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  • Pancake breakfast proceeds to buy life-saving device

    Rockwood Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend could someday have life-saving consequences.

    All proceeds from the breakfast will be used to purchase a defibrillator for Rockwood Middle School.

    The breakfast will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 5 in Rockwood First Christian Church’s fellowship hall at 328 W. Rockwood St.

    Tickets are $5 and include pancakes, bacon, butter, syrup, orange juice and coffee.

    They are available from any Rockwood Rotarian, Rotary Kids member or at the door.

  • Genealogical workshop scheduled

    Avery Trace Chapter NSDAR will present a genealogical workshop on April 26 in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 190 Circle Drive, West Hills,  Harriman.

    Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and class starts at 9:30.

    Volunteer genealogist Shirley Smith and genealogy consultant Marcia Pickel will be the instructors.

    Cost is $10 per person to cover instructional material and refreshments.

    Those planning to attend are required to pre-register by April 18 by calling 458-5033.

  • Look Back: a little something from our files for week of March 31

    25 Years Ago
    Authorities throughout East Tennessee were looking for two machine gun-toting men who robbed Harriman Revco and at one time were thought to be holding employees hostage inside the store. Employees were in the process of closing the store when the 9 p.m. incident occurred. An undetermined amount of cash and drugs were taken.

    10 Years Ago

  • Relay for Life

    SATURDAY, APRIL 5
    • 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.

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    SATURDAY, APRIL 5
    • 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.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 12

  • 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.

  • ‘Largest ever’ phone scam targets taxpayers

    The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration is issuing a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to defraud them.

    “This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.