By Bonita Irwin, for Roane Newspapers
Students and friends from Roane County’s former Wheat community will meet Oct. 2 in George Jones Memorial Baptist Church in celebration of the 80th year of reunions for those who have connections to the community.
The church is the only building left standing in what was a thriving community.
The service will begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. A.L. Turpin bringing the message.
Thrills, chills and fun are on tap for the annual Hauntings of Historic Harriman.
This year’s event, beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, offers a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.
The area is home to beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built more than a century ago. Given the long history of the area, it should come as no surprise that ghosts and spirits are known all too well to the people living there.
Babahatchie Community Band concerts are a part of Americana in Harriman.
This is especially true of the next concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harriman Riverfront Park. Admission is free.
“This concert is mostly music by American composers with one exception,” said Babahatchie band member Alison Westrich. “‘Amparito Roca’ was composed by Jamie Texidor, a Spanish composer from the early 1900s. He wrote this and named it after a student of his.”