Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 27

    25 Years Ago

  • Foster-Stafford

    James and Pamela Foster of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erika Nichole Foster, to Christopher Cory Stafford.

    He is the son of Henson and Elaine Stafford of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 28 in Riverside Baptist Church, Harriman.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Zola Keathley.

    She is a dental assistant with Dr. James D. Walmsley’s dental practice.

  • Arrests: July 14-18, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 14
    — Tabatha M. Crewsonberry, 32, 5816 Bailey Cove Circle, Knoxville: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date July 15.

    • Jonathan Roy Davis, 33, 1051 Brown Ave., Cookeville: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $5,000; court date Aug. 19.

  • GUEST OPINION:What a free press meant when JFK assassinated

    Inside the First Amendment
    The commemoration on Nov. 22 of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is also a reminder — a stark and somber one, to be sure — of journalism as some call it: “The first draft of history.”

    From the time that three shots were fired in Dallas at the presidential motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963, that “first draft” of reporting about the tragedy reached Americans in a manner unique in history.

  • High speed chase renders charges

    A Powell man is accused of leading Oliver Springs police on a dangerous high speed chase.

    Larry Eugene Ward Jr. was arrested on Nov. 19, but the chase occurred on Nov. 2.

    According to an arrest warrant, Oliver Springs Police Sgt. Charlie Graham stopped a Chevrolet Cruze “for what appeared to be an unsecured load.”

    The car took off on Harriman Highway when Graham approached the driver’s side.

  • Wrestler Kane bringing views to Roane State

    You know him for his signature chokeslam.

    What you may not know is that WWE wrestler Kane is a political activist, an accomplished author, and a student of history, politics and economics.

    Glenn Jacobs, known as Kane in professional wrestling, will speak at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

    Call it the Clash in the City Room or the Rumble at Roane State if you wish, but Jacobs will not be talking about half-nelsons.

    Instead, he’ll share his views on a variety of political issues.

  • Let’s make a duel

    Dueling knights, minstrels, wenches, knaves, kings, queens and more are closer than ever to coming to Harriman.

    Harriman City Council considered the lease agreement with Darkhorse Design Inc., a company anxious to get started so they can have a fair open for several weekends next year. City attorney Harold Balcom suggested a few contract tweaks before the council puts it to a vote — probably at the Dec. 3 meeting.

  • Kid sending soldiers sweet reward

    One of the items deployed troops miss most about the United States is sweets.

    When Ryan Dubois, a fifth-grader at Midtown Elementary School learned that fact, he decided to do something about it.

    Ryan took on an effort he called Project Candy to raise the spirits of military men and women this holiday season.

    “They do so much for us,” Ryan said. “I just decided why not let them have some taste from home.”

    Through his effort, his school collected more than 330 pounds of candy.

  • Alliance CEO sets date for retirement

    Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance for the past decade, has announced her retirement effective at the end of March 2014.

    “Although I struggled with this decision,” Henderson said in a letter to Alliance officials, “I feel now that it is the right time to start on the next phase of my life and start working on some of that bucket list — travel, writing, project work, family time, and maybe even some business ventures of my own.

  • Bobcats drop two games


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats traveled to Sevier County and played a pair of games over the weekend against Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg-Pittman. The games didn’t go as planned, however, as Pigeon Forge knocked off the Bobcats, 37-35, then Gatlinburg-Pittman downed Oliver Springs, 87-56.

    Oliver Springs vs. Pigeon Forge

    The first three quarters of Friday’s game featured little scoring. Neither team scored 10 points in any of the first three frames, as Pigeon Forge took a 22-14 lead into the final period of play.