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Harriman Utility Board manager Candace Vannasdale, Mayor Wayne Best, longtime papermill employee Howard Galyon and Westrock's Steve Hamilton talk near the area that will someday be a boat launch at the former papermill site.
Paper mill fading from Emory banks

Only the footprint of buildings remains at the former home of a paper mill in Harriman.

Officials toured the paper mill site this week to see how the property is progressing, and to dream about what the recreational opportunities could be at the property if the city eventually takes ownership.

“I hope I make it to see it all come together. It can be a beautiful place and a help to this city,” said Howard Galyon.