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Today's Features

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Oct. 13 — Brittany Danielle Loy and Phillip Cooper, Harriman. A girl, Lily Nevaeh, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents: David Allen Loy; Teresa Dianne Armes Loy; Dennis and Conny Cooper.

    Oct. 15 — Melinda Andrews and Larry Edmonds, Harriman. A boy, Bradley Randall Ray. Siblings: Anthony, Hannah and Viola. Grandparents: Ray and Sue Andrews.

  • Members of Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution were guests during last month’s Heart of Harriman Gala in the historic Temperance Building.

    The event, a fundraiser for the building’s preservation, took on special meaning for the Avery Trace Chapter, which dedicated a DAR marker to commemorate the building and its place in Harriman’s past, present and future.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 1-Nov. 30:

    Jerry Wayne Taylor to Linda Marie Stockstill Landrum

    Robert Willis Howard to Carrie Rae Minter Williamson

    Shane Stephen Cromwell to Holly Nicole Harmon

    Roger Dale Scot to Christine Razo

    Reagan Tim Dash to Karen Kay Squire Howe

    Darrell Glen Radford to Betty Katherine Marney Wilson

    Jeremiah Joseph Sheldon to Heather Lynn Lively

    Craig Scott Lawson to Sherry Lynn Brown

  • Roane State Community College’s Jazz Band, Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Stage Band, Bluegrass Band and faculty will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the theatre on the Roane County campus.

    A $10 donation per person is suggested.

    The traditional holiday concert includes classic and modern selections, ensemble pieces as well as solos and a carol sing-along.

  • Harriman Public Library at 601 Walden Ave. has traditionally been a centerpiece of Harriman’s Tour of Homes during the holiday season.

    The historic Carnegie library will again be a stop on the tour, sponsored by Cornstalk Heights Community Organization.

    This year’s tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

    The historic structure, built from funds by philanthropist and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, will have an open house and gift shop.

  • The seventh annual Christmas Light Flotilla is scheduled to set sail at about 6 p.m. Dec. 4 from Caney Creek Marina near Rockwood.

    This yearly parade of lighted boats will travel to Kingston City Park.

    Representatives of Operation REACH will be available to take donations for the program.

    Operation REACH is a nonprofit program that raises money to help children buy Christmas gifts for their families.

    The children who participate are in prekindergarten through eighth grade and are recommended by their teachers.

  • ’Tis the season to be giving, and Medic Regional Blood Center has a way to double good deeds when stopping by any blood drive this month.

    Medic is known for the free T-shirts it gives to donors, but those giving blood this month can help the hungry by declining the offer.

    “If a donor decides to decline the T-shirt, Medic will make a donation — value of the t-shirt — to Second Harvest Food Bank,” said Medic spokeswoman Christi Fightmaster.

  • Harriman’s Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization welcomes the public to help celebrate the holiday season by touring some of the homes and businesses in The Town That Temperance Built.  

    The Tour of Homes celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the public is welcome to help commemorate the special occasion that has become a Christmas tradition in Roane County.

    The two-day tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Harrell’s IGA in Kingston and Harriman advertised T-bone steaks for $2.59 per pound; red grapes for 59 cents per pound; ground beef for 99 cents per pound; large eggs for 59 cents per dozen; 42-ounce Tide detergent for $1.69; a 10-pound bag of Idaho potatoes for $1.49; and 2-percent milk for $1.69 per gallon.

    10 Years Ago