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Today's News

  • 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
  • ACAC competes in Louisville

     

    By CHIP FISCHER

    Special to the News

    The Atomic City Aquatic Club took wing in its first long course meet of the season in Louisville, K.  

  • Area coaches hoping for hotter weather

     

    The weather in July has been unseasonably cool. Some days have felt more like October than the middle of summer.

    While most people have enjoyed the cooler, less humid weather, area high school football coaches are worried this will actually hurt their teams as they prepare for season opening games, most coming on Friday, Aug. 22.

  • Circuit clerk candidates slug it out

    Circuit court clerk candidate Sarah Stewart didn’t get a chance to respond at a forum in which opponent Marty Miles took a shot at her.

    “Ms. Stewart, I’d be crazy not to say it, she’s probably walked in that office about two or three times in her life,” Miles said during his closing comments at Tuesday’s candidate forum in Oak Ridge.

    Stewart gave her closing before Miles and didn’t have a chance to answer the allegation.

    She did address it afterward, saying she was at the office several times a week.

  • Rocky Houston in Atlanta pen, could be moved

    Rocky Houston is now in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a resident of U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta.

    U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves sentenced Houston to nine years last month for his conviction on a firearms charge.

    USP Atlanta is a medium-security federal penitentiary with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp and detention center.

    More than 2,500 inmates were housed there – 2,032 at the penitentiary and detention center and 531 at the camp.