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Today's News

  • Wyatt makes five generations

    Edna Lawson’s family celebrated five generations with the birth of Lawson’s great-great-grandson, Wyatt Poore.

    Lawson, seated, celebrates the family’s newest addition with, standing from left, Judy Blake, James “J.L.” Lawson and Jessica Humphreys, holding baby Wyatt.

  • Cedar Eugene Jarnigan

    Cedar Eugene Jarnigan was born at 8:40 p.m. April 25 in Physicians Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    He is the son of Parker Jarnigan and Daniele Jaques of Oak Ridge.

    Grandparents are Tina Zornes Lefever of Leaburg, Ore., Rusty Jaques of Springfield Ore., Pal and Sara Jarnigan of Oak Ridge, and Steve and Jeanette Hensley of Kingston.

    Great-grandparents are Hoyle and Mildred Dake of Kingston, and Julia Lowe of Oliver Springs.

  • Kix Brooks to headline Saturday’s Secret City Festival entertainment

    Secret City Festival organizers are gearing up for the 12th annual community celebration June 13-14.

    Legendary country music artist Kix Brooks will bring his high energy, hit-filled show to the main stage at 7 p.m. June 14.

    Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.secretcityfestival.com for details.

    Country rock band Phoenix Drive will open for Brooks.

    Brooks enjoyed early career success as a songwriter before teaming up with Ronnie Dunn to form the highest-selling duo act in the history of country music.

  • Harriman summer reading program kicks off on June 18

    “Fizz, Boom, Read,” the 2014 summer reading at Harriman Public Library, kicks off June 18 with “Fizz Boom” chemistry with Al Hazari.

    Activities for all ages that day will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 in the library at 601 Walden St.

    With the exception of July 2, programs continue each Wednesday through July 30.

    Upcoming activities are:

  • Teen program to ‘Spark a Reaction’

    A number of activities are planned for “Spark a Reaction,” Harriman Public Library’s 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Activities get underway on July 10 with a “going viral” science mix program.

    All programs are from 3 to 4 p.m. each Thursday from July 10-31.

    The only exception is the final program, which will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

    Upcoming activities include:

    July 17 — Duct-tape art and snacks.

  • GUEST OPINION: From the Supreme Court: prayer rules that won’t work

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    Mixing prayer and state has always been a messy, contentious business — but last week it got even messier and more contentious.

    In a close 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of prayers at legislative meetings, even when most prayers are prayed in the name of Jesus (Town of Greece v. Galloway).

  • Cherokee Middle School: Sixth-graders burn off steam

    Cherokee Middle School sixth-graders were able to change things up at the end of the year.

    Instead of sitting at their desks, they spent a day at Southwest Point involved in physical activity.

    Students participated in a track-and-field event that included  a softball throw, standing long jump and a series of races.  Awards were given in each category.

    They also played kickball.

  • Lights out on Ruritan Road, at least for now

    A stretch of Ruritan Road won’t be as bright in the near future.

    Harriman City Council members agreed to cover selected lights to test the impact. Whether the change is permanent depends on how the diminished lighting is viewed.

    “I talked to one of them in the neighborhood out there, and they think it would be a good idea,” said Councilman J.D. Sampson.

    Sampson recently marked lights he thought were unneeded, saving utility costs for the city. However, officials agreed to cover the lights first.

  • Kingston greenway project honored

    As Kingston’s Ladd Landing Greenway enters the next phase of its development — including exercise stations and bird-watching kiosks — it is already being recognized for excellence.

    Kingston City Council members learned at May council sessions that the greenway has been selected as a recipient of the John S. Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award from the Tennessee Development District Association.

  • Fleischmann responds to criticism from opponent

    Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and his staff had been sidestepping questions about opponent Weston Wamp’s attacks.

    Fleischmann, who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District, recently responded directly to some of Wamp’s criticism.  

    “I’m sad to hear that my opponent is trying to say negative things, but I’m going to continue to work hard to be the most effective, accessible congressman in America, and I think I’m getting that done,” Fleischmann said.