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Today's Features

  • Harriman’s Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization is getting ready for two nights of fun, thrills and chills in a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.

    The Hauntings of Harriman, an annual guided walking tour through streets of Victorian homes and buildings, built more than a century ago, will kick off at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6.

    The tour promises a glimpse into the lives of some of the town’s most
    interesting people of the past and

  • Army National Guard Pfc. Chris D. Fairchild recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    The 2003 graduate of Oliver Springs High School is the son of Jason and Tammy Fairchild of Clinton.

    He earned an associate degree in 2005 from ITT Technology Institute, Knoxville.

    During the nine weeks of training, Fairchild received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

  • Barley is one of the world's oldest known foods.

    It has been cultivated since long before recorded history began, and bread making has been around since the end of the last ice age, when the earth warmed up and grass and seeds began to grow.

    The Bible is full of references to barley as a staple food and for ceremonial use.

    The first primitive breads appeared in the Eastern Mediterranean area as the people of the Middle East learned to choose the wild wheat and the barley that grew there and made a kind of dough from them.

  • Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Kennedy and Williams family on the passing of Lene Kennedy in Gary, Ind.

    Lene was the sister of Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr., James and Johnnie Williams and Doris.

    The family in Knoxville left Friday to go to Gary to attend the service of their sister that was held Saturday.

    Our sincere sympathy to the Stone and Hamilton families in the recent passing of Charles A. Stone. He recently passed away in Johnson City. His service was Saturday, Sept. 15, at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.

  • We enjoyed very much a nice visit from Raymond and Faye Eblen on Thursday, Sept. 14.

    They live in Kingston on a farm. Raymond has been president of the Roane County Farm Bureau for several years since my late husband served as Roane County Farm Bureau president for 40 years.

    Faye brought me a pink Farm Bureau cap to wear for Cancer Awareness Week. Also several Farm Bureau leaflets to hand out to my friends.

  • Sept. 20 is the deadline for supply and monetary donations for the 2012 Teachers Supply Closet.
    In its 10th year, the Roane County Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.

    Checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce or the Roane County United Way; note “Teachers’ Supply Closet” in the memo line.

  • Kingston Public Library will host a photographic exhibit and sale, “58 Landing: Through the Lens,” from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 during regular library hours.

    The exhibit features photographs taken by photographer Terry Futrell at the 58 Landing Park in Kingston and includes colorful sunsets over the lake as well as action shots of ducks and gulls.

    The exhibited photographs may be purchased by the public, with all proceeds benefiting the library.

  • Morrison Hill Christian Church loves rock’n’roll.

    The Kingston church has rocked out with a praise band for nearly 20 years.

    But lately, Morrison Hill’s preaching minister Dennis Mullen has been thinking that a lighter touch may meet a real need.

    That’s why  Morrison Hill is beginning a new worship service that Mullen describes as “lighter, quieter and contemplative.” The new service begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 16.

  • Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a homecoming on Sept. 23.

    Activities will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Evangelist Jeff Myers will deliver the message for the 11 a.m. service; The Promise Trio will present special music.

    A potluck dinner will be served in the church’s fellowship hall at noon.

    The church is at 530 Dyllis Road.

  • Community organizers will commemorate Oak Ridge’s anniversary through a heritage celebration planned for Sept. 19, the 70th anniversary of the creation of the World War II Secret City, and the first site of the Manhattan Project.

    On Sept. 19, 1942, Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the decision to acquire 90 square miles of East Tennessee farmland to be the location for the first site of the Manhattan Project facilities.