Today's Features

  • His hair-raising encounter with an angry black bear in the Smokies will be one of his stories about the Appalachian Trail that author Jim Haskell will share with people in Kingston Public Library on April 11.

    Haskell, who lives in Ipswich, Mass., will tell about his experiences of section hiking all 2,200 miles of America’s most famous footpath and his new book, “Two Tents: 21 Years of Discovery on the Appalachian Trail,” during the presentation at 6 p.m. in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

  • State Rep. Kent Calfee, left, seen here with his wife, Marilyn, and Roger Parker of Renaissance Terrace, won $200 for Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual “Partnering for Charity” event in March.

    The charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s annual Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services.

  • Get-well wishes are extended to Vincent Martin, who is a patient in Fort Sanders hospital. Remember him in your prayers.

    Earl Sammons was recently discharged form Oak Ridge hospital. He is now at The Bridge at Rockwood. He is much better than he was.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of James Willie Jefferson, who passed away in Huntsville, Ala. He was the brother-in-law of Chenette Anderson Jefferson. Funeral service was at St. Peters United Methodist Church, with his brother, Pastor Danny Jefferson, who officiated.

  • Roane County United Way’s second annual fundraising basketball game will begin at 7 p.m. April 15 at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    County, city and business leaders in Roane County will play in this game.

    Admission is $5.

  • Harriman’s Trenton Street Baptist Church attracts droves of young people to Wednesday night services.

    In fact, the trickle of young people starts well before the 6 p.m. dinner.

    “Most of our kids walk from Harriman High School,” said Angie Boswell, wife of Trenton Street’s Pastor Tim Boswell.

    The youth center opens at 3:30 on Wednesdays as a venue for youngsters to play games, basketball, volleyball and other activities.

    Church activities are divided by age and begin at 6:30.

  • Recently the Bazeltown Baptist Church family presented Distinguished Citizenship Awards to five people who are doing or have done great things to help others reach their goals in life.

    Some who were honored and received awards were Mary Hickey, Roslyn Eskridge, Curtis Anderson, Roy Guthrie, Brian Pankey and Tiffany Ray.

    Each one was surprised but thankful for the award they received.

    Without God, they would not have been successful in their work.

    Thanks to the Rev. Weaver and his members.

  • A free fun run cruise-in will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 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.

  • Rockwood’s annual Thunder Road Festival and Car-Bike Show returns to downtown Rockwood this weekend.

    The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2. It’s a cooperative effort of Rockwood Merchants Association, the city of Rockwood and The Roane Alliance.

    The Thunder Road Car-Bike Show will award the “Best Moonshiner Runner” car or bike with a special-design Moonshine Jug Award.

    Several new class awards will be given this year.

  • More than 150 businesses across Tennessee are participating in Child Abuse Prevention Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Bill Haslam, as part of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

    The campaign and its community partners are stepping up activities during April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Each year Roane County Cooperative Ministries encourages the community to grow a vegetable garden and provides assistance to those who need it.

    “A vegetable garden not only provides fresh, nutritious produce for our tables, but they can also save you money, provide some exercise and provides an activity to enjoy with your children,” said John Leitnaker, Roane County Cooperative Ministries director.

    Volunteers will be available to provide garden grants beginning April 4.