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Today's Features

  • By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A unique student activity is part of Bowers Elementary School in Harriman.

    Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students make up a color guard.

    “I guess this is the fourth year,” said Jerry Steele, a veteran who is in charge of teaching the drill team.

    One reason Steele teaches the selected students in the program is to instill a sense of patriotism.

  • By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    Pondside, on a clear summer evening in East Roane County, a lone frog warms up his banjo vocal chords as the sun goes down.

    At a renovated schoolhouse across the road comes a faint reply — but this one includes guitars, mandolin and bass.

    It’s Tuesday night at the Bradbury Community Center at 3343 Buttermilk Road and the place is hopping with Bluegrass players and those who like to hear them play.

  • By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    It was a mild day and sunny, with an easy breeze blowing across the lake.

    Bob Dewey and his brother, Aaron, were hard at work.

    It was a good day to observe them, especially if you stood upwind.

  • In its 7th year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Roane County.

    Teams of Roane County residents will gather at Roane State Community College on June 20 at 6 p.m. for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where participants walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family and friends who have gathered donations prior to the event.

  • By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Dennis Clark and his wife Betsy love burning up the roadways on their bicycles.

    The couple typically puts in about 20 miles every other day.

    Their low-riding bikes often garner second glances from passing motorists.

    Betsy’s is a recumbent bike that helps ease back pain.

    Her husband’s is even more unusual — a hand-propelled model that works by “rowing” with the handlebars.

  • By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman firefighters are dedicated to making improvements to a memorial in Harriman Riverfront Park that pays tribute to three city firefighters.

    Last week they were working on landscaping around the pedestal which held a plaque memorializing the late Gene Schubert, James "Bones" Lawson and James A. Brown.

    "The fire department didn't get in there and do like we should," Harriman Fire Chief Wayne Best said about his department's sprucing-up efforts. "We're trying to make up for it."

  • By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    For the first time in months Mason Kelley was able to come back to school Monday.

    The Walnut Hill fifth-grader was out much of last semester after a heart transplant at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

    "He just had his last biopsy Tuesday, (March 25)," mom Brooke Kelley said Friday. It showed no sign of rejection, she added.

    She said now that the flu season is over and other illnesses are not such a concern, he can come back to school.