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Community News

  • Shriners screening clinic Saturday

    Kerbela Roane Shriners will have a free screening clinic for children from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 in South Gate Lodge 569 F&AM at 306 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit hospitals across North America. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 26

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston Elementary School beat the odds of 10,000 to 1 by having five sets of twins among the 137 students in the kindergarten class. The twins included Sarah and Megan Robinson, Roseinna and Tracy Shelton, William and Robert Shannon, Kristin and Jennifer Renfro, and Tiffiany and Timothy Martin.

    10 Years Ago

  • Wheat lives on for those who called it home

    By Bonita Irwin, For Roane Newspapers
    Homecomings are nothing new for the people who lived in the former Wheat community or attended the Wheat Schools.

    This will be the 81st year of getting together.

    On Oct. 7, the reunion will be at George Jones Baptist Church in what was known as Wheat. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with A.L. Turpin bringing the message.

    Wheat no longer exists except in the hearts and minds of the ones who lived there.

  • Harriman Happenings: Sept. 24

    Due to the absence of Pastor Jesse Williams last Sunday, Preacher Bernard Bertram delivered the spoken Word.

    His text was taken from Job 2:1-5. Sermon subject was “He’s there all the time.” This was a great message. Music was provided by the Gospel Chorus.

    Everyone present was blessed. Preacher Bertram’s wife also worshipped with us.

  • '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