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  • Kingston Police Explorers receive national accolades

    Kingston Police Explorer Post 376 will be presented with the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award during Kingston’s National Night Out event on Aug. 7.

    The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Kingston City Park Pavilion.

    The award recognizes valuable contributions volunteers make in their communities and is a means of thanking Americans who set a standard of service and inspire others to make service a central part of their lives.

  • The Garden Gate: Veggie eating law of the land in ancient Rome

    Everyone knows how important vegetables, greens and fruits are to our nutritional well being.

    We should give ourselves credit for having this knowledge — and for having the good sense to make salads an important part of every good dinner.

    It is nice to know that the ancient Romans felt just as smug about their nutritional expertise, since they also felt that a salad was an essential part of a good dinner.

    In fact, it was actually a matter of law. Romans were compelled to eat salads and greens.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 1

    25 Years Ago
    The unemployment rate for Roane County rose to 6.6 percent. Even so, a study ranked Roane County 28th out of 95 counties in terms of economical health. Eight economic and demographic variables were taken into consideration, and the outcome was considered a better indicator of economic health than any single variable such as unemployment.

    10 Years Ago

  • FSA committee nominations to end Wednesday

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on Farm Service Agency county committees.

    “County committees play a vital role in the administration of federal farm programs and the positive effect they have on rural communities,” said   Linda Tipton of the USDA’s Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency.

  • HPD plans National Night Out activities

    Harriman Police Department is calling this year’s National Night Out celebration “a good night to get to know your neighbors and give crime a going-away party.”

    The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

  • Save money on school items during Sales Tax Holiday

    The Tennessee Department of Revenue reminds Tennesseans that the seventh annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Aug. 3-5.

    During these three days, Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on tax-free clothing, school and art supplies and computer purchases.

    “The annual Sales Tax Holiday was designed with Tennessee families in mind, providing savings for families, especially as students start the new school year,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.

  • Harriman Happenings: Aug. 6

    Sunday, July 29, 25 youth from Cedine Camp in Spring City took part in the morning worship at St. Mary's Baptist Church.

    Every fifth Sunday is Mission Day. Two ladies, Gloria Ward and Sharon McElhane from Cedine, along with Carolyn Clemmons, had a great devotion.

    Cedine Youth provided the music, they sang a cappella, and we were blessed by their songs.

    Carolyn Griffin did the Children's Hour. Angie Childress gave the missionary message. She spoke on “Being a True Friend.”

  • Thank you to David Webb for Riverfront Park

    Harrison Barger, right, treasurer of the South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization, presents a check to David Webb in appreciation of his long-time involvement in the founding and maintenance of Harriman Riverfront Park, the city-owned facility that bears Webb’s name.

    This donation recognizes the importance of the park facilities for regular alumni activities and is given in honor of Gary Baker, who has assisted the organization in its annual gatherings for many years.

  • The Garden Gate: Planting rules passed down by word of mouth

    Most of us have known people who insisted on planting certain things according to phases of the moon or development of a particular kind of tree or shrub.

    Ever since man began to till the soil, people have looked for favorable signs in the stars, moon, native plants, times of the migrations of birds, colors of sunsets and some other aspects of nature to guide them in planting and in harvesting.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 25

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston Regional Planning Commission gave strings-attached approval to final development plans of Brentwood Landing. The state planner said most of the problems would be easy to take care of. Everything was ready; it just wasn’t at the meeting. Construction activity was expected to begin within the month.

    10 Years Ago