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Today's Features

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2012 Oak Ridge Facilities public bus tour begins June 4 and continues through Sept. 2.

    It offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 65 years.

    The tour continues to be a focal point for tourists visiting the area. Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted 26,000 visitors from all 50 states.  

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon June 13.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. June 13.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15.

  • The Rockwood Community Center Pool will open May 29 for the season.

    Public swim hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Daily admission is $1.50 per person. Season passes are also available at $50 for individuals or $100 for families.

    Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Swimming lessons will be offered in two sessions: June 11-22 and June 25-July 6.

    Lessons are $25 per session; preregistration is required at the community center.

  • Sometimes we become so exasperated at the way mint tends to take over our gardens that we threaten to do away with it entirely.

    In actuality we seldom do, because mint has a way of reminding us of its many uses. And the scent of mint is so refreshing on a hot early summer day.

    Herbals are filled with references to the virtues of mint.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Candidates for Harriman City Council faced two main issues: attracting new industry and dealing with sewer-rate increases. The average residential sewer bill was scheduled to increase 60 percent and commercial rates by more than 100 percent to fund the state-ordered construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.

    10 Years Ago

  • A June fundraising event is planned to help the family of a 12-year-old Rockwood girl who recently succumbed to spinal meningitis.

    The benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the parking area at Precision Cuts/Tennessee Career Center on North Gateway Avenue, Rockwood.

    All proceeds will go to the family of Morgan Peters to help with expenses incurred from her sudden illness and death.

    Morgan was the daughter of Andy and Amanda Peters of Rockwood.

  • Madisyn Denise Ross was born at 6:41 p.m. May 2 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Eric and Brandi Ross of Knoxville.

    Grandparents are Robin Barnes of Spring City and Darrell Barnes of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Dorothy Allen and Della Barnes.

  • Edward and Judy Fritts, formerly of Harriman, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on June 9.

    A reception celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. June 9 in rooms B and C of Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant near Crossville. Light refreshments will be served.

    All relatives and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts or cards. The occasion will be casual dress.

  • Michael and Karen Parkison of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Leann, to Ryan Bentley.

    He is the son of Mark and Kelly Bentley of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. June 9 in Laurel Bluff Baptist Church.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lane and Sylvia Parkison of Kingston, and Mitchell and Peggy Grosch of Manchester.

  • The city of Harriman and the Princess Theatre Partnership received the Preservation Award during the East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence presentation.

    “We commend the city of Harriman for its vision and commitment to preserving the Princess Theatre,” said Society director Cherel Henderson.

    “The success of the project demonstrates the importance of history and sense of place in creating character for a town.”