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Community News

  • UT concert band members to play at Babahatchie venue

    Members of the University of Tennessee Concert Band will play with Babahatchie Community Band during a free concert this weekend.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Harriman High School’s James Williamson Auditorium.

    Featured soloist Josephine Denys will perform Cecile Chamanaide’s Concertino for Flute and Band and Gabrile’s Oboe.

    The Babahatchie Band will showcase Malcolm Arnold’s four Scottish Dances, Curnow's Celebrations and Ravel's Bolero.

  • Harriman Memorial Day parade slated

    The city of Harriman will have a 2011 Memorial Day parade on May 28.

    The event will honor all military veterans who have served to protect U.S. It will extend the gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting United States citizens.

    The parade will begin near Harriman High School on Roane Street, and extend to Harriman Riverfront Park along the banks of the Emory River.

    In case of rain, the parade will be postponed until May 29.

  • Conservation program signup starts March 14

    A general signup for the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program will run from March 14-April 15.

    During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Roane/Loudon Farm Service Agency office at at 424 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    The phone number is 376-2392.

  • Salvation Army honors Young for years of service

    The Roane/Morgan County Salvation Army Unit recently honored Jim Young of Kingston for his years of public service in the organization.

    Young is moving from the area and will be resigning from the board.

    His attention to the plight of others started when he was a young man. He attended Emory and Henry University in Atlanta and participated in the early fight against segregation by organizing and participating in marches.

  • The Garden Gate: There’s a lot for the gardener to do in February

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

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

    25 Years Ago
    In the eyes of Virginia Hackler of Harriman, her son, Robert Hackler, was a hero. When the 36-year-old man of Lansing, Mich., learned that his sister, Linda Demo, 41, of Knoxville, would never lead a normal life again without a kidney transplant, he offered her one of his. Demo lost one kidney from a congenital kidney disease 16 years previously and had been dependent on a dialysis machine for survival since January 1985.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Gardeners adapt through the ages

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • DOE testing sirens Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, Feb. 2, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Ryan E. Jones

    U.S. Army Pvt. Ryan E. Jones recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    A 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School, he is the son of Ronald E. Jones Jr. of Harriman. His grandmother is Bernice Goodman of Devonia.

    During the nine weeks of training, Jones studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 2

    25 Years Ago
    Bill and Mary Lindsey of South Harriman were on vacation in Florida when they witnessed the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. They were on their way to Epcot Center and saw the shuttle go up, cross back over, and explode. It was a shock they said they didn’t expect to forget for a long time.

    10 Years Ago