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Today's Features

  • Due to the overwhelming support and business the Rockwood Goodwill Store has received from the Roane County community, Goodwill has expanded to offer an second location in Harriman.

    Goodwill hosted the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of its Harriman store on Feb. 9.

    The Harriman store, at 1233 Roane St., offers shoppers a varied selection that includes clothing items, furniture, toys and books. The selection will be replenished daily.

  • IRS2Go 2.0, an expanded version of the Internal Revenue Service’s smartphone application, is now available.

    The app is designed to provide taxpayers easier access to practical tools and information.

    The new app, available on the Apple and Android platforms, adds a new YouTube feature, news feed and tax transcript service in addition to existing tools, such as checking on the status of a tax refund.

  • For a church without a building, the congregation of Rockwood’s One Faith Community Church has stayed strongly united.

    Once moved from the retail space next to Goody’s, the church later moved to an area of Midtown.

    Its newest home is in a rather unique location: the Roane County Skating Center.

    Skating Center Manager Virgil Thompson is a friend of One Faith Pastor Shawn Hatfield. He has agreed to allow the church to have services at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Paradise Baptist Church, Rockwood, is now affiliated with One Harvest Food Ministries to help Roane Countians stretch their food dollars.

  • Oak Ridge League of Women Voters is in need of volunteers to serve as observers at meetings of the Roane County Commission.

    The ability to listen and take notes is all that’s required for this integral member of the League’s Observer Corps, which is aimed at making more hands — and ears — for a more transparent government.

    Contact Jo Ann Garrett, Observer Corps coordinator, at 865-483-4466 to sign up.

  • The latest about the emerging Manhattan Project National Historical Park will be presented during the Feb. 9 meeting of Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association.

    Colin D. Colverson, an attorney from the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operation’s Office of the Chief Counsel, will discuss progress of the park at the session, which will start at 7 p.m. in Wildcat Den of Midtown Community Center/ORHPA Building at Oak Ridge Turnpike and Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Scherenschnitte was experiencing a revival in the craft world. Pat Mynatt taught a class for Kingston and another for Harriman Community Education. Literally translated the German word scherenschnitte means “scissor cutting or snipping,” the cutting of paper into decorations. The art of paper cutting is such an old and widely crafted form that it is hard to put a beginning date to it.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In some parts of the world the holidays are not yet over.

    The Chinese celebrate the New Year according to the lunar year which is based on the waxing and waning of the moon.

    Because the moon cycles take about 354 days rather than 365 days, the Chinese New Year’s Day occurs somewhere between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20 at the inception of the second new moon after Dec. 22, the winter solstice.

  • Professional Project Services Inc. — or Pro2Serve — is once again the largest corporate contributor to the Roane County United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

    Pro2Serve’s 2012 corporate campaign contribution of $22,756 matched employee contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

    When combined with $2,371.93 raised by employees through special events that included a taco bar and chili cookoff, $51,883.93 was contributed to Roane County United Way by Pro2Serve and its employees.