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Today's Features

  • 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.  

  • Roane County households may dispose of possible hazardous wastes in a free and safe way during this weekend’s Household Hazardous Waste Day at the recycling center at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown.

    Household hazardous waste materials will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21. No business, agribusiness, school or church waste will be accepted.

  • 25 Years Ago
    “Rumors are tearing this town up,” Harriman Mayor Harold Wester declared during a heated Harriman City Council meeting. “People are just looking for a bad rumor.” The meeting’s discussion centered around two former police officers accused of theft. No charges were placed, and Harriman Police Chief Don Day denied any allegations of a cover-up.

    10 Years Ago

  • Arts in Motion dancer Zephanie Dykes was selected through audition in Atlanta to attend the prestigious Alvin Ailey School in New York City this summer.

    Dykes, 15, was the only dancer from Tennessee selected during the Atlanta audition, which included competition from dancers throughout the Southeast.

    Daughter of Scotty and Stacy Dykes, she is a freshman at Hardin Valley School, Knoxville.

    Dykes has trained exclusively with Arts in Motion in Kingston.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Those of us who belong to garden clubs tend to think of our own little group as a small, self-contained, unique and special little island of activity. And, of course, in many ways it is. But it is also a very real part of what has become a great force over the last 100 years and which has become a vast influence on gardening all over the world.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ben McGovern will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 22.

    They will celebrate with their children and spouses and grandchildren with a barbecue and a friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em.

    McGovern and the former Joan Armstrong were married on May 22, 1951, in St. Louis.

    He is the retired founder and owner of Cedar
    Bluff 24-Hour Towing. She is the retired dispatcher
    for the towing company and peacekeeper for the family.

  • Mr. and Mrs. George Brummitt of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Kathleen Brummitt, to Dennis Philip Kalman.

    He is the son of Herb and Jill Kalman of Bellaire, Texas.

    The ceremony will be on May 28 at the R.T. Lodge in Maryville. A reception will follow.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joyce Seaman of Alden, Mich.

  • Todd and Karen Russell and Steve Collins announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Brooke Collins, to Dustin Allen Cook.

    He is the son of Earl and Mary Cook of Rockwood.

    The lakeside ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. June 4. A reception will follow.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles T. Wright, Clyde and Bernice Collins and the late Pauline Wright and Virginia Wright.