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  • Cutting hypertension risk

    SENIOR NEWS LINE
    By Matilda Charles
    Some with high blood pressure have adjusted out diets and medications to bring it under control — to no avail. Chances are those who still struggle with hypertension inherited the condition.
    Or perhaps we don’t have it yet but seem destined to by family medical history. Having just one parent with high blood pressure dramatically increases the odds of being hypertensive.
    Genes are tough to beat. But there might be an answer.

  • Memorial Day celebrated in Harriman
  • Goodbye Dyllis
  • Plaque to be placed for child who starved

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District is accepting donations to go toward the purchase of a tree and plaque in memory of Clifford Dotson, a 2-year-old Roane County boy who was reportedly starved to death.

    The tree and plaque will be located at the Child Advocacy Center at 887 Hwy. 70 West, Lenoir City.

    The Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit agency that serves abused children from Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties.

  • Kingston moves ahead on loan for new city hall

    Last week, city of Kingston officials met with Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund marketing representative Steve Walker to close a $2 million loan to purchase and renovate a professional building at 900 Waterford Place in Ladd Landing.
    The building will be the future home of the Kingston Municipal Plaza.

  • Harriman farmers market opens June 2

    Harriman’s farmers market is returning Saturday.

    Those planning to attend are encouraged to go early to get the best opportunity to grab fresh produce sold by local producers — not resellers.

    The items for sale will be what is in season.

    Pat Mynatt, whose husband, Councilman Ken Mynatt, is overseeing this year’s market, said potatoes, squash, onions, cabbage, broccoli, walnuts, eggs and honey will be among items for sale at the first market.

  • Famed editor’s newspaper collection moves to LMU

    Retired newspaper publisher and editor Walter T. Pulliam — who once published The Harriman Record — has given his extensive historical newspaper collection to Lincoln Memorial University.

    The collection includes more than 700 newspapers dating back to the 1600s.

    This extraordinary collection is highlighted by the largest newspaper ever published — George Roberts’ Constellation.

    Published in New York in 1859, the eight pages are 3 feet by 4 feet, opened the sheet is 6 feet by 8 feet.

  • Getting a jump on summer fun

     

    Cherokee Middle School sixth-grader Gianna Manfredi attempts a long jump during Kingston Parks and Recreation Department’s track and field event for the school at Fort Southwest Point. Events such as flag football and the 100-meter dash were among the activities students enjoyed during the event.

  • Tedder resigns council position

    Harriman City Council’s youngest member has stepped down.

    Chase Tedder, who has been on the City Council for six years, announced his resignation at the end of last month.

    “This spring, I have been blessed with a position as a seasonal law enforcement ranger at Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the history of America,” Tedder wrote in his resignation letter.

  • Kingston leader charged with DUI

    Kingston City Councilman Kevin Blaine McClure was charged with driving under the influence last week.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office offense narrative said McClure, 44, of 1151 Brentwood Pointe, Kingston, was taken into custody on May 22 on Ladd Wright Road.

    “My hope is it is all a big misunderstanding,” said McClure’s attorney, Tom McFarland.