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Today's Features

  • The Kingston Rotary Club will be hosting its 39th annual pancake breakfast and silent auction at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center, West Spring Street (behind Handee Burger), from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

    The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, orange juice and coffee.

    The silent auction will include many unique items. Tickets are $5 at the door.

    Proceeds go to the club for various projects they do.

  • With most of the Volunteer State experiencing frigid temperatures this week, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents that decreasing temperatures bring an increased risk for fires and fire deaths.

  • The United Way of Roane County will have a MyFreeTaxes site open for anyone who would like to do their own taxes but don’t have access to a computer. Use of the site is free and will replace the VITA site used in previous years.

    “We still want to provide an opportunity to help folks get their taxes filed but unfortunately we did not have enough volunteer tax preparers recruited this year to open a VITA site.” explained Dina Jackson, United Way Director.

  • The Tennessee Department of Human Services will open the application period for organizations to participate in this year’s Summer Food Service Program on Friday, Feb. 1.

    The goal of the program is to ensure children 18 and younger who benefit from meal programs during the school year continue to have that same access to nutritious meals in the summer.

  • As Tennesseans resolve in the New Year to lead a healthier lifestyle, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is bringing light to a health issue that goes beyond the gym by encouraging everyone to test for radon in their home.

    Long-term exposure to radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States behind smoking and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

  • Each fall, ORNL Federal Credit Union employees join together to raise funds for the United Way and the 2018 campaign exceeded expectations as employees lived the credit union motto “people helping people.”

    Together, ORNL FCU employees raised over $95,000 during the annual campaign. Over the last five years, ORNL FCU employees have raised over $500,000 for the United Way.

    The campaign was led by internal advocates who brought inspiration and energy to the fundraising efforts.

  • The Midtown Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring The Kingdom Heirs at the Princess Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 21.

    The concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 882-3811, 882-2317 or 882-3603.

    From the mountains of East Tennessee, Southern Gospel Music fills the air and is the home of The Kingdom Heirs, one of Southern Gospel Music’s top Male Quartets.

    The group started performing in local churches and concert halls and as their music and message spread to a wider audience, so did their popularity and demand.

  • Over the past 10 years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver nearly two million meals nationwide to seniors in need through their Subaru Share the Love Event.

    Here’s how it works: from Nov. 15, 2018, through Jan. 2, 2019, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event.

  • The Babahatchie Community Band will hold its annual Christmas concert at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman on Friday, Dec. 14.

    The concert begins at 7 p.m.

    Musical selections will include a variety of songs, including “Jingle Bells March,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Silver Bells” and “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

    Admission is free.

    Donations are accepted.

  • The tnAchieves program still needs nearly 1,400 mentors across the state.

    Mentors support local TN Promise applicants transition from high school to college. 

    Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and, most importantly, encourage students to reach their full potential. The time commitment is small, only about one hour per month, but the impact can be life changing for students, particularly those in their family that are first to attend college.