Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Beautiful iris worthy of name fit for a goddess

    The beautiful iris blooming in our gardens with elegance is worthy of the goddess for whom it was named.

    Tennessee’s state flower was one of the more popular of spring flowers in gardens of medieval Europe, and it is still one we greet with joy in our own spring gardens.

    Some of us refer to these flowers as flags or, if we are French, fleur de lys.

  • Wadlington-Norris

    Randy and Rita Wadlington of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Nicole Wadlington, to Brian Jack Norris.

    He is the son of Jack and Harriett Norris of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. May 18 in South Harriman Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church’s family life center.

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

  • Arrests: Feb. 22-28, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 22 — Leanna Lynn Ashburn, 33, 111 Tonya Lane, Harriman: two counts fraudulent use of debit card. Total bond $1,000; Feb. 25.

    • Linda Sueann Calloway, 35, 1706 Bennett Circle, Harriman: DUI. No bond listed; court date Jan 7.

  • Works’ 12 Ks leads Blue Devils past Tellico Plains, 3-0


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    The old saying goes “It’s a new season” when the postseason begins. 

  • Lady Devils end Rockwood’s season, 10-0

    The District 3-A Softball Tournament started Friday with the Harriman Lady Blue Devils picking up a 10-0 victory over Rockwood in what an elimination game for both teams.

  • KGSA attends Smokies game
  • ‘Cats extend season, 10-0

    After a wild and woolly game between Coalfield and Oliver Springs in their last showdown at Coalfield’s Hightower Field, the rematch was really over before it started as the Bobcats sent the Yellow Jackets packing back with a resounding 10-0 triumph in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament Friday afternoon under threatening skies at Arrowhead Park. 

  • Green Wave win opener, 9-4

    The Midway Green Wave opened up the District 3-A Tournament Friday with a 9-4 win over Greenback.

    Against Greenback, Midway pulled out to an 8-2 lead after four innings and then cruised home for the 9-4 win.

  • Roberts signs with Sewanee

    Football coaches love tough guys, and that’s what Sewanee University got on Friday with the signing of Kingston fullback/linebacker Brody Roberts.

  • Last day

    Howie Rose, left, director of Roane County Office of Emergency Services, laughs with First Responder Program Coordinator Chris Weddington at Rose’s going-away party Friday.

    Rose is leaving his job of 17 years to accept a position with TVA.