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Today's Features

  • Harriman Garden Club is taking nominations for the new Harriman Beautification Awards.

    Residential, commercial and industrial nominees are sought.

    All nominees must be in Harriman city limits and/or pay Harriman property taxes.

    Awards are based on lawns, gardens, flora and landscaping in the front yard only.

    Nominations may be made by messaging the Harriman Garden Club on Facebook, emailing Jamie Russell at Jamie@AceDemo.net, or sending the nominees’ name and address to P.O. Box 1422, Harriman, TN 37748.

  • Sally Peterka shows off some of the items to be available during Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church’s annual fall bazaar.

    The bazaar, a project of the church’s Council of Catholic Women, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.

    Attic treasures, holiday crafts, home-baked goods and a silent auction, which Peterka chairs, are planned.

    The bazaar is the CCW’s biggest fundraiser. Proceeds go toward providing assistance to parish and community programs.

  • Babahatchie Community Band will have its last outdoor concert of the season beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Harriman’s David Webb Riverfront Park.

    Admission is free.

    “This is a very special concert with some surprises in store,” promised Babahatchie member Alison Westrich. “The theme for this one is ’40s Radio Show. All music is music written and performed in the ’40s. It's going to be great. Bill Farnham is going to be our radio announcer.”

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse:
    Dec. 31 — Danny Lee Cox, 52, to Scarlett Sabrina Davis Gary, 50.

    Jan. 2 — Michael Wesley Cox, 27, to Maranda Nicole Mann Cox, 31.

    Jan. 3 — Douglas Michael Guynn, 22, to Latishie Mae Brown, 19.

    Jan. 7 — Charles Lee Jenkins, 45, to Nora Dean Turner Sexton, 54.

    Jan. 14 — David Brian Graves, 41, to Mary Lou Perkins Hester, 50.

  • Fall is a busy time in the garden, where leaf raking will soon become a recurring task.

    The scent of burning leaves, once a fall trademark, is now forbidden to city dwellers. It can still sometimes be a country experience.

    Cool nights and warm days have provided us with burgeoning bright colors in the trees, and soon the hollies and evergreens will remind us that the joyous holiday season is not so far in the future.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    May 26 — Desirae Pelzel and Jacob Massengale, Oliver Springs. A boy, Leeland James, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Sibling: Jayden. Grandparents: Betty Massengale; Mark Massengale; Linda Jones; John Jones; Chris Pelzel; Louise Patterson; Kelly Willson; Robert Willson.

    May 29 — Mindy Davidson, Harriman. A boy, Elijah Michael, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents: Freda Davidson; Eugene Chaney.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Kingston 405 Order of the Eastern Star will have its annual bean supper on Sept. 28.

    The supper will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in Union Lodge 38 on Spring Street.

    Beans, cornbread, sides dessert and beverage will be available for $6.

    Fried apple and peach pies will also be available for purchase.
     

  • R. Andrew Free of Ozment Law will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 1 Lunch with the League program.

    The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge program will start at noon in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed.

    Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for $8, or those attending may bring a lunch.

    Coffee and tea are provided.

  • James and Joyce Finks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20.

    Their children and spouses are Karen and Allen Shope, Tommy Finks of Kingston and Robert and Erin Finks of Harriman.

    Their grandchildren are Joshua Lunsford, Amber Lemons and husband Chandler, Justin Finks, Mandy Finks, Cale Robinson, Colby Robinson, Lenna Robinson, Austin Shope and Nathan Shope.

    They have three great-granddaughters, Jaycie, Ava and Acen Lemons.