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Community News

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, APRIL 4
    • Roane County Commission’s committee on committees will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 5
    • Roane County Recreation Advisory Board will meet at noon in the first-floor conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss the county’s application for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant.

  • 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.
    FRIDAY, APRIL 1
    • Rockwood Public Library will be closed through April 16 for maintenance and flooring installation. All books, movies and materials may be returned in the book drop in the south side wall of the library, between the library and police station. Library patrons will not be charged fines during the closing.

  • 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.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 9
    • A free fun run cruise-in will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church at 629 Clinch St., Harriman. Admission and registration are free; dash placards will be given to the first 50 people to register. Call 978-0375 or 717-0102 for details.

  • Income Tax Assistance

    TUESDAY

  • Free cruise-in next weekend

    A free fun run cruise-in will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at Riverside Baptist Church at 629 Clinch St., Harriman.

    Admission and registration are free; dash placards will be given to the first 50 people to register.

    Call 978-0375 or 717-0102 for details.

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    THURSDAY, MARCH 24
    • Roane State Community College’s 22nd annual egg hunt for ages 3-10 will begin at 5 p.m. at the clock bell tower on the main campus between Harriman and Rockwood. Children participating are asked to bring a basket. In case of rain, the hutnw ill be in the student lounge of the Dunbar Building. The event is presented by the Roane County Campus Activities Board. Contact Sarah Hooper, coordinator of student engagement, at 882-4638 or hooperse@roanestate.edu for details.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 14

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of the Rev. Orville “Chee” Willis, who recently passed away.

    He slipped peacefully away at Tennova West in Knoxville.

    He was the son of the late Pastor O.W. and Mrs. Willis. Also, brother of the late Pastor Donald Willis, former pastor of St. Mary’s Baptist Church.

    His service was held last Tuesday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Clinton.

    Sincere sympathy to the family of Ronald Coleman, who passed away last Sunday.

    The family is being remembered in our prayers.

  • Bid ‘Downton’ farewell at Princess Theatre event

    You have enjoyed the accents, the outfits and knowing looks that are staples of the hit show “Downton Abbey.”

    But, it’s time to say goodbye to “Downton” as the program’s final season comes to an end.

    To celebrate, the Roane State Foundation welcomes “Downton” fans to its “Farewell to Downton” event on March 12.

    The event begins 2 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

  • Silent auction proceeds help pets

    Roane County PAWS, is an animal advocate/rescue group dedicated to helping the animals of Roane County, will have a fundraising silent auction next weekend.

    The auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in Harriman American Legion Hall.
    Many donations to be auctioned off include those from area and out-of-town businesses.

    Funds raised in the silent auction will help PAWS make a difference in the lives of animals.

  • United Way meeting set

    Roane County United Way will have its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 21 in office location at 2735 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    The meeting will feature campaign recognitions, election of new board members, and an update to the community on United Way activities.

    Anyone interested in attending should contact the United Way offices, 882-7711, or e-mail djackson@unitedwayroane.org no later than March 14.