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Today's News

  • Americans support press as guardians of important freedoms

    Americans strongly support the idea of a free press as a watchdog on government, despite concerns by many about bias in news reports, according to the 2011 State of the First Amendment national survey conducted by the First Amendment Center.

  • IMPRESSIONS by Johnny Teglas: Send in vacation photos holding the RC News!

    Beating the heat … that seems to be a goal everyone’s trying to achieve these days.
    With most of the country in the grips of what many are calling a “deep fryer,” it seems as if record highs are being registered pretty much daily.
    While we’ve not been hit by triple digits as have many from the Southwest to the Midwest yet (and hopefully won’t), the combination of mid 90s and upper 60s dew points here in the Tennessee Valley have combined for some seriously steamy days.

  • Young-Stout

     

    Sharon Young and Matt Stout were married at 5 p.m. on June 28 at Riverfront Park. Bill Trent officiated during the outdoor ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Betty and Charles Young.
    The groom is the son of Betty and Lonnie Stout.
    The couple celebrated with family and friends then honeymooned in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Harmon

     

    Mr. and Mrs. Homer Harmon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 21.
    Homer Harmon and the former Wanda Bullens, both of Harriman, were married July 21, 1951, in Harriman with the Rev. E. H. Howard officiating.
    They have two sons, Rick Allen Harmon and wife Pat, Knoxville, Kim Trent Harmon, Harriman; three grandsons, Justin Harmon and Aaron Harmon, both of Knoxville, Chris Thomas and wife Mary, Maryville; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Savannah Thomas.
     

  • Liam Smith

     

    Liam Smith turned 3 years old on May 27.
    He celebrated with a Toy Story party with family and friends.
    He is the son of William and Kristy Smith, Harriman.
    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden, Harriman, and Diana Smith, Oakdale.
    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran, Harriman, and W.F. and Ruth Headrick, Oakdale.
    Liam has a 4 year old sister, Taylor.
     

  • Jacob Buckholtz

     

    Jacob William Buckholtz celebrated his second birthday May 22.
    He is the son of Amber Taylor, Rockwood, and Vince Buckholtz, Midtown.
    Grandparents are Mike and Pam Taylor, Harriman, and Lee Taylor, and Dewayne and Stephanie Buckholtz, all of Rockwood.
    Great-grandparents are Paul and Mary Bennett, Kingston, Pete and Elen Williams, Harriman, David and Lila Taylor of Spring City, and the late Leon Moore.
    Jacob has a five year old brother, Hayden.
     

  • The Garden Gate by Ellen Probert Williamson: Vegetable blooms a promise of tomorrow's bounty

    All vegetable plants must have flowers in order to produce their fruits, although most farmers and vegetable gardeners don’t pay much attention to them, being intent upon the vegetables to come.
    The flowers are just the means to an end. But vegetable flowers are all very pretty and can be surprisingly effective in flower arrangements.

  • Motorcycle wreck
  • Devils split first two games in AAA tourney

    The first two days of the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament produced different results for the Harriman Blue Devils as they split their first two games.
    Harriman opened play Friday with a tough 11-0 loss against Greenback, but the Devils bounced back Saturday with a 13-8 victory over Sweetwater.
    The Blue Devils played Kingston Tuesday and will take on Madisonville Wednesday in the round robin tournament. Harriman must win one of those games to have any chance of advancing to next week’s Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament in Mount Pleasant.
    Harriman vs. Greenback

  • AAA Jackets still going strong

    In winning last week's Dixie Youth AAA sub district title, the Kingston Yellow Jackets ran into little opposition.

    The road hasn't been that easy in this week's Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament, but the results have been the same as Kingston has won their first two games.

    In last week's tourney, Kingston won four games by a combined 23 runs, but their two victories against Sweetwater and host Madisonville have been by a total of three runs combined. Kingston opened play Friday with an 18-16 victory over Sweetwater then the Jackets knocked off the host Tornadoes on Monday, 4-3.