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Today's Features

  • Tammy Mullins’ first-grade class at Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, took first-place honors in Rockwood 2000’s Christmas-tree-decorating contest.

    Seven trees displayed in downtown buildings were decorated by Ridge View students participating in the contest.

    “The participation was truly in the spirit of Christmas and so well done that it was very hard for the judges to choose winners,” said Sandy McIntosh of Rockwood 2000.

    The winning tree is on display in Rockwood Electric Utility.

  • Speights Chapel AME Zion Church, Rockwood, is making plans for its inaugural Davison, Inman and Hawkins Health Fair.

    The event, planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave., will be in memory of Rob Davison, Deidre Inman and Mechelle Hawkins, said the Rev. Bea Thomas of Speights Chapel.

    She added that the health fair is planned for the benefit of families in the community.

  • No one knows for certain the date on which Jesus was born. For more than three centuries, “Christ-Mass” was a moveable feast.

    And, in many places, it was celebrated on Jan. 6, the Epiphany. That’s the day, according to the Biblical account, when Jesus was manifested to the Magi.

  • 25 Years Ago
    A new 150,000-square-foot shopping center was being built in Rockwood. The Valley Shopping Center, just north of Roane Memorial Gardens on Hwy. 27, would include Walmart, Ingles Food Store, a clothing store and various area shops. Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas was approached about providing water, sewer and gas service to the facility.

    10 Years Ago

  • 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.