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Today's News

  • Church Calendar: Nov. 21-22

    FRIDAY, NOV. 21
    • Rockwood Ministerial Association will take applications for its annual Christmas food basket program from 10 a.m. to noon in the ministry’s food pantry at 223 N. Front Ave. The program serves residents in the Rockwood area. Applicants will need to have proper identification and documentation regarding total monthly income.

    SATURDAY NOV. 22
    • Courts of Praise Church, 215 Maple St., Harriman, will have a Christmas bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold.

  • Campground to reopen soon

    Rock Creek Campground, part of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, should soon reopen after construction activities.

    The campground was scheduled to be closed through Nov. 21 for construction of a new comfort station that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.

    Campsites were also to be upgraded with new picnic tables, campfire grill rings, and wildlife-proof food storage lockers.

    Call 423-346-6294 for more information.

  • The Henry Center youngsters spend Halloween with Spider-Man

    Children at The Henry Center had a Halloween treat from neighboring Warehouse Furniture, which displayed a large jack-o’-lantern and had Spider-Man as special guest.

    Children visiting with their new superhero friend include, from left, Opal Morris, Bella Williams, Keeley Cleveland, Sam Segatto, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Zailyn Dyer, Cadyn Newman, Preston Pugh, Walter Poland, Jake Edwards, Tom Evans, Bryson Brackins, Karissa Vanover, Ally Freels, Zayden Vanover, Jaxon Armes, Anaya Patel, Braelyn and Tamara Foley.

  • School to mark 50 years

    Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, will have its 50th anniversary open house celebration during the Rockwood Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 6.

    The event will be from 1 to 6 p.m. in the school at 625 Pumphouse Road.

    “Rockwood 2000 is including them on the home tour ticket,” said Regina Durham of Rockwood 2000. “They will have a gingerbread display as part of the celebration.”

    She added, “You do not have to have a home tour ticket to take a tour of the school,” which will be open to the public.

  • Rockwood homes open to public on holiday tour

    The public is welcome to experience the joy of Christmas during the two-day Rockwood Christmas Tour of Homes.

    The tour, from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6-7, is hosted by Rockwood 2000.

    Rockwood’s Christmas Home Tour has been synonymous with Rockwood for more than 20 years.

    Ticketholders will have access to beautifully decorated homes and a horse and carriage ride.

    There will also be a gingerbread house display, carolers, shopping at downtown businesses, holiday refreshments and Santa Claus.

  • Boy Scout Troop 101 to start annual tree sale on Nov. 28

    Kingston Boy Scout Troop 101 will begin its annual Christmas tree sale at 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Gravel Pit shelter of Kingston City Park.

    Tree sales will continue all trees are sold or until Dec. 23.

    Trees offered for sale this year will come from Roan Mountain.

    Proceeds from the tree sale support the Scouts in their camping, outdoor activities and service to the community.

    Troop 101 has provided hundreds of hours of community service this year, with five completed Eagle Scout projects in the area.

  • Tubists put ‘oom-pha’ in Christmas

    The Babahatchie Community Band will present Harriman’s 26th annual Merry TubaChristmas concert at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 6 in Harriman High School’s James M. Williamson Auditorium.

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with rehearsal at 10.

    The tuba/euphonium choir under the direction of Sande MacMorran will perform carols and songs of Christmas in a free public concert.

    Tuba/sousaphone and euphonium/baritone players of all degrees of ability are welcome to participate in this event.

    Call Dr. Joseph Williams at 882-3446 for details.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: The pros and cons of Keystone pipeline stated

    Last week’s column was, as the constant reader knows, the annual pre-Thanksgiving publication of Dr. Martin Rywell’s versionn of the traditional Tennessee Apple Stack Cake.

    In that column we make mention of the fact that Dr. Rywell was married to one of the Stone girls, of the Stone’s Department Store family.

  • Blue Devils top Bobcats, 76-67

     

    In a game that featured 61 fouls and 82 free throws, the Harriman Blue Devils outlasted the Oliver Springs Bobcats at Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium Tuesday night by a final score of 76-67.

  • Jackets split with Sweetwater

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    It was a tale of different games Tuesday night at Roane County High School as the Kingston Lady Jackets were able to come out on top with the Jackets falling in a tough contest to the Wildcats of Sweetwater.