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Today's Features

  • The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for its annual holiday red-kettle campaign.

    “We do not pay people to ring bells; we rely on volunteers who want to help us help others,” said Marie Ruby of the Roane County Salvation Army. “There are so many people hurting these days, and the demand for our services is greater than ever.”

    Anyone interested in volunteering for the cause may call 882-7711.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Progress means change, but sometimes, things do seem to go around in circles.

    So many of our more popular culinary herbs were first developed from wild plants or weeds. The list is long and sometimes surprising, since we are constantly being called upon to revise our thoughts concerning what is and is not a weed.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Harriman’s American Legion was on the “endangered species” list. Newman-Davis Post 53 had only 75 members in the 67-year-old organization, compared to 400 in the post-war ‘40s and ‘50s. The American Legion War Memorial Building, built in the early ‘50s, was suffering, too. Several parts of the building needed repairs and replacements, including the roof.

    10 Years Ago

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Cameron T. Jones recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    A 2011 graduate of Roane County High School, he is the son of Janie Hickman, and grandson of Kathleen Wiseman, both of Kingston.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies.

  • Kingston Lions Club has designated Nov. 6-12 as White Cane Days in Kingston.

    White Cane Days is an effort to collect funds to support many eye-related projects of the District of Lionism.  These projects include the Lions East Tennessee Eye Center, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Lions Volunteer Industries for the Blind and similar endeavors.

    Lions Club members will be at Harriman Kroger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11.

    A roadblock is planned for Nov. 12 in downtown Kingston.

  • Edward A.G. Thompson, a 13-month-old Kingston boy, and his mother, Amanda, were the winners of a $50 U.S. Savings Bond awarded by the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

    The bond was awarded during the Kingston Country Fair.

    “This may be the start of Edward's college fund,” said Allen Lutz, board member for the Reading Foundation.

    Sixty-two children were entered into the drawing for the savings bond.

  • Dave Serrano, left, new head baseball coach at the University of Tennessee, visits with Harriman Rotary Club members Frank Knies, center, and Bob Creswell during the coach’s recent club presentation. 

    Serrano discussed his desire to lead the team to such a level of success that UT would be the place to play college baseball.  It would have such a winning record both on and off the field that recruiting would be easy.

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will celebrate All Saints’ Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 6.

    “St. Paul reminds us that the saints of the church are not only the historic martyrs and great persons in the church, but are also all the faithful people of God’s family through whom the life of Christ has been made known to the world who have preceded us in this life,” said the Rev. Joseph Pinner, St. Andrew’s rector.

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities will award the ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover to a school teacher whose classroom is within a 50-mile radius of Oak Ridge.

    Now in its fourth year, the award provides $25,000 worth of the latest educational technologies, training and/or support.

    Teachers interested in competing must file their intent to apply no later than Nov. 18.

  • Have a home-cooked meal and get some fun decorating and gift ideas during the annual Christmas Ideas Fair.

    The event of the Family and Community Education Clubs of Roane County will be Nov. 3-4 in Kingston Community Center.

    Thursday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours on Friday will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available both days, with dinner available on Thursday until 6:30 p.m.

    Homemade goodies, sales table and a silent auction are among the attractions.