Today's News

  • Harriman stuck in a hole over drainage issue

    By Richard Evans

    A problem with a collapsed water drains is causing a headache for at least one Harriman business.

    Arlene Carr said her beauty shop is prone to flooding and has asked the city for help, but so far she said the only assistance she has received from Harriman officials has been in the form of sandbags to help keep water out of her business.

    City Manager Kevin Helms explained the problem, like the solution, is complex.

  • Mayor Best beset by city’s legal woes with Largen over property

    By Richard Evans

    Metaphorically speaking, Mayor Wayne Best drew a line in the sand concerning the ongoing battle between Harriman and Gerald Largen.

    “We’re wasting taxpayers money dealing with it. I don’t think we should respond to him. We shouldn’t answer him. Let him take us to court. If we lose, then we appeal it. Fighting it guys, we’re just throwing money out the window,” Best said.

  • Harriman’s splash pad goals dampened by more delays

    The splash pad in Harriman will not be ready for use this summer.

    The news was relayed to the Harriman City Council by City Manager Kevin Helms during their meeting Tuesday night.

    “It won’t be in time for operation. We can possibly finish it this year but not prior to the time you would be shutting it down for winter,” he said.

    Mayor Wayne Best asked if the reason for the delay is due to the state taking so long to process the grant.

    Helms acknowledged it is.

  • Wilson guilty in child porn federal case

    Shackled and wearing a striped jail jumpsuit, David Tyler Wilson appeared in U.S. District Court in Knoxville on Wednesday to plead guilty in his child porn case.

    With his defense attorney, Bobby E. Hutson Jr., by his side, Wilson answered a series of questions from Senior U.S. District Judge Leon Jordan about his decision to plead guilty.

    “Have you told Mr. Hutson everything you know about this case?” Jordan asked.

    “Yes,” Wilson responded.

    Speaking in a low monotone voice, Wilson kept his answers short.

  • County, cities take TVA to court

    A lawsuit filed this week by Roane County and the cities of Kingston and Harriman accuses TVA and Jacobs Engineering Group of lying about the dangers of fly ash and creating a public health hazard.

    “Public officials and Roane County citizens previously had reasonably relied on the publicly disseminated information provided by TVA and Jacobs, and are now seeking restitution for the damages caused by the defendants’ lies,” the lawsuit alleges.

    TVA and Jacobs are the defendants in the lawsuit.

  • Roane County, Harriman and Kingston file suit against TVA and Jacobs

    Roane County along with the cities of Kingston and Harriman have filed a lawsuit against TVA and Jacobs Engineering Group in Roane County Circuit Court.

    The lawsuit is over the Dec. 22, 2008, fly ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant and alleged events that followed.

  • OS late heroics seals Midway’s fate

    By Jack Sims


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats advanced to the district tournament by eliminating the Midway Green Wave from the post season, 9-6, in a play-in game at Paper Maker Field Friday night.

    Toeing up to the rubber for Oliver Springs was Ryan Jones who pitched five and a third innings allowing six runs, five hits, and struck out five over his time on the mound.

  • Turpin sparks Devils for win

    By Jack Sims


    The Harriman Blue Devils eliminated the Oneida Indians in a close 4-3 game in the early play-in game Friday night at Paper Maker Field.

    Stepping onto the mound for the Blue Devils was Brandon Turpin who threw for six and a third innings. He allowed two runs on two hits and struck out six.

    He was relieved for the final two thirds of the final inning by Marcus Nelson.

    The third inning was the big inning of the game for Harriman.

  • Jackets blank Anderson County to start playoffs