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Today's Features

  • Veterans Jack Muecke, left, and Joe Zirkle are among present and former military personnel recently honored by Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    The church had a special acknowledgement for Blue Star veterans from World War II.

    A fabric hanging was made by the Ladies Aid Society following World War II to honor the Bethel veterans. The special piece includes the names of 21 heroes, including one woman, Irene Miles, a distant cousin of Edith Miles. Irene Miles was a driver for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in France.

  • The John Quedzuweit family will present the 11 a.m. Sabbath service June 25 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church on Patton Lane.

    The Quedzuweits — John, Cathy and Emma — formerly lived in Roane County, where John was maintenance manager at Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, now known as The Bridge at Rockwood.

    The family moved to Sacramento, Calif., in 2005 to attend the Amazing Facts College of Evangelism. Quedzuweit now pastors a newly planted church there.

  • Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will be the keynote speaker for the kick-off luncheon for The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

    The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parents understand how important it is to read to and with their young children daily.

    The luncheon kickoff will begin at 11:30 a.m. July 21 in the student lounge of Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Christopher A. Washam recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Son of James and Lisa Washam of Kingston, he is a 2008 graduate of Roane County High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The unemployment rate in Roane County dipped 0.5 percent in April to 7.2 percent. The state’s estimated jobless rate also dropped 0.5 percent to 7.8 percent, the lowest April rate since 1980.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Vegetable gardens can be exciting to watch and tend while we look forward to future edible products as the great reward.

    They can be even more interesting when you consider the history of some of our everyday foods. Take eggplants, for instance.

    The people of the eastern Mediterranean regions eat lots of vegetables. They are especially fond of the so-called “fruit vegetables” — eggplant, zucchini and cucumbers.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. “Moon” Mullins are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 22.

    Mullins of Little Emory and the former Mary Turner of Harriman were married on June 22, 1946, in Rossville, Ga., with the Rev. Herman Bowman officiating and family in attendance.

    They have three daughters, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. A 15th great-grandchild is due.

  • Brayden Burney celebrated his third birthday June 9 with a Thomas-and-Friends-themed party.

    He is the son of Scott and Melissa Burney, Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Linda Utley Banks, Harriman, and Troy and Annette Burney, Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Melvin and Lola Utley, the late Junior and Sara Burney, and the late O.T. and Etoy McDaniel.

    Brayden has a younger brother, Shawn.

  • A new smart phone application from TVA provides real time information about TVA lakes.   
    The app, initially available to iPhone users, offers lake elevations, water release schedules, yearly operating guides and Google-based maps.
    Available for free at the iPhone App Store, the app gives lake enthusiasts access to TVA reservoir information from anywhere using Wi-Fi or the user’s cellular network. The app will also work on the iPod Touch and the iPad.

  • Workers at the Rockwood Post Office participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive last month to collect 4,000 food items for the Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry.

    They include, front row from left, Lesa Pelfrey, Ann Whitfield, Michelle Berrier, Kim Thompson; middle row, Tracy Mioduski, Debbie Hamby; and back row, Frank Stroh, Skip Edwards and Carey Spencer.

    This was the 19th year of the nationwide campaign.