Today's News

  • Kingdom Heirs to help Midtown VFD

    The Midtown Volunteer Fire Department is having a fundraiser at the Princess Theatre Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Chief Randy Scarborough said the event will feature Dollywood’s gospel-singing quartet, the Kingdom Heirs.
    Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserve tickets are $20 and general admission is $15. Proceeds benefit the volunteer fire department.
    Tickets can be purchased at Rocky Top General Store, 316 Ruritan Road, Harriman; Jerry’s Used Furniture, 2744 Roane State Hwy., Harriman; and Ellis Surplus and Salvage, 525 Morgan St., Harriman. 

  • Kingston changes sign laws

    Three public hearings; three new ordinances on the agenda; and zero drama or excitement as the hearings went off without any serious voices of dissent, with few words of input at all at Kingston City Council’s Dec. 11 full council session.
    The hearings were to give residents a chance to voice concerns about potential new ordinances that were on the night’s agenda for a second and final reading.
    The first was an ordinance amending the city’s existing sign ordinance to address new types of signs that have proliferated in recent years.

  • Rainy day wreck
  • Midway picks up split at Oakdale

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves finished up their season series against Oakdale Friday night.

  • Jackets shoot down Jets

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets got a little payback Friday evening when they held on for a 54-51 win over Cumberland County.
    The Lady Jackets lost by 10 to the Lady Jets one week before at Cumberland County.
    In the nightcap, the Yellow Jackets got a sweep of Cumberland County with a 72-71 overtime decision. Kingston had beaten the Jets by five at Crossville last Friday.
    The Yellow Jackets travel to Lenoir City Friday night in their final game before Christmas.
    Girls Game

  • Lady 'Cats take control of 4-A with 62-34 romp

    There is an old Jerry Reed song that goes "When you're hot, you're hot." And in a much-ballyhooed contest between the Oneida Lady Indians and Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, the Lady Indians got knocked out like Manny Pacquiao as the Lady 'Cats took a convincing 62-34 win. 

  • Park thoroughfare named for Hal Jones

    Hal Jones spent much of his time at David Webb Riverfront Park working in the earth for the Harriman Garden Club, often seen at the park in his white pickup.

    It is why it seemed fitting to name the park’s main roadway Hal Jones Boulevard in tribute to the tireless gardener, who passed away last month.

    “He has worked on it probably with me for the last 20 years,” said David Webb, the park namesake.

  • General Sessions Court: Sept. 17, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Sept. 17 — Timothy A. Brown, probation violation. Guilty.

    • David Thomas Borum, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Troy L. Hamilton, probation violation. Guilty.

    • April L. Seiber, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Jeremy D. Young, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Red Cross helped fire victims

    Volunteers from the American Red Cross provided emergency assistance to three Harriman residents after a fire last week destroyed their home at 517 Old Valley Road.  

    In addition to providing food, clothing and comfort items, volunteers are working with the residents to help them access community resources.

    The Red Cross is seeking additional volunteers in Roane County.  

    For information about volunteering, call 210-9605.

  • More indecision over Harriman city manager

    Harriman’s discussion of the city manager form of government pops up regularly throughout the years, always ending in indecision.

    It was much the same at a special-called meeting last Tuesday.

    This time, Councilman J.D. Sampson broached the issue, asking for the meeting initially but sticking with his support of an administrator over changing to a city manager-style government.

    “I want an administrator-type government where the council can control what is going on,” Sampson said.