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Today's News

  • Kingston Rotary Club marks special anniversary this month

    Kingston Rotary Club celebrated 57 years of service to the community earlier this month.

    At the meeting, charter member George Warlick shared stories of the early days.

    A number of longtime members also chimed in with their memories of the organization through the years.

    Newer members talked about why they joined Rotary, making the commemoration a sharing of the past, present and vision for the future between generations in the true spirit of Rotary.

  • Landry picked for state board

    Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bill Landry as East Tennessee representative of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

    The appointment, effective July 5, runs through June 30, 2016.  

  • The Garden Gate: Study shows you can harvest lots with little

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    It is one thing to see how much food you can grow in a limited space and to look for small-size varieties, but it is quite another to try to grow the largest of something.

    Perhaps you are aim-ing at a prize at the county fair, or just wishing to outdo your neighbor who had the biggest pumpkin on the block last year.

    Whatever your motive, growing giant plants is much fun.

    Delicious tomatoes, a fairly new variety which is, indeed, delicious, grow to about 3 pounds apiece.

  • Hurley-Ahler

    Steven and Julia Atchley-Pace of Vonore announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia C. Hurley, to Christopher E. Ahler.

    He is the son of Dr. Julian and Margo Ahler of Kingston.

    No wedding date has been set.

    The bride-elect is employed by the state of Tennessee, Lenoir City Utility Board and her company, The JaCy Consulting.  

    The prospective groom is employed with Ahler and Co. in Harriman and Visionary Horizons in Knoxville.

  • Freels-Jones

    Jerry and Brenda Freels announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Freels, to Benjamin Jones.

    He is the son of Donnie Jones and Miriam Kelmers.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Misty Mountain Chapel, Wartburg. A reception will follow in Misty Mountain Reception Hall, Wartburg.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jess and Violet Freels, and the late Ralph and Kate Cromwell.

  • Redmon turning 100 on Aug. 23

    Rella Dora McKenzie Redmon of Oakdale will turn 100 years old on Aug. 23.

    She will mark the occasion with a special time of fellowship and celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 in  Orchard Community Center.

    No gifts are requested.

    Redmon is a longtime member of Oakdale United Methodist Church.

    She is the mother of Charles Roe Redmon of Atlanta.

    She is the grandmother of Christopher McKenzie Redmon and wife Missy of Rockwood, and the great-grandmother of Marissa and Caleb Redmon of Rockwood.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Wright

    Rachel Elizabeth Bagby and J. Adam Wright were married on May 7 in Chapel at the Park, Gatlinburg.

    The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Lee and Beth Bagby of Franklin.

    The groom is the son of Randy and Darlene Wright of Harriman.

    The bride, escorted by her father, wore a traditional white beaded ball gown with a fingertip-length veil. Her bouquet consisted of fuchsia and orange roses.

  • Aerobatic air shows planned at Fun Fly

    Tennessee Eagles R/C Fun Fly 2011 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Harriman R/C Park.

    Fun-fly events such as spot landing, egg drop and aerobatic air shows will take place throughout the day.

    Public admission is free; food and drinks will be available on site.

    R/C aircraft of all types and sizes will be on display. There will be a $5 landing fee for all pilots.

    Call Bob Freels at 660-0021 or Mike Foley at 717-0570 for details.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 17

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman Mayor Harold Wester had no doubt that city employees needed a raise, but because of the tight budget, he saw no possible way of giving them one. On another note, the Harriman City Jail was closed indefinitely after failing to meet standards and specifications, and because there was no money to build another jail.

    10 Years Ago

  • Courthouse’s repairs continue