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Community News

  • Spirit of ’45 exhibit open in OR

    Celebrating the legacy of service from men and women of the greatest generation, the Spirit of '45 exhibition opened last week at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge in conjunction with the World War II surrender of Japan on Aug. 14, 1945.

    There were 16.1 million Americans who served in the military during World War II. Today, there are 3 million surviving.

    Through artifacts from the museum archives, museum visitors have opportunities to learn more about everyday heroes.

  • Landry picked for state board

    Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bill Landry as East Tennessee representative of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

    The appointment, effective July 5, runs through June 30, 2016.  

  • The Garden Gate: Study shows you can harvest lots with little

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    It is one thing to see how much food you can grow in a limited space and to look for small-size varieties, but it is quite another to try to grow the largest of something.

    Perhaps you are aim-ing at a prize at the county fair, or just wishing to outdo your neighbor who had the biggest pumpkin on the block last year.

    Whatever your motive, growing giant plants is much fun.

    Delicious tomatoes, a fairly new variety which is, indeed, delicious, grow to about 3 pounds apiece.

  • Aerobatic air shows planned at Fun Fly

    Tennessee Eagles R/C Fun Fly 2011 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Harriman R/C Park.

    Fun-fly events such as spot landing, egg drop and aerobatic air shows will take place throughout the day.

    Public admission is free; food and drinks will be available on site.

    R/C aircraft of all types and sizes will be on display. There will be a $5 landing fee for all pilots.

    Call Bob Freels at 660-0021 or Mike Foley at 717-0570 for details.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 17

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman Mayor Harold Wester had no doubt that city employees needed a raise, but because of the tight budget, he saw no possible way of giving them one. On another note, the Harriman City Jail was closed indefinitely after failing to meet standards and specifications, and because there was no money to build another jail.

    10 Years Ago

  • City and County Meetings

    MONDAY, AUG. 15
    • Harriman Industrial Development Board will meet at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Commission’s safety committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the Roane County Office of Emergency Services at 220 N. Third St., Kingston.  
    • Harriman City Council will meet in regular workshop session at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

  • 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.
    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s August speaker series luncheon will be at Michael Dunn Center, 629 Gallaher Road, Kingston. Mike McElhinney will discuss The Latest and Greatest at Michael Dunn Center. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required by Aug. 12 by calling 376-5572.

  • 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.
    MONDAY, AUG. 15
    • Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

    SATURDAY, AUG. 20

  • Roane Area Reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

    FAMILY
    • The Hood-Utley reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Harriman Riverfront Park. All relatives and friends are welcome to attend and bring a covered dish.

  • Clubs, Agencies, and Support Groups

    MID-EAST
    COMMUNITY
    ACTION AGENCY
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    AUG. 15-21
    MONDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs, and at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.
    TUESDAY — Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Bridge at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.