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Today's Features

  • Rebecca Mechtly of Rockwood celebrates her 73rd birthday today, Aug. 31.

    Family members, including son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Lela Mechtly and their daughters, Miranda and Victoria, said they are glad she is home from the hospital for her special day.

    “We look forward to enjoying time with you in the days to come,” they said.

  • Robert Kennedy III, a Tetra Tech registered professional engineer, will be the speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ fall kickoff of Lunch with the League.

    The inaugural event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Kennedy’s presentation, "A New Reflection on Mirrors and Smoke," will cover a new concept using giant photovoltaic mirrors in space.

  • Harriman Music Club officers and directors planning the programs for the organization’s 103rd season are, clockwise from left, Publicity Chairwoman Margie Wadlington, Director Debbie Underwood, Assistant Publicity Chairwoman Julianne Bailey, President Laura Walker, Director Jo Belle Masters, Telephone Chairwoman Mary Hickey and Secretary Peggy Sheppard.

    The season kicks off at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Wadlington home.

    A Roane County High School instrumental ensemble will provide entertainment.

  • Southern Appalachia Railway Museum’s schedule for September includes one-hour narrated excursions on Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.

    The one-hour narrated excursions depart at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. both Saturdays.

    During the ride, passengers will hear the story of the Manhattan Project, which was one of the most remarkable industrial achievements ever accomplished.

    Regular ticket prices are $13 for ages 3-12 and $17 for adults.

  • The hydrangea is one of the loveliest of summer flowers that linger on into fall.

    It flourishes in either full sun or part shade, and in borders or containers. This old-fashioned bloom has been making a come back in popularity and is again available in a range of cultivars.

    Native to woodlands in both North and South America and East Asia, hydrangeas include more than 80 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and vines. Probably the best known and one of the most popular examples is the hydrangea macrophyllas.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Cee Bee Food Store in Rockwood was advertising the following: Castleberry Beef Stew, 89 cents for a 24-ounce can; boneless chuck roast for $1.39 a pound; half gallon of Kay’s ice cream for $1.79; a gallon of 4-percent milk for $1.89; a 2-pound loaf of Kerns bread for 89 cents; and smoked hams for $1.19 a pound. Every Tuesday, seniors 62 and older received a 7 percent discount.

    10 Years Ago

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Narramore of Kingston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1.

    Their children and grandchildren will host an anniversary reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 in Laurel Bluff Baptist Church fellowship hall. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • Dianna Caine Hicks and Rocky “Billy” Hicks, both of Harriman, were married on Aug. 18 at 599 Morgan County Hwy., Harriman.

    Minister Richard Cox officiated during the 6 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Kelvin and Lisa Armes of Harriman.

    The groom is the son of Bill and Shelia Hicks of Harriman.

    The bride was escorted by her father. Her son, McKinley Lough, was ringbearer.

    Following a wedding trip to Cape Coral, Fla., the couple is at home in Harriman.

  • The annual Music and Melons celebration, presented by Babahatchie Community Band and Harriman Lions Club, will start at 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Harriman Lions Club members will slice and distribute free slices of cold watermelon against a backdrop of Americana-defining music performed in Sunday afternoon concert style by the Babahatchie Community Band.

    Concert admission and watermelon are free.

  • Exactly 45 years after his first sermon at Clymersville Baptist, members of Charles Kelley’s congregation gathered to wish him a happy 86th birthday and recognize four decades of service to the Rockwood church.

    Kelley preached his first sermon there on Aug. 13, 1967, when Clymersville was a mission of Rockwood First Baptist Church. Back then, there were nine members in the congregation. Today, Clymersville Baptist has around 300 members.