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  • Plans afoot for OR street painting fest

    Those who enjoy drawing upon their artistic skills as they sketch a face, animal or scene might like “painting” pictures in chalk on a sidewalk.

    Registration is open for artists for the 14th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival. This popular event will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 (rain day on Oct. 6) on the sidewalks of the Oak Ridge branch campus of Roane State Community College.

    Artists may start their chalk paintings on the afternoon of Oct. 4.

  • Harriman Happenings-- September 1

    Congratulations to Spence and Judy Anderson. They were married Aug. 24, 1974, and celebrated their 39th anniversary last month.
    They are the parents of two children, Jerome Anderson and LaToya A. Williams. There are five grandchildren. They are members of St. Mary’s Baptist Church.
    Congratulations to the Rev. Clyde and Jesse Bell Jones, who celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28. They are the parents of three daughters, Anise J. Throup, Portia Jones and Chrystal Jones. They are the grandparents of two children. God bless.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in the Bahamas

    With the help of Abigail Roberts of Harriman, the Roane County News hopped aboard the Carnival Sensation for an August cruise to the Bahamas.

    Abigail and her grandmother, Mona Bolden, took the cruise and visited Freeport and Nassau right before Abigail started the fourth grade at Bowers Elementary School.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • Free flu shots at senior health fair

    Senior citizens can get a free flu shot during a health fair for seniors next month.

    Covenant Health Senior Services is offering the shots during the health fair, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.

    Other services to be provided include medical massage therapy, carotid ultrasound, bone-density screening, vision screening, blood-pressure and pulse oximetry monitoring, and “tug tests” to determine individual fall risk.

  • Nominees sought for preservation awards

    East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2013 East Tennessee Preservation Awards.

    The awards are given annually for outstanding contributions to historic preservation in the 16-county region that includes Roane.

    These awards will be presented at the awards ban-
    quet in conjunction with
    the East Tennessee Preservation Conference on Nov. 8 in the Chilhowee Club, Maryville.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 28

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Herbs continue to be the spice of our lives

    With a new respect accorded to herbs by the medical profession, the herbalist physicians of the Middle Ages are being viewed in a new light.

    New research into the many healing properties of herbs is opening up fresh approaches to the chemist and pharmacist.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Savannah, Ga.

    There’s no place like the South for its beauty and hospitality. Savannah, Ga., is the epitome of both with a big dose of history.

    So what better place for Sarah Elizabeth Boles, with her trusty Roane County News in hand, to enjoy a fall 2012 vacation?

    Boles is described by her daughter, Linda Tipton of Kingston, as “a young 93 years old,” and mother and daughter bring along their trusty hometown newspaper to enjoy while taking in the city’s beauty and historic splendor in a courtyard in downtown Savannah.

  • Boys and Girls Club 5k slated

    Roane County’s Boys and Girls Club is kicking off fundraising with a 5k race at Harriman’s Riverfront Park on Monday, Sept. 2.

    The board hopes to have an initial site open and running at Harriman Middle School by mid-December. Eventually they want to expand into other communities.

    The race will start at 8 a.m., prior to the Hooray for Harriman Labor Day festivities.

    Registration is $25, and donation forms for non-racers will be available that day.

  • Harriman Happenings: Aug. 26

    Annual Women’s Conference was held at New Covenant Baptist Church last Saturday and Sunday. The theme was “You Don’t Know My Story.”

    Featured guest speaker was Dr. Wanda Taylor Smith. She retired from University Hospital in Cincinnati where she held as staff nurse and interim nursing administrator before retiring in 2003. She had a lot to say talking about, “You Don’t Know My Story.” Four videos were shown where these ladies told us “You Don’t Know My Story.”