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Community News

  • Medic blood drives planned Aug. 24-25

    Roane Countians who donate blood with Medic Regional Blood Center will not only help their community but protect themselves and their families at the same time.

    “Donors of Medic receive what is called Medic’s Blood Coverage,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    “This program exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection and processing fees if a transfusion is needed.”

  • Alzheimer’s group severs ties with association

    The Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association — which serves Roane County — is returning to its original independent status.

    Organization officials said the move is to ensure that even more area resources support top research and area services for individuals and families struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 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.

  • 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 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, AUG. 13

  • Clubs, Agencies, and Support Groups

    MID-EAST
    COMMUNITY
    ACTION AGENCY
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    AUG. 12-18
    FRIDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.
    • Bowling at 1 p.m. in Tri-City Lanes, Midtown.
    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.

  • Clubs, Agencies, and Support Groups

    MID-EAST
    COMMUNITY
    ACTION AGENCY
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    AUG. 10-16
    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.

    THURSDAY — Exercise at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Canasta at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    FRIDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.

  • 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, AUG. 13

  • Rhings 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.

  • Teen Board presentees

    Eight young women from Roane County were presented by the Teen Board of Knoxville during the 51st annual Teen Board Presentation Dance last weekend.

    They were among the rising high school seniors from East Tennessee presented during the black-tie event for
    completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Teen Board members gave more than 12,000 hours to area charities last year.