Today's Features

  • Big Emory Baptist Association will continue a tradition of more than 30 years with its Draw the Line youth conference next month in Pigeon Forge.

    Worship, praise, skits, testimonies and black lights are planned for the conference, which will be March 22-23 in the Country Tonite Theatre, the latest venue for the Pigeon Forge event.

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 8
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a large two-day rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road. Call 376-2990 for details.

  • With nature serving as the perfect, romantic setting, Tennessee State Parks are offering Valentine’s Day packages for those looking for a great deal.  

    All eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, Feb. 14, most serving a special Valentine’s Day meal.  

    Special overnight packages also are available at Tennessee State Parks’ six inns.

    A romantic dinner package for two is priced from $31.90 to $44.95, depending on the location.

  • Tennesseans are among the more than 2.5 million people expected to participate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill.

    The ShakeOut will be at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 7.

    It is a multi-state earthquake drill for millions of people to simultaneously practice the recommended response to earthquake shaking:

    • Drop to the ground;

    • Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table; and

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    FRIDAY, FEB. 8
    • A public country music show and dance featuring The Riverfront Band will be from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Harriman American Legion. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited.


    FEB. 6-12

    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.
    THURSDAY — Exercise at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Canasta at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.

  • Five generations of Carrie Burchfield’s family gathering for the recent holidays are, from left, Burchfield, 85; her son, Carl Burchfield; her grandson, David Burchfield; her great-granddaughter, Whitney Burchfield; and her great-great-granddaughter, Aleah Jewel Burchfield.

  • U.S. Army Spec. Anthony W. Bunch has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He is the son of Irving Bunch and Karen Lawson, both of Oliver Springs.

    The Army specialist is a 2007 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.

    Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Kelli D. Holmes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Daughter of Martha Webster of Oliver Springs, she is a 2009 graduate of Mount Pisgah Christian Academy, Oliver Springs.

    Holmes earned distinction as an honor graduate.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Proceeds from the Oliver Springs Historical Society’s fundraising spaghetti lunch this weekend will go toward restoration of the Abston Building.

    The lunch, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10, will be in the Oliver Springs DAV building, one block west of Oliver Springs High School.

    Lunch is $8 for adults and $3 for ages 5 and younger and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and tea, water or coffee.

    “To-go” lunches will be available during the event.