Community News

  • 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.

  • Relay for Life

    • Rockwood First Presbyterian Church’s Relay for Life team will have a fundraising breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall at 429 W. Rockwood St. A $5 donation is suggested; proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    • The TVA Ladies luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. in 2 Chef’s at 500 W. Race St., Kingston. Members are reminded to bring donations for Hands of Mercy.


  • Each Week

    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (a nonprofit weight-loss support group), Kingston Community Center room B. Weigh-in is at 11:45 a.m., meeting starts at noon. Details: 376-1356.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous, noon in Harriman American Legion Hall, 624 Morgan Ave.  Details: 230-4500.

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have an Easter egg hunt beginning at 11 a.m. Those participating are asked to bring a dozen eggs, if possible, either plastic or real. Lunch will be served afterward. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West.


  • Rockwood book sale slated

    Rockwood Public Library is finalizing plans for its annual book sale.

    The book sale will be from April 12-May 3 in the library at 117 N. Front Ave.

    The sale will take place during normal library hours.

    Rockwood Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    The library has extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

    Call the library at 354-1281 for more information.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 31

    Last Sunday, St. Mary’s Baptist Church was guest to Lanes Chapel AME Zion Church in Niota to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the church’s pastor and his wife. They are the Rev. J.D. and Alice Howell.

    The Rev. Jesse Williams delivered the message and the celebration choir provided the music.

    This was a great service. Congratulations to Pastor and Mrs. J.D. Howell, and God bless you always.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Eugene Williams, who recently passed away.

  • Lots of opportunities to give blood

    Medic Regional Blood Center is once again trying to sweeten the pot to attract donors to various blood drive locations.

    Donors who give blood between April 1-May 1 will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Memphis in May’s World Championship BBQ Cook-Off.

    “This will be the fourth year we’ve giving this trip away to one lucky donor, and we always receive great feedback from the winners,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • Easter Egg Hunts 2014
  • Thunder Road Fest rolls into Rockwood April 5

    Rockwood’s annual Thunder Road Festival and Car Show on April 5 promises to include fun for the entire family.

    The festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Rockwood, will boast exhibits, concessions, classic cars competing for awards, crafters and live entertainment.

    The Southern Star Band is one of this year’s headliners. The band has a repertoire that spans seven decades and encompasses many styles of music, including classic rock, oldies, Motown and country.

    The band’s extensive playlist has made it a real crowd pleaser.