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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Isham will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8.

    Like so many couples of the “Greatest Generation,” Isham and the former Wanda Delaney were married during the early days of World War II and spent their early moments together only during furloughs during the war years.

    After the war, they made their home in their native Roane County and have spent 70 years of marriage in their South Harriman home.

  • Brycelyn Steven Hennager celebrated his fourth birthday on Sept. 11.

    His party theme was Monster Truck Jam.

    He is the son of Steven and Krystal Hennager of Ponchatoula, La., formerly of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are David and Carolyn Thomas of Rockwood, and Ronnie and Tina Hennager of Ozone.

    Great-grandparents are Marthalee Lowery, Bob Thomas and Dot Brown.

  • Jerry and Betty Purcell of Harriman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6.

    They were married in a Presbyterian church in Lake Station, Ind.

    The couple has three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Due to the absence of Pastor Jesse Williams last Sunday, Preacher Bernard Bertram delivered the spoken Word.

    His text was taken from Job 2:1-5. Sermon subject was “He’s there all the time.” This was a great message. Music was provided by the Gospel Chorus.

    Everyone present was blessed. Preacher Bertram’s wife also worshipped with us.

  • Jessica Torris and Casady Williams visited me for a nice little visit. Shannon Money visited me also while they were here.

    Visiting me also were Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McKinney and family, Nathan, Abby and Ben McKinney. They have returned to their home in Georgia.

  • The Evans Family of Rockwood will again host its 26th annual Gospel Singers Reunion this weekend at Roane County Park.

    The singing will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22.

    Dudley Evans said this year’s singing features several outstanding regional gospel trios and quartets that will fill the park with great sounds of inspirational songs for all gospel music lovers.

  • Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a See You at the Pole youth rally starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the church at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd.

    Jamey Ragle, evangelist and comedian, will conduct the rally. The Tennessee Temple Slammers and Tennessee Temple Praise and Worship Band will also perform.

    For more than three decades, Ragle has motivated, inspired, encouraged and created hilarity around the world.

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
    • The 190th annual session of the Hiwassee Primitive Baptist Association will begin at 9 a.m. in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church at 1010 New Hope Road, Rockwood. All-day preaching is planned.

    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will  have a gospel singing beginning at 7 p.m. Featured singers will be Eddie Bridges, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him Youth Choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

  • Arts in Motion will have auditions and sign-ups for its 2012 production of the Roane County “Nutcracker” beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Kingston studio on Hwy. 70.

    With more than 170 performers from 15 surrounding   counties, the Roane County production is one of the largest “Nutcracker” performances in Tennessee.

    This year’s performances will be Dec. 1-4.

    A $10 audition fee will be charged per performer. Ages 5 and older are sought for dancing auditions on the following schedule:

  • 25 Years Ago
    The 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated in several churches with special events. Radio and TV broadcasts in communities featured students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble. All were invited to participate in some way.

    10 Years Ago