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Today's News

  • 1,442 books read during program

    Harriman Public Library had a world of fun in the recently completed summer reading program.

    “One World, Many Stories” was the theme of this year’s program, which had 146 children registered. The children read 1,442 books, and the library had prize drawings during each program.

    “The library is proud of all the children and their achievements,” said Tammie Edwards, children’s librarian. “Every child was a winner in having a good time reading and listening to great stories.”

  • Radical Regeneration coming to Harriman

    Radical Regeneration, a community event organized to inspire hope and friendship within Roane County and surrounding areas, will kick off at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Organizers said the event is designed to ensure that anybody and everybody can be accepted they way they are.

    Festivities will include things for all ages. Bounce houses, moon walks, face painting, playground, cotton candy and games are planned for younger children.

  • Nitty-gritty binds club together

    The roar of engines, mud, boulders and grit — these are the ingredients for lasting bonds, members of the Windrock ATV Club say.

    The club, chartered in 1994, has around 150 members throughout the Southeast and is one of the largest ATV groups in the state.

  • Parks-Evans

    Mr. and Mrs. Jason Clark of Lenoir City announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Parks, to Slade Evans.

    He is the son of Scott Evans of Clarksville and Cheryl Howell of Linden.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Grande Vista Bay, Rockwood.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville with a degree in elementary education. She is a fifth-grade teacher at Barkers Mill Elementary School, Clarksville.

  • Brycelyn Steven Hennager

    Brycelyn Steven Hennager celebrated his third birthday on Sept. 11.

    He celebrated with a self-chosen fire-truck-themed party in Destin, Fla. His family said they felt this was a fitting tribute to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.

    He is the son of Steven and Krystal Hennager of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are David and Carolyn Thomas of Rockwood and Ronnie and Tina Hennager of the Westel community near Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Gene and Marthalee

  • Brycelyn Steven Hennager

    Brycelyn Steven Hennager celebrated his third birthday on Sept. 11.

    He celebrated with a self-chosen fire-truck-themed party in Destin, Fla. His family said they felt this was a fitting tribute to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.

    He is the son of Steven and Krystal Hennager of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are David and Carolyn Thomas of Rockwood and Ronnie and Tina Hennager of the Westel community near Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Gene and Marthalee

  • Samantha Taylor and Savannah Taylor

    Twin sisters Samantha and Savannah Taylor celebrated their fourth birthday on Aug. 17 in Michigan.

    They are the daughters of Kyle and Tamala Taylor of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Duane and Karen Sherman of Michigan, and Nancy Taylor of Rockwood and the late Bob Taylor.

    The twins have a sister, Natasha; and a brother, Nickolas.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 21 – Timothy Darrell Francis, 32, 215 Orchard Road, Kingston: DUI, violation implied consent law, leaving scene of accident, fail to give proof of insurance, failure to appear and driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $8,750; court date Dec. 12.

    • Bradley David Manis, 41, 417 Clifty St., Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $30,000; court date Oct. 24.

  • The newspaper myth dispelled, once and for all

    By WILLIAM E.N. HAWKINS
    National newspaper week, Oct. 2-8, is a time to celebrate the unique role newspapers play in our society and dispel the myth that they are going away.

    It may be difficult for some to see through the fog of recession and digital disruption, but if you look closely you’ll see that newspapers remain healthy.

    Despite the doomsayers, newspapers are actually growing readership as we find new ways to reach consumers.

    While overall revenues are down, so are expenses and most newspapers remain profitable. 

  • Nuts & Bolts by Terri Likens: Doesn’t every office have a demonic clown?

    The people who work in the newspaper business are a lot like everybody else.

    Some are a little quirkier, though. Take Sam Dunn, one of our pressmen.

    Sam, a Harriman resident, is tall, bearded and strong — I guess you’d call him a man’s man.

    Yet a couple of weeks ago, when he found a hummingbird tangled up in cobwebs in the pressroom, Sam showed the gentle side so many of us have come to know.

    He carefully removed the exhausted bird from its accidental trap.