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Today's Features

  • We enjoyed very much a nice visit from Raymond and Faye Eblen on Thursday, Sept. 14.

    They live in Kingston on a farm. Raymond has been president of the Roane County Farm Bureau for several years since my late husband served as Roane County Farm Bureau president for 40 years.

    Faye brought me a pink Farm Bureau cap to wear for Cancer Awareness Week. Also several Farm Bureau leaflets to hand out to my friends.

  • Sept. 20 is the deadline for supply and monetary donations for the 2012 Teachers Supply Closet.
    In its 10th year, the Roane County Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.

    Checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce or the Roane County United Way; note “Teachers’ Supply Closet” in the memo line.

  • Kingston Public Library will host a photographic exhibit and sale, “58 Landing: Through the Lens,” from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 during regular library hours.

    The exhibit features photographs taken by photographer Terry Futrell at the 58 Landing Park in Kingston and includes colorful sunsets over the lake as well as action shots of ducks and gulls.

    The exhibited photographs may be purchased by the public, with all proceeds benefiting the library.

  • Morrison Hill Christian Church loves rock’n’roll.

    The Kingston church has rocked out with a praise band for nearly 20 years.

    But lately, Morrison Hill’s preaching minister Dennis Mullen has been thinking that a lighter touch may meet a real need.

    That’s why  Morrison Hill is beginning a new worship service that Mullen describes as “lighter, quieter and contemplative.” The new service begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 16.

  • Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a homecoming on Sept. 23.

    Activities will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Evangelist Jeff Myers will deliver the message for the 11 a.m. service; The Promise Trio will present special music.

    A potluck dinner will be served in the church’s fellowship hall at noon.

    The church is at 530 Dyllis Road.

  • Community organizers will commemorate Oak Ridge’s anniversary through a heritage celebration planned for Sept. 19, the 70th anniversary of the creation of the World War II Secret City, and the first site of the Manhattan Project.

    On Sept. 19, 1942, Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the decision to acquire 90 square miles of East Tennessee farmland to be the location for the first site of the Manhattan Project facilities.

  • Army Reserve Pvt. Joshua S. Boles recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    A 2011 graduate of Rockwood High School, the soldier is the son of Beth Mitchell of Harriman  and Scottie Boles of Rockwood.

    During the nine weeks of training, Boles received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

  • Oliver Springs Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors to residents of the town.

    These smoke detectors are made available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant’s goal is to meet firefighting and emergency response needs.

    Call 435-7722 to request a free smoke detector.

  • Traffic across Fort Loudoun Dam on U.S. Hwy. 321 near Lenoir City will be reduced to one lane for bridge inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12.

    In the event of inclement weather, the work may be extended or rescheduled.

    Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider another route.

    The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average.

  • Thirty-four relatives and friends attended the
    recent Lands family reunion in the fellowship hall of
    North Rockwood Baptist Church on North Gateway Avenue.

    Those attending from out of town were Roger and Linda Lands and Jason, Mandy, Addison and Judah Lands, all of Cookeville; Donna, Rachel and Jacob Townsend and Ryan Austin, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Rhonda, Albert and Casey Whittenburg of Murfreesboro; Robert and Kathleen Lands of Dayton; and Loretta and Randy Lands and Raynce of Knoxville.