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Today's News

  • Call soon to make reservations for Chamber banquet

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s annual business awards banquet, set for April 19 in Whitestone Country Inn, looks to be a popular event for both sponsors and attendees.

    “The Chamber’s annual awards banquet at Whitestone has always been considered the social event of the spring,” said Chamber President Leslie Henderson, “but this year we’ve already sold more than a quarter of the tickets already — and we haven’t even sent out the invitations yet.”

  • Almost ‘Bo’ time in Harriman

     

    Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ’n Biscuits made its Harriman presence official on Wednesday by erecting its sign along Hwy. 70 in the city’s Midtown area. Construction is almost complete on Roane County’s newest franchise eatery, and job applications are available at http://goo.gl/GLtlG

  • Senator to kick off TVC Summit

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be the keynote speaker the first day of the 2013 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit in Oak Ridge.

    The 2013 TVC Summit on May 29-30 will focus on energy, advanced manufacturing, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurism.

    Alexander, R-Tennessee, is expected to update a major energy address he made at the 2009 summit in Oak Ridge.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Be sure to call ahead for something special at Perkadeli’s

    Have you ever driven by a restaurant on a busy highway and thought, “Wonder if that would be a good place to eat?”

    When talking with folks for my “Out To Lunch” articles, I always ask if they have other lunch places to recommend.

    Linda Coker lives in Oliver Springs, and while we were having lunch at a restaurant there, she said, “Have you ever tried Perkadeli’s in Clinton?”

  • Lady Devils knock off Wartburg, 4-1

    The weather outside might have been a cool, breezy 45 degrees with rain, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the Harriman Lady Blue Devils on Good Friday as they downed the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs 4-1 in a five-inning game at Flour Mill Flats.

  • Play at the Plate
  • Lady Devils struggle with Stone

    The Harriman Lady Devils were beaten 13-1 by the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers Thursday afternoon. 

    The Lady Panthers tore into Harriman for four runs in the top of the first inning and then added a run to their tally to make the score 5-0 in the top of the second.

  • Bad inning costs Bobcats

    After dropping a pair of games against Sunbright the week before, the Oliver Springs Bobcats needed a victory over Oneida last Wednesday to get back on track in District 4-A.

  • Headrick’s vehicular homicide case ends in plea

    Nancy Hill turned 64 on June 20, 2011, and had plans to celebrate her birthday with family.
    “She was going home to change clothes to meet the rest of us for a lunch because we always took her out on her birthday,” daughter Lisa Hunter said.
    Hill never made her birthday celebration. She was killed in a head-on car wreck on Gateway Avenue in Rockwood.

  • New enforcer may clean up Harriman

    A new and even tougher method of enforcing building codes and an alternative to the municipal courtroom is being considered to deal with Harriman’s most problematic offenders.
    Building Inspector Maria Nelson brought forward the idea of trying an administrative hearing officer to give the city more options to deal with offenders that continue to violate the city’s building and property maintenance codes.
    “The administrative hearing officer option gives us the option of citing higher fines ...” Nelson said.