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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.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 5

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
    • 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.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 4

  • Each Week

    WEDNESDAY
    • 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.
    THURSDAY

  • Hit the ground walking with Extension service program

    By Justin Thomas • For Roane Newspapers
    Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health — yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.

    Consider taking up walking with friend or your family by participating in Roane Walks, an eight-week program that will spark some friendly competition in our Roane County communities.

    Teams of four or eight will compete to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging or even biking.

  • South Roane VFD partners with United Way

    South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with Roane County United Way for some funding for the 2014 fiscal year.

  • Cruisin’ cruises into Harriman

    Harriman is gearing up for Cruisin’ 2014, the spring and summer car show that kicks off for the season this weekend in downtown Harriman.

    Classic cars, street rods, music, games and vendors will all be at this year’s Cruisin’, which will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

    The street closes at 3 p.m. for the event.

    Crusin’ takes place the second Saturday of each month from April to August.

    This year’s events will be on May 10, June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9.

  • Wheeler among Dogwood Ball debs

    Phoebe Rose Wheeler was among the 45 young women from throughout East Tennessee who were presented during the Dogwood Ball.

    The 52nd annual ball of the East Tennessee Presentation Society was on March 29 in Knoxville Marriott Hotel.

    Wheeler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Samuel Wheeler.

    She is a student at The College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

    Wheeler, her mother and the other 2014 Dogwood Debutantes and their mothers were honored during a December luncheon in Cherokee Country Club, Knoxville.

  • Can’t file on time? Here’s what to do

    With one week left before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reminds Tennessee taxpayers that options are available if they can’t file their forms or pay their taxes on time.

    They can even submit filing extensions and request payment options online.

    "Don’t panic if you need more time to file or pay your taxes," said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. "Requesting more time to file is easy, and there are several payment options."

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 9

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: These purple spring flowers tickle us pink

    Everyone loves the little violets, one of the earliest signs of spring and summer, that appear in our lawns and gardens at this time of year.

    Did you know that this common wildflower is an amazingly rich source of vitamin C? Or that the leaves are full of vitamin A?

    A half cup of violet leaves will supply as much vitamin C as you would get from four oranges and give you the required daily minimum of vitamin A.