Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Kingston Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday for dinner in Sweet-N-Spicy Café.

    Call 376-7300 for details.

    Members in charge of upcoming programs include:

    • Aug. 24 — Dave Mason, new-member recruitment session; members are asked to invite prospective club members.

    • Aug. 31 — Ralph Best.

    • Sept. 7 — Buddy Bowers.

    • Sept. 14 — Homer Clevenger.

    • Sept. 21 — Jim Leitnaker.

    • Sept. 28 — Jill McMaster.

  • Babahatchie Community Band rehearsals begin at 8 p.m. each Monday in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School.

    Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join.

    Call 882-3446 for details.

  • Rockwood Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. each Monday in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

  • Kingston Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in Harriman Shoney’s.

    Dave Crawford will discuss membership growth during the Aug. 23 meeting.

    Call 376-6894 for details.

  • An organizational meeting of the Roane Area Parkinson’s Support Group will begin at noon Sept. 15 in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    Refreshments wil be available.

    This group caters to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their family members and friends.

    Call Sandra at 679-8872 for details.




    Five generations have been doctored by a hometown Harriman girl, and Dr. Mimi

    Tedder has no plans to stop now.

    As of this summer, Tedder, a 1969 Harriman High School graduate, has practiced family medicine in her hometown for 30 years. She began practice in July 1979.

    After graduating from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and putting in a three-year residency at UT Medical Center, Tedder had a clear idea of her next move.

  • By JOHNNY TEGLAS jteglas@roanecounty.com

    Kingston is the place to be on Saturday, July 4, as the Roane County community converges for its annual Smokin' The Water Independence Day celebration.

    Festivities get underway Saturday at 10 a.m. with the annual parade along Kentucky Street. Immediately following the parade, residents can enjoy a watermelon cutting at Ft. Southwest Point, an open car show at Roane County High School, and a motorcycle show along the Race Street dike.



    On Aug. 27, 1956, history was made in the small town of Clinton — history that would lay the ground work for the future.

    On that day, 12 high school students said a prayer and then made the long trek down Broad Street and Foley Hill to the front of Clinton High School to become the first African American students to walk through those doors.

    They were also the first black students to attend an all-white public high school in the South.