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Today's Features

  • I have been thinking about how hope can bring much joy and happiness into our life.

    If we hope for the best, then most often our hopes will come true.

    It sometimes brings us showers of blessings, just when we need them most. A visit from a friend we haven’t seen in months, like just yesterday, when my friend Anna Lou Calkins came for a brief visit, taking time out of her busy day to see me.

    A nice lady I had hoped would surely stop by if she could find me here
    at Victorian Square. She did.

  • Alma Kilgo Moore recently passed away in Centinela Medical Center in Inglewood, Calif.

    Service was held for her at Panuel Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member.

    Alma was a resident of Harriman, so they had a service for her here at Evans Mortuary on Tuesday, May 1. The Roane County Community Chorus provided the music, and Margie Moore sang a solo. The Rev. James Guthrie gave the eulogy.

  • Donna Reichle of Kingston was honored during a writing contest in conjunction with the recent Tennessee Mountain Writers annual conference.  

    Reichle received second-place recognition in the Inspirational category for “The Infusion Room.”

    Conference workshop leaders were Joseph Bathanti, fiction; Doris Gove, writing for young people; Katy Koontz, editing; Karen McElmurray, nonfiction; and Rita Quillen, poetry.

    Nashville essayist and novelist Lorraine Lopez was the banquet speaker.

  • Babahatchie Community Band will have the last of its indoor concerts for the season on May 6.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Harriman High School’s James Williamson Auditorium. Admission is free.

    “The Bay State March” by W.F. Burrell will kick off the concert.

    “If you listen close, you will hear a familiar tune in the march,” promised band member Alison Westrich.

  • By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers

    Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will observe its 122nd church homecoming on May 6.

    Elder Kenneth Lewis, associate minister of Little Leaf, will be the morning speaker. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. William Caldwell from Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Clinton.

    Little Leaf is at 228 E. Tri County Blvd.

    The history of Little Leaf Baptist Church has been compiled from living memories and faded records of days gone by.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Tennessee’s safety belt law celebrated its one-year anniversary. Fatality figures for the year recorded a 40-percent drop which officials attributed to increased safety belt use.

    10 Years Ago

  • Roane County ElderWatch is observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by educating the public to the problem through a children’s poster contest for ages 6-12.

    There are two contest themes: “Are Grandma and Grandpa OK: What Does Elder Abuse Look Like to You?” and “What Would the World Look Like Free of Elder Abuse?”

    Children will compete in age categories of 6-8 and 9-12.

    Prizes will be awarded in each age category.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harvey announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sandra Gail Harvey, to Brad Edward Woody.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. May 19 in Calvary Baptist Church, Wartburg.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Brenda H. Shaw and John W. Shaw Jr. of Rockwood announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Aleia Shaw to James Lowery.

    He is the son of Kathy and James L. Lowery of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. May 12 in Eureka Baptist Church, Rockwood.

    A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall at Eureka Baptist Church.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Rockwood High School. She is a certified nurse assistant for The Bridge at Rockwood.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical blood shortage and is struggling to meet the needs of 27 hospitals in East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky.

    “Collections have been low for us and the need from our area hospitals have been on the rise, said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations. “We are operating on a one-day supply of blood.”

    Donors in Roane County have a number of opportunities to do their part. Blood drives will be: