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Today's Features

  • Kingston Lions Club will have its annual Moonlight for Sight 5k run on Oct. 6.

    The route begins at Fort Southwest Point, proceeds along the waterfront to Kingston City Park’s Gravel Pit and back.

    The event will begin at 9 p.m.

    Walkers are also encouraged to participate, with their route on the sidewalk along the waterfront.

    Moonlight for Sight is one of two principal fundraising events to help Kingston Lions Club carry out their service to the community.

  • Effective Oct. 1, the day on which Tennessee Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants receive benefits may change, depending on the last two digits of their Social Security number.

    The Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association has requested that SNAP benefits issuance dates be extended to help accommodate demand on grocers and provide all Tennesseans more access to a complete selection of food items.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 14 — Jheri-Ann Ezell, Harriman. A boy, Izaiah Alexander, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Sibling: Jacob. Grandparents: Ann Ezell; Jerry Ezell.

    July 20 — Taylor Reese, Kingston. A boy, Bentley Michael Scott.

    July 21 — Nikki and Timothy Billings, Harriman. A boy, Kameron, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Siblings: Logan, Ryley and Trinity.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from July 12-Aug. 28:

    Jeffrey Alan Glasgow to Brenda Gail Townsend Wolfe

    Elmer Garrell Bailey to Sandra Jean Kelley McCuistion

    Jonathan Adam Mitchell to Jennifer Michelle McIlwain Hill

    Jordan Paul Williams to Jennifer Lee Smith

    Jonathan Derrick Grizzell to Kristen Deetta Layne Jackson

    Jon Elliott Cagle to Tijuana Jo Ford Rockwell

    Charles Edward Taylor to Amelia Erin Keller

  • United Way of Roane County is a not-for-profit organization working with partner agencies and organizations to meet the human service needs of Roane County.  

    To ensure resources are used effectively, the organization is asking the citizens of Roane County to complete a short survey and give your opinion regarding services in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

    One survey per Roane County family is requested, and responses will be anonymous.  

  • It is hard to really know how far back in time people have been eating cabbage. Now we eat cabbage in soups, stews, salads and casseroles without realizing our kinship to all the people in all the countries and all the eras in history who have done the very same thing.

    Cabbage is mentioned in many places in the Bible with full descriptions of gardens and crops, and even some methods of cooking and preserving this versatile vegetable.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Harriman’s last dime store closed its doors for the final time. Clarence Hall and his wife, Frances, owned and operated Hall’s Dime Store on Roane Street for 35 years. Age and Clarence’s back injury a few years earlier helped to determine the couple’s retirement plans. Said Clarence, “If you can’t do it right, it’s time to let it go.”

    10 Years Ago

  • By Leota Wallick, for Roane Newspapers

    Quilts through the ages have been used to provide warmth for our bodies, store memories of our past, deliver blessings to families as babies are born and marriages take place, to deliver directions to those using the Underground Railroad and for other reasons too numerous for this short article.

    Quilts will be displayed  at the 2012 October Sky Festival in Oliver Springs to emphasize their importance in our heritage.

  • The Harriman Public Library 2012 Summer Reading Program, Dream Big: Read, was a vision of wonderful books read.

    There were 2,836 books read during the five programs. The program had 75 children registered.

    In the first program, the National Park Service from the Scenic Obed River sent Patrick Smith to intrigue the children with stories and pictures of canoeing, rock climbing and animals at this national park.

    The youth of Kingston First Baptist Church entertained with a puppet show in the second program.

  • The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will hear two special presentations during its monthly meeting on Sept. 13.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Midtown Community Center.

    Jim Campbell, president of the East Tennessee Economic Council and Fellow of the University of Tennessee's Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, will present a preview of his portion of “Secret City in the Tennessee Hills: From Dogpatch to Nuclear Power,” a symposium at the National Archives at Atlanta.