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Today's Features

  • A June fundraising event is planned to help the family of a 12-year-old Rockwood girl who recently succumbed to spinal meningitis.

    The benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the parking area at Precision Cuts/Tennessee Career Center on North Gateway Avenue, Rockwood.

    All proceeds will go to the family of Morgan Peters to help with expenses incurred from her sudden illness and death.

    Morgan was the daughter of Andy and Amanda Peters of Rockwood.

  • Madisyn Denise Ross was born at 6:41 p.m. May 2 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Eric and Brandi Ross of Knoxville.

    Grandparents are Robin Barnes of Spring City and Darrell Barnes of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Dorothy Allen and Della Barnes.

  • Edward and Judy Fritts, formerly of Harriman, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on June 9.

    A reception celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. June 9 in rooms B and C of Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant near Crossville. Light refreshments will be served.

    All relatives and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts or cards. The occasion will be casual dress.

  • Michael and Karen Parkison of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Leann, to Ryan Bentley.

    He is the son of Mark and Kelly Bentley of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. June 9 in Laurel Bluff Baptist Church.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lane and Sylvia Parkison of Kingston, and Mitchell and Peggy Grosch of Manchester.

  • The city of Harriman and the Princess Theatre Partnership received the Preservation Award during the East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence presentation.

    “We commend the city of Harriman for its vision and commitment to preserving the Princess Theatre,” said Society director Cherel Henderson.

    “The success of the project demonstrates the importance of history and sense of place in creating character for a town.”

  • Congratulations to Dale Fuqua, who took classes at Roane State Community College to become a certified EKG technician. Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professional Certified and will be taking the National American Medical Technologist exam in June. Much success to you, Dale.

    Congratulations to Talisa Hall and Haley Goins, who graduated from Harriman High School. Haley is the daughter of Michael Goins, and Talisa is the granddaughter of Deborah Hill.

  • By Thomas Greene, for Roane Newspapers
    In a change-of-responsibility ceremony earlier this month at Knoxville’s West High School auditorium, Command Sgt. Major Vincent S. Roach took the reins as the regimental command sergeant major of the National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

    Roach assumed the responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Jennings of Clarksville.

  • There is something in the Southern character that seeks good food and fellowship in roughly equal portions.

    Harriman Lions Club will provide both this weekend during its fundraiser, The World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11:30 a.m. May 26 in Harriman Diner on Roane Street.

  • The McKameys, a premier East Tennessee family gospel-singing group from Clinton, will host their annual Hometown Singing on June 8-9 in Clinton Second Baptist Church.

    The Inspirations of Bryson City, N.C., will be the special guest at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday’s special guest will be the Primitive Quartet of Candler, N.C. at 6 p.m.

    Reserved seating is $15; general admission is $13.

    Call 800-254-3047 or 865-457-3678 for details.

  • Kingston First Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme of Kingston First Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school. Classes for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade are from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22 in the church gymnasium at 215 N. Kentucky St. Register online at www.kingstonfbc.org, or call 376-6041.

    Kingston United Methodist/Bethel Presbyterian