Today's News

  • Roane State offers Weekend College

    Roane State Community College’s Weekend College option provides time-crunched students with a schedule-friendly path to a college education.

    Offered at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, Weekend College gives students the option to schedule four separate general education courses in just three days.

    General education classes are ones that all students must take, regardless of major.

    They include subjects in math, science and humanities.

  • DOE bus tours end Sept. 2

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour will end for the 2011 season on Sept. 2.

    The tour includes interactive stops at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and East Tennessee Technology Park. Historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 65 years is provided.

    The reservation-wide tour continues to appeal to visitors from all 50 states.

  • Harriman Music Club plans busy year

    Harriman Music Club's program planning committee includes, front row from left, President Jo Belle Masters, Director Debbie Underwood, Telephone Co-Chairwoman Mary Hickey; and back row, President-Elect Laura Walker, Telephone Co-Chairwoman Diane Stowers and Director Margie Wadlington.

    The committee is in the midst of planning a number of programs for the 2011-12 season.

    This 102nd season for the organization will begin with a covered-dish picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Wadlington home.

  • Medic blood drives planned Aug. 24-25

    Roane Countians who donate blood with Medic Regional Blood Center will not only help their community but protect themselves and their families at the same time.

    “Donors of Medic receive what is called Medic’s Blood Coverage,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    “This program exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection and processing fees if a transfusion is needed.”

  • Alzheimer’s group severs ties with association

    The Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association — which serves Roane County — is returning to its original independent status.

    Organization officials said the move is to ensure that even more area resources support top research and area services for individuals and families struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.


    Nacie M. Frazier, Two counts probation violation and failure to appear-misdemeanor. Guilty.

    Thomas M. King, Two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    Steven W. Loden, probation violation. Guilty.

    Shane W. VanSchaick, contributing to delinquency of a child. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

  • St. Mary’s choir observing 48th anniversary

    The Gospel Chorus of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 48th choir anniversary with a special event at 6 p.m. Aug. 13.

    The church is at 1038 Trenton St.

  • Bethel Baptist celebrating milestones

    It’s a year of celebrations for Bethel Baptist Church in Harriman.

    The church marks its 66th anniversary in 2011.

    Congregation members are also proud to recognize Pastor John Underwood’s 25 years of service this year.

    Underwood and his wife, Judy, began serving Bethel Baptist Church in 1986.

    “Since then, the Lord has abundantly blessed [the] church and its endeavors,” said Bethel member Gary Noe.

  • Things you should know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s August speaker series luncheon will be at Michael Dunn Center, 629 Gallaher Road, Kingston. Mike McElhinney will discuss The Latest and Greatest at Michael Dunn Center. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required by Aug. 12 by calling 376-5572.

  • City and County Meetings

    MONDAY, AUG. 15
    • Harriman Industrial Development Board will meet at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Commission’s safety committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the Roane County Office of Emergency Services at 220 N. Third St., Kingston.  
    • Harriman City Council will meet in regular workshop session at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.