Today's News

  • Vanishing rapist caught

    Charles Daniel Mullins is back in custody after leading authorities on a manhunt. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said the search for the registered sex offender ended Wednesday night when Mullins was arrested at a home on Unaka Street in Harriman. 

    “We just kind of cornered him in, and he didn’t have anywhere to go,” Stockton said. “We arrested him without incident.”
    Mullins is classified as a violent sex offender on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.

  • Good morrow at the fair?

    The sounds, smells and colorful imagery of medieval England may soon be mere minutes away.
    Darkhorse Design wants to set up a permanent Renaissance Fair on what is known as the industrial park property off Fiske Road in Harriman.
    Company representatives  believe the location, from its easy proximity to the interstate and large metropolitan areas to the fact there are not any permanent fairs nearby, makes it an ideal location.
    “It is an all-day fun event for the whole community,” said Barrie Paulson, business manager.

  • Festival fundraising for Harriman

    Hooray for Harriman Labor Day festival organizers are well underway collecting donations for the event.
    Randy Ellis said recently they are only $1,800 short of the goal for the festival set for Monday, Sept. 2.
    “That puts us ahead of previous years,” Ellis said.
    More information about how to be a vendor or sponsor for the event can be found at http://hoorayforharriman.info

  • Pub quest continues with beer board

    Roma L. Christopher isn’t giving up her quest for a beer permit. She re-filed her application last week. 
    Christopher, who wants to sell beer at the Grill & Pub under a different name, appeared before the Roane County Beer Board on June 11. Chairman Copper Bacon got no response from the other four members when he asked for a motion to hear Christopher’s application.  
    “The board is not going to listen to your application,” Bacon told Christopher.
    She asked for an explanation, but wasn’t given one.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: A swing, a swing, a wonderful thing

    My stay at the beach is set for later in the summer.
    The midsummer week off with my boyfriend, Derek, hasn’t happened yet, either.
    Nor have I gone on my highly anticipated, first-ever motorcycle run on the Cherohala Skyway (although that may have changed by the time you read this).
    So why can’t I imagine being happier with summertime than I am right now?

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Lawnville Road Church of Christ
    Classes for pre-K through teens will be available during vacation Bible school at Lawnville Road Church of Christ, Kingston. “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand for God” is the VBS theme; classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14-17 in the church at 1301 Lawnville Road. Call 717-0444 to preregister or for details.

  • Regents OK fee hike for state’s colleges and universities

    The Tennessee Board of Regents last week approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges across the state.

    Students enrolled in 15 credit hours at Roane State Community College and the other 18 community colleges in the system will pay 3 percent more on maintenance fees in 2013-14.

    “While we regret any increase in cost to students, we are grateful to be able to limit the extent of the increases this
    year thanks to addition-
    al state funding,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan.

  • Church Calendar: June 28-July 8


  • Tech center to be TCAT on July 1

    The days are numbered for referring to Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman by that name.

    Effective July 1, the Harriman center and the 26 others in the Tennessee Board of Regents system will officially become Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

    “These various new programs reflect strong partnerships between our colleges and universities and the workforce needs of their surrounding communities,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan during the board’s meeting last week.

  • Make nominations to FSA county committee

    The nomination period is open for Farm Service Agency county committees.

    “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers to participate in this year's county committee elections by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

    “County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provide an opportunity to farmers and ranchers for their opinions and ideas to be heard,” he added.