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Today's News

  • CHRIS AHLER: Athletic tourism key for Roane

    Harriman City Councilman Chris Ahler moved back to his hometown three years ago.

    “I think anyone who opens their business and lives in a municipality is going to take a strong interest in the leadership and decisions that affect them,” said Ahler, who helps people with retirement and estate planning.

    He was appointed to Council to fill the unexpired term of Chase Tedder, who resigned to pursue a career in the National Park Service.

    He later was elected to the seat and is vying for his first full term.

  • WAYNE BEST: Recreation, youth focus for council candidate

    Wayne Best thinks focusing on the city’s youth and young families is key to seeing Harriman thrive.

    “I think Harriman has great potential,” the Harriman City Council candidate said. “We need to work together. We need to agree to disagree, but we have to work past that to make sure our city and community grows.”

    He’s got adult children and recently started the child rearing again, this time with a young son he helps coach in sporting activities including city league baseball and basketball.

  • Mike Demyanovich: Utilize the city’s assets

    Mike Demyanovich moved to Harriman from Florida, charmed by its Victorian history and beautiful old homes.

    He quickly delved into the community, regularly attending Harriman City Council meetings and active with boards, including the Harriman Utility Board and Harriman Housing Authority.

    “I live here now, so I want to see the city grow,” Demyanovich said. “I want to see the city improve. I want to see everyone have some good opportunities.” He believes a lot can be accomplished with members of the community working together.

  • Buddy Holley: Proud of papermill cleanup, charter changes

    Harriman City Councilman Buddy Holley wants to see some of his projects through.

    From clean-up of the papermill site along the Emory River to the hiring of a city manager, he’s been heavily involved in a lot of change in the city.

    “We have all these things started or in progress, and I would like to see at least part of them completed, part of them completed and moving forward,” explained Holley.

  • J.D. Sampson: Community center essential

    Harriman City Councilman J.D. Sampson has a passion for the city, often willing to go to battle for what he feels is in its best interest.

    “I’ve really enjoyed the last 10 years I’ve been on Council,” he said. “I just love my city and love trying to help to do what we can do.

    “Some people say the city council isn’t doing enough, but in 15  years, we haven’t raised the property tax,” Sampson added.

  • Professionalism takes another turn in clerk race

    Professionalism has again become an issue in the race for Roane County circuit court clerk.

    “Customer service has got to be addressed,” candidate Marty Miles said during a forum last week.

    He wasn’t the only candidate who took aim at the issue.

    “I will also position this office to operate by utilizing the utmost in professionalism,” Sarah Stewart said. “From personal appearance to proper phone etiquette.”

    Miles, Stewart and Ann Goldston are running for circuit court clerk.

  • Harriman Happenings-July 28

    The celebration of life of Mrs. Clyo E. Keene was last Wednesday, July 16, at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home.

    She was a member of West Street African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Carlisle, Pa.

    She was the widow of the late Thomas L. Keene.

    During their marriage, they enjoyed traveling, with some of her favorite places being Australia, Italy and Germany.

    She enjoyed being in the company of her church and family and sharing the love of God.

    She was born and raised in Harriman and passed at 102 years of age.

  • General Sessions Court: March 3-7

    GENERAL SESSIONS COURT
    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 3 — Nathaniel E. Pate, simple possession/casual exchange, driving without license, seat belt 18 and older: dismissed. Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia attempt: guilty.
    • Angela V. Cochran, driving while license suspended: guilty, amended to driving without license.
    • Steven J. Williams, theft up to $500, guilty.

  • Rampage finish second in ISA World Series
  • Senior Bowlers of the Month