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Today's Features

  • State Rep. Kent Calfee sponsored a resolution in the last Tennessee General Assembly session to honor Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur for her success in the music industry.

    Arthur finished in the top 5 of the 12th season of “American Idol,” a FOX-TV talent-show-style program, in 2013.

  • Michele R. Daniel will be the guest speaker during the annual Edgar Fritz Memorial Scholarship Program at Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    The program will start at 4 p.m. June 8.

    The scholarship was established after the death the Rev. Edgar Fritz in August 1978. The church has provided more than 50 scholarships. Daniel is a former recipient.

    Little Leaf Baptist Church is at 228 E. Tri County Blvd.

  • Daniel Palmer recently enhanced the landscape around Kingston’s Bethel Presbyterian Church as his Eagle Scout project.

    Palmer focused on Bethel because of the long-standing relationship between the church and Kingston’s Boy Scout Troop 101, which has met at Bethel for the past 64 years.

    The project was his way of thanking the church because of all he learned and the many years of good experiences during troop meetings at the church. Palmer’s love of plants prompted the landscaping theme.

  • Mankind has sought to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of their seasons.

    Forcing plants and building greenhouses have become sophisticated arts, despite the advent of modern transportation capable of bringing us fruits, flowers and vegetables from other climes so that the seasons no longer really matter.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • It's summertime, and time for the Rockwood Public Library’s 2014 summer reading program.

    This is the 26th annual statewide summer reading program in Tennessee. The theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

    “We will be exploring all things science this summer,” said Rockwood Library Director Margaret Marrs. “These programs are designed not only to encourage the individual reading habits of older kids, but also to inspire and delight preschoolers.”

  • Shayla Joy Barber and Chancey Randall Miller are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The couple will be married June 7, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Rockwood. A reception will follow at Club Grande at Grande Vista Bay.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Shannon Barber and Larry Frost, both of Rockwood. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Barber of Rockwood.

  • Wesley Colyer and Michelle Hreha Colyer of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Anne Colyer, to Zachary Zeigler.

    He is the son of Terry and Marge Thompson and Tom Zeigler of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on June 14 at Scott-Ellis Pavilion in Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late William and Mary Colyer, and Maria Hreha of Kingston and the late Stephen Hreha.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Midway High School and is a current student at Roane State Community College.

  • Mankind has sought to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of their seasons.

    Forcing plants and building greenhouses have become sophisticated arts, despite the advent of modern transportation capable of bringing us fruits, flowers and vegetables from other climes so that the seasons no longer really matter.

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