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Today's Features

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in June:

    Aaron Seth Helton to Chelsea Lynn Wendland

    Michael Dustin Perrin to Stephanie Lynn Gorman

    Jose Agenor Lopez to Jennette Reynolds Jones

    John William Isham to Angela Kaye Burnette Isham

    Michael Harrison Thompson to Ramona Dawn Humphreys

    Jeffrey Reed Abbott to Christy Annette Gipson Stanley

    Jeffrey Clay Hampton to Retha Nyoka Breazeale Ward

  • Kingston Rotary Club recently presented its vocational service award for those who have demonstrated high ethical standards and values in their dealings with the community and the clients they serve.

  • Change is in the air at Kingston United Methodist Church.

    After fire engulfed the sanctuary April 30, church leaders and members have been coordinating details in the rebuilding process.

    Rebuilding is estimated to be completed in October (“It could be sooner or later – I don’t know,” Pastor John Anderson said), and the church’s insurance coverage has taken care of all the more than $1 million in damage.

    “I think God was very good to us,” pastor John Anderson said.

  • A new law has recently been passed that requires registered voters to show valid government identification with a photograph in order to vote starting Jan. 1, 2012.

    This ID can include Tennessee driver’s license, passport, military ID or other valid state or federal government issued ID with a photograph.

    “If you cannot afford an ID, one will be provided to you free of charge, for the purposes of voting only, at the nearest Tennessee driver testing center,” said state Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City.

  • East Tennessee Development District and East Tennessee Human Resource Agency recently honored the city of Harriman during their annual Awards Banquet at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris.

    The city was presented with an achievement award for the completion of the Princess Theatre renovation project.  

    The Princess Theatre Complex consists of three historic commercial buildings on Roane Street, with the historic art deco Princess Theatre at the cen-ter.  

  • For the 25th year in row, The Dudley Evans
    Family’s annual Gospel Singers Reunion will once again fill the air around Roane County Park with sounds of Southern, Bluegrass and contemporary gospel music.

    This year’s event begins at 3 p.m. July 9 at the park.

    Admission is free, but those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to area food banks to help feed the area’s needy.

  • Redeemed, a group from Hobe Sound Bible College in Florida, will sing at 6:30 p.m. July 10 in Rockwood Bible Methodist Church at 1002 S. Gateway Ave.

    Members of the group include, from left, soprano Jacinda Finney, tenor Sherman Rouch, alto Katrina Crouse and pianist Martha Fiskeaux.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Have you ever tried garbage gardening? All kinds of nice little plants can be started from kitchen discards. Call it a form of recycling.

    Citrus seeds are easy to grow. Grapefruit or lemon seeds sprout fairly quickly and grow into small plants with glossy leaves and then into little trees.

    It takes at least five years for them to produce any fruit.

  • Members of the 501st Legion MidSouth Garrison portray “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader and his storm troopers for the delight of customers at Kingston Public Library’s used book sale last month.

    The group of “Stars Wars” faithful turns out for charity events to help draw crowds.

    Customers of all ages were enchanted by the noises and beeps emitted by R2D2, the popular "Star Wars" robot.

  • Members of the 501st Legion MidSouth Garrison portray “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader and his storm troopers for the delight of customers at Kingston Public Library’s used book sale last month.

    Youngsters — and oldsters — were enchantec by the noises and beeps emitted by R2D2, one of the "Star Wars" robots who put in an appearance.

    The group of “Stars Wars” faithful turns out for charity events to help draw crowds.