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Today's Features

  • Thrills, chills and fun are on tap for the annual Hauntings of Historic Harriman.

    This year’s event, beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, offers a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.

    The area is home to beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built more than a century ago. Given the long history of the area, it should come as no surprise that ghosts and spirits are known all too well to the people living there.

  • Harriman Public Library had a world of fun in the recently completed summer reading program.

    “One World, Many Stories” was the theme of this year’s program, which had 146 children registered. The children read 1,442 books, and the library had prize drawings during each program.

    “The library is proud of all the children and their achievements,” said Tammie Edwards, children’s librarian. “Every child was a winner in having a good time reading and listening to great stories.”

  • Radical Regeneration, a community event organized to inspire hope and friendship within Roane County and surrounding areas, will kick off at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Organizers said the event is designed to ensure that anybody and everybody can be accepted they way they are.

    Festivities will include things for all ages. Bounce houses, moon walks, face painting, playground, cotton candy and games are planned for younger children.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jason Clark of Lenoir City announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Parks, to Slade Evans.

    He is the son of Scott Evans of Clarksville and Cheryl Howell of Linden.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Grande Vista Bay, Rockwood.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville with a degree in elementary education. She is a fifth-grade teacher at Barkers Mill Elementary School, Clarksville.

  • Brycelyn Steven Hennager celebrated his third birthday on Sept. 11.

    He celebrated with a self-chosen fire-truck-themed party in Destin, Fla. His family said they felt this was a fitting tribute to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.

    He is the son of Steven and Krystal Hennager of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are David and Carolyn Thomas of Rockwood and Ronnie and Tina Hennager of the Westel community near Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Gene and Marthalee

  • Brycelyn Steven Hennager celebrated his third birthday on Sept. 11.

    He celebrated with a self-chosen fire-truck-themed party in Destin, Fla. His family said they felt this was a fitting tribute to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.

    He is the son of Steven and Krystal Hennager of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are David and Carolyn Thomas of Rockwood and Ronnie and Tina Hennager of the Westel community near Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Gene and Marthalee

  • Twin sisters Samantha and Savannah Taylor celebrated their fourth birthday on Aug. 17 in Michigan.

    They are the daughters of Kyle and Tamala Taylor of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Duane and Karen Sherman of Michigan, and Nancy Taylor of Rockwood and the late Bob Taylor.

    The twins have a sister, Natasha; and a brother, Nickolas.

  • In the depths of the Depression, Sam Reed wanted to join the Boy Scouts.

    Problem was, his family could not afford the dues of 5 cents a week, and he was forced to quit after a couple of weeks.

    That did not stop his desire to serve scouting later in life.

    He encouraged his oldest son, Charles to join the Cub Scouts through Harriman First Presbyterian Church in 1957. And when his youngest son, Gordon, became old enough, Sam started a Cub pack for him.

  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is looking for committee members to be a part of the 2012 Roane County Relay for Life.

    People interested in being a part of a committee will be a part of the community's biggest effort to fight cancer.

    The committee interest meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 27 at Roane State Community College, has been postponed.

    The meeting will now begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Roane State, in Room O-202.

  • Babahatchie Community Band concerts are a part of Americana in Harriman.

    This is especially true of the next concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harriman Riverfront Park. Admission is free.

    “This concert is mostly music by American composers with one exception,” said Babahatchie band member Alison Westrich. “‘Amparito Roca’ was composed by Jamie Texidor, a Spanish composer from the early 1900s. He wrote this and named it after a student of his.”