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Today's Features

  • South Harriman Baptist Church will begin its presentation this weekend of “For Unto You,” a four-part drama heralding the Christmas season.

    The drama will begin at 11 a.m. each Sunday from Nov. 30-Dec. 21.

    It begins on Nov. 30 with “The Foretelling,” in which prophets of old disclose the coming of a special gift.

    “The Promise” will be presented on Dec. 7. In that part, Mary and Joseph will learn about their special mission.

  • On Dec. 13-14, the public is welcome to take the time to experience true Southern hospitality by touring the historic homes of the Cornstalk Heights area of Harriman.

    The tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    Presented by the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, this is the 24th annual Historic Harriman Tour of Homes.

    Tickets are $15 per person and $5 for ages 11 and younger.

    They are available in advance at Rocky Top General Store, Harriman.

  • This year when approximately 200 senior citizens in Roane and Loudon counties receive a nutritious home-delivered meal from the Senior Nutrition program at Mid-East Community Action Agency, they will receive something else: a small gift that means a lot.

    The Operation Holiday Cheer program delivers a holiday package containing useful items for each person.

  • Kids First Child Advocacy Center will have its 10th annual Soup’s On fundraising event on Jan. 21 in Tellico Village Community Church.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    An all-you-can-eat selection of homemade soups, breads and cookies will be available.

    Soup offerings will be Blackfoot potato with sausage, Tuscan chicken, Elvis Presley vegetable and vegetarian as well as Hunter’s Chili.

    Take out will also be available.

  • Carl and Joann Lehman of Rockwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21.

    They were married on Nov. 21, 1964, in Rockwood First Christian Church, with the Rev. Vernon Greenhalgh officiating.

    He is retired from Jerry Duncan Ford, where he spent 45 years as parts and service coordinator.

    She was a cafeteria worker at Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, for 30 years before retiring. She then went to work for Junior’s Restaurant, Rockwood, where she became famous for her coconut and chocolate pies.

  • Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will host a Christmas candlelight tour and reception next weekend.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

    Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past during the event.

  • Rock Creek Campground, part of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, should soon reopen after construction activities.

    The campground was scheduled to be closed through Nov. 21 for construction of a new comfort station that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.

    Campsites were also to be upgraded with new picnic tables, campfire grill rings, and wildlife-proof food storage lockers.

    Call 423-346-6294 for more information.

  • Children at The Henry Center had a Halloween treat from neighboring Warehouse Furniture, which displayed a large jack-o’-lantern and had Spider-Man as special guest.

    Children visiting with their new superhero friend include, from left, Opal Morris, Bella Williams, Keeley Cleveland, Sam Segatto, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Zailyn Dyer, Cadyn Newman, Preston Pugh, Walter Poland, Jake Edwards, Tom Evans, Bryson Brackins, Karissa Vanover, Ally Freels, Zayden Vanover, Jaxon Armes, Anaya Patel, Braelyn and Tamara Foley.

  • Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, will have its 50th anniversary open house celebration during the Rockwood Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 6.

    The event will be from 1 to 6 p.m. in the school at 625 Pumphouse Road.

    “Rockwood 2000 is including them on the home tour ticket,” said Regina Durham of Rockwood 2000. “They will have a gingerbread display as part of the celebration.”

    She added, “You do not have to have a home tour ticket to take a tour of the school,” which will be open to the public.

  • The public is welcome to experience the joy of Christmas during the two-day Rockwood Christmas Tour of Homes.

    The tour, from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6-7, is hosted by Rockwood 2000.

    Rockwood’s Christmas Home Tour has been synonymous with Rockwood for more than 20 years.

    Ticketholders will have access to beautifully decorated homes and a horse and carriage ride.

    There will also be a gingerbread house display, carolers, shopping at downtown businesses, holiday refreshments and Santa Claus.