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Today's Features

  • Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a See You at the Pole youth rally starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the church at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd.

    Jamey Ragle, evangelist and comedian, will conduct the rally. The Tennessee Temple Slammers and Tennessee Temple Praise and Worship Band will also perform.

    For more than three decades, Ragle has motivated, inspired, encouraged and created hilarity around the world.

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
    • The 190th annual session of the Hiwassee Primitive Baptist Association will begin at 9 a.m. in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church at 1010 New Hope Road, Rockwood. All-day preaching is planned.

    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will  have a gospel singing beginning at 7 p.m. Featured singers will be Eddie Bridges, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him Youth Choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

  • Arts in Motion will have auditions and sign-ups for its 2012 production of the Roane County “Nutcracker” beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Kingston studio on Hwy. 70.

    With more than 170 performers from 15 surrounding   counties, the Roane County production is one of the largest “Nutcracker” performances in Tennessee.

    This year’s performances will be Dec. 1-4.

    A $10 audition fee will be charged per performer. Ages 5 and older are sought for dancing auditions on the following schedule:

  • 25 Years Ago
    The 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated in several churches with special events. Radio and TV broadcasts in communities featured students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble. All were invited to participate in some way.

    10 Years Ago

  • 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.