Community News

  • OS historical society calendars available

    Oliver Springs Historical Society has its 2014 calendars available.
    The calendars are $10 each. All proceeds go toward restoration of the Abston Garage, which the historical society will use as a museum facility.
    Call Barbara Hilemon at 435-5064 or Betty Hackworth at 435-5695 for details.

  • Early literacy workshop slated at Harriman library

    A early literacy workshop, “Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library,” will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the children’s department of Harriman Public Library at 601 Walden Ave.
    The free workshop, presented by Harriman and Kingston public libraries, will provide information on how to help babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn to read.
    It is open to parents, grandparents, teachers and daycare providers.
    The workshop is expected to last 45 minutes.
    Refreshments will be served.

  • Harriman Happenings- Sept. 9

    Our condolences to relatives and friends of Vida Ooten Kilby, who recently passed away in Detroit.
    Vida was the wife of the late Thomas Kilby Jr.
    The couple was former residents of Harriman. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Last Monday, the Rev. Henry and Pat Cleveland from Oak Ridge spent Monday afternoon with me.
    Henry grew up in Harriman and is the son of the late Rev. Nep and Emma Cleveland.
    He has been the pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville for 36  years. He is retiring from this church.

  • The Garden Gate: Discover the pleasant fruits of Egypt

    The pomegranate is one of the most ancient fruits. It is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and listed in many other ancient writings.

    Pomegranates are native to Asia, from northern India to the Levant, where they have been cultivated since prehistoric times.

    They are common in Israel, Egypt and along both shores of the Mediterranean Sea. They grow wild in Syria, Lebanon and in parts of Africa.

    In the Bible, pomegranates are termed “the pleasant fruits of Egypt.”

  • Regional favorite James Rogers to give benefit concert for Kingston Police Explorers

    Perennial favorite East Tennessee entertainer James Rogers will be in concert in Harriman next week in a performance to benefit Kingston Police Explorers Post 376.

    The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Princess Theatre.

    Rogers, a Chattanooga native, is a versatile musician who made a regional name for himself as a performer at Dollywood and in Pigeon Forge.

    In the 1980s, he was a favorite performer on the main campus of Roane State Community College, often performing in the student lounge for special events.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Holmes County, Ohio, Amish country

    Phyllis Johnson of Harriman, accompanied by the Roane County News, took a trip to Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio, while visiting with her sister.

    The Roane County travelers accompanied Johnson’s sister Jean, nieces Linda, Jane and Vicki, great-niece Chloe and friends Lori, M.J. and Lydia to several shops, and they saw a number of horse-drawn carriages and had lunch prepared by Amish cooks.

  • Concert proceeds to help buy uniforms, equipment

    Proceeds from the James Rogers concert on Sept. 14 will enable Kingston Police Explorers Post 376 to purchase uniforms and needed equipment, adviser Larry Cox said.

    Cox and Cathy Rakestraw are Kingston police officers who oversee the Explorers’ daily activities.

    The post is made up of youths whose ages range from 14-20. They are a part of the Boy Scouts of America and work partly under their guidelines.

  • 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.