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  • Wheeler among Dogwood Ball debs

    Phoebe Rose Wheeler was among the 45 young women from throughout East Tennessee who were presented during the Dogwood Ball.

    The 52nd annual ball of the East Tennessee Presentation Society was on March 29 in Knoxville Marriott Hotel.

    Wheeler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Samuel Wheeler.

    She is a student at The College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

    Wheeler, her mother and the other 2014 Dogwood Debutantes and their mothers were honored during a December luncheon in Cherokee Country Club, Knoxville.

  • Can’t file on time? Here’s what to do

    With one week left before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reminds Tennessee taxpayers that options are available if they can’t file their forms or pay their taxes on time.

    They can even submit filing extensions and request payment options online.

    "Don’t panic if you need more time to file or pay your taxes," said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. "Requesting more time to file is easy, and there are several payment options."

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 9

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: These purple spring flowers tickle us pink

    Everyone loves the little violets, one of the earliest signs of spring and summer, that appear in our lawns and gardens at this time of year.

    Did you know that this common wildflower is an amazingly rich source of vitamin C? Or that the leaves are full of vitamin A?

    A half cup of violet leaves will supply as much vitamin C as you would get from four oranges and give you the required daily minimum of vitamin A.

  • Harriman Happenings April 7

    We extend a speedy recovery to Charles Knaff, who recently suffered injury from a car accident.

    You are missed, especially in the Sunday school men’s class at St. Mary’s Baptist Church.

    Get-well wishes to Trish Ewing. She had surgery and is now resting at home.

    Last Sunday, the Celebration Choir of St. Mary’s Baptist Church were guest singers at Piney Grove Baptist Church.

    A song was sung by two ladies, and four men of the church sang two songs.

  • Pancake breakfast proceeds to buy life-saving device

    Rockwood Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend could someday have life-saving consequences.

    All proceeds from the breakfast will be used to purchase a defibrillator for Rockwood Middle School.

    The breakfast will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 5 in Rockwood First Christian Church’s fellowship hall at 328 W. Rockwood St.

    Tickets are $5 and include pancakes, bacon, butter, syrup, orange juice and coffee.

    They are available from any Rockwood Rotarian, Rotary Kids member or at the door.

  • Genealogical workshop scheduled

    Avery Trace Chapter NSDAR will present a genealogical workshop on April 26 in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 190 Circle Drive, West Hills,  Harriman.

    Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and class starts at 9:30.

    Volunteer genealogist Shirley Smith and genealogy consultant Marcia Pickel will be the instructors.

    Cost is $10 per person to cover instructional material and refreshments.

    Those planning to attend are required to pre-register by April 18 by calling 458-5033.

  • Look Back: a little something from our files for week of March 31

    25 Years Ago
    Authorities throughout East Tennessee were looking for two machine gun-toting men who robbed Harriman Revco and at one time were thought to be holding employees hostage inside the store. Employees were in the process of closing the store when the 9 p.m. incident occurred. An undetermined amount of cash and drugs were taken.

    10 Years Ago

  • City & County Meetings

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
    • Rockwood Golf Board will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood Country Club.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 3
    • Harriman Housing Authority Board will meet in special-called session at 4 p.m. in the authority office on Sewanee Street. Purpose of the meeting is to consider and possibly take action on Phase 2 of gas rehabilitation.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 4
    • Kingston City Council will meet in budget session at 8:30 a.m. in Kingston City Hall at 900 Waterford Place.

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
    • Hospice volunteer training and education will be provided in two sessions from noon to 4 p.m. April 2 and 4 in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston. Prospective volunteers for Amedisys Hospice must attend both sessions; RSVP by calling 689-7123.