Community News

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Italy!

    The Roane County News is on a scholarly pursuit with Callie Crabtree of Rockwood.

    Crabtree, a student at Maryville College, is studying abroad in Milan, Italy, at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

    While on her spring break, the two grabbed a photo opportunity at The Coliseum in Rome.

    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.

  • Workshop aims to give materials, use sources to help track down ancestors

    Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host a public genealogy workshop next weekend.

    The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 30 in the Stowers Community Room of Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

    Call Connie Williams at 717-3949 to register or for details.

    “If you don’t know where to begin — [if] you have mounds of papers in boxes, or you have documented your family’s lineage to the Dark Ages — there will be something for everyone,” Williams said.

  • Upcoming classes to help take charge of living with diabetes

    By Justin Thomas • For Roane Newspapers
    UT Extension and Roane County Health Department are partnering to offer two great opportunities to learn about diabetes management as a caregiver or a diabetic.

    Diabetes education is important, as almost 11 percent of Tennesseans are diagnosed with the condition, according to The Centers for Disease Control.

    This partnership is built so that Roane County residents can learn how to manage their conditions through research based materials.

  • Battle Brass to perform for Music at Gazebo

    Oak Ridge’s Battle Brass Band will play gospel, spiritual, classical, popular, jazz and swing selections during Rockwood’s inaugural Music at Gazebo Park.

    The concert will begin at 6 p.m. May 23 at Homecoming Park.

    Admission is free; free food and drinks will be available.

    “Just bring a blanket or a chair and come enjoy some great big brass band music,” said the Rev. Kara Foster, pastor of Rockwood First Christian Church, which is sponsoring the concert.

    Visit www.rockwoodfcc.org or call 354-1753 for details.

  • Memorial Day 2015: Harriman, Kingston plan special services

    Veterans in Harriman and Kingston are planning to honor their fallen comrades this weekend.

    A military ceremony in Harriman will begin at 11 a.m. May 23 at the war memorial fountain of David Webb Riverfront Park.

    In Kingston, the annual Memorial Day ceremony will start at 10 a.m. May 25 at Bethel Cemetery.

    Veterans’ organizations in both cities are organizing the services.

    In Harriman, the ceremony is planned by American Legion Posts 3, 232 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6598.

  • Harriman Happenings May 18

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Curtis Leon Moore, who departed this life on Friday, May 8, at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He is survived by a son, Kelvin Moore; mother, Mariah Harrison; sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and lots of other relatives and friends.

    His service was at Kyker Funeral Home. Burial was at Braxtons Chapel Cemetery on Thursday.

    Keep this family in your prayers.

    William Ellis of Lenoir City passed away Tuesday, May 12.

  • Register kids now for Salvation Army summer camp

    A limited number of openings are available for ages 7-12 to attend this summer’s Salvation Army camp.

    The camp will be July 6-11 at Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky.

    The deadline for applications is June 1.

    Applications may be picked up at Hands Of Mercy’s office at 147 Court St., Kingston.

    Children will check in to depart for camp at 8:30 a.m. July 6 at Hands of Mercy at 412 Devonia St., Harriman.

    A mandatory health and lice check will be performed by a nurse upon arrival.

  • It's Nursing Home Week

    Tennessee’s nursing homes are planning a variety of events for this year’s National Nursing Home Week, May 10-16.

    The 2015 National Nursing Home Week theme is “Bring on the Fiesta.”

    “This year’s Nursing Home Week theme highlights ‘familia, vida and amor,’ which is Spanish for ‘family, life and love,” said Tennessee Health Care Association Executive Director Jesse Samples.

    “These are just some of the elements needed to provide quality nursing home care.”

  • Buy a paper, help Shriners help children

    The Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is May 11-17.

    The Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is a major fundraiser that provides Shrine Hospitals the ability to help children in need with top-notch care without charge.

    “We sincerely hope that in these tough economic times, coupled with sky-rocketing medical costs, we can count on your media outlet to let folks know how they can help kids like Mason, this year's Shrine Poster child,” said C. Wayne Burkett, recorder for the Knoxville-based Kerbela Shriners.

  • Almost time for Medieval Faire

    Darkhorse Entertainment LLC welcomes the public to go back in time at the Tennessee Medieval Faire.

    The grand opening is the last three weekends in May, including Memorial Day, in Harriman.

    “It’s a new tradition – Joust for You!” proclaimed Barrie Paulson, Dark Horse vice president, manager and entertainment director.

    “The Medieval Faire has something for everyone.”

    The Tennessee Medieval Faire will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17, May 23-25 and May 30-31.