Community News

  • 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.
    • A free fun run cruise-in will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church at 629 Clinch St., Harriman. Admission and registration are free; dash placards will be given to the first 50 people to register. Call 978-0375 or 717-0102 for details.

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    • Roane State Community College’s 22nd annual egg hunt for ages 3-10 will begin at 5 p.m. at the clock bell tower on the main campus between Harriman and Rockwood. Children participating are asked to bring a basket. In case of rain, the hutnw ill be in the student lounge of the Dunbar Building. The event is presented by the Roane County Campus Activities Board. Contact Sarah Hooper, coordinator of student engagement, at 882-4638 or hooperse@roanestate.edu for details.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 14

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of the Rev. Orville “Chee” Willis, who recently passed away.

    He slipped peacefully away at Tennova West in Knoxville.

    He was the son of the late Pastor O.W. and Mrs. Willis. Also, brother of the late Pastor Donald Willis, former pastor of St. Mary’s Baptist Church.

    His service was held last Tuesday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Clinton.

    Sincere sympathy to the family of Ronald Coleman, who passed away last Sunday.

    The family is being remembered in our prayers.

  • United Way meeting set

    Roane County United Way will have its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 21 in office location at 2735 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    The meeting will feature campaign recognitions, election of new board members, and an update to the community on United Way activities.

    Anyone interested in attending should contact the United Way offices, 882-7711, or e-mail djackson@unitedwayroane.org no later than March 14.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    Distributions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their commodity foods on March 17.

    The following day, March 18, is reserved for Oliver Springs and Rockwood resident to pick up their foods.

    Commodity food recipients must be certified before March 4 to receive foods during this distribution.

  • Bid ‘Downton’ farewell at Princess Theatre event

    You have enjoyed the accents, the outfits and knowing looks that are staples of the hit show “Downton Abbey.”

    But, it’s time to say goodbye to “Downton” as the program’s final season comes to an end.

    To celebrate, the Roane State Foundation welcomes “Downton” fans to its “Farewell to Downton” event on March 12.

    The event begins 2 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

  • Silent auction proceeds help pets

    Roane County PAWS, is an animal advocate/rescue group dedicated to helping the animals of Roane County, will have a fundraising silent auction next weekend.

    The auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in Harriman American Legion Hall.
    Many donations to be auctioned off include those from area and out-of-town businesses.

    Funds raised in the silent auction will help PAWS make a difference in the lives of animals.

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 15

    Get-well wishes to Marvon Brooms, who was discharged from Roane Medical Center.

    He is now getting much better at home.

    Sincere sympathy to the family of Edna Earl “Mac” McNamer, who recently passed away with her family by her side.

    In 1954, she and her late husband opened Merri-Mac Bakery. Ms. McNamer was presented with a key to the city in 2004 on their 50th anniversary.

    She was a beautiful lady who loved her family and her church family. She will be missed.

  • Event aims to plant 50,000 trees in a day

    -More than 3,600 volunteers from 80 counties are signed up to participate in Tennessee’s largest tree-planting event, organized by Tennessee Environmental Council.

    During the Feb. 27 event, 50K Tree Day, participants will plant 50,000 native trees in one day.

    “People in Tennessee love planting trees, and it’s a top priority for our organization as a way to improve our environment, communities and public health,” said John McFadden, CEO of Tennessee Environmental Council.

  • Democratic Party delegate convention set March 5

    The Roane County Democratic Party will host its Democratic Party County Delegate Convention on Saturday, March 5, at Rockwood City Hall.

    The convention is to select the delegates from each county to the District Convention.

    The doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at 1 p.m.

    It is open to all registered voters in the county, supporters of the Democratic Party, and those who agree to support the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential election.