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  • MILITARY MATTERS: Brice M. Mayton

    U.S. Air Force Airman Brice M. Mayton recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    A 2010 graduate of Harriman High School, he is the son of Vance Gordon and Freda Mayton of Harriman.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Roane Rockers to Race Against Cancer Sunday

    Roane Medical Center’s “Roane Rockers” will run and walk again in the annual Buddy’s Race Against Cancer on Nov. 14.

    “The Buddy’s Race Against Cancer is a great opportunity for us to give to a cause that has touched so many people,” said Tricia Aycock, Roane Rockers team captain.

    The Roane Rockers have set a fundraising goal of $6,000 and are working toward that goal through team member contributions and internal fundraising at the hospital for employee donations.

  • Gala to benefit Harriman landmark

    Members of the public  interested in supporting the preservation of Harriman’s historic Temperance Building are welcome to attend the Heart of Harriman Gala next weekend.

    The social gathering that includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Temperance Building at 330 Roane St. in downtown Harriman.

    Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Chase Drugs’ Christmas Shop at 319 Roane  St., Harriman.

    Dress is cocktail or business.

  • Farmers asked to cast vote for FSA committee

    Eligible farmers and ranchers in Roane County have until Dec. 6 to cast their ballots in the 2010 Farm Service Agency county committee elections.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has mailed ballots to eligible voters for the election, which began Nov. 5.

    “All eligible farmers and ranchers can make a difference by voting in this year’s county committee elections,” said Gene Davidson, Tennessee Farm Service Agency executive director.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 11

    25 Years Ago
    A U.S. Air Force fighter jet made an emergency belly landing at Rockwood Municipal Airport following an onboard electrical fire which knocked out the navigational and radio equipment. The two crew members were uninjured. The runway was shut down until Tyson Air Force Base officials arrived by helicopter from Knoxville to take over.

    10 Years Ago

  • 'Prophet of Oak Ridge' exhibit to be open through Jan. 30

    The family life, the farm life, the mystery and the vision are revealed in “The Story of John Hendrix: Prophet of Oak Ridge” exhibition opening Nov. 9, the 145th anniversary of the birthday of John Hendrix, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Utilizing family records, oral stories passed down through generations and artifacts related to Hendrix, Jack and Myra Mansfield of Oak Ridge collaborated with the museum to develop the exhibit, which will be on display through Jan. 30, 2011, in the museum lobby.

  • Tamke-Allan Observatory hosts public event Saturday

    Tamke-Allan Observatory invites people interested in astronomy to visit the observatory at 7 p.m.  on Saturday Nov. 6 for an evening of celestial observing.
    Astronomy students will be grilling and selling food/drinks to buy components for our planned mobile solar observatory, a well-equipped trailer that can be pulled to schools and stargazes to support observing and lectures.
    Optical and radio telescopes and mobile lecture facilities will be included.

  • Charter jet among Rockwood Fly-in attractions
  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 3

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman Paperboard Corp. closed operations, leaving 150 employees jobless. Close to 100 people whose livelihoods indirectly depended on the plant were also unemployed. Harriman and HUB officials were caught off-
    guard by the closure and left to wonder about the likelihood of getting back close to $3 million the company owed them.

    10 Years Ago
    Students in four Roane County schools chose George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 presidential race.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Nathan E. Shaw

    U.S. Army Pfc. Nathan E. Shaw has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    He is married to Crystal Jones Shaw, daughter of Terry J. and Debra S. Jones of Oliver Springs.

    The course is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge needed to perform recovery operations using the M88A1/A2 tracked recovery vehicle.