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Today's Features

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Cody B. Jewett recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of Shawn and Susan Jewett of Harriman, he is a 2013 graduate of Harriman High School.

    Jewett 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.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • U.S. Army Pfc. Leonard Wright recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    Son of Leonard Wright of Harriman and Donna Binford of Kingston, he is a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    During the nine weeks of training, Wright studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

    He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat.

  • Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Acting Director Bill Giannini of the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs are encouraging all Tennesseans who were referred to or received services from physicians affiliated with Community Health Systems Inc. in the last five years to review their credit reports and accounts for possible unauthorized activity.

    Affected patients should take advantage of the one year free credit monitoring offered by the company in the wake of the data breach announced earlier this month.

  • Through Nov. 30, visitors to the Museum of East Tennessee History will have an opportunity to view special items associated with the Freedom Engine, a tribute gift from East Tennesseans to New York City following the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Roane Medical Center is among the sites free prostate-specific antigen tests are being offered.

    Testing will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Stowers Rotary Community Room.

    The testing is part of the free Eddie Check PSA tests and blood drives offered at 10 locations across eight East Tennessee counties.

    Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt and other special coupons and discounts for donating.

  • Katlyn Parks and Alyssa Boswell enjoy free watermelon at this year’s Hooray for Harriman Festival.

    The Harriman Lion’s Club had an informational booth and gave away watermelon.

    That weekend, the club also gave the sweet fruity treat away at the Babahatchie Band’s Music and Melons summer concert.

  • Harriman Lions Club will have White Cane Days at Harriman Food City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26-27.

    Lions will be there those days accepting donations to support district programs that help area communities.

    Those include the East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, a Knoxville entity started in 1964 which provides eye tissue for transplant patients.

    The donations also help Lions Recording for the Blind, based out of Oak Ridge, which provides recorded audio of various publications.

  • Rockwood Baptist Tabernacle Church will have a farewell potluck dinner at noon Sept. 7 for Preacher Lewis Capps, seen here on his 40th ministerial anniversary with his wife Wanda, and Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

    Capps is retiring after 41 years with the church at 427 Tedder St.

  • Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, will begin a new ministry built around food and a love for the stories of the Bible.

    The church’s new regular Wednesday program starts on Sept. 10.

    It has two goals, Pastor Chuck Griffin said. First: to ensure anyone needing a good meal can have one, regardless of ability to pay. And afterward: to provide a basic understanding of what the Bible says about God’s work in the world.

    “We want to provide nourishment for both the body and the soul,” he added.

  • Homecoming at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, on Sept. 14 will celebrate the church’s 132nd year.

    Pastor James Griffin will bring the message at 11 a.m., with Sunday school starting at 10.

    A potluck luncheon will begin at noon in the church’s fellowship hall.

    Longtime church member Bonita Irwin recalls that the church was known as Prospect Baptist Church until the membership voted to change the name on Jan. 27, 1954.

    The church was established on Nov. 17, 1882.