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Today's Features

  • Travis Ross King will celebrate his first birthday on Oct. 21.

    He is the son of Ross and Cyndell King of Paint Rock.

    Grandparents are Marty and Teresa Roberts of Paint Rock, April and Steven Pelfrey of Paint Rock, Debbie King of Kingston and the late Eddie King.

  • East Tennessee Foundation has made major revisions to the application process for Youth Endowment grants.

    A two-phase application process makes it easier for nonprofit organizations to submit proposals which offer solutions to challenges affecting young people in East Tennessee.

    Letters of intent for Youth Endowment grants are now being accepted from youth-serving tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities within the foundation’s 25-county service area, which includes Roane County.

  • Madison Baker, 11, placed first overall for catching the most fish — 29 — in this year’s Dennis Ferguson Fishing Rodeo for Kids at Roane County Park. She placed first in her age group.

  • Rockwood Business and Professional Women and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation will observe annual National Business Women’s Week on Oct. 17-21.

    The special designation offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women’s lives in their communities.

    Rockwood BPW will host a special dinner during the week honoring past presidents of the organization.

  • Kingston United Methodist Church has reserved dates and times within the month to take applications for its 2011 Christmas basket program.

    Applications will be accepted in the church’s ministry center at 212 W. Church St.

    They will be accepted from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and Nov. 1.

    Daytime hours have also been established. Applications may be submitted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1.

  • It’s new, it’s music, it’s family friendly, it’s the third Saturday evening of each month, and it’s Noisy Nights, a free-admission event at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Katy Free Three will kick off the inaugural event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

    The event includes music, pizza sold by the slice, playing with sound concepts in the Noise! exhibit and creating lots of loud fun.

  • More than 65 people gathered earlier this month at George Jones Memorial Baptist Church to attend the 80th annual Wheat homecoming celebration.

    This year’s celebration was a special one for the Christenberry family. Three generations made a special trip from all parts of the country to celebrate their family’s heritage in the former Roane County community, which is now part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Due to “allegations from various sources,” the state Division of Municipal Audits, under the heading of the Comptroller of the Treasury, is reviewing records of the city of Rockwood. The Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for making sure proper accounting procedures are in place and that public funds are adequately accounted for.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    There is a great deal of confusion in most people’s minds as to whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables — and it’s all the fault of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Botanically speaking, the tomato is a fruit. But in 1893, after an importer claimed that tomatoes were fruits and, therefore, not subject to duty, the court, who apparently realized the government was more interested in the collection of duty funds that in botanical accuracy, ruled it a vegetable. People have been debating the point ever since.