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Community News

  • Free canning class offered

    Rocky Top General Store is known for its rustic and nostalgic pieces, and comments from customers about the Harriman business’ canning products has inspired a class on the classic Southern method of preserving food.

    “We just had so many people coming in that wanted to learn how to can and don’t know how,” said Debbie Mee of Rocky Top General Store.

    Mee said the free class will be June 8.

    A University of Tennessee Extension agent will be providing the class, which will be informational.

  • Three honored with Silver Star Awards

    Renaissance Terrace of Harriman recently honored three people during its inaugural Silver Star Awards Gala.

    The honorees were Amber Jacks of Mid-East Community Action Agency and two caregivers, Houston Wallace and  Bonnie Stizler, both of whom were elected by their peers and voted on by their superiors.

    The caregivers were honored for setting the bar for care and consistently delivering stellar performances.

  • Arts Commission reinstates ABC grant program

    The Tennessee Arts Commission has reinstated its popular Arts Build Communities grant program.

    The ABC grant category is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, and enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural experiences.

  • Harriman Happenings: May 6

    More than 250 people attended the home-going service of Elder Ruby Jean Boyd last Friday.

    Jean was well known and loved by all who knew her.

    She was the wife of the late Jack Boyd. She was also a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and child of God.

    She was an elder in Sevier Street Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    Jean’s living was not in vain. She will be missed by family, her church and friends.

  • CASA Run for the Child set May 18

    CASA’s annual Run for the Child will be May 18 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.

    Entry forms may be downloaded from www.casaninth.org, or runners may register on the morning of the race.

    Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., and the race begins at 8.

    This 5k run and walk raises money to train and support Court-Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers appointed by the juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

  • Hidden art treasure contest under way in Rockwood

    The Arts Council of Roane County is conducting a hidden art treasure hunt contest in Rockwood, just in time for Mother’s Day.

    The council designed the contest, which continues through May 10, to support both area businesses and artists.

    The council has “hidden” Roane County artists’ works in the shops of some of Rockwood’s merchants and other businesses.

    Each participating business is featuring a single work of art displayed with the council’s signage in each of the participating businesses.

  • First reunion for OS Colored School slated for May 4

    The Mayme Carmichael School organization Inc. will have the inaugural reunion for Oliver Springs Colored School from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in Oliver Springs Disabled American Veterans Building  at 530 Kingston Ave.

    Alfred Larry Boulware will be the master of ceremonies.

    Several former students will reflect on their school days in Oliver Springs.

  • Join Wanderers for walk along Kingston’s Watts Bar Lake

    The East Tennessee Wanderers walking club is planning a 3-mile fun walk May 4 along the Betty Brown Memorial Walking Trail by Watts Bar Lake in Kingston.

    Area residents are welcome to participate.

    Walkers will sign in at 10  a.m. at the 58 Landing parking lot on Hwy. 58. Lunch at an area restaurant will follow the walk.

    The Wanderers is a volkswalking club that promotes fun, fitness and friendship by providing people of average athletic ability opportunities for leisurely, non-competitive walks in scenic and historic areas.

  • MASH Bash to aid Free Clinic

    The third annual MASH Bash fundraiser for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, fashioned after the “MASH”   television series, is planned for Aug. 10 in the parish life center of St. Mary's Church in Oak Ridge.

    Tickets go on sale June 17.  

    The parish life center will be transformed into a scene right out of the the sitcom’s 4077th, complete with triage, a mess tent and an officer’s club.  

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