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Today's News

  • First ever state middle school tournament

    Scenes from Harriman Middle's Lady Devils' state championship game.

  • Third ain’t nothing to sneeze at

    After a shaky start to the TMSAA State Tournament, the Cherokee Lady Jackets rebounded to beat Kipp, 50-27, for third place in the state Saturday afternoon.

    “It’s a huge accomplishment for us to place where we did,” Cherokee Coach Kandi Leffew said. “I’m proud of this team for getting to the state tournament and placing third.

    “That’s a huge accomplishment for us.”

    The Lady Jackets hit the floor going on all cylinders when the game started.

  • HMS Lady Devils first ever

    The first ever!

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils overcame a huge 14-point deficit to beat Cloudland, 34-29, in overtime to become the inaugural TMSAA 1A State Champion Saturday afternoon at Stewarts Creek High in Murfreesboro.

    “It’s kinda surreal right now,” Harriman Coach Johnny Jones said. “It really hasn’t sunk in yet.

    “I’m exhausted, I’m elated.

    “I told the girls that there were only three girls in the state that didn’t lose their last game and you’re one of them.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: The passage of time marked by the passing of loved ones

    By Mark Banker

    When Dad passed away 33 years ago, Mother - who turned 68 on the following March - made it clear that she would live out the rest of her days on the farm that had been her home since she was pregnant with me in 1950.

    For several years, Mother maintained her characteristic busy lifestyle.

    Church-related duties, efforts to save the old Roane County Courthouse, baking bread, and grandmothering consumed her time and energy.

  • Oak Ridge’s International Festival on Feb. 23

    The family-friendly International Festival in Oak Ridge will present entertainment, crafts and cuisines from many countries, with musical and dance entertainment on stage throughout the day and crafts for children to make and take home. The festival entertainment will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Children’s Museum, 461 West Outer Dr., Oak Ridge.

  • TDEC seeking environmental stewardship nominees

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    “Being good stewards of our state’s resources is part of what makes Tennessee the beautiful and remarkable place it is,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said.

    “These awards help show that we all can do our part, and I can’t wait to see the potential solutions that individual Tennesseans come up with.”

  • Mid-East holding AARP Smart Driver Course

    In need of a refresher course on driving? Want to update knowledge of the rules of the road? Is it time to update driver training? If the answer is “yes,” then the new and improved AARP Smart Driver Course is the right choice.

    The driver course will be from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, each day at the Mid-East Community Action Agency Annex, located at 2305 N. Gateway Ave., Suite 8, Harriman.

  • Fishing for his dreams in Florida

    Less than two years after finishing high school, Cameron Hardin is living his dream.

    Not in college, but in Destin, Fla., operating a charter boat fishing business.

    “We’re obviously excited,” father Dave Hardin said.

    “It’s exciting to have a Tennessee boy live his

    dream in salt water.”

    Cameron graduated from Roane County High School in 2017.

    The name of his fishing business is Cuttin’ Up Fishing.

  • Tennessee Medieval Faire holding auditions for street characters

    Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to travel back in time to celebrate the high Middle Ages with Robin Hood at the fifth annual Tennessee Medieval Faire. 

    This rugged outdoor festival will spring to life on Saturday, May 25, and run for three weekends, including Memorial Day.  The festival is located north of Harriman.

  • Obed Wild and Scenic River to hold healthy hike

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be conducting a ranger-led healthy hike at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

    Join Ranger Rick Ryan for a moderate out and back hike of 2.6 miles total along the Emory River Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail.

    The trail begins at the historic Nemo Bridge and ascends through a peaceful understory of winter evergreens embraced by the sounds of water resonating off the canyon walls, culminating in a sweeping overlook above the confluence of the Obed and Emory Rivers.

    Participants should meet at the Nemo picnic area.