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Today's Features

  • Jim and Linda Munsey of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Lynn Munsey, to Clint Anthony Fos-
    ter.

    He is the son of Bryan and Lana Foster of Oakdale.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Whitestone Country Inn.

    The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Roane County High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in communication studies.

    The prospective groom studied music business at Middle Tennessee State University. He is employed with Munsey Pharmacy.

  • Mary Renfro and Ray Cantrell were married on July 2 in Liberty Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. Randy Griffis officiating.

    The attendants were their children. Marcia Hayes served as maid of honor, with Kimberly Cantrell as bridesmaid. Gregory Cantrell was best man, and Rodney Renfro was groomsman.

    The bride wore a floor-length cream-colored organza off-the-shoulder dress with ruching on the bodice.

    She wore it with a sheer lace and sequin bolero long-sleeved jacket.

  • Alexanderia Elizabeth Honeycutt-Saltsman and John Bruce “Chip” Saltsman Jr. were married on Feb. 17 in Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville.

    Father Joseph McMahon of Nashville’s Christ the King Church officiated the small ceremony, consisting of only immediate family members.

    The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Betty Honeycutt of Kingston. Her grandparents are Edward L. Johnson of Kingston and the late Margaret Johnson.

    The groom is the son of Bruce and Elaine Saltsman of Nashville.

  • Rising Midway High School senior Aaron Woody won first place in the Rotary District 6780 Four-Way Speech Scholarship Competition.

    Woody was able to advance to the district contest after winning the Kingston Rotary Club contest and was awarded a $1,750 scholarship to the school of his choice.

    He competed last year for the scholarship chance and because he is a self-proclaimed talker.

    “I went and got second place after a double-header win for second and third,” Woody said.

  • High pollen counts could trigger angioedema, a rare adverse reaction of Angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

    The findings, published online June 24 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, suggest that environmental triggers might explain the seemingly sporadic presentation of this rare adverse drug reaction.

    ACE inhibitors are commonly used to treat high blood pressure.

  • Those who have wanted to try rock climbing have a free opportunity to do it this weekend, during Obed Wild and Scenic River’s Climb-With-a-Ranger program.

    Those wishing to participate should meet at Lilly Bridge at 11 a.m. Aug. 3.

    All climbing gear will be provided.

    Those participating are asked to bring drinking water and wear study footwear.

    Depending on interests and ability levels, participants will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Amanda B. Crumby of Roane County’s Avery Trace DAR Chapter was recently awarded third place nationally for a pen she crafted that was entered in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s American Heritage  craft contest.

    She received a certificate citing her achievement, making the pen from wood from an original beam of the historic Roane County Courthouse, from the DAR American Heritage Committee the area of crafts-miscellaneous.

  • Tennesseans have been enjoying $8 million to $10 million in tax savings annually since the state implemented its annual Sales Tax Holidays in 2006.

    The next Sales Tax Holiday will be from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4.

    During this time, Tennesseans can enjoy tax-free purchases on certain clothing, school and art supplies and computers.

    Tax-free items include clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and school art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.

  • Flowers are just like people.

    They come in different sizes, colors, proportions, habitats, preferences and histories, and they have a venerable past. Of all the different lilies there are, the ones we call tiger lilies are demanding our attention.

    Have you realized that so-called tiger lilies have spots, not stripes?

    They are the subject for nearly as much poetry and fantasy as Madonna lilies. We notice such quotations as “When lilies turned to tigers, blaze.”