Community News

  • Peck Sisters open Christmas concert series on Nov. 29

    The community is welcome to attend a special Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in  Kingston United Methodist Church sanctuary.  

    The Peck Sisters will kick off the first in a series of Christmas concerts.

    The concert will feature Christmas, Advent, and Southern gospel selections along with some congregational hymn singing.  

  • You Say Tomato ... I Say How Tall?


    Midway native Abraham Lincoln Holder had a big growing season this year — one that was so big he had to use a ladder to pluck tomatoes off his vines. The plants, which grew to more than 12.5 feet, were purchased in South Harriman and grown in Benton, Tenn. Big Boys, Better Boys and Pink Girls were the varieties he planted, and the secret of his success was one most gardeners use. “I bought some dirt that had Miracle-Gro in it,” he explained, “and I put some on it.”

  • Relay for Life campaign kicks off next month

    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Roane County will hold its free kickoff on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Roane State Community College in room 101 of the O’Brien Building.

    Guests are encouraged to drop in any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to hear about how the American Cancer Society helps save lives from cancer.

    The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and honor cancer survivors and their caregivers.

  • Boo-Town takes Halloween to a Medieval level

    Harriman’s Tennessee Medieval Faire is introducing Boo-Town, a new outdoor family Halloween event.

    The event is described as a “merry-not-scary treat village,” with crafts, food, beer, entertainment and an optional haunted hayride.

    “If you like safe trick-or-treating and costumed characters, Boo-Town is for you,” said Barrie Paulson, Tennessee Medieval Faire vice president and manager.

  • Kingston Public Library: Check out new books

    New books at Kingston Public Library include:

    “After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel” by Linda Castillo

    “Armada: A Novel” by Ernest Cline

    “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    “The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal” by David E. Hoffman

    “The Bourbon Kings” by J.R. Ward

    “Devil’s Bridge (An Alexandra Cooper Novel)” by Linda Fairstein

  • Breakfast to benefit war memorial

    Southwest Point Chapter NSDAR will have a fundraising pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. Oct. 10 in Harriman Ruby Tuesday.

    All proceeds will go toward a Korean War memorial planned for David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman.

    Cost is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Southwest Point DAR or Harriman American Legion member.

    Call Connie Williams at 717-3949 or Barbara Wasilko at 310-4560 for details.

  • Harriman Happenings: Oct. 5

    The women of Little Leaf Baptist Church spent the weekend at Cedine Bible Camp.

    This was a women’s retreat.

    The women who attended this retreat came from other towns and cities.

    They met in groups for Bible study then they had singing, speakers and three meals a day plus lots of other activities.

    This was a weekend well spent.

    Last Sunday, St. Mary’s Baptist Church was guest of Euchee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

  • Harriman Happenings: Sept. 21

    We are wishing a speedy recovery for Hattie Gallaher, who has been a patient in Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center.

    She was discharged and is resting at home.

    Get-well wishes to Clara Hughes’ brother, William Curd, a patient in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville.

    We pray for healing to Lisa Brake, who is ill and a patient in Fort Sanders Medical Center. She is the daughter of Clair Hughes.

  • Sept. 14_—Harriman Happenings

    Happy birthday to the Rev. James Springs.

    He recently celebrated his birthday with the men of his church, who took him out for a special meal.

    He was surprised, and it was a wonderful day just being out with the men who love their pastor.

    May you be blessed with many more happy birthdays, the Rev. Springs.
    Pastor Alvin and Mary Alice Douglass spent a week’s vacation with their family in South Carolina.

    This was a great week.

    They visited places of interest, shopped and ate at some good restaurants.

  • Restless Heart bringing its country sound to Harriman

    Country artists Restless Heart will bring their hit music to the Princess Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    The Harriman concert will be at 8:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30.

    Tickets are on sale at www.musiccityknoxville.com and are available at Rocky Top General Store and Simply Sweet Bakery.

    Restless Heart has released seven studio albums, two greatest hits albums and a live album.