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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 5

    25 Years Ago

  • ‘Hoops for Hope’ aids Child Advocacy Center

    Roane Countians have an opportunity to step up and make a difference in the lives of children who have been the victims of severe physical abuse and/or sexual abuse.

    Kids First Child Advocacy Center will have a fundraising dinner and auction on May 7 to enable it to provide free services to victims of child abuse living in Roane, Loudon, Morgan and Meigs counties.

    This year’s theme, “Hoops for Hope” is inspired by guest speaker Holly Warlick, head basketball coach of the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers.

  • Practical gardening skills to be taught at spring workshop

    “Practical Skills for the Backyard Garden” will be the focus of Roane County Master Gardeners’ spring gardening workshop.

    The Master Gardeners and Roane County University of Tennessee Extension will host their annual spring workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 15 for adults in the community.

    This year’s workshop will focus on providing practical skills that the average homeowner can use in a backyard garden.

    The cost is $25 and includes supplies and lunch.

  • 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