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Today's Features

  • Dennis Hawkins wanted to do something for the community.

    Donnie Manis was looking to showcase his artists.

    The mutual interests brought them together to work on “Rock the Summer,” a block party and concert featuring Christian bands.

    The event took place on May 26 at Three Rivers Community Baptist Church in Kingston, where Hawkins serves as pastor.

  • Beech Park Baptist
    Classes for ages 2 through high school will be offered during Beech Park Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 4-8. “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme; fifth-graders will participate in a program tailored for preteens, while grades 6-12 will go offsite for studies. A fun day from 4 to 6 p.m. June 3 will kick off the week’s events. The church is at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs. Call the church at 435-0045 for details or to arrange transportation.

  • The ninth annual reunion for everyone who attended Rockwood schools will be June 4-10 at the Rockwood First Baptist Church lake property on Eagle Furnace Road.

    Activities are planned for every day of the week, with the big event culminating on June 9.

    Reservations are required and may be made by sending $20 per person to Rockwood Classmates, P.O. Box 12, Rockwood, TN 37854. In order to have adequate food prepared, registration is requested as soon as possible.

    The week’s activities starting on June 4 are:

  • 25 Years Ago
    Roane County Park opened its newly renovated swimming area, making it an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere. Donated white plastic pipe enclosed the swimming area, one of the platforms received a new top, and the buildings were all painted, including the bathrooms. A stream runs right through the swimming area, so it acts as a natural purifier.

    10 Years Ago

  • “Come tiptoe through the tulips with me,” was the refrain of a popular song from a number of years ago.

    It comes to mind now because  spring is when tulips are in bloom. Their beautiful colors of red, gold, white and variegated shades adorn gardens and parks.

  • Michael and Stacy Wright of Fort Mill, S.C., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Leigh Wright of Fort Mill, to Thomas Cameron Jebo III of Los Angeles.

    He is the son of Tom and Suzie Jebo of Fort Mill.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 16 at Charlotte City Club, Charlotte, N.C.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Lonnie and Judy Wright of Harriman.

  • Talya Denise Anderson graduated from Clinton High School on Sunday, May 13.

    Commencement exercises were at the University of Tennessee Thompson Boling Arena.

    Talya is the daughter of Talyon Anderson, granddaughter of Marvin and Anna Anderson. She is my great-granddaughter.

    Congratulations to you Talya, and I hope you continue your education. Love you.

    My other great granddaughter, Jenne B. Anderson, also graduated Friday from South Doyle High School in Knoxville. The commencement exercises were held at Thompson Boling Arena.

  • Now through Labor Day, all blood donors to Medic Regional Blood Center will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich and a chance to win a pair of tickets good for any regular season Tennessee Smokies home baseball game.

    “The summer is a difficult time for us,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.

    Blood donations tend to decline during the summer months for many reasons, Fightmaster said.   

  • Roane County farmers are reminded that June 1 is the deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments, the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program.

    “It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for these programs in order to receive disaster and income support,” said Linda R. Tipton, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency acting executive director.

  • Beech Park Baptist
    Classes for ages 2 through high school will be offered during Beech Park Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 4-8. “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme; fifth-graders will participate in a program tailored for preteens, while grades 6-12 will go offsite for studies. A fun day from 4 to 6 p.m. June 3 will kick off the week’s events. The church is at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd, Oliver Springs. Call the church at 435-0045 for details or to arrange transportation.