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Today's Features

  • Obed Wild and Scenic River will allow hunting for wild hogs from Sept. 27 through Feb. 28, 2015.

    A permit is required to hunt hogs and may be purchased at Obed Wild & Scenic River Visitor Center or online at www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/hog-hunting.htm.

    The permit costs $5 and is good for both Obed and Big South Fork National River and Recreation

    Area.

    A valid hunting license is required to purchase the permit. Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.

    Call the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center at 423-346-6294.

  • State Sen. Ken Yager will have his second annual free grant conference this week.

    The conference’s purpose is to improve the opportunities for citizens, organizations and governments to find and tap into a wide variety of grant funds available to them.

    The conference will be Sept. 4 in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

  • Three area public agencies will benefit from Bethel Presbyterian Church’s annual fall festival.

    Proceeds from festival, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the church at 203 S. Kentucky St., Kingston, will go to the Michael Dunn Center, Second Harvest Food Bank’s backpack program and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    Attractions include a $5 breakfast, entertainment, children’s games, a petting zoo, horse rides and lunch, including homemade fried apple pies for dessert.

  • Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Gallaher, who recently passed away in Springfield, Ohio.

    He was the brother of Judy Anderson, Jackie Gallaher, Homer Gallaher and Hattie Gallaher.

    There are other relatives here and in Ohio.

    Judy Gallaher Anderson and Spence Anderson celebrated 40 years of marriage Saturday, Aug. 24.

    They are parents of Jerome Anderson and LaToya Anderson and have five grandchildren.

    Their children made a reservation for Judy and Spence to dine.

  • Babahatchie Community Band and Harriman Lions Club will present the annual Music and Melons concert beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman.

    Harriman Lions Club will serve cold watermelon while the band presents new and exciting music in this free concert to kick off the Labor Day weekend.

    After starting with the national anthem, the band will go into “Light Cavalry Overture,” arranged by Henry Fillmore.

  • Harriman High School alumni from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s will have a three-day reunion this weekend.

    The reunion will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Harriman’s David Webb Riverfront Park.

    It begins at noon Aug. 30 with music, a hot dog vendor and classmate visitation.

    Activities continue on Aug. 31, when Babahatchie Community Band and Harriman Lions Club will present the free Music and Melons concert at 7 p.m.

    Classmates are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

    Tents will be set up for various classes.

  • Roane County Heritage Commission will have its annual Gala on the Lawn at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the historic Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    This year’s honoree will be Eugene Pickel.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit renovations to the old courthouse, one of only six antebellum courthouses remaining in Tennessee.

    Contact Stephanie Wright at 803-9778 or stephanie.wright@era.com for more information.

  • The second annual Boys and Girls Club of Roane County 5k run will start at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at the club site in the former Harriman Middle School gymnasium.

    The club, which opened in January, served 25 to 50 children in a daily summer program.

    There’s a possibility of opening a second location in a nearby community within the next year.

  • Obed Wild and Scenic River, in cooperation with the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition, will have the annual Adopt-A-Crag volunteer event on Sept. 6.

    Volunteers participate in a day of clean-up activities along a variety of rock climbing areas of the Obed Wild and Scenic River. The clean-up starts at 9 a.m.

    The public is also welcome to meet at Lilly Bridge at 2 p.m. for the monthly Obed Climb with a Ranger program.

    The National Park Service provides all the gear and instruction.

  • Elder John Tucker of Avondale Church of Christ, Chattanooga, will deliver the homecoming message at Sevier

    Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    The service begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive.

    “Are You Watchful?” from Mark 13:33-37 is this year’s theme.

    Dinner will be served after the evening worship service.

    Tucker was born and raised in Chattanooga.