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Today's Features

  • Rockwood 2000 installed more than 400 engraved paver bricks for area veterans in the city's Homecoming Park at West Rockwood Street and Front Avenue.

    Its popularity has prompted the organization to again offer area veterans a discount on 8-by-8-inch paver bricks for Memory Lane, Rockwood 2000's ongoing project.

    This is a wonderful way to remember and recognize your loved ones who have served or are now serving in the armed forces," said project Chairman Maurice Greif.

  • Those planning to attend next weekend’s performances of “The Nutcracker 2012” are urged by staff and students of Arts in Motion  studios to open their hearts to help the county’s homeless pets.

    Members of the audience are asked to donate pet food prior to each performance in the O’Brien Theater of Roane State Community College’s main campus.

    Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 2. School performances will start at 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Nov. 29.

  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24
    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a gospel singing beginning at 7 p.m. Featured singers include Walking by Faith, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him Youth Choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

    • The Christmas Bazaar at Rockwood United Methodist Church will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with handmade gifts and crafts. The church is at 801 N. Kingston Ave. Call 354-0753 for details.

  • The oldest living things on earth are trees.

    The famous Cedars of Lebanon are still just as the Bible describes them, but older still are Bristlecomb pines, which are native to the American Southwest, and have been dated back about 5,000 years.

    People have been fascinated for hundreds of years with bonsai, the tiny trees and miniature landscapes considered to be a living art. Bonsai, the smallest trees in the world, were developed in the Orient generations ago.

  • For the first two weekends of December, Santa Claus will leave his sleigh in the garage and climb aboard the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train.

    He will be aboard the excursion rides on Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9 and is sure to delight children as he and Mrs. Claus make their way through the coaches passing out Christmas gift bags and posing for pictures.

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum volunteers will have the train all decked out in true holiday style to add to the enjoyment of the trips and the season.

  • 25 Years Ago
    According to hospital personnel at Chamberlain Memorial Hospital in Rockwood, the cost of having a baby had increased, but services had also improved. For a normal delivery and three-day hospital stay, new parents could expect to pay up to $1,560 or up to $2,400 for a Caesarean section. Some of the improvements include a cheery-looking hospital room with  televisions, sibling visiting hours, a relative allowed to assist in the delivery room, and a complimentary steak dinner for the parents before the mother’s discharge.

  • The Babahatchie Community Band will present Harriman’s 24th annual Merry TubaChristmas concert at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1 in Harriman High School’s James M. Williamson Auditorium.

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with rehearsal at 10.

    The tuba/euphonium choir under the direction of Sande MacMorran will perform carols and songs of Christmas.

    Tuba/sousaphone and euphonium/baritone players of all degrees of ability are welcome to participate in this event.

    Call Dr. Joseph Williams at 882-3446 for details.

  • The South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization continues its community involvement with the recent installation of a permanent flag pole complete with a new U.S. flag and a banner depicting the former county school’s “Pirate” logo with the declaration “The Spirit Lives On.”

    The Alumni paired the flags with a “Thanks Veterans” sign saluting all veterans for their service and sacrifice during the week around Veterans Day.

  • The USDA-Roane/Loudon Farm Service Agency reminds all producers that the acreage reporting date for fall-seeded crops has changed, beginning with the crop planted for 2013 harvest.

    The new acreage reporting date is Dec. 15.

    This applies to all fall seeded crops including winter wheat.

    Call the Roane/Loudon Farm Service Agency at 376-2392, Option 2, for an appointment to certify fall seeded-crops.

    The office is at 424 N. Kentucky St. Room 110, Kingston.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Edward Steele Jr. of Easley, S.C., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Steele, to Joseph Carter Scarborough,

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Scarborough of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be May 11, 2013, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, N.C.