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Today's Features

  • Looks as if the new Orion Spacecraft vehicle, moving last month from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., to the U.S. Naval Base in San Diego, was too wide for the Interstate 40 construction area at Exit 347 in Harriman.

    Kingston’s Bill Wright spotted the spacecraft as it traveled through Roane County, and we appreciate him allowing us to share his photograph with our readers.

  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Roberts Oliver and Chasity Lynn Lively, together with their families, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be in spring 2015.

  • During the Christmas holiday Norma Bazel, her daughter Sharlene, her husband, Roderick Parker, and Norma’s son Reggie Bazel and his wife spent Christmas in Cleveland with her son Phil Bazel and his family.

    Norma said they were blessed celebrating this special day with all her children and especially her great-granddaughter.

    Julia Harris and her daughter Alicia spent last Thursday in Knoxville visiting with her daughter Sybil Cannon and her family with other family members for a New Year’s dinner.

  • Wartburg Presbyterian Church is among the eight Tennessee sites added this week to the National Register of Historic Places.

    The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.

    “The National Register honors places that help Tennesseans understand our heritage and make our communities unique and enjoyable,” said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission, which administers the program in Tennessee.

  • Mankind has been trying to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening. The Romans were among the first.

    It has been recorded that Emperor Tiberius was able to have fresh cucumbers on his table in every month of the year.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in the winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of season. Since ancient times, forcing plants and building greenhouses has developed into quite a sophisticated art.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Harriman’s first baby of 1989 made her arrival at 1:09 p.m. Jan. 7 in Harriman City Hospital. Taniensha Annette Thomas, daughter of Tyrone and Seressa Thomas of Rockwood, weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. For making her milestone appearance into the world, Taniensha was awarded at $50 savings bond by the hospital.

  • Alma Miniard and her daughter, Sally Miniard, are among those greeted by a festive Dolly Parton stand-up at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center visitors during the holidays.

    The display served a reminder of the importance of reading to children everyday and an encouragement to enroll small children in Imagination Library.

    The promotion is especially significant to the Miniards: Alma is a Harriman Care and Rehab resident, and Sally was a Dollywood manager for six years.

    Accompanying Sally on her visit was her dog, Azul.

  • John Wolfe, left, of Harriman VFW Post 6598 is among East Tennessee veterans recently named aides-de-camp by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of America Headquarters.

    Wolfe is a former District 2 commander.

    Also named were Alcoa VFW Post 10855 veterans Claude Abbott, center, Tennessee state inspector, and Post Commander Jerome Moon.

  • As Roane County rebounded from its frigid 2-degree low on Tuesday, L.K. “Butch” Barding took a moment at Kingston City Park to snap a photo of an overflowing water fountain that remained frozen.

    The National Weather Service in Morristown said the low broke the record for Jan. 7, but not the overall record in Roane County.

    That record is 24 below zero, recorded in 1985.

  • USDA Farm Service Agency county committee elections are now underway.

    Elections began on Dec. 20 with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters.

    The deadline to return the ballots to FSA offices is Jan. 17.

    The Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency is at 424 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    Call 376-2392, Ext. 2, for details.

    Producers have been instructed to destroy the FSA county committee election ballots (FSA-669s) mailed on Nov.

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