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Today's Features

  • New state Rep. Julia C. Hurley, right, has been listening to constituents such as Lynn Farnham since she was elected to the post in November.

    Hurley welcomes the public to her first open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 in her new legislative district office in Harriman’s Temperance Building. Light refreshments will be served.

    The public is welcome to stop by and express any concerns and ask questions before the Tennessee General Assembly convenes on Feb. 7.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Jeffrey L. Adams recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Son of Heather Raines of Harriman and Mike Adams of Knoxville, he graduated in 2010 from Bearden High School, Knoxville.

    Adams completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • One advantage to winter’s longer nights is stargazing, and Roane State Community College’s Tamke-Allan Observatory is the perfect place to do it.

    The facility’s next public stargaze is Feb. 5. The gate at the Roane County facility opens at 7 p.m.; the stargaze starts at 7:30.

  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Randy D. Rollins was recently presented with the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award for being named the U.S. Air Force in Europe Marquez Award recipient.

    The award is presented to maintenance, communications-electronics maintainers who have demonstrated the highest degree of sustained job performance, efficiency, knowledge and results, and have had direct involvement in sortie (aircraft flight mission) generation.

    Son of Pleas and Diana Rollins of Rockwood, the technical sergeant is a 1999 graduate of Rockwood High School.

  • “It's going to be sweet,” Jim Crawley said while testing the organ he recently brought from Nashville.
    He’s part of a jam band started nearly five years ago with Bobby Wright, Ron Duncan, Bruce Bagwell and Rolla Lunsford, performing Bluegrass music in Harriman's Riverfront Park during the summer.
    As word of mouth spread, eventually the band evolved to more than 10 members.

  • A free health fair is planned for Presidents Day, Feb. 21, in Luminary United Methodist Church at 3401 River Road, Ten Mile.

    Call 376-7040 for details.

    Summit Medical Group of Knoxville will perform free fasting comprehensive blood-screening panels for the first 100 people beginning at 8 a.m. Prostate-specific antigen tests will be conducted.

    Those wishing to take advantage of the blood screenings must have fasted for 12 hours with consumption of only water, black coffee or tea and medications.

  • Tuscan chicken soup makes its debut during Soup’s On, the sixth annual fundraiser for Kids First Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit agency that serves Roane County.

    The event will be on Feb. 2 in Tellico Village Community Church’s Christian life center.

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

    Other soups on the menu include Soup’s On favorites Hunter’s chili, Blackfoot potato and Elvis Presley vegetable.

  • Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will have its first Breakfast With the Legislators session from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in Oak Ridge Civic Center.

    Area legislators will discuss the outlook for this Tennessee General Assembly session. A free continental breakfast will be served.

    Breakfast With the Legislators will be convened the last Monday of every month during the legislative session and is open to the public. The event will be canceled if Oak Ridge Schools are out due to snow.

    Call Claudia Lever at 865-483-8340 for details.

  • Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 12th annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Kingston Community Center.

    Cost is $5 and includes chili with the trimmings, dessert and drink. All proceeds help animals in Roane County.

    Second Chance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises money to help spay and neuter pets.

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

    Jan. 1 — Geneva Ann Sargent and Mack Edward Carroll, Kingston. A boy, Dean Allen Kash, 9 pounds, l ounce. Sibling: Madalin Elizabeth Genan. Grandparents: Ernestine Sargent; Kelvin Sargent.

    Jan. 4 — Kayla Jeffers and Jeremy Burress, Harriman. A boy, Brandon Lee, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Sibling: Hannah Michelle Faye. Grandparents: Jamie Thomas; Michael Thomas; Christine Burress; Mark Burress.