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Community News

  • Relay for Life meeting rescheduled to Oct. 3

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is looking for committee members to be a part of the 2012 Roane County Relay for Life.

    People interested in being a part of a committee will be a part of the community's biggest effort to fight cancer.

    The committee interest meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 27 at Roane State Community College, has been postponed.

    The meeting will now begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Roane State, in Room O-202.

  • Babahatchie’s concert to feature patriotic tunes

    Babahatchie Community Band concerts are a part of Americana in Harriman.

    This is especially true of the next concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harriman Riverfront Park. Admission is free.

    “This concert is mostly music by American composers with one exception,” said Babahatchie band member Alison Westrich. “‘Amparito Roca’ was composed by Jamie Texidor, a Spanish composer from the early 1900s. He wrote this and named it after a student of his.”

  • Roane State Playmakers present comedy ‘Rainmaker’

    The Roane State Community College Playmakers will open their 2011-12 season on Oct. 6 with “The Rainmaker.”

    Performances will be in the O’Brien Theater. Show times are October 6-8 at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

    General admission is $10 for students and $7 for seniors. Tickets are available at the door.

    “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash is a comedy set in a rural western town during the Depression.

  • The Garden Gate: Fruit is salt of the earth and apple of our eye

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Salt is the only rock we eat. It has seasoned our foods for thousands of years and been used in many other ways. It is mentioned in many places in the Bible, and is, as it has always been, a necessary part of our lives.

    Salt has many powers. The interplay of salt and water is essential to life itself, and a proper salt balance is vital to our well being.

  • Presidential hopeful Cain making Roane stop

    The Roane County Tea Party has invited U.S. presidential hopeful Herman Cain to make Roane County a stop along his campaign trail on Oct. 15.  

    The visit is a luncheon stop at Roane State Community College Student Lounge and is sponsored by the Roane County Tea Party as part of their ongoing voter education effort.

    Former police officer and current Roane County Tea Party Co-Chairman Gary Johnston will ride the Cain bus for a few days to assist with logistics and security during some Tennessee stops.

  • Republican Women picnic set

    Roane County Republican Women will have their annual picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Roane County Park.

    Cost is $5 per person.

    State Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City, is the featured speaker.

    Call Barbara Sanders at 376-7105 for more information.

  • Henry Center fun fit for a king — or a queen

    Preschoolers at The Henry Center recently celebrated a Royal Gala in honor of the tiny princes and princesses the center serves.

    The gala was a kickoff to what is hoped to be an exciting year of adventures for the 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.

    The day began with a royal parade, followed by songs, dance, fun, games and special “palace portions” of  juice, fruit and treats.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 21

    25 Years Ago
    Center’s Ferry in Kingston was put out of commission indefinitely. Wear and tear caused the engine to blow up. The decision to ground the ferry weighed on several factors, including a bridge under construction, the high cost of engine repair and the length of time needed for repairs.

    10 Years Ago

  • Free hot dog luncheon kicks off ’11 Roane United Way campaign

    Roane County United Way will kick off its 2011-12 campaign on Sept. 20 with a free hot dog lunch at Kingston City Park.

    A goal of $400,000 has been set for the 2011-12 “Make a Difference — Live United” campaign.

    The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    The program will start at about noon with featured speaker Alex A. “Bo” Shafer.

  • Class teaches how to grow groceries

    “Grow Your Own Groceries From Seed to Shelf” is the topic of the next free community workshop offered by the University of Tennessee Master Gardeners of Roane County.

    The Sept. 24 workshop will be led by  Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer,  Anderson County Extension Agent Heather Guinn and area Master Gardeners.