Today's News

  • Meth labs busy despite new laws

    Methamphetamine production continues in small laboratories in Tennessee and elsewhere around the country in spite of new laws regulating and tracking the sale of pharmacy products used to manufacture the illegal drug.

    That is one of the findings of a report released this week by the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability about attempts to control access to legal products sold at pharmacies which are later used to create methamphetamine.

  • Officer who saved infant honored

    A Harriman police officer acted quickly to save the life of a choking infant last month.

    His employers took notice.

    Michael Wesley Cox was honored for his work this month with a medal of commendation and lifesaving ribbon.

    “Officer Cox cleared the child’s airway by turning her over and slapping her on the back three times,” Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said, reading the commendation Cox received.

    Cox received the call about the 3-week-old infant choking on Bennett Circle on the evening of Dec. 6.

  • New Y-12 complex operator named

    The National Nuclear Security Administration announced Tuesday that Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC has been selected as the new management and operating contractor for the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

    The NNSA said the move will save $3.27 billion in taxpayer dollars over the next decade.

  • Councilman seeks cleanup reimbursement

    Harriman City Councilman J.D. Sampson is tired of cleaning up properties and rarely seeing the money for that cleanup quickly returned to the city.

    He was so fed up last year he asked that action be taken to quickly collect on the lien at 316 Carter St., setting a timeline to take further action after 90 days.

    The city tore down the burned-out building at a cost of  $15,000 in 2011.  It’s been more than his proposed 90 days, but Sampson is determined to get that money back.

  • Blue Devils split with Greenback

    The Harriman Blue Devils snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday night by going on the road and knocking off Greenback, 75-61.

  • Jackets sting Scott

    The Kingston Lady Jackets desperately needed a shot of confidence after a rocky season in district competition. On Tuesday night, they got that confidence-booster with a convincing 50-30 road win over the Scott Lady Highlanders. 

  • Mt. Pisgah knocks off Maryville Christian, 59-49

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots hosted Maryville Christian Tuesday and picked up a split against the Eagles and Lady Eagles.

    In the girls game, Mt. Pisgah held a three-point lead after three periods of play, but couldn’t hold on down the stretch as Maryville Christian picked up a 53-44 victory.

  • Lady 'Cats take control of District 4-A

    The Oliver Springs girls and Wartburg boys stayed in control of District 4-A with impressive wins Tuesday night.

    The Lady ‘Cats downed Wartburg 54-41 in the first game of the evening, and that win gives Michelle Christopher’s squad a two-game lead in district play.

  • Rockwood picks up road split

    The Rockwood Tigers and Oakdale Lady Eagles used a similar path to victory Tuesday night as both survived a low scoring first half before picking up the pace offensively in the second half on their way to easy victories.
    The Lady Eagles took the floor first and picked up a 41-21 victory and that was followed by Rockwood’s boys knocking off the home team, 74-42.
    Both teams return to action Friday night. Rockwood travels to Tellico Plains for a District 3-A contest while Oakdale hosts Wartburg in a District 4-A battle.
    Girls Game

  • Midway stumbles on road

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves made the long trip to Tellico Plains Tuesday night, but the trip was not a good one as the Bears and Lady Bears took both games from Midway.
    The girls game would see the Lady Bears grab a big early lead and cruise to a 61-46 victory. The second game of the evening was a barn burner as overtime was needed for Tellico Plains to pick up a 56-55 victory.
    Midway will look to rebound from the tough losses Friday night when they host Harriman.
    Girls Game