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Today's Features

  • Roane County ElderWatch and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s Senior Services Department will host a senior open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Mid-East office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

    Activities will include entertainment, refreshments, senior services information, door prizes, bingo, games and crafts.

    At 10:30 a.m. the winner of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Poster Contest will be recognized.

    All area seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register.

  • Harriman Utility Board recently received notification from the Tennessee Regulatory Authority  Gas Pipeline Safety Division that the agency has completed an inspection of Harriman’s gas department’s policy and procedures, and no violations were found.

    TRA scrutinized files that included plans for management integrity, identification of any threats to the integrity of the pipelines, assessing the risks to the system and implementation of plans to address those threats and the maintenance of records documenting leak repairs and corrosion control.

  • Kingston Police Explorer Post 376 will be presented with the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award during Kingston’s National Night Out event on Aug. 7.

    The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Kingston City Park Pavilion.

    The award recognizes valuable contributions volunteers make in their communities and is a means of thanking Americans who set a standard of service and inspire others to make service a central part of their lives.

  • Everyone knows how important vegetables, greens and fruits are to our nutritional well being.

    We should give ourselves credit for having this knowledge — and for having the good sense to make salads an important part of every good dinner.

    It is nice to know that the ancient Romans felt just as smug about their nutritional expertise, since they also felt that a salad was an essential part of a good dinner.

    In fact, it was actually a matter of law. Romans were compelled to eat salads and greens.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The unemployment rate for Roane County rose to 6.6 percent. Even so, a study ranked Roane County 28th out of 95 counties in terms of economical health. Eight economic and demographic variables were taken into consideration, and the outcome was considered a better indicator of economic health than any single variable such as unemployment.

    10 Years Ago

  • Beth McConnell of Kingston and Jerry LaSuer III of Birmingham, Ala., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mattye Caroline LaSuer, to Matthew Lee Woodcock.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Causey and the late Lee Woodcock of Glennville, Ga.

    The ceremony will be on Nov. 3 in St. Simons Island, Ga.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Houser of Kingston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry LaSuer II of Birmingham.

  • Liam Smith turned 4 years old on May 27. He celebrated with a pool
    party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Will and Kristy Smith of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, and Diana Smith of Oakdale.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran of Harriman and Ruth Headrick of Oakdale.

    Liam has a 5-year-old sister, Taylor.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11.

    A cake and punch open house in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Johnstons’ home at 106 S. Church Ave., Rockwood. Best wishes only; the couple requests no gifts.

    Johnston and the former Betty Neal were married in Rockwood in 1962.

  • Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on Farm Service Agency county committees.

    “County committees play a vital role in the administration of federal farm programs and the positive effect they have on rural communities,” said   Linda Tipton of the USDA’s Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency.

  • Harriman Police Department is calling this year’s National Night Out celebration “a good night to get to know your neighbors and give crime a going-away party.”

    The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at Harriman Riverfront Park.