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  • Babahatchie Band to perform free concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will perform in its final indoor concert of the season at 3 p.m. April 10 in Harriman High School auditorium.

    The concert, featuring movie scores, will be rich in contemporary music that will likely be listened to hundreds of years from now.

    The band will perform the scores from “The Lion King,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Titanic,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

    Admission is free.

  • Cancer survivors welcome to attend RSCC production

    Roane County Relay for Life will honor area cancer survivors this weekend with a reception on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    Cancer survivors and a guest are welcome to attend the reception at 1 p.m. April 10 in Room O-105 at Roane State. During the reception, they will receive tickets to the Roane State Playmakers’ 2 p.m. production of “The Diviners.”

    Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kathy Parks at 354-3366 by April 7.

  • Dems to reorganize Saturday

    The Roane County Democratic Party will have its biennial reorganization meeting at noon April 9 in  Kingston Community Center.

    The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. No one will be permitted to enter once the meeting has begun.

    Call Bob Cowan at 332-1289 for details.

    Cowan also said the Roane County Democratic Party has submitted recommendations of Steve Scarborough and Celia Simon to serve on the Roane County Election Commission.

    They will serve two-year terms.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 6

    25 Years Ago
    Anthony Malenovsky of Harriman was chosen as one of nine contestants for the CBS game show, “The Price is Right.” He and and his wife, Kitty, went to the taping while visiting their children in California. Although Malenovsky didn’t make it to the “Showcase Showdown,” he did win more than $3,000 in cash and prizes.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Lilies symbolize Easter season

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • The Garden Gate: April opens tricky but brings us fine flowers

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    As spring begins, April will at last bring us warmer days, new leaves on the trees, birds and squirrels building their nests, and violets and forget-me-nots starring the new grass.

    We progress into the season of Lent and turn our thoughts toward the days of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian faith and Passover in the Jewish tradition.

    But we are also faced with some seemingly frivolous occasions in this varied month.

  • Hembree cited as Hometown Hero

    Members of the Harriman chapter of Modern Woodmen of America have honored Robert “Bob” Hembree of Rockwood through the organization’s Hometown Heroes program.

    The citation honors Hembree for countless hours of service to the community.

    Hembree was honored for volunteering with Rockwood Ministerial Association’s Food Pantry.

  • Disaster drill planned April 1

    Harriman High School will host a disaster drill on April 1.

    This mock disaster will involve students from three Roane County schools: Oliver Springs High School, Roane County High School, and Harriman High School.

    The simulation will show the aftermath of a mock natural disaster, such as a tornado, an earthquake or an airplane crash.

    Many students will portray roles as injured and deceased victims.

    Student makeup artists have been trained to create faux burns, scratches, protruding objects and even brain matter.

  • Time to get serious about filing income taxes for '10

    With April arriving this week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the filing deadline for 2010 tax returns is April 18, not April 15.

    Emancipation Day is observed April 15 in Washington, D.C., so most federal offices there will be closed.

    By law, the tax filing deadline for the nation is moved to the next business day, Monday, April 18.

    IRS spokesman Dan Boone offers some tips for those who haven't filed yet:

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 30

    25 Years Ago
    Jesse Porter of Midtown was the grand prize winner in the Bubblicious Instant Winner Game. By sending his name and address in on a 3-by-5 card, the Midtown Elementary School third-grader won an all-expense-paid summer vacation for four to Walt Disney World and a $1,000 check. Jesse’s mom, Betty Hamby, said she had a hard time believing it.

    10 Years Ago