Community News

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.