Community News

  • OR heritage group to mark center’s 70th anniversary

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its meeting site — Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road — during its next meeting at noon Feb. 13.

    A sandwich lunch at 11:30 a.m. will be available at a cost of $6.

  • Harriman Happenings Feb. 9

    Get-well wishes to Pastor Larry Woods, who had surgery in Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center.

    You are being prayed for that God will give you a speedy recovery.

    The choir anniversary that was held at Anointed Praise and Worship Church last Sunday was a very spiritual one.

    Glenda McKensey was the mistress of ceremonies.

    Their choir was great. Their colors were purple and black.

    Their songs were new.

    Others in this service were great.

    The special guest was the Inspirational Mass Choir from Chattanooga.

  • Housing Authority gives for DAV van

    Harriman Housing Authority Director Amy Hall presents a $2,500 check to John Maliskey, the coordinator of Disabled American Veterans Post 86’s transportation program through the Veterans Administration. The DAV is raising money for a new van to transport veterans to the various VA medical facilities in Nashville and Murfreesboro.

  • Pancakes! Rotary fundraiser a sweet treat for patrons, community

    Kingston Rotary Club’s 35th annual pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend have lasting effects that go beyond a clean plate.

    All proceeds from this year’s breakfast will be used to support the club’s community and international service projects.

    The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 7 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and may be purchased from any Kingston Rotary Club member or at the door.

  • ‘Remembering Red’ Skelton tribute set

    “Remembering Red,” a tribute to Red Skelton featuring Brian Hoffman will begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge.

    The light-hearted trip down memory lane will include some of the television pioneer’s most well-known characters, including Clem Kadiddlehopper, Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Freddy the Freeloader.

    Also included will be Skelton “Guzzlers Gin” routine and pantomimes.

    Hoffman also breaks character during the

  • High tea helps Roane State

    Sophistication and fun were the order of the Roane State Foundation's Upstairs/Downstairs High Tea, meant to be reminiscent of the times, glitz and etiquette of the setting of popular PBS television show, “Downton Abbey.”

    The tea in Whitestone Country Inn was to raise money for student scholarships with a focus on adult learners.

    It included a fashion show.

  • Dropping gas-price streak at an end

    The national average price for gasoline rose last week for the first time in four months, snapping the longest streak of declines at the pump on record, AAA reported on Monday.

    The U.S. average for a gallon of regular unleaded declined 123 consecutive days, from Sept. 26-Jan. 26, delivering a discount of $1.31 during that period.

    AAA reported the average price has risen 2 cents since Jan. 27.

    “Gasoline prices have finally adjusted to the plunging price of oil,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman.

  • Dagley reminiscing about Obed

    George Dagley Jr., Morgan County World War II veteran, will be the featured Memories of the Obed program speaker on Feb. 14.

    The program starts at 2 p.m. in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St., Wartburg.

    Dagley is the son of George Dagley Sr., who was Morgan County mayor during the 1930s.

    Memories to be shared include a glimpse of life in Wartburg during the 1930s, including childhood adventures at Potters Falls, school times and his experiences during wartime.

    No reservations are required to attend this free program.

  • Meet the Michael Dunn Center board

    Michael Dunn Center introduces the members of its board of directors.

    They include, front row from left, Barbara Capell, Harriett Westmoreland, Debbie Alexander-Davis, Gail Christian; and back row, the Rev. Bill Fowler, Wayne Tipps, Jim Pinkerton, Ron Blanchard, state Sen. Ken Yager and Jim Conway.

    Not pictured are Lana Seivers, Bill Leuking, Ted Bowers, Chris Whaley and state Rep. Kent Calfee.

    Calfee and Yager are the newest additions to the board.

  • Scouting for Food underway

    Residents throughout Roane County and East Tennessee will have the chance to participate in the upcoming Scouting for Food event to help fight hunger.

    In a partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and the Boy Scouts of America Great Smoky Mountain Council, the Scouting for Food program is designed to encourage communities to come together and combat hunger while teaching scouts the importance of giving back and spreading good will.