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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency is seeking area farmers and ranchers to serve on the county committee for the coming year.

    An informational meeting to explain the county committee nomination and election processes will be from 10 a.m. to noon June 17 in the FSA office at 424 N. Kentucky St., Room 100, Kingston.

    Anyone interested in more information about the FSA county committee may drop in at any time during this meeting or call 376-2392.

  • Bethel Presbyterian/Kingston United Methodist
    “Following in Jesus’ Footsteps: Inspired by Marketplace 29 A.D.” is the theme of the Bible school planned by Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, and Kingston United Methodist Church. Classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 17-20 in Kingston United Methodist fellowship hall at 212 W. Church St. Registration information is available at Bethel Presbyterian at 203 S. Kentucky St., 376-6340 or Kingston United Methodist, 376-6337.

  • Charles D. Crowe, co-founder of The Men of Tomorrow program, will be the guest speaker for the annual Ed Fritz scholarship program at Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    The program starts at 4 p.m. June 9.

    Crowe, CEO of LeGacy Resource Consulting Corp., helped found the Men of Tomorrow mentoring program in 1990.

    The program promotes development of a good self image, positive role model, academic achievement, career development and cultural development among youth.

  • For more than 100 years, Rockwood Wesleyan Church on South Church Avenue has played a vital role in the community and in the lives of its congregation, especially during the Great Depression, World War II and the 1950-60s.

    Congregants past and present, the public and Pastor Bob Lower will celebrate that role this weekend during special reunion events that include a Saturday hot dog roast, Sunday services and a special afternoon singing.

  • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will host a special celebration of Pastor Emeritus Dick Hettrick’s 50th anniversary of ordination on June 9.

    The special event, which will coincide with a celebration of Bethel’s role in Kingston and Roane County for the past 195 years, will be during the morning worship service at 11.

    The church is at 203 S. Kentucky St.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will have a “Boat or Bank” kids fishing rodeo as part of the celebration of Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day on June 8.

    The fishing at Kingston City Park’s gravel pit starts at 9 a.m. Participants ages 5-17 must register before fishing.

    This free fishing event can be from the bank or a boat, with fishing occurring anywhere in the local area.

    Adult supervision is recommended.

    State fishing regulations apply. Any type of legal bait is allowed.

  • 25 Years Ago
    A reception at Harriman’s Bank of Roane County honored three retiring board members. Frank L. Faris of Harriman had served on the board for 30 years. He was the retired owner and operator of Norris Creamery. Rhea R. Browder, president and secretary/treasurer of Harriman Oil Co., had served on the board for 12 years. And Jackson T. Rymer, appointed to the board in 1973, practiced public accounting for more than 35 years.

    10 Years Ago