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Today's Features

  • Garlic is a member of the Alium family, which includes onions, leeks, shallots and chives.

    It is related to the flowering Amaryllis — the name of which is derived from the ancient Latin word for garlic.

    As a genus, garlic includes several hundred species, some of them native to most of North America. It is also native to central Asia and was introduced to the rest of the world by early immigrants.

  • Visitors to the Secret City Festival will experience tighter security measures and maybe a few delays when entering the concerts this year, all in the name of safety.

    No backpacks or coolers will be allowed into the concert site, and all bags will be subject to search.  Visitors should expect delays if carrying in anything that needs to be searched.

    Organizers suggest festival attendees only bring their concert tickets, money for food, an ID to buy or consume beer and a chair for the concerts.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Dec. 5-31:
    • Gerald Wayne Boatwright to Chasity Lynn Hill Herrell

    • Richard Anthony Simpkins Jr., to Amy Marie Thorburn Spiker

    • Joshua Paul Gibbs to Katrina Luanne Moser

    • David Roger Jordan to Melissa Lynn Hensley

    • Mark Franklin Gibson to Crystle Renee Clark Rodriguez

    • Travis Justin Moore to Christina Nichole Cox Moore

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    April 30 — Jackie and Bryan Scarborough, Rockwood. A boy, Riley Maddox, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents: Christopher Scarborough and Emmy Scarborough; Glen and Emmalyn Diaz.

    May 1 — Cora and John Michael Walker, Kingston. A boy, Aiden Riley, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Sibling: Maelee Jolene. Grandparents: Jane Walker; Allen Walker; Eddie Ray Jordan II.

  • Carolyn Clemmons, her friend and son spent last weekend in Asheville, N.C., visiting her sister, Virginia.
    While there, they visited other family members and some friends.
    The following ones who are celebrating their birthdays this June are friends who play bingo at Harriman Community Center every second and fourth Mondays: Peggy Gunter, Ernell Renfro, Geraldine Harmon, Tom Collins and Mrs. Woods.
    Happy birthday to all of you.
    To my friend Lydia Yette McKeldin and nephew Dana Thompson, I hope your day was a great one. God bless.

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 15
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. in the church on Dogwood Valley Road. The Melodys will be featured.

    THURSDAY, JUNE 20

  • Asbury Chapel United Methodist
    Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, Rockwood, will kick off its vacation Bible school from 5 to 6 p.m. June 23 with hot dogs and refreshments. Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-26 in the church at 1717 Eureka Road; “Fun Fair” Where God’s World Comes Together” is the theme.

    Bethel Presbyterian/Kingston United Methodist

  • The Rev. Jake Morrill took the oath last week that commissions him to serve as a chaplain in the Army Reserve.

    Morrill took the oath on June 9 before the congregation he serves at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.

    The day was special for another reason: it was Morrill’s 10th anniversary of ordination.

    He was ordained on June 9, 2003, in his home church, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.

    In his new role, Morrill will hold the rank of Army Reserve captain.

  • Candace Elizabeth McKinney and Samuel Virgil Stephenson, both of Kingston, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. June 15 in Grace Community Church, Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Carol Peddicord McKinney of Kingston.

    Her grandparents are Loretta Peddicord and the late Carl Peddicord, and Peggy McKinney and the late Floyd McKinney.

    The prospective groom is the son of Craig and Tammie Stephenson of Kingston.

  • Shayla Gibson and Jake Shipwash, both of Harriman, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 22 at the home of the prospective groom’s parents at 333 Snow Lane, Harriman.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Tracie and Sean Gibson.

    Her grandparents are Clara Pickard and the late Willie Pickard, and Rolland and Beverly Gibson.

    The prospective groom is the son of Stacy and Timothy Shipwash.

    His grandparents are Louise and Leroy Shipwash, and Louise and Jack Taylor.