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Today's Features

  • Starting today, April 8, the town of Oliver Springs will begin accepting glass, plastic, paper and aluminum cans for recycling.

    Items will be taken for recycling at a mobile unit across from Oliver Springs Public Library. Hours are from 2 to 6 p.m.

    “Only about one-tenth of the garbage generated in this country actually gets recycled every year, when in reality over half of it can be recycled into new products,” said David Bolling, Oliver Springs town administrator.

  • Babahatchie Community Band will perform in its final indoor concert of the season at 3 p.m. April 10 in Harriman High School auditorium.

    The concert, featuring movie scores, will be rich in contemporary music that will likely be listened to hundreds of years from now.

    The band will perform the scores from “The Lion King,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Titanic,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

    Admission is free.

  • After two months of planning, the Anglican Church of the Cumberlands and its 15 members — including two from Roane County — will witness history in the making with the church’s first worship service on April 10.

    Father Ernie Pinto will conduct the Passion Sunday Eucharistic service, which begins at 3:30 p.m. in Crab Orchard Christian Church on Hwy. 70.

  • Roane County Relay for Life will honor area cancer survivors this weekend with a reception on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    Cancer survivors and a guest are welcome to attend the reception at 1 p.m. April 10 in Room O-105 at Roane State. During the reception, they will receive tickets to the Roane State Playmakers’ 2 p.m. production of “The Diviners.”

    Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kathy Parks at 354-3366 by April 7.

  • The Roane County Democratic Party will have its biennial reorganization meeting at noon April 9 in  Kingston Community Center.

    The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. No one will be permitted to enter once the meeting has begun.

    Call Bob Cowan at 332-1289 for details.

    Cowan also said the Roane County Democratic Party has submitted recommendations of Steve Scarborough and Celia Simon to serve on the Roane County Election Commission.

    They will serve two-year terms.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Anthony Malenovsky of Harriman was chosen as one of nine contestants for the CBS game show, “The Price is Right.” He and and his wife, Kitty, went to the taping while visiting their children in California. Although Malenovsky didn’t make it to the “Showcase Showdown,” he did win more than $3,000 in cash and prizes.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Christopher Matera and Lauretta “Laurie” Lee Martin Matera of Kingston had the official wedding convalidation of their marriage on March 5.

    The preparation leading up to the Materas’ Catholic convalidation was overseen by Father Michael Sweeney, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman. Father Leo Edgerly pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Oakland, Calif., officiated at the ceremony.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    As spring begins, April will at last bring us warmer days, new leaves on the trees, birds and squirrels building their nests, and violets and forget-me-nots starring the new grass.

    We progress into the season of Lent and turn our thoughts toward the days of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian faith and Passover in the Jewish tradition.

    But we are also faced with some seemingly frivolous occasions in this varied month.

  • Members of the Harriman chapter of Modern Woodmen of America have honored Robert “Bob” Hembree of Rockwood through the organization’s Hometown Heroes program.

    The citation honors Hembree for countless hours of service to the community.

    Hembree was honored for volunteering with Rockwood Ministerial Association’s Food Pantry.