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Today's Features

  • Harriman Farmers Market was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program to help advertise the market.

    “We are excited about implementing some new ideas at the market this season, and this additional funding will help us accomplish our goals,” said Dina Jackson, Harriman’s city grant coordinator.

    This year the market is focusing on developing a campaign that promotes fresh “Tennessee grown” food as a healthier choice for children.

  • The Rural Mixers Family and Community Education Club of Kingston made more than $1,000 for the Betty McGlasson Scholarship Fund to Roane State College at the sales table during the Christmas Ideas Fair last month.

    Club members are, front row from left, Dot Russell, Virginia Pomfret, Ada Thompson; and back row, Lennie Stansbury, Mattie Mathis, Iona Wyatt, Judy Lawson and Madge Jackson.

    Not pictured are Imogene Owens and Imogene Deatherage.

  • Shawn Alexander Burney celebrated his third birthday on Nov. 18.

    He celebrated on Nov. 16 with a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed party.

    He is the son of Melissa and Scott Burney of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Linda U. Banks of Harriman and Troy and Annette Burney of Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Lola and Melvin Utley, the late Etoy and O.T. McDaniel, and the late Sarah and J.H. Burney.

    Shawn has a 4-year-old brother, Brayden Andrew Burney.

  • Alyson Kate Wheeler turned 9 years old on Nov. 6.

    She celebrated with a Justin Bieber-themed party at the Roane County Skating Center with friends and family.

    She is the daughter of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparents are R.L. Lawson and the late Shirley Lawson and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler, all of Harriman.

    Alyson has a 12-year-old brother, Noah.

  • Harriman’s Hollywood connection, veteran actor Muse Watson, will perform “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” a Dec. 21 holiday concert benefiting the Princess Theatre Foundation.

    Watson, who has a home in Harriman, will be accompanied by acclaimed pianist Dr. Eric Littleton.

    Littleton is a Harriman native who has a family medical practice in Sevierville.

    Tickets are $10 each and are available at Rocky Top General Store in South Harriman and the Harriman Jewelry Exchange.

  • The Michael Dunn Foundation hosted a reception and dinner earlier this month to honor new members of the Michael Dunn Foundation Legacy Society.

    The members honored at the Legacy Society reception and dinner were The Knights of Columbus- Council 8273; In Memory of Albert Clark by Doris Clark; and In Memory of Donald Brown by his aunt, Sarah Coram, who was represented by her niece, Teina Ingram.

  • Tony and Oneda Whalen of Harriman will be honored this weekend at a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

    The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 in South Harriman Baptist Church’s family life center. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.

    The Whalens graduated from South Harriman High School, where they were high school sweethearts. They married Dec. 29, 1962, in Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harriman.

  • A free concert in Harriman’s Princess Theater today, Nov. 30, aims to put people in the Christmas spirit.

    The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., will be given by a gospel homecoming choir from many churches in Roane and Morgan counties.

    A love offering will be accepted to support Hands of Mercy in Kingston and Storehouse Ministries of Wartburg.

  • Thanksgiving was fun. Its traditions, family gatherings, predictable menus and festive atmosphere are precious and a fitting introduction to several weeks of joyful anticipation and celebration.

    Christmas decorations are going up everywhere we look, and Christmas plants and flowers are making their appearance in stores, churches, public buildings and our houses.

    Tradition plays a large part here, too.

    Poinsettias, without which it would seem no holiday décor would be complete, are perhaps the most obvious.

  • Beautiful costumes, breathtaking scenery and a mostly Roane County cast performing to a Tchaikovsky soundtrack in Arts in Motion’s 2012 presentation of Roane County’s “The Nutcracker.”

    Performances in the O’Brien Theater on Roane State Community College’s main campus 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.

    Tickets are $18 per person and are available at the door or by reservation by calling 376-0295.