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Today's Features

  • Frankie Lovella Wise Moore recently celebrated her 100th birthday with more than 40 relatives and friends at Wood
    Village Home, Sweetwater.

    Celebrating the occasion with her are four generations of her family, including, front from left, great-grandsons Ryan Bailey and Marvin "Tony" Bailey; and back row, son-in-law Kenneth Melton, daughter Hazel Moore Melton, granddaughter Juanita Melton Bailey and grandson-in-law Marvin Bailey.

  • Del and Debra Byrd of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Byrd, to Matthew Garner.

    He is the son of Bobby and Susan Garner of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. June 19 on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

    A July reception is planned in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Byrd of Knoxville and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chilcoat of Knoxville.

  • Crystal E. Couch and Robert W. Couch, both of Rockwood, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda LaShelle Couch, to Jonathan Harry Chapman.

    He is the son of Sonny and Lorrie Chapman of Montrose, Mich.

    The ceremony will be on June 18 at Cornerstone Church, Knoxville.

  • Dan and Diane White of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica White of Kingston, to Daniel Horton of Knoxville.

    He is the son of Marc and Esther Horton of Maryville.

    The ceremony will be on May 14 at Crescent Bend, Knoxville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Robert and Beverly Scofield.

  • Keith and Richelle Barding of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Barding, to Seth Robinson.

    He is the son of Shannon and Martha Robinson of Midtown.

    The ceremony will be on May 21 in Heritage Fellowship Church, Oak Ridge.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of L.K. and Martha Barding of Kingston and Richard and Jean DeBell of Florence, Ky.

    The prospective groom’s grandparents are Henry and LuluBelle Robinson and Rose Green, all of Midtown, and the late Bruce Green.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Phillips celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4 with family and friends at their home in Wartburg.

    Phillips and the former Gladys Ann Byrge were married on April 7, 1961, in Jacksboro.

    The couple has three children, Roger, Keith and
    Terry.

    There are six grandchildren, Nehemiah, Brandon, Audrey Rose, Acie, Corey and Logan; and a great-granddaughter, Kennedy.

  • A Memorial Day program, including the dedication of more than 40 veterans engraved paver bricks for the Rockwood 2000 Memory Lane project, is planned in downtown Rockwood.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m. May 30 at Homecoming Park. The paver bricks were sold late last year and early this year during a special offer to honor area veterans and military personnel.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts will give the welcome for the program, with the invocation by Rockwood First Christian Church Pastor Kara Foster.

  • It’s festival time again in Oak Ridge.

    The bands have been selected, the schedule is getting full, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale May 2.

    Tickets will be priced at an early bird rate of $15. After June 6, ticket prices will go up to $20.

    Fan favorites The Village People, will take the stage on June 17. The Friday night concert will begin when regional band Dishwater Blonde belts out some funk, rock and soul music.

  • The 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will be on May 5.

    In Roane County, the observance will be marked with a special gathering in prayer at noon at the Harriman Temperance Building.

    A Mighty Fortress is Our God, from Psalm 91:2, is this year’s theme.

    Millions of people are expected to gather in thousands of forums across America for this special event to pray for this nation.

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    A sewing group from Kingston recently donated 120 quilts to Lost Sheep Ministries in Knoxville and Iva's Place in Lenoir City.

    Anyone interested in donating material or joining the group may call 376-0867 for details.