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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 1

    25 Years Ago
    Samuel F. Yette, a Harriman native and professor at Howard University in Washington D.C., was honored by St. Mary’s Baptist Church. Yette was also the honored guest at a membership drive rally for the NAACP.

    10 Years Ago

  • Harriman Memorial Day events set

    The city of Harriman’s Memorial Day Parade will be on May 28.

    In the event of inclement weather, activities will be at the American Legion.

    The event will honor all military veterans who  have served to protect the U.S. The Memorial Day parade will extend gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting U.S. citizens.  
    The morning events of the day will begin at 10 a.m., when the Harriman American Legion Museum opens with a display of wartime memorabilia.  

  • Nikon Small World exhibit to open

    Awaken the sense of discovery and see another world that exists just beyond perceptible vision, while viewing the merging of science and art in the 2011 Nikon Small World award-winning photomicrographs June 3-Aug. 7 in the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    This year's winning entries display a number of outstanding images covering a wide range of biological, chemical, and material substances.  

  • Family fun on tap at park's SummerFest

    A day of family-oriented summer fun is on tap June 11 during Roane County Park’s second annual SummerFest.

    Crafters, vendors, food and more are in store for the event, which kicks off with the SummerFest 5k at 8 a.m.

    All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in the running or walking event. Advance registration, including a T-shirt, is $25 and will close on June 6.

  • Class aims to help money go further

    In an effort to provide financial education opportunities throughout the community, the Roane Alliance for Financial Independence is offering a free five-part series on helping area residents stretch their dollars.

    The classes, at 6 p.m. each Wednesday, start today, May 25, in Kingston First Baptist Church.

    The series will cover budgeting, saving, credit reports, homeownership and investments.

    The Roane Alliance for Financial Independence is a United Way initiative.

  • Getting ready for Memorial Day

    Rockwood Public Works employees Jim Huddleston, left, and Pete Kirby put the finishing touches on the laying of 41 paver bricks during a recent job in Rockwood Homecoming Park.

    The paver bricks, part of Rockwood 2000’s Memory Lane project at the downtown park, will be dedicated during a Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. May 30.

    The paver bricks were purchased during a special discounted offer from Rockwood 2000 to area veterans.

  • The Garden Gate: Nasturtium a tasty, colorful flower

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 25

    25 Years Ago
    A giant 88,000-pound earth mover with only 540 operating hours on it was purchased for the Roane County landfill. Smart shopping by Roane County Road Supervisor Bob Collier bought the monster for $2,500. The earth mover previously used by the county had half the capacity and more than 20,000 hours of operation.

    10 Years Ago

  • Household Hazardous Waste Day planned May 21 in Roane

    Roane County households may dispose of possible hazardous wastes in a free and safe way during this weekend’s Household Hazardous Waste Day at the recycling center at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown.

    Household hazardous waste materials will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21. No business, agribusiness, school or church waste will be accepted.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 18

    25 Years Ago
    “Rumors are tearing this town up,” Harriman Mayor Harold Wester declared during a heated Harriman City Council meeting. “People are just looking for a bad rumor.” The meeting’s discussion centered around two former police officers accused of theft. No charges were placed, and Harriman Police Chief Don Day denied any allegations of a cover-up.

    10 Years Ago