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Today's Features

  • The Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard is in need of new members.

    The unit provides a final military tribute to honor the service of United States Armed Forces veterans in Roane, Morgan and part of Anderson counties.

    Graveside or funeral home services are provided at no cost to families upon proof of honorable discharge from any branch of service.

    To become a member of the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, an individual must be honorably discharged from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • We've had several visitors recently: Steven and Bonnie McKinney of Rockwood, and Sharon, Jeff and Kayla McCarroll of Lenoir City.

    We extend get-well wishes to Linda Gamble of Harriman, Jo Smith and Nancy Chavas of Rockwood.

    Jeff McCarroll and David McKinney have returned from a trip to Sacramento, Calif. They  also went up the coast to Washington and Oregon and back through Nevada and Utah, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dako-ta.

  • Sunday First Christian Community Church had its annual Family and Friends Day.

    Guest church for the afternoon service was St. Mary's Baptist Church. The preached word was done by Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr. Music was by the Gospel Chorus and the devotion was done by the Deacons. Upon our arrival a delicious lunch was prepared for us.

    The service was enjoyed by all.

    This is where the Rev. Charles Johnson is pastor. Charles is formerly of Harriman.

  • Anyone interested in becoming a teacher — whether you are a professional who wants to change careers or a new student who will start at Roane State Community College this fall — is invited to learn more about Roane State and Bethel University’s new 2+2 program in secondary education.

    A meeting for interested students will be held on Monday, July 9 from 5-7 p.m., and two meetings will be held on Tuesday, July 10 (9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.).

    Those interested in the program only need to attend one session.

  • Bradbury United Methodist
    “Operation Overboard” is the vacation Bible school theme at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston. Classes for all ages are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West, Kingston; dinner will be served daily. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

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  • SATURDAY, JUNE 30
    • A fundraising concert will be from 4 to 9:30 p.m. in South Harriman Baptist Church at 626 Ruritan Road. Proceeds from the concert will benefit a London mission trip for Three Rivers Community Baptist Church, Kingston. Christian Rock, gospel and contemporary music will be played by Encounter Eternal, Affliction Asylum, Sean Blockley, Rather to be Chosen and Greg Patterson.

  • Harry Howard has been appointed by the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee to assume the pastoral responsibilities at St. Andrew’s Church, Harriman.

    Serving in various positions for the Diocese since 2005, Howard has taught courses in systematic theology, moral theology and ascetic theology to deacon postulants who were preparing for the priesthood.

    He was also involved in the lay ministry licensure program, teaching Old and New Testament courses to lay persons seeking credentials to serve the Church in various positions.

  • Sweltering hot days make it harder to keep your home cool, straining air conditioning systems and energy budgets.

    The Energy Education Council offers some simple tips to boost comfort and save on electric bills during the sultriest of days:

    Make sure your air conditioner filter is clean. Change or clean it monthly during the cooling season.

    Ensure air can move freely around the air conditioner unit coils. Remove leaves and plant overgrowth that could keep it from operating efficiently.

  • A showcase of regional talent is promised for this year’s Half-Moon Music Festival, a free Sunday afternoon concert in the scenic Blue Springs Cove of Watts Bar Lake in Ten Mile.

    “Pack up your camping chair or pull up your party barge,” encouraged Half-Moon organizer Wayne Tipps about this year’s event, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. July 8.

    The Half-Moon Music Festival is “our way of giving back to the area,” Tipps said.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Selected for the 1986 Edition of Outstanding Young Women of America were Karen Mayton and Melinda Cofer Salmons, both of Harriman; Gail Rosser and Maureen Anne Williams, both formerly of Kingston; and Kingston native Sherry L. Sitzler. The program is designed to honor and encourage young women between the ages of 21-36 who have distinguished themselves in many fields of endeavor, such as services to community, professional leadership, academic achievement, business advancement, cultural accomplishments, and civic and political participation.