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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Gene Tate retired from Harriman Fire Department after 44 years. He was the second paid firefighter hired by the city. “An ax and a stream of water were all we had when I first became a fireman in 1942,” he said. “It never was a good paying job, but it was dependable.”

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    September was the seventh month of the Roman calendar, but it is the ninth month according to our modern reckoning. The Anglo-Saxons called it the Barseley month.

  • Harriman Public Library is offering three children’s programs this fall.

    An after-school program for grades K-5 takes place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday.

    For a $3 monthly fee, youngsters read books, have snacks and do craft-related projects.

    The preschool program is from 11 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. Children read books, focus on a letter of the alphabet of the week, say the pledge of allegiance, sing songs, play games and do craft-related projects.

  • By Bonita Irwin, for Roane Newspapers
    Students and friends from Roane County’s former Wheat community will meet Oct. 2 in George Jones Memorial Baptist Church in celebration of the 80th year of reunions for those who have connections to the community.

    The church is the only building left standing in what was a thriving community.

    The service will begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. A.L. Turpin bringing the message.