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Today's Features

  • Accounts have been established at Y-12 Federal Credit Union and ORNL Federal Credit Union to benefit Johnny and Karen Longmire and family.

    The accounts were established in response to members of the public who have indicated a desire to help the Longmires, whose home in the Ponderosa subdivision burned on Oct. 29.

    Donations for the couple and their sons, Hunter Golliher and Johnathon Longmire, can be dropped off or called in to either credit union until Dec. 17.

  • Stacey Michelle Stout and Glenn Richard Ahlborg were married on Oct. 16 in Bay Voyage Inn, Jamestown, R.I.

    Peter Rosendale officiated during the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Howard and Sandra Stout of Kingston.

    A graduate of the University of Tennessee, she is a senior account manager for Amica Mutual Insurance.

    The groom is the son of John and Sandra Ginsbury of Warwick, R.I.

  • Christmas is arriving early in Roane County, with Kingston First Baptist Church again serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child for festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.

    Through Operation Christmas Child, one of the world’s largest Christmas projects, Roane County residents are helping send shoe box gifts this year to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.  

  • For just the first two weekends in December, Santa prefers the 2,000 horsepower convenience of the Secret City Scenic Excursion train.

    He'll be on board Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12 to delight children of all ages, and even Mrs. Claus will be there to help Santa distribute Christmas gift bags.  

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum volunteers will have the train all decked out in yuletide décor to make the jolly couple right at home while riding the rails and visiting the passengers.

  • 25 Years Ago
    After Harriman’s John “Peanut” Hill performed his “drunk act” on an unsuspecting Jerry Reed, the country music star and actor was so impressed that he told Hill that he would put Hill in one of his shows. Hill didn’t think much of it until he received a call and landed a part in Reed’s movie, “What Comes Around.” The movie opened at the Princess Theater in Harriman with much fanfare, with Hill arriving at the premiere in a limousine and receiving the key to the city.

  • The Roane Alliance’s annual fundraising Gala will have hundreds of auction items up for bid for the hundreds of attendees at the always-popular Hollywood-themed event on Nov. 19.

    For those who cannot attend, The Alliance is offering something new — virtual early bidding for Alliance supporters.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Townsend Jr. of Lenoir City, formerly of the Midway community in Roane County, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 17.

    A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in Stone Crossing Subdivision Clubhouse on Hwy. 70, Lenoir City. All relatives and friends are invited to stop by at any time during the reception.

    Townsend and the former Faye Branson were married on Dec. 17, 1950.

    He is retired from Maremont Corp., and she is a nurse at Sweetwater Medical Clinic.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods next month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17.

  • John and Wanda Pair will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.

    A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 in North Rockwood Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    The Pairs were married on Nov. 24, 1960, in Eagle Furnace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bob Farner officiating.

    The couple has a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Janet Pair; and a daughter, Patty Isham.

    There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.