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Today's News

  • Music and Melons annual concert coming to Harriman this weekend

    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.

  • Weekend reunion for Harriman alumni of ’40s, ’50s, ’60s

    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.

  • Heritage Commission’s Gala on the Lawn benefits old courthouse

    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.

  • 5k run to help Boys and Girls Club

    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.

  • Adopt a crag at Obed

    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.

  • Sevier Drive to have Sept. 7 homecoming

    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.

  • ‘Cruisin’ With Jesus’ car show set

    New Midway Baptist Church will have a “Cruisin’ With Jesus” car show this weekend.

    The show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church at 240 New Midway Road, Kingston.

    There is no entry fee.

    Trophies will be awarded in all classes to owners of cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and tractors.

    Lunch will be available.

    Contact Steve Garrett at 387-4223 or Rod Garrett at 566-4320 for details.

  • Church Calendar: Aug. 29-Sept. 14

    FRIDAY, AUG. 29
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.

    • Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile will have a two-day indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the church at 3401 River Road. Proceeds from the sale go toward a free community health fair.

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  • Bacterial meningitis case reported for ETSU student

    East Tennessee State University reported earlier this week that an off-campus student was treated for a case of bacterial meningitis and recently released from the hospital.

    A probable case involving another off-campus student is being investigated by the health department.

    That student was evaluated by ETSU Student Health Services and was sent to an area hospital.

    ETSU health officials said the risk of transmission is minimal to other members of the ETSU community.

    The Washington County Health Department has been notified of both cases.