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Today's Features

  • July is usually a hot month, but this July so far has been the hottest one on record. Our air conditioners have been running full time — and we have been complaining full time, too.

    But have you considered what uncounted generations before us did to beat the heat before air conditioning was invented?

  • 25 Years Ago
    Officials studied possible ramifications of an error in a city charter amendment voted on in the Kingston city election. The amendment would change the dates for municipal elections. According to city attorney Sandy McPherson, the typographical error was made in drafting the proposed charter change in the form of a question. The date was correct in the bill that was sent to Nashville.

    10 Years Ago

  • Rotary International President Kaylan Bannerje, center, and District 6780 Governor Frank Rothermel present the prestigious RI Significant Achievement Award to Deborah Alexander-Davis, president of Kingston Rotary Club, in recognition of the club’s exemplary efforts in support of The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

    The award recognizes Rotary Clubs for performing service projects that address critical community needs.

    Only one Significant Achievement Award can be awarded in each district each year.

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  • Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency is now accepting pollinator habitats as a Continuous Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program practice.

    The voluntary program helps producers apply conservation practices to safeguard environmentally sensitive land.

    Pollinator habitats support a variety of pollinator species, said Linda Tipton, acting director of the Roane/Loudon County FSA.

  • The Babahatchie Community Band concert originally scheduled for July 1 was postponed due to last week’s extreme heat.

    The concert is rescheduled for 7 p.m. July 8 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    “We thought it might be a little cooler at that time,” Babahatchie Community Band member Alison Westrich said. “We don’t want anyone to show up a 3 p.m. to be disappointed.”

  • The third annual Jim Muir Kamp 4 Kids for ages 8-12 will be July 16-19 at Grace Point Episcopal Camp, Kingston.

    Kamp 4 Kids is or children who have one or more incarcerated parents. A season of camp in an environment of love, learning and fun broadens their horizons.

    The camp is named in honor of the late Muir, ne of the area’s foremost advocates for ministry to prisoners and their families.

  • Bradbury United Methodist
    “Operation Overboard” is the vacation Bible school theme at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston. Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West; dinner will be served daily. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    Lawnville Road Church of Christ

  • 25 Years Ago
    Newly elected Harriman Mayor Jerry Davis appointed Clayton Isham, 24, as police chief and called a meeting of the police department to discuss other changes. Davis did away with the assistant chief and investigator positions; instead, the department had a police chief and three shift supervisors.

    10 Years Ago

  • Did you know that the beautiful Queen Anne’s lace blossoms beginning to ornament fields and roadsides everywhere are really wild carrots?

    Pull one up and sniff at the root, and you will recognize the familiar carrot smell.

    The root you are holding is white, but it will be as edible as the familiar yellow ones. You will have to cook it a little longer than the familiar garden variety, but it will taste just the same.

    Carrots are related to parsnips, caraway and parsley and combine well with all of them.