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Today's Features

  • The Harriman Christmas Parade Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012 parade grand marshal.

    Nominees must live in the city of Harriman or have contributed positively to the city’s success.

    Nominations forms are available at www.harrimanparade.com.

    Forms must be mailed to 319 Virginia Ave., Harriman, TN 37748, or dropped off at Harriman Municipal Office Complex by Nov. 9.

  • Nominations for the fifth annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards are now being accepted within Roane County.

    The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service.

    “Roane County is glad to be able to participate in the Governor’s Volunteer Stars program, and we ask our citizens to nominate someone from their community,” said Roane County Executive Ron Woody.

  • Lillyana Michelle Goad was born at 4:30 p.m. June 23 in Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Tressa Gibson and Travis Goad of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Tracie and Sean Gibson of Rockwood, and Karen and Lonnie Goad of Harriman.

    Great-grandparents are Rolland and Beverly Gibson, Clara Pickard and Hazel Frederick.

    Lillyana has a 1-year-old brother, Landyn James.

  • 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.