Rogersville, TNRogersville Review

Benefit car show raises funds for local child

A benefit car show was held last Saturday at Rogersville City Park to raise money for the medical expenses of Jessa Grace Collins. She is 5 years old and has leukemia. It is in remission but she will have two more years of travel and treatment. Her mother Brytanie said,...
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Rogersville, TNRogersville Review

Price Community Center to mark Juneteenth with open house

Donors who have help a local organization reopen its doors will get a public pat on the back this weekend. Price Public Community Center will hold an open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located at 203 W Spring St. in Rogersville. All continued...
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Big Stone Gap, VAKingsport Times-News

Juneteenth Block Party set for Big Stone Gap

BIG STONE GAP — Big Stone Gap residents will observe Juneteenth with ceremonies and a block party June 19 starting at 11 a.m. Organizer Mekyah Davis said the commemoration of the final Union decree ending slavery in Texas after the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865 will be an opportunity for attendees to focus on the history and legacy of Blacks in Big Stone Gap.
Claiborne County,

Claiborne County Alumni Chapter Issues Challenge to Fund Endowed Scholarship

The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Claiborne County Alumni Chapter has formed an endowed scholarship fund and is challenging the alumni of Claiborne County to donate. A challenge gift of $10,000 has been given to the LMU Claiborne County Alumni Chapter. This gift is from the estate of the late Frances Brantley and her estate executors, Larry and Cecile Cadle, to increase the funds to fully endow the Claiborne County Chapter scholarship. The money the Claiborne County Alumni Chapter has in their annual scholarship account will be added to this endowed fund.
Tennessee StateKingsport Times-News

Tennessee filmmakers telling story of Blacks in Appalachia

A feature-length documentary film is being spearheaded by a group of Tennessee filmmakers in an effort to tell the world about an overlooked population: African-Americans in Appalachia. The idea for the film was sparked during a conversation between Johnson City-based filmmaker Joshua Mancuso and Ketch Secor, the founder and frontman...
Harlan County,

PHOTOS: That’s a wrap! Another PSF in the books!

Another Poke Sallet Festival is in the books as the 66th annual event closed Saturday night. Judge-Executive Dan Mosley said in a Facebook post to locals and peers that he was thankful Harlan County was able to have a traditional festival this year. “It was uplifting to see our local...

Food pantry donation helps those in need

Shelves were emptying rapidly at Ann’s Pantry recently due to an increased demand for food assistance. Now, with a $750 check presented from the Walmart Corporation, shelves of the pantry at Harlan Methodist Church are being restocked to allow volunteers to assist Harlan County families meet food and other needs.
Hawkins County, TNKingsport Times-News

More than just 'a long weekend'

It’s called taps. It was played twice on Memorial Day in Rogersville. Once to honor those from Hawkins County who made the ultimate sacrifice over the years to defend the freedoms that we all enjoy. It was played again at a flag retirement ceremony after the remembrance service. Every time I hear those 24 notes it takes me back to the day I heard the 21 guns and 24 notes played to honor my dad for his service to the country.

Frontier Nursing University Builds on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

In addition to the pandemic, the past year will also be remembered as a year of debate, demonstration, and calls to action regarding social justice and reform. It also was a year of continued research into our history at Frontier Nursing University (FNU), specifically in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These historical findings are important to understanding our past and the roots of our challenges today. We are focused on continuing our current efforts and identifying other areas of improvement to make FNU a fully diverse, integrated, and antiracist university at all levels.
Clarks Green, PAScranton Times

Howard and Marylou Krause Mauney

Howard and Marylou Krause Mauney, Mooresburg, Tennessee, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married May 25, 1996, in Clarks Green Presbyterian Church by the Rev. William Carter. They were attended by Karen Doyle, Michele Krause Gillis, Carl Richlin and Brian Donahue. Mrs. Mauney earned a master’s degree from...
Hawkins County, TNKingsport Times-News

Reconnecting: Best Friend Festival hits ground running Sunday

NORTON — COVID-19 saw many area festivals disconnect from their regular schedules last summer, but Norton’s Best Friend Festival is making up for that starting Sunday. “Reconnect With a Friend” is the theme for the 2021 festival, which starts on the run — the Woodbooger Chase Triathlon Sunday, 10 a.m. at the Norton Reservoir. There is no entry fee.

Car raffle underway to help children in need

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Monday, troopers with Kentucky State Police were outside of Lowe’s in Hazard selling raffle tickets. With proceeds going towards trooper island, a 32-acre island located in Cumberland and Clinton County, those who buy a raffle ticket will not only have the chance to win a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro SS but will help with fundraising efforts for underprivileged kids to be able to attend summer camp for one week there.
Appalachia, VAWTVQ

Groups bringing Christmas in June, toys to parts of Appalachia

APPALACHIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – Children and their families are looking for some signs of normalcy as COVID-19 restrictions start to be lifted. After two pandemic-impacted years of school, this summer, Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is pleased to join Marine Toys for Tots and Good360 for a second consecutive year in the distribution of toys, books, games, and snacks to children in Eastern Kentucky this month.
Hawkins County, TNKingsport Times-News

Editorial: Meals on Wheels needs your help

Every weekday some 150 hot meals are prepared for Hawkins County residents through the senior centers at Rogersville, Church Hill and Mount Carmel. But there is a serious lack of drivers to deliver them. During the pandemic, many retired folks who were helping deliver through Meals on Wheels stayed home....
Rogersville, TNRogersville Review

Community Calendar

PLEASANT HILL UMC YARD CLOTHING GIVE AWAY will be held at 194 Pleasant Hill Rd (Bulls Gap) from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Everything is free. MCKINNEY’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH VBS will be June 6th- June 11th from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. JUNE 6. NEW LIFE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING will be...
Rogersville, TNRogersville Review

Ministry to hold meet and greet event

A local ministry is extending a welcoming hand to recent arrivals in the Rogersville area. On Friday, June 18, beginning at 7 p.m., Of One Accord Ministry is offering a “Meet and Greet” gathering at its ministry center, The Shepherd’s Center, located at 306 East Main Street in Rogersville. Sheldon...