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Community News

  • City & County Meetings

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
    • Oak Ridge Utility District’s board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 8:30 a.m. in the ORUD board room at 120 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.
    • Harriman Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Harriman Community Center.

    MONDAY, MAY 2

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30
    • Roane County Sheriff’s Office will be part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. Authorities will collect unwanted prescription drugs from the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens at 1797 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. No liquids will be accepted.

    FRIDAY, MAY 6

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    THURSDAY, APRIL 28

  • Each Week

    WEDNESDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Rockwood Public Library’s free preschool storytime for ages 18 months to 5 years, 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the library at 117 N. Front Ave. Activities include stories, songs, games, crafts and educational projects. No program if Roane County Schools are closed. Details: 354-1281.

  • Money for Roane Anti-Drug Coalition

    State Rep. Kent Calfee, left, seen here with his wife, Marilyn, and Roger Parker of Renaissance Terrace, won $200 for Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual “Partnering for Charity” event in March.

    The charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s annual Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services.

  • Author Jim Haskell pitching ‘Two Tents’ in Kingston

    His hair-raising encounter with an angry black bear in the Smokies will be one of his stories about the Appalachian Trail that author Jim Haskell will share with people in Kingston Public Library on April 11.

    Haskell, who lives in Ipswich, Mass., will tell about his experiences of section hiking all 2,200 miles of America’s most famous footpath and his new book, “Two Tents: 21 Years of Discovery on the Appalachian Trail,” during the presentation at 6 p.m. in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 11

    Get-well wishes are extended to Vincent Martin, who is a patient in Fort Sanders hospital. Remember him in your prayers.

    Earl Sammons was recently discharged form Oak Ridge hospital. He is now at The Bridge at Rockwood. He is much better than he was.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of James Willie Jefferson, who passed away in Huntsville, Ala. He was the brother-in-law of Chenette Anderson Jefferson. Funeral service was at St. Peters United Methodist Church, with his brother, Pastor Danny Jefferson, who officiated.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Recently the Bazeltown Baptist Church family presented Distinguished Citizenship Awards to five people who are doing or have done great things to help others reach their goals in life.

    Some who were honored and received awards were Mary Hickey, Roslyn Eskridge, Curtis Anderson, Roy Guthrie, Brian Pankey and Tiffany Ray.

    Each one was surprised but thankful for the award they received.

    Without God, they would not have been successful in their work.

    Thanks to the Rev. Weaver and his members.

  • Musician favorites at Thunder Road

    Rockwood’s annual Thunder Road Festival and Car-Bike Show returns to downtown Rockwood this weekend.

    The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2. It’s a cooperative effort of Rockwood Merchants Association, the city of Rockwood and The Roane Alliance.

    The Thunder Road Car-Bike Show will award the “Best Moonshiner Runner” car or bike with a special-design Moonshine Jug Award.

    Several new class awards will be given this year.

  • It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month in Tenn.

    More than 150 businesses across Tennessee are participating in Child Abuse Prevention Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Bill Haslam, as part of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

    The campaign and its community partners are stepping up activities during April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.