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Today's Features

  • Artists and sponsors are needed for the 16th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival.

    It will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Oak Ridge branch campus of Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Ave.

    The rain day is on Sunday, Oct. 2.

    The purpose of the festival, organized by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, is to raise funds for scholarships for Roane State students.

    The festival is also a competition for the artists.

  • I wish Curtis Eskridge a speedy recovery.

    Curtis is in Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Lets keep him in our prayers.

    Get-well wishes to Jimmy Dawn Thomas. She is a patient in Parkwest Medical Center.

    Congratulations to Mr. Danny and Mrs. Carolyn Baker, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary today.

    They were married Sept. 26, 2003. May you have a blessed day and more years of marriage.

  • Canadian a cappella group Eh440 will perform Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Princess Theatre in a free concert sponsored by the Roane State Campus Activities Board.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. The Princess is located in downtown Harriman.

    Eh440 has won numerous awards for their 2014 album “Turn Me Up” and received rave reviews for their latest work.

  • In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100 years old, the Obed Wild and Scenic River is planning a combined birthday party and an Art in the Park reception.

    The reception begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St., downtown Wartburg.

    The National Park Service has been celebrating its impending centennial for more than a year, but Aug. 25 marks the actual day when the National Park Service can claim 100 years of protecting our nation’s most treasured places.

  • According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 37 percent of Tennesseans have not reviewed their auto insurance policy with an agent in the past year.

    “Many drivers, even those who have not had a recent crash or have points on their license, have seen their auto insurance rates rise this year,” said Gene Calkins, AAA’s vice president of insurance.

  • In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary, the Obed Wild and Scenic River will conduct a healthy hike this weekend.
    The hike begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 20.

    Participants should meet at the Lilly Overlook parking area, which can be found after crossing the Lilly Bridge on Ridge Road in Morgan County.

    Rangers Rick Ryan and Veronica Greear will lead a moderate 2-mile loop hike that will include the Lilly Overlook, the Boulder Field and the Bridge trails.

  • Roane County Executive Ron Woody recently accepted an award on the county’s behalf during the East Tennessee Development District’s annual awards banquet.

    The banquet, attended by more than 130 East Tennessee elected officials and ETDD staff members, was July 14 in the Museum of Appalachia in Norris.

    Roane County was cited at the banquet for completion of a sewer line extension project along South Pine Ridge Road.

    The recently installed sewer line will serve 35 households in the Pine Ridge Road area.

  • Roane County Farm Bureau member Whitney Tilley was among 14 farm and ranch women leaders recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation as graduates of the organization’s 10th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp in Washington, D.C., last month.

    The group of agricultural leaders was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying and messaging.

  • The Lady Associates of the Tennessee Valley Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club recently had a “Christmas in July” motorcycle ride to fund area nursing home visits and Christmas baskets.

    Club President Randy Childs said the event raised more than $1,000 to help residents who don’t typically receive visitors.

    Club members will meet with the residents in months prior to the holiday to introduce themselves and get to know them before taking them Christmas baskets.

  • The 60-member Senior Showchoir of Bristol, Va., will be in Kingston for the upcoming Young at Heart meeting.

    The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family life center.

    The church is at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    Senior groups from other churches have been invited to attend this special program and performance.