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Today's Features

  • Preschoolers at The Henry Center recently celebrated a Royal Gala in honor of the tiny princes and princesses the center serves.

    The gala was a kickoff to what is hoped to be an exciting year of adventures for the 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.

    The day began with a royal parade, followed by songs, dance, fun, games and special “palace portions” of  juice, fruit and treats.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Center’s Ferry in Kingston was put out of commission indefinitely. Wear and tear caused the engine to blow up. The decision to ground the ferry weighed on several factors, including a bridge under construction, the high cost of engine repair and the length of time needed for repairs.

    10 Years Ago

  • Kathy L. Rider and Clifton David Matheson announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Matheson home. A reception will follow.

    Invitations will be sent to individuals to join the couple on their special day.

    The bride elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rider of Fruithurst, Ala.

  • More than 15 churches in Roane and Anderson counties are having monthly youth rallies with an average attendance of more than 250 youths.

    The nondenominational youth rallies began in June and include music from praise and worship bands, addresses by pastors and youth pastors and, according to Travis Harmon, youth pastor at Harriman’s Big Emory Baptist Church, “some of the most intense group building games our area has seen.”

  • 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.