Harriman City Hall under strict guidelines for public to enter

As the COVID 19 Pandemic continues to effect daily life across the country and here locally ,People entering Harriman City Hall are now required to wear a mask.

According to City Manager Kevin Helms. he tells us “Unless absolutely necessary, If they do need to come into the building for some reason they will try to keep the public in the lobby area of city hall. , then they will have them enter through the closest door to the room being used,”

The decision was made after it was learned last week that a family member who lives in the household of a city official tested positive for COVID-19.

“The city official had been around some other officials and employees so Helms said they made a last minute decision to close the City Council meeting last week to the public. City officials learned the news two hours prior to the city council meeting. The council met but the meeting was closed to the public, Last Friday, Helms said the same city official also tested
positive. It’s unclear at this time whether next Tuesdays meeting will take place or if so will it be open to the public.

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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