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  • Preservation conference set Nov. 7-9

    East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Knox Heritage will host the fifth annual East Tennessee Preservation Conference on Nov. 7-9 in Maryville.

    The theme, The Power of Place. guides the schedule by offering activities and sessions that prompt participants to celebrate and capitalize on East Tennessee’s authentic places.

    Across East Tennessee, communities are positioning their cultural assets as amenities for residents and visitors, which create a richer, more desirable place.

  • Carmichael school group meeting set

    Julia H. Daniel will give a report on “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” during the next Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc. regular monthly meeting.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in Oliver Springs Municipal Services Annex Building at 906  E. Tri County Blvd.

    Daniel attended the “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” conference on Oct. 4-5 at Tusculum College, Greeneville.

  • Military Matters: Cameron D. Gaines

    U.S. Navy Sailor Cameron D. Gaines graduated last month from the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.

    Son of Sonya Beasley and Allen Gaines of Kingston, he was Master at Arms for Division 357.

    Gaines is attending “A” School at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

    He is a 2013 graduate of Sweetwater High School.

  • Military Matters: Nolan Wright

    U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Nolan Wright graduated on Oct. 11 from Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

    Wright graduated with 1st Battalion, Platoon 1078, and he received the sharpshooter badge.

    The private is the son of Jeff Wright of Kingston and Tonia Smith of Harriman.

    He has a sister, Morgan, and a brother, Kaden.

    Grandparents are Evelyn and Ervin Burress and Brenda and Ronnie Wright.

  • Military Matters: Darren A. Owenby

    U.S. Army Cadet Darren A. Owenby recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    The cadet, a 2008 graduate of Harriman High School, is the son of Darrell Owenby of Harriman and Cheri Owenby of Johnson City.

    He is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship that can lead to becoming an Army officer.

  • The Garden Gate: Beware the Night of the Mad Moon

    Where do you plan to be on the Night of the Mad Moon?

    There are so many superstitions that come to life at Halloween time. An old one is that an unmarried woman will dream of her future husband if she puts a sprig of rosemary and a silver coin under her pillow on Halloween night.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 23

    25 Years Ago

  • Harriman Happenings

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Darlene Pendergrass who recently passed away. The arrangements are incomplete at the time of this writing.
    Julia Harris and her daughter Alicia spent two days in Nashville. They went there to see Julia’s granddaughter Breana play soccer along with other team members Monday evening. Breana is the daughter of Kristie and Malachi Jamieson.

  • Recycling bins in county offices

    Roane County officials are going green and making it easier for their staffs to help the Earth with the placement of recycling bins in each office.

    “I want to thank the officials of Roane County for joining me and the Roane County Highway Department in our efforts to Keep Roane Litter Free,” said Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson, who placed the bins in the county offices.

    Bins are in the offices of officials at the Roane County Courthouse, the Sheriff’s Office and the Codes office.

  • Harriman Happenings: Oct. 14

    Happy birthday to my niece, Cheryl Childress, on Oct. 11, and my nephew, Kelton Cannon. He will be 9 years old on Oct. 14.

    His grandmother, Sara D’Burn, will celebrate her birthday Oct. 14. Terry Littlejohn celebrated his special day on Oct. 13.

    May each of you have a happy and blessed day.

    Edward and Charles Agnes Hamlet Baldwin of Knoxville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Oct. 5, 1963.