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Today's Features

  • The Master Gardeners of Roane County are trained volunteers who help University of Tennessee Extension of Roane County educate and serve the community.

    Tennessee Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of horticultural training through UT Extension and return 40 hours of volunteer community service to become certified.

    They maintain certification with 25 service hours and eight hours of continuing education annually.

  • Kingston Public Library will host a special event later this month with biographer John B. Hunt.

    Hunt, author of “Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68” will be at the library beginning at 6  p.m. April 25.

    He spend a number of days at the Kingston Public Library and the Roane County Historical Society’s Archives while conducting research for his book.

  • Five generations of the Harl Morgan family include, from left, Morgan of Gobey (near Sunbright); Gary Morgan; Gary M. Morgan, originally from Oneida; Eli Morgan and his dad, Zachary Morgan, of Corbin, Ky.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Tony and Beverly Poole of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leigh Ann Poole, to Adam Foster.

    He is the son of Susan Foster of Knoxville and Paul and Gail Andrews.

    The ceremony will be at 12:30 p.m. May 11 in Concord First Baptist Church.

    The bride’s grandparents are David and Syble Poole, and Barbara Smith and the late J.C. Smith.

    The groom’s grandparents are Louise Foster and the late Herndon Foster Sr.

  • Three nights of revival were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Midtown.

    The Rev. Jesse L. William was the evangelist. This sermon was based on Psalm 23. Each night was well attended, and all who went were blessed. This is where the Rev. Paul Taylor is pastor.

    Allen Hickman has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an international academic organization for two-year colleges and institutions. In order to be eligible for membership a student must maintain a grade-point average of at least a 3.5. Congratulations, Allen.

  • Beta Alpha Chi, Roane State Community College's chapter of The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, donated 100 Beanie Babies to the Rockwood Police Department for officers to distribute to children.

    Police answer many calls involving children, with situations including domestic violence, child abuse and fires.

    “We feel like it is important the police have these Beanie Babies to hand out when children are caught in the midst of a scary event,” said Nikki Smith, a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

  • Alpha House Inc., a faith-based transitional home for women leaving incarceration, had its first volunteer training in Providence House, Oak Ridge.

    Prior to the training, an architectural conceptual drawing for a permanent structure for the ministry was unveiled.

    A capital campaign to fund construction will be initiated in the near future.

    The ministry is also planning to open its “Alpha BitZ” Thrift Store on May 1 at 5110 Harriman Hwy. (Hwy. 62) in the former Morrow Furniture Store building.

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 13
    • Emory Gap Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, will have a free clothing giveaway for most sizes from noon to 3 p.m. at the church at 120 Poland Drive.

    • Sevier Street Seventh-day Adventist Church’s youth concert, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. The concert will be rescheduled in May. The church is at 950 Sevier Ave., Harriman.

  • The largest unit in the Tennessee National Guard will have a new commander after ceremonies on April 14.

    The ceremonies, starting at 1 p.m. at the West High School Football Stadium, 3326 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, will kick off Col. Darrell D. Darnbush’s command of Tennessee’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

    The Rockwood National Guard Armory is part of the 278th, which has been commanded by Col. Frank C. McCauley  since May 2011.