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Today's Features

  • Refunds of more than $16.1 million may be waiting for about 18,400 Tennesseans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008.

    Nationwide, the Internal Revenue Service has more than $1 billion for about 1 million people who haven't yet filed for 2008.

    To collect the money, a return for 2008 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 17.

    There is no penalty for filing a late return qualifying for a refund.

  • More than 100 low-income Tennesseans are receiving free legal assistance every month through the OnlineTNJustice.org website, but backers of the project want to serve more.

    "With one in five Tennesseans in poverty, and with most of them having access to a computer in a library, church, or other location, we are doing all we can to spread the word that Online Tennessee Justice is a great place for them to turn to when they need help with legal problems," Memphis attorney George T. "Buck" Lewis said of the project.

  • By Josephine McKinney, Community correspondent
    I want to go back in time to the days of Santa Claus, the big man in a red suit. And how it was when we lived on the farm and walked three miles to the little three room school house in Swan Pond community  — no swans, no pond — but for some unknown reason that was what it was called.

  • By Louise Warmley, Community correspondent
    Congratulations to my niece, Sheila, and nephew, Tim Williams, who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Feb. 14.

    They didn’t do anything special; they just spent a quiet evening at home with a special dinner.

    They are the parents of two daughters and two grandchildren.

    God bless you with many more years together.

  • Julia Hopper Daniel of Oliver Springs will discuss the history of the former Oliver Springs Colored School during this weekend’s Women’s Ministry program of the Knoxville District Baptist Association.

    The program, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 in New Friendship Baptist Church at 1933 Texas Ave., Knoxville.

  • Laurel Bluff Baptist Church, Kingston, recently called Don Long as its pastor.

    Long has been a Southern Baptist pastor for 47 years. He has served on the Brotherhood Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and as president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Pastors Conference.

    He has been a volunteer chaplain with the Florida Highway Patrol, Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

  • Rockwood Presbyterian Church welcomes a new minister to the pulpit on Feb. 26.

    Charles Snodgrass officially began his ministry with the 140-year-old church on Jan. 1, but he will be installed and ordained as minister at a special service at 5 p.m. Feb. 26 in the church at 429 W. Rockwood St.

    A reception in the church’s fellowship hall will follow the service. The community is welcome to attend.

  • The congregation of Harriman Baptist Tabernacle will celebrate Pastor James F. Jr. and Sandra Jones’ 35th year of serving the church with a special service on Feb. 26.

    David C. Gibbs Jr., president of the Christian Law Association, will be the guest speaker for the service, which starts at 11 a.m.

    The church is at 1420 Old Roane St.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    The beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday, falls on Feb. 22 this year.

    Churches across the country observe this day with special services that  usually culminate with the marking of a cross with ashes on the foreheads of the faithful.

    The ashes used for these ceremonies of devotion are traditionally those resulting from the burning of palms left from the previous year’s Palm Sunday observance.

  • 25 Years Ago
    A harmless-looking hole appeared in the back parking lot of Rockwood High School. It was later determined to be about a 28-foot-deep drop that some joked “carries boats to the Lost Sea.” Water Department Superintendent Curtis Early was willing to bet the hole was an ore mine. “We’ve filled these up all over town,” he said.

    10 Years Ago