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Today's Features

  • Michael W. Aliff, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, has graduated from the U.S. Army Air Assault School and earned the honor of wearing the Air Assault Badge.

    The 2012 graduate of Oliver Springs High School is the son of Mike Aliff of Oak Ridge and Devonah Erwin of Maryville.

    The 10-day course of instruction focuses on combat assault operations involving hands-on, performance-oriented Army warfare operations associated with helicopters.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Travis A. Best recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    He is the grandson of Lee Patterson and Dianne McKeethan of Kingston.

    A 2008 graduate of Oakdale School, the airman is the son of James and Elaine Best of Oakdale.

    Best 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.

  • 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.