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Today's Features

  • 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.”

  • Seton's Food Pantry and Thrift Store will distribute information about its program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Harriman Kroger.

    Representatives of the agency, part of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Inc., will also be available to collect food and monetary donations.

    Seton Thrift Store raises funding by selling preowned clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, books and appliances and offering the opportunity for families to shop in a climate of dignity and respect.

  • Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry is in need of a refrigerator to hold food  to be distributed to those in need.

    Call 354-1750 for details or if interested in making a donation.

  • The Roane State Community College Playmakers will open their 2011-12 season on Oct. 6 with “The Rainmaker.”

    Performances will be in the O’Brien Theater. Show times are October 6-8 at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

    General admission is $10 for students and $7 for seniors. Tickets are available at the door.

    “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash is a comedy set in a rural western town during the Depression.