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Community News

  • 'Round Rockwood: Sept. 24

    Jessica Torris and Casady Williams visited me for a nice little visit. Shannon Money visited me also while they were here.

    Visiting me also were Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McKinney and family, Nathan, Abby and Ben McKinney. They have returned to their home in Georgia.

  • ‘Nutcracker’ auditions slated for this weekend

    Arts in Motion will have auditions and sign-ups for its 2012 production of the Roane County “Nutcracker” beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Kingston studio on Hwy. 70.

    With more than 170 performers from 15 surrounding   counties, the Roane County production is one of the largest “Nutcracker” performances in Tennessee.

    This year’s performances will be Dec. 1-4.

    A $10 audition fee will be charged per performer. Ages 5 and older are sought for dancing auditions on the following schedule:

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 19

    25 Years Ago
    The 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated in several churches with special events. Radio and TV broadcasts in communities featured students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble. All were invited to participate in some way.

    10 Years Ago

  • Harriman taking suggestions for parade marshal

    The Harriman Christmas Parade Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012 parade grand marshal.

    Nominees must live in the city of Harriman or have contributed positively to the city’s success.

    Nominations forms are available at www.harrimanparade.com.

    Forms must be mailed to 319 Virginia Ave., Harriman, TN 37748, or dropped off at Harriman Municipal Office Complex by Nov. 9.

  • Volunteer Stars nominees sought

    Nominations for the fifth annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards are now being accepted within Roane County.

    The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service.

    “Roane County is glad to be able to participate in the Governor’s Volunteer Stars program, and we ask our citizens to nominate someone from their community,” said Roane County Executive Ron Woody.

  • Hauntings of Harriman offers a spine-tingling tour of town

    Harriman’s Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization is getting ready for two nights of fun, thrills and chills in a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.

    The Hauntings of Harriman, an annual guided walking tour through streets of Victorian homes and buildings, built more than a century ago, will kick off at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6.

    The tour promises a glimpse into the lives of some of the town’s most
    interesting people of the past and

  • Military Matters: Chris D. Fairchild

    Army National Guard Pfc. Chris D. Fairchild recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    The 2003 graduate of Oliver Springs High School is the son of Jason and Tammy Fairchild of Clinton.

    He earned an associate degree in 2005 from ITT Technology Institute, Knoxville.

    During the nine weeks of training, Fairchild received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

  • The Garden Gate: Grains remain our staff of life

    Barley is one of the world's oldest known foods.

    It has been cultivated since long before recorded history began, and bread making has been around since the end of the last ice age, when the earth warmed up and grass and seeds began to grow.

    The Bible is full of references to barley as a staple food and for ceremonial use.

    The first primitive breads appeared in the Eastern Mediterranean area as the people of the Middle East learned to choose the wild wheat and the barley that grew there and made a kind of dough from them.

  • Harriman Happenings-September 17

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Kennedy and Williams family on the passing of Lene Kennedy in Gary, Ind.

    Lene was the sister of Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr., James and Johnnie Williams and Doris.

    The family in Knoxville left Friday to go to Gary to attend the service of their sister that was held Saturday.

    Our sincere sympathy to the Stone and Hamilton families in the recent passing of Charles A. Stone. He recently passed away in Johnson City. His service was Saturday, Sept. 15, at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.

  • ’Round Rockwood-September 17

    We enjoyed very much a nice visit from Raymond and Faye Eblen on Thursday, Sept. 14.

    They live in Kingston on a farm. Raymond has been president of the Roane County Farm Bureau for several years since my late husband served as Roane County Farm Bureau president for 40 years.

    Faye brought me a pink Farm Bureau cap to wear for Cancer Awareness Week. Also several Farm Bureau leaflets to hand out to my friends.