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Today's News

  • Hat enough of cancer
  • Toho Chamber’s Business of the Year

    Business leaders, elected officials and special guests packed the dining room of Whitestone Country Inn Friday night for the 70th annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce and The Roane Alliance awards banquet.

    Title sponsors of the event included Roane State Foundation and Toho Tenax America Inc.

    Gold sponsors included Coldwell Banker, Jim Henry and Associates, Centrus Energy, CNS Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, Regions, UCOR and UT Battelle/ORNL.

  • RCHS band plans special community movie event

    The Princess Theatre in Harriman will be busy Saturday.

    Three movies will be shown to benefit the Roane County High School band.

    “I’m excited about this,” band director Zack Williamson said. “Our parents came up with this as a way to raise funds. They went through Roane State and were able to get the movies.

    Movies to be shown are “Minions” at 12:30 p.m., “War Room” at 4 p.m., and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 7:30 p.m.

  • Each Week

    WEDNESDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Rockwood Public Library’s free preschool storytime for ages 18 months to 5 years, 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the library at 117 N. Front Ave. Activities include stories, songs, games, crafts and educational projects. No program if Roane County Schools are closed. Details: 354-1281.

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    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.
    SATURDAY, MAY 7

  • Things to Do

    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.
    THURSDAY, APRIL 28

  • 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.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30
    • Roane County Sheriff’s Office will be part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. Authorities will collect unwanted prescription drugs from the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens at 1797 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. No liquids will be accepted.

    FRIDAY, MAY 6

  • City & County Meetings

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
    • Oak Ridge Utility District’s board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 8:30 a.m. in the ORUD board room at 120 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.
    • Harriman Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Harriman Community Center.

    MONDAY, MAY 2

  • Tyler Thompson signs with Roane State

    Some kids are destined to play a certain sport. For Tyler Thompson that sport is basketball, and Thursday morning the Kingston senior signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

    “I'm really excited about this opportunity,” Thompson said after signing with the Raiders. “This was kind of my goal ever since I walked into a gym.

    “I really like Roane State and how close it is to home. I like Coach (Randy) Nesbit and how he is great at player development”

  • Harriman defeats Oliver Springs Thursday

    Harriman travelled to Oliver Springs on Thursday night to take on the Bobcats at Arrowhead field in game one of the two game series. The Devils were able to pick up the win 15-3.

    Dalton Woods was the starting pitcher for Oliver Springs.

    Joe Pace led off the game for Harriman with a double. After Tucker Goldston reached, Bobby Jackson knocked in Pace for Harriman's first run. Alex Wampler walked to load the bases. Hunter Atwell walked, plating Goldston to make the score 2-0.