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Community News

  • New flag for Kingston library

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented an American flag to Kingston Public Library its faded and worn flag.

    Flag of the United States of America Chairwoman Sydney Beard presents the flag to Library Director Steve Jacks.

  • First Beautification Awards presented

    Harriman Sonic and the home of Mary "Cricket" Human Butler at 308 School St. are the first recipients of Harriman Garden Club's monthly beautification awards.

    The inaugural awards were presented in November.

  • Harriman Happenings Dec. 16

    Last Saturday Richard Hickey celebrated his 80th birthday with a surprise party given by his children Gary Hickey, Jill Johnson, Robin Channon and Mary Alice Douglass.

    The party started with two hours of bowling at Tri-City Lanes for guests who could bowl. Afterward, they gathered at St. Mary’s Baptist Church to continue the party. Richard’s grandson Rodney provided the music.

  • Neighbors to share memories of Obed

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River host another “Memories of the Obed” program on Dec. 14.

    The program, beginning at 1 p.m., will feature Sonny Human and Judge Mike Davis, long-time residents of the area.

    Memories to be shared include logging in the park area, fishing and hunting, and life in general along the Obed River in years gone by.

    This free program will be in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St. in downtown Wartburg.

    The program explores the unique river-related memories of area individuals.

  • ‘Clogging Around the Trees’ set

    More than 50 area dancers will perform during this weekend’s “Clogging Around the Trees” in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m.

    Admission is $5.

    Dancers with the South Eastern Clogging Co. and Bowers Elementary will perform during the holiday event.

  • Babahatchie striking up for free Christmas concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will have its free Christmas concert on Dec. 16 in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The concert starts at 8 p.m., after the city’s Christmas parade.

    “I think this is the most music we have prepared for a concert, plus we will have two special guests with us on stage this year,” said Babahatchie member Alison Westrich.

    Sandy Wells will lend her vocal talents to “Grown-up Christmas List,” “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas.”

  • The Garden Gate: Eggplant, cucumbers link us to ancient history

    It has been said that picking up a fork to eat a Middle Eastern dish of eggplants is as much a historical act as picking up a shovel on an archeological dig.

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

    25 Years Ago

  • Open art show Dec. 14-15

    The 2013 Roane Open Art Show in the downtown Harriman building known as The Annex at 431 N. Roane St. will feature dozens of area professional, accomplished amateur and student artists displaying paintings, pottery, photography, textiles and various mixed-media works.

    Virtually all of the pieces on exhibit will be for sale. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Harriman Happenings: Dec. 9

    Members of Harriman American Legion Post 232 were visitors at St. Mary’s Baptist Church the fourth Sunday in November.

    Those who attended this service were Bronce Cleveland, 1st Vice Cmdr. Edward Buttram, Post Cmdr. Greg Love, Sergeant at Arms Walter Love and Charles Ewing.

    They enjoyed the service and will be back again soon.

    Other visitors were Derrick Gilbert, his wife Dr. Donna Gilbert and their son Dominique Williams from Oak Ridge.