Harriman Receives a Land Donation for Park from the Liff and Baisley Families

Harriman, Tennessee, October 12, 2020 — Mayor Wayne Best announced today that approximately 13 acres have been donated to the City of Harriman for eventual use as city park facilities. Mayor Best stated “I am thrilled to accept this wonderful gift from the Liff and Baisley Families in honor and memory of Albert Baisley. Albert Baisley deserves this recognition as he contributed so much towards making life better for so many folks in the Harriman and throughout Roane County.”

Baisley’s accomplishments in business include founding Rockwood Iron and Metal, the Scientific Ecology Group in Oak Ridge, Diversified Scientific Services in Kingston, Tennessee Valley Steel in Harriman, and Southern Alloys and Metals of Rockwood. Over the past five decades, his businesses have provided thousands of jobs in the area.

Adam Liff, Baisley’s business partner of four decades, continued, “Albert was one of the best I have ever known. Smart, kind, generous and truly funny. His smile, wit and candor are deeply missed by many.  I am proud to join with the Baisley and Wyatt Family to continue his legacy of helping to make life better for others. I appreciate Mayor Best, City Manager Helms and City Attorney Rehn for the swift response and ongoing help to make this gift idea become a reality for the City”.

The donated property is approximately 13 acres located on Margrave Drive in Harriman and is contiguous to other properties owned by the City of Harriman.

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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