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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 13

    25 Years Ago
    Angela Hanson of Lenoir City was crowned 1988 Miss Roane State during the annual pageant, a preliminary to Miss Tennessee. Her court included 19-year-old Bharti Patel of Harriman, who was looking to pursue a career in travel and tourism.

    10 Years Ago

  • IRS offering help on YouTube

    With the April 15 tax filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service created a new YouTube video to provide taxpayers more details and tips to check on their tax refund.

    The new video “How to Use the Where’s My Refund? Tool”  offers in-depth information about how the redesigned “Where’s My Refund?” tool works on IRS.gov works.

    The IRS’s previous refund YouTube video,  “When Will I Get My Refund?” has already received more than 750,000 views.

  • The Garden Gate: There's an art to church floral arrangements

    Right now, many churches are being adorned with lilies for the coming observance of Easter.

    Arranging flowers for a church is a specialized art. Many things have to be taken into consideration.

    Arrangements must be viewed from a distance or, in some instances, hold their own in front of an intricate carved altar or a background of stained glass.

    The arrangement must not be lost in a large space dominated by shadowy arches and distances.

  • ‘It’s the Climb’ theme of Advocacy Center fundraiser

    “It’s the Climb” is the theme of the 11th annual dinner and auction to benefit Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District of East Tennessee.

    The event will be on April 18 in Rothchild’s Conference Center, Knoxville.

    Friends and supporters of the center wil gather at 5 p.m. for socializing, viewing and bidding on silent auction items.

    Dinner and a live auction will start at 7 p.m.

  • Imagination Library recipient of literacy grant

    Roane Imagination Library is the recipient of “A Tribute to Literacy” grant from Altrusa International of Oak Ridge and the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club.  

    Roane Imagination Library will use the grant to send free books to more than 1,800 Roane County children ages newborn to 5 years old.

    Organizations throughout Roane and Anderson counties with programs, projects or activities fostering literacy in the area were invited to apply for the grant.  

  • Truman grandson to speak in OR

    Journalist Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry S Truman’s oldest grandson, will be in Oak Ridge for a special Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association speaking engagement on March 28.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Y-12 New Hope Visitors Center at 602 Scarboro Road. It is open to the public.

    Tickets are  $20 each and may be purchased at either the association’s website at www.orhpa.tix.com or the Ferrell Shop in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.

  • Tornado app sends safety info to your phone

    The American Red Cross has launched its official tornado app, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.

    The free app — available in English or Spanish — gives Apple and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 6

    25 Years Ago
    Tennessee’s participation in the first-ever Super Tuesday presidential primary brought out a number of voters. But it wasn’t only because the Volunteer State’s favorite son, Al Gore, was on the ticket. County voters handily voted down proposals to add a penny to the sales tax rate and a $10 wheel tax. The taxes were aimed at offsetting the use of Department of Energy funds for the school system. And speaking of schools, Harriman voters decided for the third time in three decades to hold on to the city system a little longer.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 4

    A fond birthday wish to my niece, Chenetta Jefferson, who celebrated her day Feb. 27.

    Net, as we call her, said she is blessed that God has let her live to celebrate 61 years of life.

    She is married to the Rev. Danny and the mother of two children, grandmother of three and she thanks God for His blessings.

    Happy birthday to Rosa Ann Brown, who celebrated her 91st birthday Feb. 14.

  • Daniel to speak to OS Historical Society

    Julia H. Daniel will be the guest speaker during the Oliver Springs Historical Society monthly meeting on March 4.

    The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Oliver Springs Historial Depot at 610 Walker Ave.

    Daniel will discuss The Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc., a nonprofit group.

    She will also speak briefly on Carmichael Park and the Oliver Springs Colored School.