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Today's Features

  • Harriman Police Department is among more than 5,600 collection sites nationwide participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26.

    The lobby of the Harriman police station at 130 Pansy Hill Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect expired, unwanted prescription drugs from the public.

    Harriman Police Department is among 4,200 national, tribal and community law enforcement partners with

    the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for this event.

  • The Tennessee Valley Mustang Club will be at Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln Mercury, Harriman, on May 3 for a Mustang & Ford Powered Show and Shine to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.

    Mustangs and Fords spanning many years of production will be on site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Mustang 50th anniversary memorabilia will be given to all participants. Spectators and participants can expect to see Mustang models from 1964 ½ through 2014 and other Ford-powered vehicles from Model T’s through relatively new Taurus SHOs and Mercury Marauders.

  • Caney Creek Marina and the Knoxville Power Squadron will conduct America’s Boating Course, a comprehensive boating safety class, next month.

    The four-day program will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 6 and 8 and May 15 and 16 in Caney Creek RV Resort office building at 3615 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    “Whether you are a beginning boater of have years of boating experience, this class will increase skill, knowledge and confidence,” said Chuck Smith, one of class organizers.

  • “One Voice, United in Prayer” is the theme for the 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.

    In Roane County, the observance will be at noon May 1 on the steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

  • The lily is to the Easter season what the poinsettia is to Christmas.

    What a beautiful symbol it is!

    According to ancient Semitic folklore, the lily sprang from the tears of Eve when she was banished form the Garden of Eden. Later Christian lore says the lily was yellow until the day the Virgin Mary stooped to pick it.

    Christian symbolism has the lily representing purity, chastity and innocence. Above all, it is the symbol of Christ’s Resurrection after the tragic day of His crucifixion and His death.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Grammy-nominated 1980s rocker Eddie Money will bring his blue-collar brand of rock ’n’ roll to Oak Ridge’s 12th annual Secret City Music Festival.

    Money will be the headline entertainment for the June 13, concert, which begins at 7 p.m.

    Area rock band Jada Blade will be the opening act.

  • The Tennessee Department of Environment is offering complimentary radon test kits online this month.

    The department is also educating Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure.

    “It is important to test your home since radon acts unpredictably,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “It is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into homes through cracks and openings in the foundation and cannot be seen, tasted or smelled.”

  • U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Casey Douglas Goldston recently retired after 21 years and four months on active duty.

    Goldston, a native of South Harriman, is the son of Chane and Brenda Goldston.

    He attended Bowers Elementary, South Harriman Middle School and graduated from Roane County High school in 1992.

    Goldston enlisted in the Air Force in July 1992. He attended basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

  • Roane County Arts Council is relaunching the Harriman Polk Salad Festival.

    The festival, a Harriman tradition since 2004, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14, rain or shine, at David Webb Riverfront Park. Admission is free to the public.

    The festival, conceived by the Webb family of Rocky Top General Store fame, is a celebration of Appalachian foods, arts, and nostalgic activities.

    The Arts Council is planning a new focus on the arts with a wide array of features and activities designed to serve and entertain the whole family.