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Today's Features

  • Funds are needed to pay for maintenance costs of Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale.
    Monetary donations for upkeep may be sent to P.O. Box 207, Oakdale, TN 37829.

  • Ova C. Miller of Harriman announces the forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Tonya Renee Miller, to Robert Edward Chaney II.
    He is the son of Robert Edward Chaney Sr. of Coalfield and Edna Ruth McCarter of Wartburg.
    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 in Trenton Street Baptist Church, Harriman. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.
    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • 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.