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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.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    Distributions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their commodity foods on March 17.

    The following day, March 18, is reserved for Oliver Springs and Rockwood resident to pick up their foods.

    Commodity food recipients must be certified before March 4 to receive foods during this distribution.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News

     

    The Roane County News took a winter break with Barrie Paulson on a Caribbean cruise. The duo stopped at St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on what Paulson said was a family gift. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!
     

  • Pancake breakfast to help OS Historical Society

    Oliver Springs Historical Society will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 in Aubrey’s Restaurant in Oak Ridge.

    Tickets to the breakfast are $5 and can be purchased from a member or at the door.

    This is one of the Society’s annual fundraising events to help with the continuing restoration of the Abston/Daugherty building. The building will house the Society’s archives and have a theater and meeting/events rooms.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Graves celebrate 62 years
  • Peck Sisters open Christmas concert series on Nov. 29

    The community is welcome to attend a special Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in  Kingston United Methodist Church sanctuary.  

    The Peck Sisters will kick off the first in a series of Christmas concerts.

    The concert will feature Christmas, Advent, and Southern gospel selections along with some congregational hymn singing.  

  • You Say Tomato ... I Say How Tall?

     

    Midway native Abraham Lincoln Holder had a big growing season this year — one that was so big he had to use a ladder to pluck tomatoes off his vines. The plants, which grew to more than 12.5 feet, were purchased in South Harriman and grown in Benton, Tenn. Big Boys, Better Boys and Pink Girls were the varieties he planted, and the secret of his success was one most gardeners use. “I bought some dirt that had Miracle-Gro in it,” he explained, “and I put some on it.”

  • Relay for Life campaign kicks off next month

    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Roane County will hold its free kickoff on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Roane State Community College in room 101 of the O’Brien Building.

    Guests are encouraged to drop in any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to hear about how the American Cancer Society helps save lives from cancer.

    The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and honor cancer survivors and their caregivers.

  • Boo-Town takes Halloween to a Medieval level

    Harriman’s Tennessee Medieval Faire is introducing Boo-Town, a new outdoor family Halloween event.

    The event is described as a “merry-not-scary treat village,” with crafts, food, beer, entertainment and an optional haunted hayride.

    “If you like safe trick-or-treating and costumed characters, Boo-Town is for you,” said Barrie Paulson, Tennessee Medieval Faire vice president and manager.

  • Kingston Public Library: Check out new books

    New books at Kingston Public Library include:

    “After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel” by Linda Castillo

    “Armada: A Novel” by Ernest Cline

    “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    “The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal” by David E. Hoffman

    “The Bourbon Kings” by J.R. Ward

    “Devil’s Bridge (An Alexandra Cooper Novel)” by Linda Fairstein