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Today's Features

  • Medic Regional Blood Center offers a free, non-fasting cholesterol evaluation and blood typing for all donors.

    Donors also receive Medic’s blood coverage, a program that exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees if a transfusion is needed within one year of donation date.   

    Blood drives are planned next week in Roane County. Donors may give blood at Gateway IGA in Rockwood on Aug. 29, or at Harriman Family Dollar on Aug. 30.

  • Tape holding your glasses together at the nosepiece? Speak a language only Bill Gates and Steve Jobs can understand? Get funny looks for what some people call your outlandish attire?

    Then Harriman’s Courts of Praise Church aims to give you a place of worship.

  • Members of Glen Alice Christian Church, Rockwood, will celebrate the church’s 119th anniversary on Aug. 28 with guest speakers and musicians in morning and afternoon worship services.

    Rick Bean, academic dean at Johnson University, will speak during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. A time of fellowship will precede the service at 10 a.m.

    A special fellowship meal will be provided after the morning worship service.

    Special afternoon music will be provided by Wade Sims, Forest Robbins, and The Dudley Evans family.

  • Celebrating the legacy of service from men and women of the greatest generation, the Spirit of '45 exhibition opened last week at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge in conjunction with the World War II surrender of Japan on Aug. 14, 1945.

    There were 16.1 million Americans who served in the military during World War II. Today, there are 3 million surviving.

    Through artifacts from the museum archives, museum visitors have opportunities to learn more about everyday heroes.

  • Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bill Landry as East Tennessee representative of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

    The appointment, effective July 5, runs through June 30, 2016.  

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    It is one thing to see how much food you can grow in a limited space and to look for small-size varieties, but it is quite another to try to grow the largest of something.

    Perhaps you are aim-ing at a prize at the county fair, or just wishing to outdo your neighbor who had the biggest pumpkin on the block last year.

    Whatever your motive, growing giant plants is much fun.

    Delicious tomatoes, a fairly new variety which is, indeed, delicious, grow to about 3 pounds apiece.

  • Tennessee Eagles R/C Fun Fly 2011 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Harriman R/C Park.

    Fun-fly events such as spot landing, egg drop and aerobatic air shows will take place throughout the day.

    Public admission is free; food and drinks will be available on site.

    R/C aircraft of all types and sizes will be on display. There will be a $5 landing fee for all pilots.

    Call Bob Freels at 660-0021 or Mike Foley at 717-0570 for details.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Harriman Mayor Harold Wester had no doubt that city employees needed a raise, but because of the tight budget, he saw no possible way of giving them one. On another note, the Harriman City Jail was closed indefinitely after failing to meet standards and specifications, and because there was no money to build another jail.

    10 Years Ago

  • Kingston Rotary Club celebrated 57 years of service to the community earlier this month.

    At the meeting, charter member George Warlick shared stories of the early days.

    A number of longtime members also chimed in with their memories of the organization through the years.

    Newer members talked about why they joined Rotary, making the commemoration a sharing of the past, present and vision for the future between generations in the true spirit of Rotary.

  • Steven and Julia Atchley-Pace of Vonore announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia C. Hurley, to Christopher E. Ahler.

    He is the son of Dr. Julian and Margo Ahler of Kingston.

    No wedding date has been set.

    The bride-elect is employed by the state of Tennessee, Lenoir City Utility Board and her company, The JaCy Consulting.  

    The prospective groom is employed with Ahler and Co. in Harriman and Visionary Horizons in Knoxville.