Milestones Policy

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The Roane County News charges a $5 fee for birthday announcements and a $15 fee for engagement announcements.

The fee will ensure placement in the Wednesday paper, provided the announcements are in house by 3 p.m. the previous Friday. The Roane County News reserves the right to edit for clarity, style and format.

Birthdays are accepted only for children ages 1-10 and adults ages 85-99. All 100-year birthdays are published at no charge. All birthdays must be celebrated within TWO MONTHS of the date of submission.

Present standards and guidelines for birth, wedding and anniversary announcements will continue to be maintained. As a reminder, those guidelines are:

•Copy for anniversaries and births is accepted only for events which occur TWO MONTHS prior to or after the date of submission.

•Wedding copy is accepted for ceremonies which occur up to six months before the date of submission. Because of lack of timeliness, weddings which occurred from six to 10 months prior to the date of submission will be subject to stringent editing to include minimal information.

•Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday for consideration in the following Wednesday issue.

•No birth announcements are accepted from hospitals.

•Anniversary announcements are for couples who have celebrated 20 or more years of marriage.

•Sorry, we do not accept photographs printed from a computer on plain copy paper because they do not reproduce well on newsprint.

•Please include a contact name and daytime telephone number with your submission.

•Forms to help you submit all information are available at our office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston. Forms may also be sent electronically via e-mail.

•Anniversary, birth and wedding announcements continue to appear as a public service to our readers.

•Any questions? Call 376-3481, Ext. 316.