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Today's Features

  • Pet Appreciation Week is Sept. 17-21, and a number of pets will be available for adoption on Sept. 20 in an event at Tractor Supply Co., Rockwood.

    The adoptions are part of the company’s partnership with Petfinder.

    “Our team loves animals big and small, and our dogs and cats are members of the family,” said Susan Brown, manager of Rockwood Tractor Supply store.

    “Pet Appreciation Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the work being done by our community partners and introduce more families to the fun of owning a pet.”

  • Oliver Springs will be the cultural hub of the area during its October Sky Festival on Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park.

    Arts, crafts and all sorts of creativity will be center stage during the festival. The Roane County Arts Council will have a double booth. While all area artists and crafters are encouraged to book their own spaces, they are welcome to join the Arts Council’s booth. Email artscouncilofroanecounty@gmail.com to place works at the group’s booth.

    Exposure for more musically inclined members is also encouraged.

  • Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam will be in Roane County next week as part of The

    Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Tour.

    Haslam will be with the tour during its stop for Roane Imagination Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Pinnacle Pointe shopping center on Hwy. 70, Harriman.

    Roane Imagination Library  will honor corporate sponsors Pro2Serve and MCLinc during the tour stop.

  • Oliver Springs First Baptist Church is welcoming back two of its former pastors for upcoming services.

    The Rev. Charles Parker, senior pastor from 1986-95, will conduct services on Sept. 12.

    Former pastor Tony Rutherford, who served the Oliver Springs congregation from April 1996 to November 2002, will be the guest speaker for services on Sept. 21.

    The church is at 206 Roane St.

    Parker left Oliver Springs First Baptist to become senior pastor at Jacksboro First Baptist, where he served until 2002.

  • James Griffith has accepted the call to lead the ministry of Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, as pastor.

    Griffith, a native of Morgan County, began his pastoral duties the church on Aug. 17.

    He is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, holding a Master of Divinity in Christian ministry degree.

    He also holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    Prior to his duties at Dyllis Baptist Church, Griffith served as associate pastor of Eubank Baptist Church in Eubank, Ky.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel artists Don and Donna Mohl will make a return visit to Roane Community Adventist Church at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

    The Mohls use folk mountain music and heart-warming stories to encourage and inspire.

    Their unique style of music blends biblical and traditional instruments, such as hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, zither, mountain dulcimer, mandolin and guitar with their voices.

    CDs, DVDs and handcrafted biblical musical instruments will be available for sale after the program.

  • Caney Ford Baptist Church, Midtown, is celebrating its 143rd homecoming anniversary and the 60th anniversary of its current building.

    Former members and friends are welcome to the celebration service at 11 a.m. Sept. 14. Former pastor Rev. Mark McCoig will be speaking.

    McCoig is among 28 pastors who have served the church. The Rev. Taylor Phelps is current pastor.

    Caney Ford Baptist Church was organized in April 1870. Laymen of the church preached until a pastor was called in March 1871.

  • For the dedicated gardener, anywhere is likely to be a spot to plant something — and anything is a likely container to plant it in.

    It isn’t necessary to have an acre of land to have a garden.

    For millions of people — apartment dwellers, people who live on houseboats, people whose occupations keep them on the road in campers and mobile homes — even a small plot is not available.

    Container gardening is the answer.

  • Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association members and the public are encouraged to celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary during a reception on Sept. 11.

    The reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the “Midway Gatehouse” — site of the group’s original meeting — on Scarboro Road, near the Y-12 Plant.

    Refreshments, displays and opportunities to view the historic building and its artifacts will be available.

  • Roane State Community College and the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning are jointly launching a free intergenerational lecture series open to the public.

    James L. “Jamie” Cotton Jr., author of “The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address,” will give the first lecture in the inaugural series.

    The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the lecture room in the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology building on Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus.