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Today's Features

  • Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday service will be at 2:30 p.m. March 24.

    A different church hosts the program each year.  This year’s service will be in Kingston United Methodist Church at 216 W. Church St., Kingston.

  • June Graves Hensley was recently honored by Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for 30 years of DAR membership.

    Her Revolutionary War ancestor, Martin Miller, also fought in the War of 1812.

    Hensley became a member of the DAR on Dec. 9, 1982, when she joined the Simon Harris Chapter in Knoxville.

    In 1998, she and Mary Bell co-founded the Southwest Point Chapter in Kingston.

    She has served as chapter treasurer, and this year, has made 44 blankets for veterans and children.

  • Roane Choral Society will continue its 40th anniversary season with a concert, “Lift Every Voice,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in Harriman’s historic Princess Theatre.

    Donations will be accepted at the performance.

    The Roane County Community Chorus will join in this presentation of moving spirituals and gospel music as in celebration of Black History Month.

    Roane County Community Chorus will sing several favorites and will join Roane Choral Society on “O Happy Day” and “Lift Every Voice.”

  • Grace Community Church, Kingston, is teaming up with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office to fight the increase of methamphetamine lab activity.

    Pastor Paul Lloyd, center right, represents the church in providing bottles of water to the sheriff’s office.

    The gift is accepted by, from left, Deputy Mark Steinmann, Sheriff Jack Stockton and Deputy John Mayes.

    Grace Community Church is at 438 W. Race St.

  • Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades have just a bit more than a month to file claims.

    The filing period closes March 25.

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 16
    • Kingston First Baptist will have a Saturday women’s conference from 9 a.m. to noon in the sanctuary of the church at 215 N. Kentucky St. Tickets are $5 each; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the church atrium. Humorist and author Kay DeKalb Smith will be the speaker. Call the church office at 376-6041 for details.

    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing beginning at 7 p.m. The White Oak Trio and others will be singing. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • Leslie Denise Stevens and Jarryd Reece Ritter, both of Alexandria, Va., were married on Nov. 16 at Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.

    The Rev. Tim Lolley officiated during the 6 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Lillian Stevens of Kingston. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and George Mason University.

    The groom is the son of Dr. Joel and Wanda Ritter. He is a graduate of American University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Rockwood patrolman Rodney Redmon was proclaimed a hero for the second time in two and a half years when he pulled Fred “Junior” Pass Jr. from a burning building on Poplar Street. “The good Lord must have sent him down here,” said Paul Ed Pass, who credited Redmon with saving his brother’s life. Redmon received Gov. Lamar Alexander’s Outstanding Tennessean Award in 1986 for his earlier heroic feat in which he pulled a 2-year-old Tommy Mullins from a storm sewer.

    10 Years Ago

  • Three Rivers Ramblers Square Dance Club will celebrate its 33rd anniversary on Feb. 16
    with a special dance in Harriman American Legion.

    The dance, open to the public, starts at 8 p.m. Jeanette Bowen will also have line dancing.

    The club formed in the fall of 1979 with a few experienced square dancers and a class of beginners in the Harriman American Legion Hall. The first class of “graduates” finished in February 1980, said club member Connie Williams.

  • Ruby Julian will celebrate her 95th birthday on Feb. 21.

    A native of Harriman, she is the oldest member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church.

    She is the widow of Homer Julian Sr. and the mother of Homer Julian Jr. of Rockwood and Tom Julian and his wife, Pat, of Knoxville.

    Julian also has four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.