Today's Features

  • Harriman Church of God is planning “Elevate,” its 2015 revival with Host Pastor Jeff Blackburn from Aug. 23-27 at the church at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.
    Doug Small, president of Alive Ministries: Project Pray, will be the guest speaker for Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Special music guest will be Ty Parker and the East Chattanooga Church of God Choir and Praise Team.
    Weekday services will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday will be Youth Emphasis Night. Thursday’s service will be followed by the pastor’s reception.

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 21
    • The Presbyterian Women’s Association of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have a two-day rummage/bag sale from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the basement of the church at 429 W. Rockwood St.

    • Three Rivers Community Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. at the church at 107 Paint Rock Ferry Road. Call Pastor Dennis Hawkins at 765-7459 for details.

    SUNDAY, AUG. 23

  • The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services will present the 2015 Access to Justice Awards on Sept. 2 at its annual Equal Justice University.

    The awards honor legal professionals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the cause of expanding access to civil legal services.

    Among those to be honored is Lenny Croce.

    Croce will receive the B. Riney Green Award, which recognizes advocates who coordinate statewide efforts to improve the quality of legal services for low-income Tennesseans.

    • Rockwood City Council will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.

    • Harriman City Court will convene at 5 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.
    • Harriman City Council will meet in regular work-shop session at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.


  • Happy birthday wishes to Minnie Love, who recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.

    Ms. Love is a special lady and loved by all who know her.

    We love you, Ms. Minnie. Stay young and be blessed.

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Bernetta Fouse, who passed away Wednesday, June 17.

    She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Thomas Fouse, of Rockwood.; one daughter, Angela M. Smith of Atlanta; four grandchildren; two aunts, Ebbie Marie Frazier and Barbara Chatman, both of Rockwood; and one brother, Charles Edward Siler Jr.

  • Thursday, July 2
    10 a.m.
    APBA boat racing begins

    Friday, July 3
    10 a.m.
    APBA boat racing begins

    Vendors open
    Kids Zone opens

    6 p.m.
    Parade line up

    Saturday, July 4
    10 a.m.
    Gates open
    APBA boat racing begins
    Vendors open
    Kids Zone opens
    Car Show registration

    11 a.m.
    Car Show judging begins

    Sand volleyball tournament

  • Dyllis Baptist
    Classes for ages 3 through eighth grade will be available during vacation Bible school at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman. Classes will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at the church at 530 Dyllis Road; a jump-start VBS cookout will begin at 5 p.m. July 12. “Journey Off the Map: Unknown to Us, Known to Him” is the theme.

  • Victorious’ next monthly Singing in the City in Rockwood will include a special live DVD recording to commemorate the quartet’s first anniversary.

    The event will start at 6 p.m. June 27 in the Rockwood Event Center at 104 E. Rockwood St.

    Admission is free.

    A number of area soloists and singers will be featured.

    Special guests The Overhome Boys of Morristown will bring their full band to play and sing favorite Southern/country gospel songs.

    Bill Anderson of The REC will film the entire concert.

  • Three successful ministries at Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, are coordinating schedules so people with pressing needs can be better served.

    Thanks to generous donors, Luminary’s food and cloth-

    ing ministries are well stock-ed.

    The church’s clothes closet and food pantry are now open during the same time, from 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday.

    Luminary also provides meals for the community from 6 to 7 p.m. nearly every Wednesday of the year.

  • The Roane County News continued its missions of goodwill when it recently accompanied seven members of North Rockwood Baptist Church on a 10-day mission trip to Haiti.

    Church members on the trip include Joey and Jacob Andrews, Tony and Sally Davis, Jeff Harrill, Lexie Goodson and Diana Whaley.

    The group was in Haiti on May 29-June 7 through the ministry of Voice of Children, Chuck Whaley said.

    “Free medical clinics were held, with over 1,000 patients being seen,” he explained, “and medicines were dispensed at no charge.”