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Today's Features

  • Klaudia Zhelezny, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will speak during Kingston First Baptist Church’s 10:55 a.m. worship service on Oct. 16.

    The program to be presented is Fall Feast of Israel.

    Chosen People Ministries is a more-than-100-year-old mission founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah of Israel.

  • Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will accompany the Roane Choral Society in its first concert of the 2011-12 season at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in South Harriman Baptist Church.

    As an inspirational start to the holidays, Concert 1: Gloria, will feature the concert works of famed choral composer John Rutter. Other popular melodies to be performed include “Candlelight Carol,” The Holly and the Ivy” and “O Holy Night.”

  •  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities summer public bus tour concluded Sept. 2, attracting more than 1,500 guests to the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The annual tour offered from June until early September included visitors from 43 states and areas as far as Canada, Germany (Armed Forces) and Puerto Rico.

    Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted more than 26,000 visitors to the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • Roane County has been awarded $6,506 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Programto supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.  

    The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and United Way of America.

  • Roane County Executive Ron Woody is now accepting nominations for the fourth annual Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards in Roane County.

    The awards celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service.

  • 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.