Today's News

  • Go with the BLOW

    Joe Williams performs on tuba during the Babahatchie Community Band spring concert inside the Harriman High School James Williamson Auditorium.  The band’s next concert will be Sunday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at David Webb Riverfront Park.

  • Conservative budgeting planned

    The city of Kingston’s budget talks for the coming fiscal year kick into high gear soon, but City Manager David Bolling and other officials have already been hard at work crunching numbers.

    “We’re still early in the process,” Bolling said. “The biggest thing is that we won’t be looking at any increases in our expenses for the coming year.”

    The other side of the ledger is a different story, though.

  • Harriman considers effort to reach out to city’s visitors

    Harriman is exploring the possibility of getting a city sign along Interstate 40 to let drivers know they are traveling through the historic area and hopefully encourage them to stop.

    “I have been trying the last two years to get a sign at the interstate,” said Councilman J.D. Sampson.

    Officials talked about what points of interest should be included.

    “The library probably would be more of an attraction. Everybody that finds out it is a Carnegie Library are pretty impressed,” said Councilman Lonnie Wright.

  • Leon Houston now an inmate at federal facility in Kentucky

    Leon Houston has been moved from the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City to the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.

    The transfer center in Oklahoma City houses inmates in transit to other facilities.

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons website listed Houston as an inmate there on April 10. The next day, the website listed him as an inmate at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington.

    He was still there on Tuesday, according to the website.

  • Woman charged with intentionally running over dog

    Mary Jessica Runkles, a 60-year-old Harriman woman, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly running over her neighbor’s Chihuahua.

    The alleged incident happened on Cofer Circle on April 22.

    According to the report, Bridgett Woodward told Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Vianney Del Toro she saw Runkles pass her house at a high-rate of speed.

  • Registered sex offender back in trouble

    Defense attorney Chris Cawood said he’s not surprised by the latest arrest of registered sex offender James Tiegs.

    “They’ve been trying to find something on him since we won that trial,” Cawood said. “They were really upset that they lost.”

    Tiegs, 52, was tried last July in Roane County Criminal Court for aggravated sexual battery. Cawood was his attorney.

    The jury who heard the case found Tiegs guilty of misdemeanor assault.

    He was sentenced to six months’ probation in November.

  • Lady Waves top Harriman, 14-0


    After suffering shutout losses on back-to-back days, the Midway Lady Green Waves (8-3 in District 3-A) took their frustrations out on Harriman (7-4 in district) Friday when they pounded the Lady Blue Devils in four innings, 14-0. 

  • Grant’s grand slam leads Tigers past Oakdale, 12-1

     A Hunter Grant grand slam highlighted a 10-run third inning Saturday afternoon and that big inning was the difference as Rockwood defended its home turf with a 12-1 victory over Oakdale.

  • Blue Devils down Knights in shootout, 14-11


    Pitching and defense took the day off Saturday as Harriman downed Knoxville Christian School, 14-11, in a game played at Loudon High School.

    Saturday’s contest was a seesaw affair from the beginning as the Knights scored in four of their six trips to the plate while Harriman scored in five of the six innings played.

  • Midway takes two from Oliver Springs

     A Friday trip to Oliver Springs’ Arrowhead Park turned out great for the Midway Green Wave as Darrell Ruffner’s squad swept a doubleheader from the Bobcats.

    The Green Waves opened the evening with a 15-3 victory in game one and they finished off the evening with a 9-0 win.