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Today's Features

  • Julia H. Daniel will be the guest speaker during the Oliver Springs Historical Society monthly meeting on March 4.

    The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Oliver Springs Historial Depot at 610 Walker Ave.

    Daniel will discuss The Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc., a nonprofit group.

    She will also speak briefly on Carmichael Park and the Oliver Springs Colored School.  

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 1
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church’s activities building. The church is at 407 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 2
    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a tai chi class at 9 a.m. in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. Call 376-6340 for details.

    SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  • The award-winning Marksmen Quartet will bring its unique style of gospel music to Harriman Baptist Tabernacle at 1420 Old Roane St.

    The group will begin singing at 6 p.m. March 3. A love offering will be received.

    The Marksman Quartet was nominated in 2013 for Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Contemporary Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, an award they have received four times in the past.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • When Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan visits Oak Ridge next week, Rotarians in the city’s three clubs will recognize him as a great role model.

    Tanaka has demonstrated the Rotary motto “Service above Self” many times. He declared “Peace through Service” as his theme and is planning international peace forums in Berlin, Germany, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hiroshima, Japan.

  • The Romany people — usually referred to as gypsies — are descendants of an ancient  warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west around the year 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, their travels took them into Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma people are scattered all over the world. Their lifestyle is largely nomadic and greatly influenced by the effect this has had on their culinary ways.

  • Presenting Gerald Largen with his National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award and Medal are Avery Trace DAR chapter members, from left, Honorary Regent Jane McPherson, Rosemary Alexander, Gertie Day, Nancy Herhold, Avery Trace Regent Brenda McDonald, Dixie Mason, Honorary Regent Joyce Tidwell, Darleen Trent, Annabelle Harvey and Janice Black.

  • RiverSharks members — Mike Shannon, lead vocals and guitar; Roger Deal, lead guitar; Kenny Deal, vocals and keyboards; Greg Campbell, vocals and bass guitar; and Dale Barnard, drums — recently returned from their second weeklong engagement at the world-famous Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West, Fla.

    The RiverSharks is a country-rock band based in Roane County.

    Shannon, the band’s founder, said the best part of the engagement was “all our fans from Tennessee who traveled to Key West to hear us play."

  • On Feb. 9-10, Carolyn Clemmons along with her son Mel and wife Stephanie spent the weekend in Gatlinburg.

    Carolyn’s grandson, Mel Lee Clemmons, was nominated to East Tennessee All State Band. He attends West High School in Knoxville and is a sophomore. He plays the trombone.

    The concert was great, and there were about 100 students in the band. Others who attended were Mel Lee’s mother Yana and Sean Powell, sisters Kayla and Seine and grandmother Shanda.

    We are very proud of Mel Lee’s accomplishments. Chase and Caden came to see their big brother play, too.

  • Michael and Sharon Bedwell of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Karen Bedwell, to Stephen Stone of Powell.

    He is the son of Rick and Adele Stone of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. March 23 in Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church at 12915 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.