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Today's Features

  • Roane Choral Society will present “April Love,” its last concert of the season, on April 28.

    Two performances, at 2 and 7 p.m., will be in Kingston Church of Christ’s family center at 120 W. Spring St.

    The society will perform familiar tunes such as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “The Sound of Music” and “Best of the Beach Boys.”  

    In addition to hearing favorite melodies, audience members will be served coffee and dessert served by the singers during intermission.  

  • 25 Years Ago
    Local and state officials were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the bridge at Center’s Ferry. The bridge cost more than $3 million to build and replaced one of the state’s last and largest running ferries. Once the state completed the work, the bridge became the responsibility of the Roane County Highway Department.

    10 Years Ago

  • Avery Trace Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently had its annual genealogy workshop.

    Materials were given to each individual attending, and genealogy experts Shirley Smith and Marcia Pickel discussed resources for researching family history. Among them was the recently released 1940 U.S. Census records.

  • The Rev. Steve Womack delivered the word of God Sunday for the Easter sunrise service. There was congregational singing led by Preacher Robert Hall. This service was well attended. Afterward, we all enjoyed a delicious breakfast.

    Marvin and Anna Anderson spent a few days in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Marvin played baseball with his senior team. Anna enjoyed the beach and making new friends. This weekend, Marvin and his bowling team are in Chattanooga.

  • When the tornado hit Cumberland County, we were told to go to the big basement room with 8-foot concrete walls.

    That’s what we did. I was just about to put on my nightgown. No, they said, forget the gowns, so that’s what I did, but I was surprised at the folks who came in their night clothes. One man had short shorts on and several hadn’t got ready for bed yet.

  • Roane State Community College is exhibiting its annual Student Art Show in the O’Brien Art Gallery through April 26 on the main campus in Roane County.

    The open reception and awards ceremony will be at noon April 26 in the art gallery. Last year, nearly $3,000 in prizes and scholarships were awarded.

    This annual event is open to all Roane State student artists and is an opportunity for students to hone their skills and gain exhibition experience.

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 14
    • Harriman First Presbyterian Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the church at 601 Clinton St.

    • Kingston First Baptist Church will have Girls Night Out beginning at 7 in the church at 215 N. Kentucky St. The night of fun, faith and fellowship will include artist and speaker ilonka. Tickets are available at gnolive.com and at the church prior to and on the night of the event. Call 376-6041 for details.

  • Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church had its homecoming on April 7 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the official opening and dedication of its worship center.

    The center, at 336 Patton Lane adjacent to Roane State Community College, was opened on April 6, 2002.

    Former pastors George Sharpe and Rob Clayton participated in the homecoming service, during which the church gave thanks to the living Christ for all that He has provided for them.

  • Three Nails Artist Management will host a spring bash at Roane County Park Saturday, April 14.

    “This thing has taken off like a rollercoaster,” said Donnie Manis, who is funding the event.

    “Basically this is a kick-off to something that will probably grow.”

    The free spring bash will include food; music from the management’s bands Stutterbox, Common Clay Worship, Affliction Asylum and Encounter Eternal; and preaching from Greg Carlyle of Potter’s House Fellowship.

  • Kingston First Baptist Church is hosting a community event on April 14 designed specifically for women.

    Girls Night Out — a nation-wide program filled with fun, faith and fellowship — welcomes women from all backgrounds to share in God’s love by engaging them with humor and inspiring them with hope.

    The evening brings women together to celebrate who God created them to be.