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Today's Features

  • The Tennessee Bar Association is urging attorneys to offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout October as part of the national Celebrate Pro Bono initiative.

    Activities will include legal advice clinics, education programs, public presentations and other events.

    The initiative kicked off with legal clinics in Franklin and Johnson City on Oct. 1, with more than
    35 events planned across the state during the month.

  • The Kerbela Roane County Shrine Club "Lady Shriners" will have a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Union Lodge 38 at 550 W. Spring St., Kingston.

    This event will raise funds for Shriners Children’s Hospitals, which will receive all the proceeds.

    The Shriners Hospitals for Children treats children with burns and orthopedic problems with no cost to the patient or family.

    Transportation is also provided, along with accommodations for the family during the child's hospital stay.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    There is little, when one thinks about it, that is new in gardening. Much of it is actually very old indeed.

    The terraced gardens of skyscraper city apartments hark back to the hanging gardens of Babylon. The stepped-back-style of city architecture traces its roots to the Aztecs, Incas and Biblical times. In addition to providing sunlight and air, it creates terraces for gardens.

  • 25 Years Ago
    “Just Say No Clubs” began forming in Harriman and Kingston schools as a part of the state’s effort to eradicate the misuse and abuse of drugs through education.

    10 Years Ago
    Rockwood firefighters had a poster contest as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Since funding for the program had been cut by the state, Rockwood Firefighters Association Local 4043 donated funds to pay for trophies presented to third- and fifth-grade winners.

    Five Years Ago

  • Jessica Tamar Allen of Rockwood and Corey Dustin Jones of Harriman were married on May 20 in Liberty Baptist Church, Kingston.

    The Rev. Randy Griffis officiated during the 7 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Keith and Buffy Allen of Rockwood.

    The groom is the son of Charlie and Kim Jones of Harriman.

    The bride, escorted by her father,  wore an A-line  silk ivory dress with beaded lace embroidery throughout with fabric and lace flowers sewn onto the skirt and chapel-length train.

  • Cynthia Lynn Franklin and Jody Louis Will were married on July 23 at Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg.

    The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated during the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Don and Barbara Franklin of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Tim and Patty Will of Athens.

    Following a wedding trip to Alaska aboard the Carnival Spirit, the newlyweds are at home in Kingston.

  • Jaycee Ann Hall was born Sept. 3 in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Robby and Heather Hall of Lancing,

    Grandparents include Anthony Phillips and Tammy Stepp of Kingston, Robert Hall and Anita Hall of Lancing, and the late Lois Melton Hall.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Farmers’ roadside stands are piled high right now with pumpkins and squashes. Supermarkets are featuring them with pumpkins pies (which the early colonists termed “a pudding baked into crust”), pumpkin bread and plastic jack-o’-lanterns.

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will join other churches across the country on Oct. 2 in the tradition of the Blessing of Animals.

    The line of pets — everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and horses — will begin forming at 2 p.m.

    All animals — four legged, two legged, Episcopalian or other, furry, feathered or scaled — are welcome.

  • Kingston First Baptist Church has set aside three dates to take applications for its 2011 Christmas basket and angel tree programs.

    The angel tree is designated for children through eighth grade.

    Applications will be taken for both programs from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10 at the church’s Loveliss Street entrance.

    Those applying are asked to bring identification and proof of address, such as a current electric bill.

    Call 376-6041 for details.