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Today's Features

  • Tennessee’s sales tax holiday  on Aug. 5-7 is a great time to save on clothing and school supplies — and not just for sudents.

    During this time, Tennesseans can enjoy tax-free purchases on certain clothing, school and art supplies and computers.

    What’s tax-free?

    Tax-free items include clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and school art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Area businesses and consumers will get a boost from Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday next weekend, said state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    The special weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Harriman City Schools Alumni Association will offer miscellaneous photographs to the public for the last time this summer on Aug. 13.

    The photos of stu-
    dents who attended Harriman City Schools have accumulated since the 1970s.

    They will be available to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. in front of the Temperance Building.

    A few yearbooks from the 1980s and 1990s will also be available.

    Donations will be accepted to help support scholarship funds administered by the Alumni Association.  

  • 25 Years Ago
    Efforts to combat drug use, abuse and trafficking in Kingston were given a substantial boost by the establishment of a drug fund for the city. Money for the fund is brought in through court-ordered donations upon conviction of drug offenders and allows the police department to finance undercover operations or any type of enforcement activities which relate to drugs, without going before the commission with an expenditure request. Such requests could unnecessarily alert targeted suspects.

    10 Years Ago

  • Philip and Lucy Kirkham of Rockwood announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julie Anne Kirkham, to Richard Logan Colbert.

    He is the son of Richard and Wanda Colbert of Brentwood.

    An autumn ceremony at Evins Mill is planned.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of David Kirkham of Rockwood and the late Mary Kirkham and the late James and Mary Elizabeth Frazier.

  • Landyn James Goad was born at 7:13 p.m. July 6 in Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 3 pounds, 2.4 ounces and was 16 inches long.

    He is the son of Tressa Shawntae Gibson and Travis Ray Goad of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Tracie Pickard of Harriman, Sean Gibson of Rockwood and Karen and Lonnie Goad of Harriman,

    Great-grandparents are Clara Pickard of Harriman and the late Willie Pickard, Beverly and Rolland Gibson of Rockwood and Hazel Frederick.

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    Sharon Young and Matt Stout were married at 5 p.m. on June 28 at Riverfront Park. Bill Trent officiated during the outdoor ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Betty and Charles Young.
    The groom is the son of Betty and Lonnie Stout.
    The couple celebrated with family and friends then honeymooned in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
     

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    Mr. and Mrs. Homer Harmon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 21.
    Homer Harmon and the former Wanda Bullens, both of Harriman, were married July 21, 1951, in Harriman with the Rev. E. H. Howard officiating.
    They have two sons, Rick Allen Harmon and wife Pat, Knoxville, Kim Trent Harmon, Harriman; three grandsons, Justin Harmon and Aaron Harmon, both of Knoxville, Chris Thomas and wife Mary, Maryville; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Savannah Thomas.
     

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    Liam Smith turned 3 years old on May 27.
    He celebrated with a Toy Story party with family and friends.
    He is the son of William and Kristy Smith, Harriman.
    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden, Harriman, and Diana Smith, Oakdale.
    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran, Harriman, and W.F. and Ruth Headrick, Oakdale.
    Liam has a 4 year old sister, Taylor.