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Today's Features

  • Roane County United Way will kick off its 2011-12 campaign on Sept. 20 with a free hot dog lunch at Kingston City Park.

    A goal of $400,000 has been set for the 2011-12 “Make a Difference — Live United” campaign.

    The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    The program will start at about noon with featured speaker Alex A. “Bo” Shafer.

  • “Grow Your Own Groceries From Seed to Shelf” is the topic of the next free community workshop offered by the University of Tennessee Master Gardeners of Roane County.

    The Sept. 24 workshop will be led by  Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer,  Anderson County Extension Agent Heather Guinn and area Master Gardeners.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Camel Manufacturing, a Kingston sewing company, announced plans to permanently close its facility. The government contract for tents was not renewed, forcing the layoff of 60 employees.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    We cannot really know what was the first spice known and used by humans, but most authorities on the subject agree that it most probably was cassia or, as it is now known, Chinese cinnamon bark.

    Ancient records have proven it was used before 2700 B.C. It is still one of the most important and most widely used of spices today.

  • The Men of Tomorrow program kickoff meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 in B&W Y-12 New Hope Center at 601 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge.

    This meeting marks the 22nd year of the program, which aims to encourage grades 6-12 in growth of self-image, academic achievement and cultural development.

    Participation is open to any student, regardless of race, color, or creed. The program is a 501(c)3 organization under the Men of Tomorrow Foundation and is free to all participants.

  • Rockwood Public Library recently celebrated the end of its summer reading program.

  • Kingston Lions Club’s annual Moonlight for Sight 5k run and walk along the Kingston riverfront is planned for the evening of Oct. 1.

    The event at Fort Southwest Point is the organization’s second fundraiser of the year.

    Walkers will start at 8:30 p.m., with runners following at 9.

    A certified race timer will be on hand, and prizes will be awarded in all age categories,

    Participants will receive a T-shirt. Refreshments and door prizes will follow the event.

  • David and Melinda Barnes of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Krista Barnes, to Tim Fink.

    He is the son of Jerry and Wilma Black of Rockwood and Jeff Fink of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in Lee Village Baptist Church in Harriman. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • William Micah Moore was born Aug. 23 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    He is the son of Morgan and Andy Moore of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Bill and Bernice Koprince of Knoxville and Curtis and Debbie Moore of Kingston.