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  • Harriman Happening-April 5

    Recently Mark and Nora Hightower spent five days in Philipsburg, N.J.
    They were guests of his cousin Robert Stonecipher.

    His family had a surprise birthday party for Robert. He was really surprised.

    The party was great and was attended by lots of family and friends.
    Roane County High School presented its band concert Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.

    Sharon Weatherly, who is working in Rangoon, Burma, will return to the United States in July.

    She will spend some time with her family. Afterward, she will be working in Houston.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Hampton, Fla.

    As the weather gets warmer, the Roane County News has put on its traveling shoes for this year’s vacation season. First stop: Hampton, Fla., with the Ward family of Kingston.

    Joyce and James Ward pose with the News at Joe’s Crab Shack for a photo shot by Pat Ward before “a good meal,” Pat said.

    The trip was a combination vacation, visit with family — and a wedding, which was a surprise to the Kingston relatives. Emily Ward — Joyce’s daughter, Pat’s granddaughter and James’ cousin — married Trevor Wall.

  • The Garden Gate: Romany people on the right track with herbs, foods

    The Romany people, also known as Gypsies, are descendants of an ancient warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west in about 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, they traveled through Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma are scattered all over the world. Their largely nomadic lifestyle is greatly influenced by the effect this had on their culinary ways.

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

    25 Years Ago

  • Children’s Hospital reaches out to Roane

    Each year, Knoxville’s East Tennessee Children’s Hospital gets more than 148,000 visits from tens of thousands of children across 16 Tennessee counties.

    More than 3,300 children from Roane County sought treatment in 2013 at Children’s Hospital.

    Families in Roane County recognize Children’s Hospital as one of the premier resources for pediatrics in the region.

    It offers care in more than 30 pediatric specialties, with more than 500 attending physicians.

  • Kingston library receives funding to train seniors to use computers

    Kingston Public Library is the recipient of a 2014 Free Access to Computer Training grant made possible through funding by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

    The library will use the funds to provide free computer training to seniors and many others over the next six months, said Steve Jacks, library director.

    “Several years ago, we received a $18,000 Rural Development Grant to create a computer lab,” Jacks said. “The FACT grant is a continuation of that program.”

  • Mr. Bond and The Science Guys headed to Rockwood in June

    The 2014 Summer Reading Programs across the country are focusing on science, and children attending the Rockwood Public Library’s program on June 18 will have a special treat.

    Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are gearing up for a visit at 10:30 a.m. to introduce and make science fun for children with their “Fizz, Pop, Boom,” program.

    The program for all ages includes tornado simulations, sound effects and optical illusions.

  • Boswell promoted to USAF master sergeant

    C.J. Boswell, center left, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Participating in the ceremony are, from left, his wife, April, of Oliver Springs; and parents, Ann and Clifton J. Boswell of Chatham, Va.

    The master sergeant is is a professional continuing education curriculum developer with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

    He has served in the military for 19 years.

  • Dispose of household hazardous waste on May 10

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 10.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 28

    Tri-County Ministerial Association’s Good Friday worship was at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, where the Rev. Jesse L. Williams is pastor.

    Tri-County president is the Rev. Willie Gallaher.

    This service was at 6:30 a.m. Speaker for the Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross were the Rev. James Guthrie, the Rev. Paul Taylor, the Rev. Willie Gallaher, the Rev. Jesse Williams, Elder Leander Blackmore, Elder James Knaff and the Rev. Alvin Douglass. Reader for the Word was the Rev. Brady Springs.