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Today's Features

  • Twenty people attended Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter NSDAR’s genealogy workshop on May 30.

    Ann Blomquist from the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville was the keynote speaker.

    She began with the basics of genealogy and concluded with the genealogical software available today.

    Blomquist discussed free websites and demonstrated how the sites can be used.

    Blomquist teaches basic and intermediate genealogy at the East Tennessee History Center.

  • Barrie Paulson, left, and Harriman Mayor Chris Mason, right, present a $250 donation to Reggie Coleman, director of the Roane County Boys and Girls Club at Harriman Middle School.

    The money was raised at last month’s Tennessee Medieval Faire.

  • More than 30 East Tennessee companies have finalized plans to participate in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Job Fair on June 17.

    The Job Fair will be from 3 to 7 p.m. June 17 in the Roane State Community College Exposition Center at 276 Patton Lane, between Harriman and Rockwood.

    This hiring event will allow job seekers to meet employers face to face, present résumés, complete job applications and possibly schedule interviews.

  • Roane County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual ARRL Field Day from 2 p.m. June 27 to 2 p.m. June 28 at Fort Southwest Point Pavilion, Kingston.

    The public is encouraged to attend and hear more about The Roane County Amateur Radio Club and amateur radio, commonly referred to as ham radio.

    “We run generators, camp out and put up temporary antennas to communicate with other stations and have some fun doing it,” said Jim White, a member of Roane County Amateur Radio Club.

  • Members of South Harriman High School’s class of 1955 celebrated their 60-year reunion late last month at The Cottage at Roane County Park.

    Eleven classmates attended, including, seated from left, Terry Sweeney, Larry Sills, Buddy Bowers, Henry Robinson; and standing, Barbara Pickering, Elma Jean Kreis, Wanda Overstreet, Peggy Robinson of Huntsville, Ala., Betty Clements, Mary Ruth Eblen and Nancy Elkins of Asheville, N.C.

  • TripAdvisor has served up a list of the top-rated states and restaurants for barbecue and declared Tennessee as No. 1 in the U.S.

    “Being named the No. 1 state for barbecue, by the No. 1 most popular travel site in the world is a huge honor for Tennessee,” said Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

    “We look forward to welcoming foodies from far and wide to our state to fill up on the best barbecue in the world.”

  • “A Tribute to ‘Frozen’ Live On Stage!” is headed to the Roane State Community College stage next week.

    The stage show will begin at 2 p.m. June 20 in the O’Brien Theater on the main campus of Roane State Community College near Harriman and Rockwood.

    The show will feature the popular Disney movie’s favorite characters, including Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Prince Hans, The Trolls, Oaken and Duke of Weasletown.

    Tickets are $19.95.

  • Roane County singer Dianne Griffith is directing and performing in the musical comedy, “Dames at Sea,” opening June 12 in the Tennessee Valley Theatre, Spring City.

    “Dames at Sea” tells the story of a struggling 1930s Broadway theatrical company and an understudy rising to stardom.

    Griffith also performs in the production as a temperamental diva in a story that blends the theatrical company with a few sailors who serve on a battleship called the U.S.S. Roosevelt.

  • More fun in the sun for the Roane County News — this time with J.C. and Sandra Morgan for a 12-day cruise to Hawaii and Canada in celebration of their 47th wedding anniversary.

    The Morgans pause for a snapshot with the News in Maui.

    They visited Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Kauai and Maui while in The Aloha State, then went to Vancouver, British Columbia.

    The Morgans’ daughter, Jennifer Morgan, accompanied them on the cruise.

    Sandra said they saw a lot of banana, coconut and pineapple trees and beautiful waterfalls.

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 13
    • Christian Business Fellowship of Roane County, a new ministry open to all business people, will meet at 8 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Harriman Shoney’s for breakfast, prayer and fellowship. Call David Barkley at 705-1903 for details.