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Today's News

  • DAR presentation to focus on ‘Virginian Giant of Revolution’

    Travis Bowman, a seventh-generation descendant of “Virginian Giant of the Revolution” Peter Francisco, will give a presentation on his ancestor at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Lawnville Church of Christ, Kingston.

    The event is a presentation of Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Kingston.

    Bowman, who stands 6 feet, 6 inches tall like his ancestor, has spoken at historical societies across the country.

  • Federation supports Harriman Police Dept.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle, left, accepts a donation from David Leffew, representing the Tennessee Police Federation.

    The donation for the Harriman Police Drug Fund was made to purchase three bulletproof vests for patrol officers.

    The federation also sponsored Harriman’s recent National Night Out.

    “Harriman Police Department appreciates the support of David Leffew and the Tennessee Police Federation,” Heidle said.

  • Scarbrough’s Restaurant open in Rockwood

    Scarbrough’s Restaurant in Rockwood recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by staff, community members, elected officials, city and Roane County Chamber of Commerce representatives.

    The restaurant, at 114. N. Gateway Ave., is owned by Darrell and Hilary Scarbrough and their children, Cameron and Izabella, and managed by Jason Burnette.

  • More than a score of Renaissance service

    Genesis Healthcare Renaissance Terrace, Harriman, recently honored Connie Hendrickson and Gayle Dyer for their service to the company during a recent 20-plus-year employee banquet.

    “Connie and Gayle are both extremely dedicated to their roles in our center and make a difference every day with their warm spirit and devout leadership,” Whiteside said.

  • Miss October Sky contestants sought

    Oliver Springs Historical Society is now taking applications for its first Miss October Sky Pageant.
    The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in
    Kellytown Baptist Church’s activity building as a preliminary event to the annual October Sky Festival.
    Registration fee is $25 per entry, with categories open to ages newborn to high school in the Roane County area.
    Entry forms are available at area schools and online at octoberskyfestivaltn.org. Deadline for entry is Oct. 1.

  • OS historical society calendars available

    Oliver Springs Historical Society has its 2014 calendars available.
    The calendars are $10 each. All proceeds go toward restoration of the Abston Garage, which the historical society will use as a museum facility.
    Call Barbara Hilemon at 435-5064 or Betty Hackworth at 435-5695 for details.

  • Early literacy workshop slated at Harriman library

    A early literacy workshop, “Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library,” will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the children’s department of Harriman Public Library at 601 Walden Ave.
    The free workshop, presented by Harriman and Kingston public libraries, will provide information on how to help babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn to read.
    It is open to parents, grandparents, teachers and daycare providers.
    The workshop is expected to last 45 minutes.
    Refreshments will be served.

  • Harriman Happenings- Sept. 9

    Our condolences to relatives and friends of Vida Ooten Kilby, who recently passed away in Detroit.
    Vida was the wife of the late Thomas Kilby Jr.
    The couple was former residents of Harriman. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Last Monday, the Rev. Henry and Pat Cleveland from Oak Ridge spent Monday afternoon with me.
    Henry grew up in Harriman and is the son of the late Rev. Nep and Emma Cleveland.
    He has been the pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville for 36  years. He is retiring from this church.

  • Monetary, school supplies donations lagging for Teachers Supply Closet

    With less than a month until the Roane Chamber’s annual Teachers Supply Closet, school supplies and monetary donations are lagging from previous years.
    The Chamber’s 2013 Teachers Supply Closet will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on the main campus of Roane State Community College.
    “We still have time to make this year’s Supply Closet successful,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance. “The supplies and donations really do make a difference for the teachers and students.”

  • Harriman hydrant testing now underway

    Harriman Fire Department and Harriman Utility Board is presently flow testing fire hydrant within the city limits.
    This process could cause water to become muddy or cloudy.
    Water customers are advised  to let water run for a short period until it clears if these conditions occur.
    The testing is vital to make sure that Harriman has an operating water source when an emer-
    gency incident occurs
    and is an annual requirement for insurance ratings.