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Today's Features

  • Lila Lynn Frasier was born at 5:39 p.m. July 11 in Mercy West Medical Center, Knoxville.
    She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long.
    She is the daughter of Wayne and Natalie Frasier.
    Grandparents are Carlos and Melissa Stewart of Gobey, Steve and Cathy Cole of Mossy Grove and Randy Frasier of Gatlinburg.
    Great-grandmother is Inez Coffey of Wartburg.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The new Blair fire hall and community center was under way. John and Florence Arnold donated the land — the county donated $7,500, and the community pledged more than $30,000 for three years.

    10 Years Ago

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods next month.
    The schedule is:
    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 15.
    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 15.
    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16.
    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17.
    Commodity food recipients should be certified before Aug. 31.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson, For Roane Newspapers

  • Newly selected Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson will be the guest speaker during the next Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Lunch With the League.
    The series starts at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 7 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
    Lunch is available on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of $6.
    The program begins at noon.
    Watson, who has said his management style is one of “openness and communication, has had a 30-year career in local government. He was city manager in Yuma, Ariz., from 2005-10.

  • Get set for fun, thrills and chills in a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.
    The annual Hauntings of Historic Harriman will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9 from the Temperance Building in downtown Harriman.
    “The area is home to beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built over a century ago,” said Becky McClurkan, one of the event organizers.
    “Given the long history of this area, it should come as no surprise that ghosts and spirits are known all too well to the people living there.”

  • U.S. Army Reserve Pfc. Rachel L. Sanders recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    She is the daughter of Barbara Sanders of Kingston.
    Her grandmother is Lois Bell of Egg Harbor City, N.J.
    During the nine weeks of training, Sanders studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3429, Midtown, is devoted to helping Hunter King and his family.
    The organization recently wrapped up a “Luau Fundraiser,” and the “Helping Hunter Party in the Park” is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Roane County Park.
    A silent auction, bake sale and children’s games are planned.
    Hunter suffers from autism, and his family is working with Wilderwood Service Dogs in Maryville to purchase a service dog trained to assist children in Hunter’s situation.

  • Cap off a long, hot summer and a festive Labor Day weekend by meeting friends and family for Melons and Music at Harriman Riverfront Park.
    The annual Babahatchie Community Band concert includes ice-cold watermelon served by the Harriman Lions Club.
    The Babahatchie Band will perform popular music favorites from the
    ’40s and ’50s, such as “String of Pearls,” “April in Paris” and “Little Brown Jug.”