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Community News

  • Time for Melons & Music

    Cap off a long, hot summer and a festive Labor Day weekend by meeting friends and family for Melons and Music at Harriman Riverfront Park.
    The annual Babahatchie Community Band concert includes ice-cold watermelon served by the Harriman Lions Club.
    The Babahatchie Band will perform popular music favorites from the
    ’40s and ’50s, such as “String of Pearls,” “April in Paris” and “Little Brown Jug.”

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Hobert D. Davis

    U.S. Air Force Airman Hobert D. Davis recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
    Son of Misty Chaney of Oliver Springs, he was a 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Sept. 3 blood drive set in Kingston

    Medic Regional Blood Center offices will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 6.
    That means a day of no blood collections for the community.
    “Please visit a blood drive before the holiday weekend so we can increase our inventory to ensure everyone’s safety over the long weekend,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.
    One such blood drive will be on Sept. 3 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.
    The blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • It's Country Fair time!

    The Family and Community Education Clubs of Roane County are making plans for the annual Kingston Autumn Country Fair.

    The fair will be on Oct. 2 at Fort Southwest Point.

  • Coloring for safety's sake
  • Blocks of fun planned for Hooray for Harriman fest

    More than 50 art, craft, food and business vendors are signed up for this year’s Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Street Festival.

    The festival, which moves back to its downtown origins this year, starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Princess Theater.

    An entire city block will be devoted to antique cars for aficionados to peruse.

    Youngsters will also have their own city block devoted to games and fun.