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Community News

  • Blood drives in Harriman, Kingston

    Medic Regional Blood Center hopes that blood donation is on top of the list for New Year’s Resolutions.

    “If all donors gave just one more donation per year, our area would rarely experience a blood shortage,” said Christi  Fightmaster, Medic’s director of public relations.    

    Medic is the sole provider of blood for 21 counties and 27 area hospitals throughout the greater East Tennessee region.   

  • Plan ahead to prevent being a statistic this New Year's holiday

    As Americans prepare for holiday celebrations, AAA reminds both drivers and passengers of the dangers on the roads on New Year’s Day.

    According to AAA, New Year’s Day consistently ranks as the day most alcohol-related fatalities occur.

    To strengthen efforts to protect the public against drunk drivers and reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths, AAA supports ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders and offers important safety advice to partygoers.

  • Harriman Happenings: Dec. 24

    Gary, Pat and Tyler Hickey from North Carolina, Deloris Gray and daughter, Tenile and grandson, Sheldon from Texas, Mary Johnson, Cora Linson, Barry Linson and daughter Willow, all from Knoxville, Robin Shannon and son from Chattanooga, Kecia Sanders and sons, Kortney Cameron and a friend from Chattanooga, Jill and Keith Johnson, Barbara Upton, Courtney Thomas, DC Upton and Evelyn Sanders, were recently guests of Herbert and Carolyn Griffin.

  • Harriman Happenings-December 24

    Gary, Pat and Tyler Hickey from North Carolina, Deloris Gray and daughter, Tenile and grandson, Sheldon from Texas, Mary Johnson, Cora Linson, Barry Linson and daughter Willow, all from Knoxville, Robin Shannon and son from Chattanooga, Kecia Sanders and sons, Kortney Cameron and a friend from Chattanooga, Jill and Keith Johnson, Barbara Upton, Courtney Thomas, DC Upton and Evelyn Sanders, were recently guests of Herbert and Carolyn Griffin.

  • Harriman Happenings: Dec. 17

    The Music Department of Roane County Schools presented Roane County High School and Cherokee Middle School bands last Sunday, Dec. 9. The sixth-, seventh-, eighth-grades and high school bands were the best. This Christmas concert was well attended. A great number of people had to stand, because all stands were full. This was my first time attending. I was guest of my friends, Nora and Mark Hightower of Oliver Springs. Their daughter Molly, played drums in the high school band. They all were great.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Dec. 17

    For December we’ve had some nice weather.

    A few showers and a wind storm Friday night blew down big trees out in the western part of Tennessee.

    The temperatures dropped to below normal after being above normal for most of December.

    Visiting me on Wednesday were Nina Swafford from Fairfield Glade and Carrie Dukes, baby Ava Claire and Owen from Crossville.

    They didn’t stay long, as baby Claire was fretful.

  • Celebrate Recovery to meet

    Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based support group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday on the third floor of Kingston First Baptist Church.

    The next meeting will be on Dec. 18.

    Call either David Bell at 696-2284 or Hope Gibson at 250-6966 for details.
     

  • "The Breastplate" signing set Saturday

    Roane County’s Shirley McCracken will sign copies of her historical novel, The Breastplate, this weekend.

    The book-signing event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Browder’s Ace Hardware in Kingston’s Ladd Landing.

    The novel, set during the Civil War, centers around an artifact McCracken’s husband found 40 years ago on their farm.

    The story centers around the war in Tennessee, particularly Kingston, and Kingston’s residents.

  • OS’s Christmas in the City this weekend

    Oliver Springs’ Christmas in the City on Dec. 15 will kick off with a 3:30 p.m. opening ceremony at the Court of Flags on Hwy. 61.

    Lineup for the town’s annual Christmas parade starts at 4:45 p.m. at Arrowhead Park.

    The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. and proceed along Main Street.

    A turkey dinner and music starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Disabled American Veterans Building at 530 Kingston Ave.

    Tickets for the dinner are $10 each.

    Greg Johnson and Sharon Tarwater will provide music.

  • Babahatchie brings sounds of the season to the Princess

    Babahatchie Community Band’s Christmas concert will offer some traditional holiday favorites in what will be a new venue for the Harriman-based ensemble.

    “We will be at the Princess Theater,” said Babahatchie spokeswoman Alison Westrich. “The band is very excited to be able to play at the Princess again.”

    The free concert gets under way at 3 p.m. Dec. 16.

    Refreshments will be served during intermission for this special performance, which is dedicated to Hal and Margaret Jones.