Harriman Hires New Parks and Recreation Director

Harriman City Manager, Kevin Helms, reports to us that he has hired a new  Parks and Recreation Director with Harriman ties.   Former Harriman Sears Local Store owner, Charles Jones (Charlie Jones ) was hired last Wednesday and began his new role on Friday, August 9th.

Jones who Owned and managed his business for over 30 years near downtown was a candidate for the parks and recreation director for the  City Last Tuesday. The Harriman Council did approve a waiver to the personnel policy for the hiring of a Parks and Recreation Director, and the allowance of City Manager Kevin Helms to pick one from a group of applicants.

The city has been without a full-time Parks and Recreation director since the departure of former director Allen Hickman 5 weeks ago.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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