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Today's Features

  • A day of family-oriented summer fun is on tap June 11 during Roane County Park’s second annual SummerFest.

    Crafters, vendors, food and more are in store for the event, which kicks off with the SummerFest 5k at 8 a.m.

    All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in the running or walking event. Advance registration, including a T-shirt, is $25 and will close on June 6.

  • In an effort to provide financial education opportunities throughout the community, the Roane Alliance for Financial Independence is offering a free five-part series on helping area residents stretch their dollars.

    The classes, at 6 p.m. each Wednesday, start today, May 25, in Kingston First Baptist Church.

    The series will cover budgeting, saving, credit reports, homeownership and investments.

    The Roane Alliance for Financial Independence is a United Way initiative.

  • Rockwood Public Works employees Jim Huddleston, left, and Pete Kirby put the finishing touches on the laying of 41 paver bricks during a recent job in Rockwood Homecoming Park.

    The paver bricks, part of Rockwood 2000’s Memory Lane project at the downtown park, will be dedicated during a Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. May 30.

    The paver bricks were purchased during a special discounted offer from Rockwood 2000 to area veterans.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • 25 Years Ago
    A giant 88,000-pound earth mover with only 540 operating hours on it was purchased for the Roane County landfill. Smart shopping by Roane County Road Supervisor Bob Collier bought the monster for $2,500. The earth mover previously used by the county had half the capacity and more than 20,000 hours of operation.

    10 Years Ago

  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Trotter of Kingston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27.

    Their celebration will include a dinner with family and a trip to the mountains.

    Trotter and the former Leokadya Bukowski were married on May 27, 1961, in Crown Point, Ind. They met in St. John, Ind., after their mothers conspired to “fix them up” with each other.

    They spent most of their married life in St. John until their retirement and relocation to Tennessee.

  • Lindsey Nichole Booth and Ethan James Miller were married May 14 in Westel Baptist Church.

    The Rev. Mike Higgins officiated during the evening ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of John Booth and Terra Booth.

    The groom is the son of Lisa Reid and Philip “Jake” Miller.

    The bride was escorted by her father. Bridesmaids were Kayla Evans, Savannah Keefer, Tinasha Rogers and Trista Hamby. Jessica Youngblood served as flower girl.

  • Beatrice Forbes will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 28.

    She will celebrate with a party with family and friends.

    She has four children, Phyllis Whittlesey, Ray Forbes, Ricky Forbes, and Vicki Jones.

    She also has six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews.

    Forbes has also been like a grandmother to two special friends, Presley and Jaret Dowker.

  • In recent years, stories about Bible prophecies and ancient predictions have become headline news.
    Some say the world will end on May 21. Others claim the Earth will meet its end in
    2012.
    With all of this confusion, many people are wondering: Can we know the future? Is it possible to decode the vivid prophecies in the Bible?
    From May 25-28, Pastor John Bradshaw of “It Is Written Television” will use the Bible to explore these mysterious prophecies.

  • Kellytown Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have its annual Friends and Family Day on May 22.
    This event is a time for gathering friends and family and meeting for a time of joy and gladness in the celebration of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
    Special music will be provided by The Miller Family of Oliver Springs.
    The Millers were all born
    and raised in the area and have been singing together for several years.