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Today's Features

  • John Vermillion hopes his chicken-raising experience with 4-H will pay off when he goes on a family mission trip with Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Kingston.

    New youth leader Drew Stockton has been focusing on mission trips, and Vermillion is joining one of those trips to Nicaragua in July.

    Vermillion said some of the projects include building chicken coops, something he has experience in.

    “Actually this is going to be my first one (out of the country),” Vermillion said.

  • It’s vacation time — and while the Roane County News staff is hard at work producing the newspaper, a recent issue hit the road to Paris, where it poses at the Eiffel Tower with, from left, Barbara Feezell, Marie and David Swenson and Linda Mitchell.

    The four — and the newspaper —were on a 15-day, seven-country European tour when they paused for a photo opportunity.

  • For those who have dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer but never had the opportunity, now is the chance.

    The Harriman Police Department is seeking qualified people for its Reserve Police Program.

    “We are looking for people who have the interest, passion and the desire to keep our citizens and neighbors safe,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The Reserve Police Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

  • Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have a rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    Vaccines available include first-year rabies for $12, three-year rabies for $20 and distemper/parvo for $10.

    In addition, testing for heart worm and feline leukemia will be available at a cost of $20 per pet beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Heart worm preventative will be available for purchase after testing.

    Cost of the preventative is dependent on the dog’s weight.

  • Have you noticed how many gardens are featuring the tall, heavily blossom-laden stalks of yuccas?

    Perhaps you don’t call them yuccas. You may know them by one of their many aliases: Spanish bayonet, desert candle, moon candle, Adam’s needle, manihot, cassava or manioc.

  • Arts Council of Roane County will have A Day in the Park with Artists from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 in Roane County Park pavilion 2.

    The event is a celebration of the arts with  area artists, fine crafters and performers.

    Public admission is free; refreshments will be available.

    Email artscouncilofroanecounty@gmail.com for details or booth reservations.
     

  • Keith and Penelope Uselton of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Lauren, to James Robert Dearman.

    He is the son of Jim and Carol Dearman of Madison, Ala.

    The ceremony will be July 14 at Ruby Nashville.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Edward and Laura Uselton, and Bobby Hickman of Lynnville and the late Mary Ann Hickman.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Roane County High School and a 2013 graduate of Lipscomb University with a major in English.

  • Ashley Elizabeth Austin and Matthew Craig Parsons, both of Harriman, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 on the beach in Destin, Fla.

    The bride-elect’s parents are Tommy Austin (father), Deni Milburn (mother), Jennifer Austin (stepmother) and Bill Milburn (stepfather).

    Her grandparents are the late Carl and Alva Austin and the late Ruby Smythe. Her stepgrandparents are Jane and Frank Venable.

    The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Connie Parsons of Kingston.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 21
    • A concert featuring soprano Diane Griffith and pianist Mary Hook will begin at 7 p.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston. Music ranging from early Italian arias to German lieder to American composers George Gershwin and Cole Porter will be presented. The church is at 203 S. Kentucky St.

    SATURDAY, JUNE 22