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Today's Features

  • Jessica White of Kingston and Dr. Daniel Horton of Maryville were married on May 14 at Armstrong-Lockett House at Crescent Bend.

    James Lawson of Sacred Heart Cathedral officiated during the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Dan and Diane White of Kingston. Her grandparents are Bob and Beverly Scofield of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Marc and Esther Horton of Maryville.

    The bride was escorted by her father.

  • Anna Elizabeth Oliver was born June 16 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She is the daughter of Alan and Cindy McGill-Oliver of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Maggie Bingham of Oakdale and the late Gilbert Bingham, the late Sam McGill, and John and Sherry Schuman of Harriman.

    Anna has two brothers, Austin, 8, and Aiden, 2; and a 6-year-old sister, Addison.

  • Aiden Wright Oliver celebrated his second birthday on Sept. 4.

    He is the son of Alan and Cindy McGill-Oliver of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Maggie Bingham of Oakdale and the late Gilbert Bingham, the late Sam McGill, and John and Sherry Schuman of Harriman.

    Aiden has an 8 year-old brother, Austin; and two sisters, Addison, 6, and Anna, 2 months.

  • Dan Wyrick, formerly of Roane County, was recently promoted to the U.S. Navy rank of senior chief petty officer.

    The promotion ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla., included his commanding officer, Capt. Paul Sohl; his wife, Christina; and his son, Luke.

    During Wyrick’s 18 year Naval career, he has been stationed in California, Texas and Virginia.

    He is presently maintenance chief for P-3 and H-60 aircraft in Jacksonville.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Bullard recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Son of James and Kelley Bullard of Harriman, he was a 2010 graduate of  Roane County High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that inclu-
    ded training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, phy-
    sical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Kingston native Jude Miller graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree last month from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.

    He is the son of Barbara and Harry Miller.

    Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Logan College of Chiropractic.

    He is presently finishing his master’s degree in sports science and sports rehabilitation at Logan College.

  • Kingston First Baptist Church’s women’s ministry is making plans for “In His Steps,” a fall women’s conference to take place on Oct. 8.

    Rachel Lovingood of Hendersonville will be the guest speaker for the conference, which begins with 8:30 a.m. registration in the church atrium on Kentucky Street.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Petrus Crecentius was one of the most prominent writers of the late Middle Ages. His late 13th-century book was translated from Latin to Italian 100 years later, with French and German translations following.

    Crecentius described in great detail the ideal medieval garden with its trees, flowers, pathways, orchards, fountains and, among many plants, pomegranates.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Roane State Community College’s cheerleading squad brought back a trophy from a national competition. Brewster the Rooster, the Raiders’ 7-foot mascot, won Most Improved Mascot. That trophy represented besting 60 other cheerleading mascots from across the country. The cheerleaders made it to the finals competition.

    10 Years Ago

  • Samuel was about as low as he had ever been. His wife of 60 years had died the month before, and their only daughter lived across the country and had many health problems.

    Samuel’s wife had taken care of all the little details of their lives: shopping, meals and bill paying.

    Samuel was grief stricken and trying to carry on. His one consolation was his wife’s little dog, Suzy, now 14 years old.