Today's News

  • Park a premier place to go play

    Harriman’s Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization recently made Killiffer Park a little more child friendly.

    In the last few weeks, new swing sets, including two swings for tiny tykes, have been installed, thanks to the donations of the club. The Harriman Street and Recreation Department installed them.

    “Drack (Langley) and we all worked very hard together to get these up here,” said Ed D’Alessandro.

  • Field work finished on Recovery Act-funded projects


  • K-31 demolition prep continues cleanup work

    Workers have begun removing transite paneling from the outside of the K-31 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park).

    The 1.49-million-foot former gaseous diffusion building was once used to produce enriched uranium for defense and commercial purposes.

    It was permanently shut down in 1987.

    URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, also known as UCOR, is prepar-

    ing the building for demolition for later this year.

    Approximately 10,000 transite panels are expected to be removed over the next several months.

  • Harriman Happenings May 19

    Birthday greetings to friends and family born in May.

    They include the Rev. Clyde Jones, Ruth Coleman, Carolyn Baker, Roy Clemmons, Dale Fuqua, my grandson Marv Anderson, niece Sheila Williams and Ellen Jackson, formerly of Harriman, who now lives in Dayton, Ohio, and is celebrating 103 years. What a blessing.

    God’s blessings to all of you.

    Also, my son Marvin Anderson and Corliss Thompson are celebrating birthdays this month.

    Pat and Dan Taylor Childress from Nashville, Glenn and Virginia Hickman’s children from

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  • The Henry Center celebrates Earth Day

    The children of The Henry Center display their artwork as they celebrate a week’s worth of activities celebrating Earth Day. Those showing off their work are, front row from left, Tobi Pritchett, Keeley Cleveland, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Addison Woody, Audrey Boles, Jessica Pugh, Jacob Dingus; and back row, Daylan Habib, Lucas Shore, Tom Evans, Brody Johnson, Landon Stafford, Ridley Scalf and Cadyn Newman.

  • Tigers no match for CAK in region final


    The 2014 season has been full of memorable moments for the Rockwood Tigers, but Thursday’s Region 2 A-AA Championship Game against Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) will not be one of them as arguably the state’s top program defeated Wes Ford’s squad, 8-0.

  • Eleam signs with Kentucky Christian


    Harriman senior Kaleb Eleam did just about everything on the gridiron for the Blue Devils in his high school career. Now he will get the opportunity to show off his skills at the next level as Eleam signed scholarship papers Thursday with Kentucky Christian University.

  • McFarland-Pemberton judge-race feud expands

    Circuit court judge candidate Mike Pemberton and his supporters suspect Willis Hall didn’t act on his own when he filed a complaint with the Roane County Election Commission.

    “The issue is as clear as a bell,” Kingston attorney and Pemberton supporter Pat Cooley said. “This was generated by Tommy McFarland from the beginning.”

    Pemberton and McFarland are running to replace Russell Simmons as 9th Judicial District Circuit Court judge.

    Simmons is retiring.

  • Rockwood parks chief on leave

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation Director Jody Mioduski is on administrative leave.

    Not much more is known at press time. Questions were referred to Mayor James Watts, who did not return calls at press time.

    Mioduski was hired in December 2012.

    His predecessor Tom Pierce was put on leave and then resigned amidst allegations that he used city funds to make personal purchases including firearms, clothing and photography equipment.

    Pierce was indicted in February 2013 on official misconduct, theft and unauthorized use of credit cards.