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Community News

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Mackinaw Island, Mich.

    The Roane County News’ latest vacation was an island getaway — to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich.

    The group vacation of Roane Countians includes Debbie Ripoll, Glendora Tweed, Caroline Diggs, Judy Daniels and Fred Miles of Heartland Tours.

    “The group also visited Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland and stopped off for a stay at Thunder Bay resort,” Diggs said. “The Creation Museum was another stop on the tour on the way home.”

  • Free legal services to be offered as part of Celebrate Pro Bono initiative

    Tennessee lawyers will offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout October as part of the Celebrate Pro Bono initiative.

    Activities kicked off earlier this week with four legal clinics, the first of more than 60 events planned across the state.

    A pro bono clinic is planned beginning at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in Legal Ais Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ Oak Ridge office.

    The office is at 226B Broadway, Jackson Square. Call 865-483-8454 or toll free at 1-800-483-8457.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Hilton Head, S.C.

    The Roane County News needed sunscreen for its July outing with Spencer and Evelyn Forbes of Rockwood.

    The couple took the newspaper with them during a vacation to Hilton Head, S.C.

    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.

    You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

    Happy travels!

  • Harriman Happenings Oct. 7

    St. Mary’s Baptist Church was guest church of Williams Chapel Church in Emory Gap for the pastor, the Rev. Smith’s anniversary.
    Pastor Jesse L. Williams delivered the Word. Music was provided by the Gospel Chorus on this special day, Oct. 2.
    What a Word Pastor Williams delivered.
    This was a great service.
    The Roane County community chorus gave a full concert at Mount Olive Baptist Church Saturday, Oct. 6, in Lenoir City.
    Mary Alice Douglass is president of this great group of singers.

  • Kingston native Coffman to read poetry from new book

    Kingston native Lisa Coffman will be in Knoxville on Oct. 8 for a poetry reading from her new book, “Less Obvious Gods,” published this past spring by Iris Press.  

    The reading will start at 6 p.m. in Union Avenue Books at 517 Union Ave.

    Coffman, a 1981 graduate of Roane County High School, lives in Los Osos, Calif., near the mission town of San Luis Obispo.

    She teaches at California Polytechnic State University.

  • Thanks to The Dream Connection, Keagan Davis gets dream game room

    Twelve-year-old Keagan Davis of Kingston recently had a dream come true, thanks to the East Tennessee children’s charity The Dream Connection.

    Keagan has a rare congenital heart disease. In July, he underwent open heart surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.

    Keagan was referred to The Dream Connection, a nonprofit organization which grants dreams to children faced with daunting health problems.

  • Writing workshop set

    Cookeville freelance writer and newspaper columnist Jennie Ivey will conduct an all-day writing workshop on “When the Byline Loses Its Thrill: Making Money with the Words You Write” on Nov. 9 in the United Way of Anderson County office at 161 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.
    The event is the Tennessee Mountain Writers fall workshop.
    Workshop participants will be taught how to focus on subjects they want to write about and tailor writing to fit markets that pay.

  • Turkey shoot aids South Roane VFD

    South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department will have a fundraising turkey shoot on Oct. 12.
    The shoot will begin at 9 a.m.  at the Renfro Fire Station on River Road, Ten Mile.
    “Of course, no actual turkeys will be shot,” said Administrative Chief Butch Barding. “We shoot at targets, and the shot that gets closest to the target wins the round.”
    Shooting is open to men, women and children.

  • Kingston shutterbug Sims heads up Arts Council

    New board members were elected, and changes to the charter were made, during the annual meeting of the Arts Council of Roane County.

  • Wheat lives on for those who called it home

    By Bonita Irwin • For Roane Newspapers
    Alumni of the former Wheat High School and old Roane College, as well as former residents of the former Wheat community, will celebrate 82 years of homecomings at the George Jones Church on Oct. 6.

    The service will begin at 11 a.m., with John Stair Jr. bringing the message. A covered-dish dinner will be at noon under the nearby tent.

    The community of Wheat, situated near the K-25 Site, was first known as Bald Hill because all of the timber had been cut to construct houses.