Features http://www.roanecounty.com/features/todaysfeatures en Military Matters: Austin J. Jackson http://www.roanecounty.com/content/military-matters-austin-j-jackson <p> U.S. Air Force Airman Austin J. Jackson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.</p> <p> Son of William A. and Amanda B. Jackson of Kingston, he is a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.</p> <p> The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.</p> Rockwood Pythian Sisters take home honors http://www.roanecounty.com/content/rockwood-pythian-sisters-take-home-honors <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pythiansisters.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Rockwood Volunteer 1 Pythian Sisters, an auxiliary of Rockwood Knights of Pythias, collected a number of awards during the organization&rsquo;s recent Supreme Convention.</p> <p> Volunteer Temple 1 Most Excellent Chief Jewel Breeden a letter of recognition, and congratulatory comments and certificates were given to those who sponsored of new members in 2013.</p> <p> Accepting the honors are, in no particular order, Pat Brown, Jennifer Ezell, Jenni Kelly, Elizabeth McNelly, Kathy Human (who accepted Charlie Parker&rsquo;s award on his behalf) and Kathy Cole.</p> The Garden Gate: Did the pomegranate lead to exile from Eden? http://www.roanecounty.com/content/garden-gate-did-pomegranate-lead-exile-eden <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zwilliamson_55.jpg" alt="Ellen Probert Williamson" title="Ellen Probert Williamson" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 14, 2012.</em></p> <p> Pomegranates are one of the world&rsquo;s most exotic fruits.</p> <p> In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal &ldquo;apple&rdquo; in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.</p> <p> One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.</p> New to Rockwood Rotary http://www.roanecounty.com/content/new-rockwood-rotary <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rotarian.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Rockwood Rotary Club President Eddie Bilbrey welcomes Cindy Miller, a teacher at the Rockwood High School, as the club&rsquo;s newest member.</p> <p> Miller is married to Mike &ldquo;Brillo&rdquo; Miller, newly elected Rockwood mayor and longtime member of the Roane County Board of Education.</p> Free Knoxville hospital workshop to assist with health plan enrollments http://www.roanecounty.com/content/free-knoxville-hospital-workshop-assist-health-plan-enrollments <p> Tennova Healthcare will offer area residents free assistance in learning about and enrolling in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.</p> <p> The health system will have a free workshop to help individuals enroll from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 in the registration department at Physicians Regional Medical Center at 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville.</p> <p> Application counselors will be on hand to help with enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis.</p> Tenley and Leyton Bolden http://www.roanecounty.com/content/tenley-and-leyton-bolden <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/boldentwins_0.jpg" alt="Tenley and Leyton Bolden" title="Tenley and Leyton Bolden" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Twins Tenley and Leyton Bolden turned 1 year old on Oct. 29.</p> <p> They celebrated on Nov. 1 with a Dr. Seuss-themed party with relatives and friends.</p> <p> They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.</p> <p> Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Ramon, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.</p> Harriman Happenings 11/17 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harriman-happenings-1117 <p> Last Sunday Redd Hardy was ordained for a deacon at St. Mary&rsquo;s Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he has been a member for a long time.</p> <p> Herbert and Carolyn Griffin, Richard and Mary Hickey, Keith and Jill Johnson and Rosa Osborn of Harriman attended this service.</p> <p> Deacon Hickey read the Scripture. Deacon Griffin gave the duty of a deacon and Carolyn gave encouraging expressions to her daughter, Redd&rsquo;s wife.</p> <p> Robin&rsquo;s son Randy Shannon sang a melody of songs.</p> On vacation ... with the Roane County News http://www.roanecounty.com/content/vacation-roane-county-news-1 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vacaydenmark.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kingston City Council member Teresa Nichols and her husband, Jeff, took the Roane County News with them on a recent trip to Denmark.</p> <p> The trio stopped by Legoland in Billund, Denmark, for one of the paper&rsquo;s more fun photos. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you &mdash; and the News &mdash; traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!</p>