25 Years Ago
The Harriman Police Board decided to purchase weapons for officers on a payback system. Under the program, the city would purchase weapons for officers and the officers would repay the city through payroll deductions. The weapons purchased were for line-of-duty use only and not for resale.
Believers Voice of Deliverance Church’s Annual choir anniversary was a huge success last Sunday.
Evangelist Willie Mae Springs was worship leader. There were four choirs who provided music for the service. The Rev. Jerome Kilgo sang two selections. Choir members looked beautiful in their red and black. The service was well attended.
May you continue to lift up your voices in praise to God. This is where Rev. James Springs is pastor.
There will be a three-day revival at St. Mary’s Baptist Church from Nov. 12-14.
There are some interesting legends among various Indian tribes concerning the origins of some of our most popular vegetables.
One widely held superstitious belief insists that a naked squaw strolling through her garden on a moonlit night dragging her garment behind her would ensure a good crop and would prevent cutworms from destroying the planted vegetables, especially corn.
Indian corn, or maize, was the most important food staple of the early settlements of America.
25 Years Ago
Veterans organizations joined together at the courthouse for a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument to Roane County’s war dead. The brief ceremony ended with a salute and the playing of taps.
10 Years Ago
After months of compelling and sometimes volatile debates, 57 percent of Roane Countians voted yes on a ballot referendum which would clear the way for a state lottery. Most other counties followed suit, thus lifting the constitutional ban on a lottery.