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Today's Features

  • Roane County Republican Women’s annual picnic will be on Sept. 25 at Roane County Park shed 2 at 3515 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served starting at 5 p.m.; the Roane County Republican Women will provide desserts and side dishes.

    Cost is $7.50 per person.

    Republican legislators have been invited to speak on four amendments that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot. Information on the amendments will be provided.

    Call Judy Cooley at 466-8470 for details.

  • Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 15th annual Dawgs for the Dogs fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at Kingston City Park.

    A hot dog with toppings, chips, drink and dessert will be available for a $5 donation.

    Proceeds will go toward various Second Chance community projects.

    Second Chance assists low-income families and individuals who are unable to spay or neuter their pets.

    The rescue group also has a pet-food pantry for those who need assistance with feeding their pets.

  • Pet Appreciation Week is Sept. 17-21, and a number of pets will be available for adoption on Sept. 20 in an event at Tractor Supply Co., Rockwood.

    The adoptions are part of the company’s partnership with Petfinder.

    “Our team loves animals big and small, and our dogs and cats are members of the family,” said Susan Brown, manager of Rockwood Tractor Supply store.

    “Pet Appreciation Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the work being done by our community partners and introduce more families to the fun of owning a pet.”

  • Oliver Springs will be the cultural hub of the area during its October Sky Festival on Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park.

    Arts, crafts and all sorts of creativity will be center stage during the festival. The Roane County Arts Council will have a double booth. While all area artists and crafters are encouraged to book their own spaces, they are welcome to join the Arts Council’s booth. Email artscouncilofroanecounty@gmail.com to place works at the group’s booth.

    Exposure for more musically inclined members is also encouraged.

  • Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam will be in Roane County next week as part of The

    Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Tour.

    Haslam will be with the tour during its stop for Roane Imagination Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Pinnacle Pointe shopping center on Hwy. 70, Harriman.

    Roane Imagination Library  will honor corporate sponsors Pro2Serve and MCLinc during the tour stop.

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.

  • Oliver Springs First Baptist Church is welcoming back two of its former pastors for upcoming services.

    The Rev. Charles Parker, senior pastor from 1986-95, will conduct services on Sept. 12.

    Former pastor Tony Rutherford, who served the Oliver Springs congregation from April 1996 to November 2002, will be the guest speaker for services on Sept. 21.

    The church is at 206 Roane St.

    Parker left Oliver Springs First Baptist to become senior pastor at Jacksboro First Baptist, where he served until 2002.

  • James Griffith has accepted the call to lead the ministry of Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, as pastor.

    Griffith, a native of Morgan County, began his pastoral duties the church on Aug. 17.

    He is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, holding a Master of Divinity in Christian ministry degree.

    He also holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    Prior to his duties at Dyllis Baptist Church, Griffith served as associate pastor of Eubank Baptist Church in Eubank, Ky.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel artists Don and Donna Mohl will make a return visit to Roane Community Adventist Church at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

    The Mohls use folk mountain music and heart-warming stories to encourage and inspire.

    Their unique style of music blends biblical and traditional instruments, such as hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, zither, mountain dulcimer, mandolin and guitar with their voices.

    CDs, DVDs and handcrafted biblical musical instruments will be available for sale after the program.

  • Caney Ford Baptist Church, Midtown, is celebrating its 143rd homecoming anniversary and the 60th anniversary of its current building.

    Former members and friends are welcome to the celebration service at 11 a.m. Sept. 14. Former pastor Rev. Mark McCoig will be speaking.

    McCoig is among 28 pastors who have served the church. The Rev. Taylor Phelps is current pastor.

    Caney Ford Baptist Church was organized in April 1870. Laymen of the church preached until a pastor was called in March 1871.