Today's Features

  • The community is welcome to attend a special Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in  Kingston United Methodist Church sanctuary.  

    The Peck Sisters will kick off the first in a series of Christmas concerts.

    The concert will feature Christmas, Advent, and Southern gospel selections along with some congregational hymn singing.  


    Midway native Abraham Lincoln Holder had a big growing season this year — one that was so big he had to use a ladder to pluck tomatoes off his vines. The plants, which grew to more than 12.5 feet, were purchased in South Harriman and grown in Benton, Tenn. Big Boys, Better Boys and Pink Girls were the varieties he planted, and the secret of his success was one most gardeners use. “I bought some dirt that had Miracle-Gro in it,” he explained, “and I put some on it.”

  • The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Roane County will hold its free kickoff on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Roane State Community College in room 101 of the O’Brien Building.

    Guests are encouraged to drop in any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to hear about how the American Cancer Society helps save lives from cancer.

    The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and honor cancer survivors and their caregivers.

  • Harriman’s Tennessee Medieval Faire is introducing Boo-Town, a new outdoor family Halloween event.

    The event is described as a “merry-not-scary treat village,” with crafts, food, beer, entertainment and an optional haunted hayride.

    “If you like safe trick-or-treating and costumed characters, Boo-Town is for you,” said Barrie Paulson, Tennessee Medieval Faire vice president and manager.

  • New books at Kingston Public Library include:

    “After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel” by Linda Castillo

    “Armada: A Novel” by Ernest Cline

    “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    “The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal” by David E. Hoffman

    “The Bourbon Kings” by J.R. Ward

    “Devil’s Bridge (An Alexandra Cooper Novel)” by Linda Fairstein

  • Southwest Point Chapter NSDAR will have a fundraising pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. Oct. 10 in Harriman Ruby Tuesday.

    All proceeds will go toward a Korean War memorial planned for David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman.

    Cost is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Southwest Point DAR or Harriman American Legion member.

    Call Connie Williams at 717-3949 or Barbara Wasilko at 310-4560 for details.

  • The women of Little Leaf Baptist Church spent the weekend at Cedine Bible Camp.

    This was a women’s retreat.

    The women who attended this retreat came from other towns and cities.

    They met in groups for Bible study then they had singing, speakers and three meals a day plus lots of other activities.

    This was a weekend well spent.

    Last Sunday, St. Mary’s Baptist Church was guest of Euchee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

  • We are wishing a speedy recovery for Hattie Gallaher, who has been a patient in Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center.

    She was discharged and is resting at home.

    Get-well wishes to Clara Hughes’ brother, William Curd, a patient in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville.

    We pray for healing to Lisa Brake, who is ill and a patient in Fort Sanders Medical Center. She is the daughter of Clair Hughes.

  • Bethel Presbyterian Church’s 2015 fall festival will be Oct. 10 at the church at 203 S. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    The festival, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., will benefit  Roane Imagination Library, Roane County Family Promise and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s Senior Nutrition Program.

    The day begins with a $5 breakfast in the fellowship hall.

    Activities include entertainment, children’s games, a petting zoo, horse rides and a book-giveaway.  

  • Country artists Restless Heart will bring their hit music to the Princess Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    The Harriman concert will be at 8:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30.

    Tickets are on sale at www.musiccityknoxville.com and are available at Rocky Top General Store and Simply Sweet Bakery.

    Restless Heart has released seven studio albums, two greatest hits albums and a live album.