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Today's Features

  • Tennessee is in the midst of wildfire season, and residents wanting to burn leaves or debris are reminded that they need a burning permit.

    “It’s important — and required from Oct. 15, 2016, to May 15, 2017 — that citizens call for a burning permit and follow outdoor burning safety recommendations,” State Forester Jere Jeter said.

  • The Roane County News recently accompanied Juanita and Johnny Griffin to Budapest, Hungary, on a Danube River cruise.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

    You may drop off your photo at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email it to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

    Happy travels!

  • Roane State Community College English professor DeAnna Stephens will introduce a free screening of “Psycho,” regarded as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of a psychological thriller, at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Princess Theatre in Harriman.

    The R-rated film, often described as “creepy,” is the tale of a woman on the lam who checks into the mysterious Bates Motel, apparently vacant except for proprietors Norman Bates and his mother.

  • There's an Oct. 31 application deadline to start Roane State Community College's paramedic program in the spring semester.

    The three-semester program is normally not offered with a spring semester starting point. It has been added to meet a local, statewide and national shortage of paramedics, said David Blevins, program director.

    The shortfall in advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics is frequently mentioned during monthly regional meetings of EMS directors, he said.

  • Join Tennessee State Parks staff for an Introduction to Backpacking Workshop at Frozen Head State Park on Oct. 22.

    Participants will be taught the essentials of backpacking and hiking on a 6-mile roundtrip hike through the mountains of East Tennessee.

    Hikers will meet at 8 a.m. for a gear tutorial.

    Participants should bring their own gear, such as backpack, sleeping bag and tent, but a limited supply is available on a first-come first-served basis.

    The group will then head to Tub Springs campground on a roughly 3-mile hike.

  • Where oh where is pretty little Susie?
    Where, oh where is pretty little Susie?
    Where, oh where is pretty little Susie?
    Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch.

    Come on boys, let’s go find her,
    Come on boys let’s go find her,
    Come on boy let’s go find her
    Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch.

  • Artists and sponsors are needed for the 16th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival.

    It will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Oak Ridge branch campus of Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Ave.

    The rain day is on Sunday, Oct. 2.

    The purpose of the festival, organized by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, is to raise funds for scholarships for Roane State students.

    The festival is also a competition for the artists.

  • I wish Curtis Eskridge a speedy recovery.

    Curtis is in Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Lets keep him in our prayers.

    Get-well wishes to Jimmy Dawn Thomas. She is a patient in Parkwest Medical Center.

    Congratulations to Mr. Danny and Mrs. Carolyn Baker, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary today.

    They were married Sept. 26, 2003. May you have a blessed day and more years of marriage.

  • Canadian a cappella group Eh440 will perform Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Princess Theatre in a free concert sponsored by the Roane State Campus Activities Board.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. The Princess is located in downtown Harriman.

    Eh440 has won numerous awards for their 2014 album “Turn Me Up” and received rave reviews for their latest work.

  • In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100 years old, the Obed Wild and Scenic River is planning a combined birthday party and an Art in the Park reception.

    The reception begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St., downtown Wartburg.

    The National Park Service has been celebrating its impending centennial for more than a year, but Aug. 25 marks the actual day when the National Park Service can claim 100 years of protecting our nation’s most treasured places.