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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    Fort Southwest Point was approved for a $410,000 state grant to begin partial reconstruction and archaeological research. Lawmakers hope to obtain more money for a complete restoration as funds are available. Fort Southwest Point would be the only fort in the state to be reconstructed on its original site.

    10 Years Ago

  • Aline Messer of Harriman celebrated her 94th birthday on Aug. 1.
    A party was given in her honor on July 24 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Eddie Coker, in Oliver Springs. Fifty guests attending.
    Out-of-state guests were daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Mike Kinnas; granddaughter, Denise Honeycutt; grandson, granddaughter-in-law and family, DeWayne amd Brittany Heard, Peyton and Hayden Heard; Angie and Emily Regeski; and Vikki Whitfield.

  • Mikey Wax, an up-and-coming independent artist, will stop in Kingston for a  free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in Morrison Hill Christian Church Teen Center.

  • More than 50 art, craft, food and business vendors are signed up for this year’s Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Street Festival.

    The festival, which moves back to its downtown origins this year, starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Princess Theater.

    An entire city block will be devoted to antique cars for aficionados to peruse.

    Youngsters will also have their own city block devoted to games and fun.

  • Three Rivers Ramblers Square Dance Club has a weekly beginning square-dance class from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday starting Sept. 13.

    Classes will be in Harriman American Legion Hall on Morgan Street.

    The first class is free; subsequent classes will be $4 per class.

    Refreshments will be available.

    Call Paul or Rhonda Hay at 591-0539 for details.
     

  • Harriman Music Club will begin its 101st season on Sept. 16 with a covered-dish picnic at 6 p.m. at the home of George and Margie Wadlington.

    An instrumental ensemble from Roane County High School, under the direction of Zack Williamson, will provide special entertainment.

    In case of rain, the event will be in Redeemer Lutheran Church, Midtown.

    Call 376-1954 for details.
     

  • Former employees of Roane Hosiery and Burlington and other hosiery mills will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Harriman Shoney’s.

    Call Doc Mullins at 717-2818 for details.
     

  • Roane County Writers Group will meet at 6 p.m. each Thursday in Kingston Public Library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Call B.J. Gillum at 354-8658 or Steve Jacks at 376-9905 for details.
     

  • Harriman Rotary Club will meet at noon each Thursday in the faculty dining room at Roane State Community College.

    Call 376-3416, Ext. 215, for details.