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Today's Features

  • Pomegranates are one of the world’s most exotic fruits.

    In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal “apple” in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.

    One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.

    Pomegranates are native to Asia, from northern India to the Levant, where they have been cultivated since prehistoric times.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The Harriman Police Board decided to purchase weapons for officers on a payback system. Under the program, the city would purchase weapons for officers and the officers would repay the city through payroll deductions. The weapons purchased were for line-of-duty use only and not for resale.

    10 Years Ago

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell turned 4 on Nov. 13.

    She celebrated on Nov. 10 at Roane County Skating Center with lots of family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents include David and Trisha Mitchell, Jerry Brackett and Cleta Mitchell, all of Kingston, and Peggy Kirk of Rockwood.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Oct. 11-Nov. 8:

    • Anthony James Morocco to Tina Sue Powell

    • Richard Anderson Curtis to Connie Renee Wilson Britton

    • Paul Edward Phillips to Kimberly Shay Dale

    • Charles Lee St. John to Brittany Megara Kinser

    • Jordan David Couch to Lauren Elizabeth Woody

    • Daniel Edward Clotfelter to Corrinne Marie Overaitis

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Oct. 18 — Jessica Nichols, Harriman. A boy, Devion Michael, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents: Billy and Missy Nichols; Robin Boles.

    Oct. 21 — Dawn and Larry Clotfelter, Rockwood. A boy, Joseph Lee, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Siblings: Daniel, Rachel, Jacob, Jeremy, Nicole and Jason.

  • Roane Writers Group will have an open poetry reading from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Creative Arts Co-op at 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

    John C. Mannone, an award-winning poet and poetry editor, will host the event. The sharing of family-friendly poetry is encouraged; original works and/or favorite poems may be read.

    Admission is free; donations will be accepted.
     

  • Mickey Smith and Margaret Baker made me the most beautiful quilt for my 91st birthday.

    Each square had a small block in the center that represented me growing up on our farm.

    One square had two people, a man and woman that represented Gene and me. One square had a little girl representing Nina, our daughter. Another square had three little boys representing our three sons.

  • A German veteran of World War II will speak on Nov. 15 at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus and at the main campus in Roane County.

    Gerhard Hennes will speak in the City Room at the Oak Ridge campus at 12:30 p.m.

    He will lecture at 4:30 p.m. at the Roane County campus in room O-202 in the O’Brien Humanities Building.

    Each event is free and open to the public.

    The lectures are presented by the Roane State-Bethel University 2+2 education program.

  • Believers Voice of Deliverance Church’s Annual choir anniversary was a huge success last Sunday.

    Evangelist Willie Mae Springs was worship leader. There were four choirs who provided music for the service. The Rev. Jerome Kilgo sang two selections. Choir members looked beautiful in their red and black. The service was well attended.

    May you continue to lift up your voices in praise to God. This is where Rev. James Springs is pastor.

    There will be a three-day revival at St. Mary’s Baptist Church from Nov. 12-14.

  • Members of all eight of Roane County’s Family and Community Education clubs hosted a Christmas Ideas Fair last week at Kingston.

    Proceeds from the fair, which has been an annual event since the 1950s, go toward a scholarship awarded each spring to a deserving high school senior from Roane County.

    It’s the only fundraiser of the year for the FCE groups.

    Everything is donated by the members, so 100 percent of the sale of items goes into the scholarship fund.