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Today's Features

  • The Bridge at Rockwood participated in a coordinated prayer event on May 5, joining millions of other Americans to recognize what has been designated as the National Day of Prayer.

    The Bridge at Rockwood was among the Signature Healthcare facilities that had a prayer service. Some released biodegradable balloons or carried out other symbolic acts. An event at Signature’s Louisville, Ky., headquarters was transmitted via live webcast.

  • The McKameys, a premier East Tennessee family gospel-singing group from Clinton, will host their annual Hometown Singing on June 10-11 in Clinton Second Baptist Church.

    The Inspirations of Bryson City, N.C., will be the special guest at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday’s special guest will be the Primitive Quartet of Candler, N.C. at 6 p.m.

    Reserved seating is $14; general admission is $12.

    Call 800-254-3047 or 865-457-3678 for information.

  • Berl and Eula Swanner of Rockwood celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary with their family at the Whitestone Inn.

    They were married in Trentville on May 16, 1948.

    They have three children: Mike and wife Debbie Swanner of Greenville, S.C., Janice and husband Todd Baines of Athens, and Lisa and husband Jimmy Crabtree of Rockwood.

  • Babahatchie Community Band will present its first concert of the outdoor season at 3 p.m. June 5 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Admission to the concert is free, but donations are always welcome. Refreshments, usually ice cream, are available during intermission.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In one way or another — sometimes favorably, sometimes quite the opposite — bugs call themselves to our attention.

    The idea of eating insects is pretty off-putting to most of us, but insects of various kinds are a staple food in some parts of the world.

    Insects were considered delicacies in ancient times. A kind of wood-boring grub was often served as an hors d’oeuvre at parties in Rome. Aristotle, a great cicada fancier, wrote at length about how to prepare them.

  • Harriman Public Library is operating on extended Tuesday hours during the summer.

    The extended Tuesday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The library is also open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Harriman Public Library is at 601 Walden Ave. Call 882-3195 for more details.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Samuel F. Yette, a Harriman native and professor at Howard University in Washington D.C., was honored by St. Mary’s Baptist Church. Yette was also the honored guest at a membership drive rally for the NAACP.

    10 Years Ago

  • Dwayne and Beth Poland announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Poland, to Wesley Wayne Gibson.

    He is the son of Mel and Mary Ellen Gibson of Clinton.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 11 in Lee Village Baptist Church. A poolside reception at the home of the bride’s parents will follow.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Dale and Lori Watson of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Watson of Kingston, to Ryan Spann of Paducah, Ky.

    He is the son of Ron and Glenda Spann of Paducah.

    The ceremony will be on June 11 in Young’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

  • Wayne and Venita Burnette will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 in Community Baptist Church’s fellowship hall, Rockwood.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    The couple was married on June 3, 1961. He is pastor of Community Baptist Church.

    They have two daughters, Tammy Leffew of Harriman, and Sherry Matheson of Rockwood.