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Community News

  • Kingston Lions Club pancakes a bargain, still at $5 for adults

    In spring, thoughts turn to daffodils, tulips, forsythia — and pancakes.

    To satisfy the sweet tooth, the Kingston Lions Club has scheduled its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. March 29 in Kingston Church of Christ’s family center.

    The cost is the same as last year: $5 for adults, $2 for children younger than 12.

    The menu will again include pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

  • Bell ringers to be cited on Friday

    The Salvation Army Roane and Morgan Counties Service Unit will honor those who gave of their time and efforts to serve as volunteer bell ringers during the holiday season.

    The volunteer appreciation event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 7 in the conference room of Roane County Rescue Squad at 2735 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Those attending are asked to observe posted parking restrictions.

  • Senior Nutrition program in need of assistance

    Mid-East Community Action Agency delivers nutritionally balanced meals to the isolated, frail and elderly in Roane and Loudon counties.

    But the skyrocketing cost of food, fuel and stagnant budgets is placing seniors served by the program in a perilous situation.

    “The Senior Nutrition program is trying to maintain current service levels,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior services director, about the program that has served the two counties for more than three decades.

  • Controlled burns underway on DOE’s Oak Ridge lands

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office has initiated a series of controlled burns of grassland areas on the Oak Ridge Reservation for prescribed burning.

    The controlled burns at the East Tennessee Technology Park and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are underway through April.

  • Harriman Happenings-March 3

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of William Ronald “Bill” Jago who recently passed away.

    He worked at Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge and retired after 29 years.

    He was a Christian man and loved people.

    His wife, family and friends will really miss him.

    The Rev. Charles Willis passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26. He was the pastor at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church in Knoxville.

    He was one of the brothers to the late Donald Willis who pastored at St. Mary’s Baptist in the early 1970s.

  • Literacy grants to be presented to groups in Roane

    The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary and Altrusa International of Oak Ridge work together to host an annual Lunch 4 Literacy every year.  

    The proceeds are given to organizations that promote literacy in the East Tennessee area.

    The grants from last year’s event will be awarded at 7 a.m. March 5 during the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary meeting at Tech 2020 in Commerce Park. This allows educators to get back to their work.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, MARCH 3
    • Roane County Commission’s budget committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the county executive’s conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Roane County Commission’s sheriff’s liaison committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Harriman Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 4

  • 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.
    MONDAY, MARCH 3

  • 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.
    MONDAY, MARCH 3
    • A public lecture, “Exploring Saturn With Shallow Probes,” will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the City Room of Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus. David Atkinson, senior researcher and space scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give the presentation.

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    TUESDAY, MARCH 4
    • Harriman Garden Club will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Harriman United Methodist Church. Speaker Joan Davis, also known as “The Bee Lady,” will discuss beekeeping.