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Community News

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

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

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon June 13.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. June 13.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15.

  • Make a splash at Rockwood pool come May 29

    The Rockwood Community Center Pool will open May 29 for the season.

    Public swim hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Daily admission is $1.50 per person. Season passes are also available at $50 for individuals or $100 for families.

    Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Swimming lessons will be offered in two sessions: June 11-22 and June 25-July 6.

    Lessons are $25 per session; preregistration is required at the community center.

  • The Garden Gate: Minty fresh can be a major annoyance

    Sometimes we become so exasperated at the way mint tends to take over our gardens that we threaten to do away with it entirely.

    In actuality we seldom do, because mint has a way of reminding us of its many uses. And the scent of mint is so refreshing on a hot early summer day.

    Herbals are filled with references to the virtues of mint.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 23

    25 Years Ago
    Candidates for Harriman City Council faced two main issues: attracting new industry and dealing with sewer-rate increases. The average residential sewer bill was scheduled to increase 60 percent and commercial rates by more than 100 percent to fund the state-ordered construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.

    10 Years Ago

  • Fundraiser proceeds to help Peters family

    A June fundraising event is planned to help the family of a 12-year-old Rockwood girl who recently succumbed to spinal meningitis.

    The benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the parking area at Precision Cuts/Tennessee Career Center on North Gateway Avenue, Rockwood.

    All proceeds will go to the family of Morgan Peters to help with expenses incurred from her sudden illness and death.

    Morgan was the daughter of Andy and Amanda Peters of Rockwood.

  • Harriman, Princess honored

    The city of Harriman and the Princess Theatre Partnership received the Preservation Award during the East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence presentation.

    “We commend the city of Harriman for its vision and commitment to preserving the Princess Theatre,” said Society director Cherel Henderson.

    “The success of the project demonstrates the importance of history and sense of place in creating character for a town.”

  • Harriman Happenings: May 21

    Congratulations to Dale Fuqua, who took classes at Roane State Community College to become a certified EKG technician. Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professional Certified and will be taking the National American Medical Technologist exam in June. Much success to you, Dale.

    Congratulations to Talisa Hall and Haley Goins, who graduated from Harriman High School. Haley is the daughter of Michael Goins, and Talisa is the granddaughter of Deborah Hill.

  • New leader for 278th

    By Thomas Greene, for Roane Newspapers
    In a change-of-responsibility ceremony earlier this month at Knoxville’s West High School auditorium, Command Sgt. Major Vincent S. Roach took the reins as the regimental command sergeant major of the National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

    Roach assumed the responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Jennings of Clarksville.

  • Harriman Lions plan World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast

    There is something in the Southern character that seeks good food and fellowship in roughly equal portions.

    Harriman Lions Club will provide both this weekend during its fundraiser, The World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11:30 a.m. May 26 in Harriman Diner on Roane Street.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 16

    25 Years Ago
    Plans for a long-anticipated Food Lion warehouse and distribution center in the Roane County Industrial Park were dashed when the Food Lion corporate office decided to locate in Georgia instead. According to Food Lion officials, the decision was determined by cold, hard figures, and had nothing to do with any shortcomings of the county.

    10 Years Ago