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Today's Features

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will have a birthday party on Nov. 23.

    The church will celebrate its 50th year at its current site in West Hills at 190 Circle Drive.

    The celebration will follow the 10 a.m. church service.

    St. Andrew’s present structure was built in 1964 because the church’s former home had become too small for the needs of the parish.

    On June 28, 1964, the Right Rev. John Vander Horst, bishop of Tennessee dedicated the new block and stone building overlooking the city.

  • The Rev. David M. Barkley was recently ordained with River Gate Church, Rockwood, where he has been pastor since 2011.

    Barkley attended Spring Arbor University, graduated from Caribbean College of the Bible, and previously pastored churches in Michigan, Knox and Morgan counties.

    He is a teacher of the Word, moving in the prophetic and five-fold ministry.

    He has served as evangelist and missionary to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

  • Rockwood Ministerial Association will have its annual Rockwood Community Thanksgiving Celebration on Nov. 23.

    The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 328 W. Rockwood St.

    Special music will be provided.

    The speaker will be the Rev. Sam Reese, pastor of Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church. Several Rockwood ministers will participate.

    The offering will assist in the many Community Care Ministries of the Rockwood Ministerial Association.

  • Victorious, a gospel group that includes Dudley Evans, Doug and Susie Johnson and Johnny Hamilton, will sing during M-14’s Thanksgiving dinner at David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman.

    Free dinner will be served by the ministry of Epic Church (formerly Courts of Praise) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27.

    Victorious will sing at noon; Joe Seiber will preach.

    Free groceries will be distributed.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Austin J. Jackson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of William A. and Amanda B. Jackson of Kingston, he is a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

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

  • Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 14, 2012.

    Pomegranates are one of the world’s most exotic fruits.

    In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal “apple” in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.

    One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.

  • Tennova Healthcare will offer area residents free assistance in learning about and enrolling in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    The health system will have a free workshop to help individuals enroll from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 in the registration department at Physicians Regional Medical Center at 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville.

    Application counselors will be on hand to help with enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Rockwood Volunteer 1 Pythian Sisters, an auxiliary of Rockwood Knights of Pythias, collected a number of awards during the organization’s recent Supreme Convention.

    Volunteer Temple 1 Most Excellent Chief Jewel Breeden a letter of recognition, and congratulatory comments and certificates were given to those who sponsored of new members in 2013.

    Accepting the honors are, in no particular order, Pat Brown, Jennifer Ezell, Jenni Kelly, Elizabeth McNelly, Kathy Human (who accepted Charlie Parker’s award on his behalf) and Kathy Cole.

  • Rockwood Rotary Club President Eddie Bilbrey welcomes Cindy Miller, a teacher at the Rockwood High School, as the club’s newest member.

    Miller is married to Mike “Brillo” Miller, newly elected Rockwood mayor and longtime member of the Roane County Board of Education.

  • Twins Tenley and Leyton Bolden turned 1 year old on Oct. 29.

    They celebrated on Nov. 1 with a Dr. Seuss-themed party with relatives and friends.

    They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Ramon, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.