Community News

  • Roane Choral season starts Aug. 26

    Roane Choral Society will kick off the 2019–2020 season with an Interactive Open House on Monday, Aug. 26.

    Roane Choral Society choral director, Brenda Luggie, will present an introduction to choral singing beginning at 6 p.m. in the choral rehearsal room of the O’Brien Building at Roane State Community College in Harriman.

    Music lovers who are interested in singing and would like to know more about Roane Choral are encouraged to attend.

    A social hour will follow at 7 p.m. with fun and refreshments.

  • FOCUS ON FUN: Music & Melons and other events bring fun to Roane

    Music & Melons Concert

    The Babahatchie Community Band is taking concert goers back to the days of bell bottoms and that unique form of music that was all the rave in the 1970s with their upcoming concert on Sunday, Aug. 18.

    The annual Music & Melons concert will be at 3 p.m. at David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman. The Harriman Lions Club will once again be providing watermelon at this fun music event.

  • Parental help and guidelines for their new teen driver

    By David Ridenour

    Special to the Roane County News

    As the new driver approaches the age of 15, it is recommended that the parents provide them with a current Tennessee Driver Manual. Actually, the same could be said for any age group requiring the services of the Driver Testing Center.

    As stated in the manual, “it is important to read this information.”

    As it would relate to being successful with the written portion of the permit/license exam, perhaps a slogan with the words of KNOW BEFORE WE GO would perhaps be appropriate.

  • DAR members go to Continental Congress event

    Members of the Southwest Point Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution attended the 128th Continental Congress in Washington D.C.

    The annual Continental Congress is held at Constitution Hall located at 1776 D Street NW.  Ground was broken for DAR Constitution Hall on June 22, 1928.  The cornerstone was laid by Mrs. Calvin Coolidge on October 30, 1928, using the trowel George Washington used to lay the cornerstone at the Capitol in 1793.

  • Studies show generics may cost Medicare enrollees more

    Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research by health policy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Researchers examined differences in brand-name and generic or biosimilar drug prices, formulary coverage and expected out-of-pocket spending across all of the Medicare Part D plans available in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Tails wag for dog tales at Kingston

    Kingston Public Library is hosting a story time with Atlas, a golden retriever at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the library.

    Atlas is a lovable and snugly golden retriever from HABIT.

    Children can have their favorite stories read aloud to Atlas by contacting the library ahead of time to see if they have the book available.

    HABIT is a community group of volunteers working together to explore the circumstances and consequences of the human-animal bond and to promote this valuable bond between people and animals.

  • Former astronaut to share his experiences on July 14

    Former NASA astronaut Jay Apt will appear at a special public appearance at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Stone Memorial High School auditorium in Crossville.

    Dr. Apt will discuss his space flights and scientific activities while with space agency.

    Apt has an impressive background in space technologies. Before entering the astronaut corps, he was involved in developing techniques for servicing the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gamma Ray Observatory.

  • Enter Obed’s annual photo contest, deadline July 26

    The National Park Service invites photographers to submit entries for a photo contest and exhibit at Obed Wild and Scenic River.

    The park is looking for striking digital images highlighting the spectacular views, historic sites, recreational opportunities and diversity of life in the Obed.

    Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, historic areas, weather, or people interacting with nature within the boundaries of Obed Wild and Scenic River.

  • South Gate Masonic Lodge holds car show

    South Gate Masonic Lodge 569, at 1306 Ruritan Road, Harriman, will hold its Sunrise Car and Motorcycle Show beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15.

    Entry deadline is 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for the top 20 cars and top three motorcycles.

    All you can eat breakfast will be $7, and proceeds go to the lodge’s community service projects. For more information, call Melvin Marlow at 680-3404 or Terry Ward at 604-8969.

  • Kroger, Little Clinic hold free pre-diabetes assessments, tests

    Kroger Pharmacies and The Little Clinic will be offering free risk assessments and blood glucose screenings for pre-diabetes and diabetes now through June 22 with an appointment.

    Appointments can be made by calling any Kroger Pharmacy or The Little Clinic or visiting www.krogerhealth.com/diabetes-screenings-pharmacy.

    One out of three people have pre-diabetes, which is when blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.