Community News

  • A cappella group to be at Princess

    Canadian a cappella group Eh440 will perform Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Princess Theatre in a free concert sponsored by the Roane State Campus Activities Board.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. The Princess is located in downtown Harriman.

    Eh440 has won numerous awards for their 2014 album “Turn Me Up” and received rave reviews for their latest work.

  • AAA: gas prices down, insurance rates up

    According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 37 percent of Tennesseans have not reviewed their auto insurance policy with an agent in the past year.

    “Many drivers, even those who have not had a recent crash or have points on their license, have seen their auto insurance rates rise this year,” said Gene Calkins, AAA’s vice president of insurance.

  • Reception marks Park Service’s centennial anniversary

    In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100 years old, the Obed Wild and Scenic River is planning a combined birthday party and an Art in the Park reception.

    The reception begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St., downtown Wartburg.

    The National Park Service has been celebrating its impending centennial for more than a year, but Aug. 25 marks the actual day when the National Park Service can claim 100 years of protecting our nation’s most treasured places.

  • Tilley completes Farm Bureau Boot Camp

    Roane County Farm Bureau member Whitney Tilley was among 14 farm and ranch women leaders recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation as graduates of the organization’s 10th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp in Washington, D.C., last month.

    The group of agricultural leaders was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying and messaging.

  • Obed’s healthy 2-mile hike includes view of Lilly Overlook

    In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary, the Obed Wild and Scenic River will conduct a healthy hike this weekend.
    The hike begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 20.

    Participants should meet at the Lilly Overlook parking area, which can be found after crossing the Lilly Bridge on Ridge Road in Morgan County.

    Rangers Rick Ryan and Veronica Greear will lead a moderate 2-mile loop hike that will include the Lilly Overlook, the Boulder Field and the Bridge trails.

  • County honored for sewer extension

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody recently accepted an award on the county’s behalf during the East Tennessee Development District’s annual awards banquet.

    The banquet, attended by more than 130 East Tennessee elected officials and ETDD staff members, was July 14 in the Museum of Appalachia in Norris.

    Roane County was cited at the banquet for completion of a sewer line extension project along South Pine Ridge Road.

    The recently installed sewer line will serve 35 households in the Pine Ridge Road area.

  • ‘Christmas in July’ fundraiser to help those in area nursing homes

    The Lady Associates of the Tennessee Valley Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club recently had a “Christmas in July” motorcycle ride to fund area nursing home visits and Christmas baskets.

    Club President Randy Childs said the event raised more than $1,000 to help residents who don’t typically receive visitors.

    Club members will meet with the residents in months prior to the holiday to introduce themselves and get to know them before taking them Christmas baskets.

  • Harriman Happenings—July 4, 2016

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Geraldine Moore, who recently passed away.

    She was the wife of the Rev. Joe Moore of Kingston. Her service was held at Evans Mortuary last Sunday.

    To the family, relatives and friends, you are being remembered in our prayers.

    Please remember James Hawkins in your prayer. He is still a patient in University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He is the brother of Dorothy Graham.

  • Public stargaze at Tamke-Allan

    Roane State Community College’s Tamke-Allan Observatory will have a public stargaze at 7:30 p.m. June 18.

    Visit www.roanestate.edu/TAO or contact David E. Fields at fieldsde@roanestate.edu for more information.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed next week

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    Distributions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their commodity foods on June 23.

    The following day, June 24, is reserved for Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents to pick up their foods.

    Commodity food recipients must have been certified before June 3 to receive foods during this distribution.