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Today's Features

  • The public was given a sampling of spring a few weeks ago with Kingston Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast.

    Now it’s time for the second part, with Kingston Lions Club’s annual “spring social” pancake breakfast on April 6.

    “This is the time of year that all old friends gather for fellowship and food at the Kingston First Baptist Church family center,” said Martin Skinner of the Kingston Lions Club. “Friends see friends whom they have not seen since a year ago.”

  • Spring Into Action, a free six-week senior- and community-focused educational event, will kick off April 3 with an American Red Cross presentation on senior disaster preparedness.

    The seminar will begin at noon each Wednesday through May 8 in Kingston United Methodist Church at 212 W. Church St.

    Those attending are encouraged to bring a bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

  • Many are the legends about palm trees.

    One says that Jesus commanded a palm tree to bend down so He could pick dates for his mother, and He promised to bless it. When He entered Jerusalem in triumph, it was a palm branch in His hand as the people cried, “Hosannah.”

    As we come to the observance of Palm Sunday with its jubilant atmosphere of “Hosannah and welcome,” it is interesting to note that the waving of palm branches in processions is a custom of great antiquity and significance.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Souther will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary on March 22.

    The couple was married on March 22, 1942, in Chatsworth, Ga. Their family said they have had a great life and still live indepedently at ages 92 and 87.

    Their children and spouses are Joan and Dan Runyon, and Brad and Tanya Souther.

    Grandchildren and spouses are Kevin Keith, Shannon Runyon, Adam and Pam Souther, and Ashley and Jason Harris.

    There are three great-grandchildren: Hunter and Zoe Runyan, and Whitley Harris.

  • Microbes from the human mouth are telling Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists something about periodontitis and more after they cracked the genetic code of bacteria linked to the condition.

  • Fishing enthusiasts interested in the health of sport fish in TVA’s reservoirs along the Tennessee River are invited to observe the annual surveys this spring.

    The surveys, which have been conducted yearly since 1995, collect data on sport fish species such as black bass and crappie.

    This year’s surveys began March 12 at Wilson Reservoir, near Muscle Shoals, Ala., and will continue through May 9 at Douglas Reservoir east of Knoxville, sampling nine TVA reservoirs.

  • At the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth Annual High Schools Career Day on April 5, around 475 juniors will have to opportunity to learn about careers they may never have considered and what it takes to prepare for them.

    With a little more than a year from graduating from high school, these students are thinking about their futures and their careers.

    About 50 businesses plan to participate in the Career Day at Roane State Community College’s gymnasium.