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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    Tennessee’s participation in the first-ever Super Tuesday presidential primary brought out a number of voters. But it wasn’t only because the Volunteer State’s favorite son, Al Gore, was on the ticket. County voters handily voted down proposals to add a penny to the sales tax rate and a $10 wheel tax. The taxes were aimed at offsetting the use of Department of Energy funds for the school system. And speaking of schools, Harriman voters decided for the third time in three decades to hold on to the city system a little longer.

  • A fond birthday wish to my niece, Chenetta Jefferson, who celebrated her day Feb. 27.

    Net, as we call her, said she is blessed that God has let her live to celebrate 61 years of life.

    She is married to the Rev. Danny and the mother of two children, grandmother of three and she thanks God for His blessings.

    Happy birthday to Rosa Ann Brown, who celebrated her 91st birthday Feb. 14.

  • Julia H. Daniel will be the guest speaker during the Oliver Springs Historical Society monthly meeting on March 4.

    The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Oliver Springs Historial Depot at 610 Walker Ave.

    Daniel will discuss The Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc., a nonprofit group.

    She will also speak briefly on Carmichael Park and the Oliver Springs Colored School.  

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 1
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church’s activities building. The church is at 407 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 2
    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a tai chi class at 9 a.m. in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. Call 376-6340 for details.

    SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  • The award-winning Marksmen Quartet will bring its unique style of gospel music to Harriman Baptist Tabernacle at 1420 Old Roane St.

    The group will begin singing at 6 p.m. March 3. A love offering will be received.

    The Marksman Quartet was nominated in 2013 for Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Contemporary Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, an award they have received four times in the past.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • When Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan visits Oak Ridge next week, Rotarians in the city’s three clubs will recognize him as a great role model.

    Tanaka has demonstrated the Rotary motto “Service above Self” many times. He declared “Peace through Service” as his theme and is planning international peace forums in Berlin, Germany, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hiroshima, Japan.

  • The Romany people — usually referred to as gypsies — are descendants of an ancient  warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west around the year 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, their travels took them into Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma people are scattered all over the world. Their lifestyle is largely nomadic and greatly influenced by the effect this has had on their culinary ways.

  • Presenting Gerald Largen with his National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award and Medal are Avery Trace DAR chapter members, from left, Honorary Regent Jane McPherson, Rosemary Alexander, Gertie Day, Nancy Herhold, Avery Trace Regent Brenda McDonald, Dixie Mason, Honorary Regent Joyce Tidwell, Darleen Trent, Annabelle Harvey and Janice Black.

  • RiverSharks members — Mike Shannon, lead vocals and guitar; Roger Deal, lead guitar; Kenny Deal, vocals and keyboards; Greg Campbell, vocals and bass guitar; and Dale Barnard, drums — recently returned from their second weeklong engagement at the world-famous Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West, Fla.

    The RiverSharks is a country-rock band based in Roane County.

    Shannon, the band’s founder, said the best part of the engagement was “all our fans from Tennessee who traveled to Key West to hear us play."