’s programs at library

    Harriman Public Library is offering three children’s programs this fall.

    An after-school program for grades K-5 takes place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday.

    For a $3 monthly fee, youngsters read books, have snacks and do craft-related projects.

    The preschool program is from 11 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. Children read books, focus on a letter of the alphabet of the week, say the pledge of allegiance, sing songs, play games and do craft-related projects.

  • Wheat annual homecoming this weekend

    By Bonita Irwin, for Roane Newspapers
    Students and friends from Roane County’s former Wheat community will meet Oct. 2 in George Jones Memorial Baptist Church in celebration of the 80th year of reunions for those who have connections to the community.

    The church is the only building left standing in what was a thriving community.

    The service will begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. A.L. Turpin bringing the message.

  • Senior activities in the works

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services program has several opportunities in the coming months to participate in activities or programs.

    A free weekly chronic disease self-management program will meet each Monday from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7 in Harriman Community Center.

    Each weekly meeting will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

    The program is ideal for those who have a chronic condition such as asthma, arthritis, depression, diabetes or COPD.

  • Tractor show rolling into town

    Three Rivers Antique Tractor & Engine Club is gearing up for a tractor show and tractor pull this weekend at Roane State Expo Center.

    Set-up will be on Sept. 30, with a tractor pull at 7 p.m.

    The tractor show opens at 7 a.m. Oct. 1, with tractor parade at noon and a tractor pull at 3 p.m.

    A swap meet will take place both days.

    Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

  • Air show to benefit Shriners hospitals

    The Tennessee Eagles RC Club will have a radio-controlled air show this weekend to benefit Shriners Children's Hospitals.

    The show will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Harriman RC Park off Fiske Heights Road. Admission is free; food and drinks will be available.

    A $10 landing fee will be charged to all pilots,
    with all proceeds going to Shriners Children’s Hospitals.

  • Up for a spooky escapade? Check out Hauntings of Harriman

    Thrills, chills and fun are on tap for the annual Hauntings of Historic Harriman.

    This year’s event, beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, offers a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.

    The area is home to beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built more than a century ago. Given the long history of the area, it should come as no surprise that ghosts and spirits are known all too well to the people living there.