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Community News

  • United Way basketball game set

    Roane County United Way’s second annual fundraising basketball game will begin at 7 p.m. April 15 at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    County, city and business leaders in Roane County will play in this game.

    Admission is $5.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Recently the Bazeltown Baptist Church family presented Distinguished Citizenship Awards to five people who are doing or have done great things to help others reach their goals in life.

    Some who were honored and received awards were Mary Hickey, Roslyn Eskridge, Curtis Anderson, Roy Guthrie, Brian Pankey and Tiffany Ray.

    Each one was surprised but thankful for the award they received.

    Without God, they would not have been successful in their work.

    Thanks to the Rev. Weaver and his members.

  • Free cruise-in next weekend

    A free fun run cruise-in will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at Riverside Baptist Church at 629 Clinch St., Harriman.

    Admission and registration are free; dash placards will be given to the first 50 people to register.

    Call 978-0375 or 717-0102 for details.

  • Musician favorites at Thunder Road

    Rockwood’s annual Thunder Road Festival and Car-Bike Show returns to downtown Rockwood this weekend.

    The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2. It’s a cooperative effort of Rockwood Merchants Association, the city of Rockwood and The Roane Alliance.

    The Thunder Road Car-Bike Show will award the “Best Moonshiner Runner” car or bike with a special-design Moonshine Jug Award.

    Several new class awards will be given this year.

  • It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month in Tenn.

    More than 150 businesses across Tennessee are participating in Child Abuse Prevention Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Bill Haslam, as part of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

    The campaign and its community partners are stepping up activities during April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, APRIL 4
    • Roane County Commission’s committee on committees will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 5
    • Roane County Recreation Advisory Board will meet at noon in the first-floor conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss the county’s application for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant.

  • Things You Should Know

    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.
    FRIDAY, APRIL 1
    • Rockwood Public Library will be closed through April 16 for maintenance and flooring installation. All books, movies and materials may be returned in the book drop in the south side wall of the library, between the library and police station. Library patrons will not be charged fines during the closing.

  • Income Tax Assistance

    TUESDAY

  • 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 9
    • A free fun run cruise-in will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church at 629 Clinch St., Harriman. Admission and registration are free; dash placards will be given to the first 50 people to register. Call 978-0375 or 717-0102 for details.

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    THURSDAY, MARCH 24
    • Roane State Community College’s 22nd annual egg hunt for ages 3-10 will begin at 5 p.m. at the clock bell tower on the main campus between Harriman and Rockwood. Children participating are asked to bring a basket. In case of rain, the hutnw ill be in the student lounge of the Dunbar Building. The event is presented by the Roane County Campus Activities Board. Contact Sarah Hooper, coordinator of student engagement, at 882-4638 or hooperse@roanestate.edu for details.