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Today's Features

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman will join other churches across the country and around the world on Oct. 9 in the Blessing of the Animals custom.
    The event that will be open to the public. The line of pets — everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and horses — will begin forming at 2 p.m. at the church at 190 Circle Drive.
    The Rector of St. Andrew’s, the Rev. Joseph Pinner, will preside.

  • Kingston and TVA officials recently celebrated the official dedication of a new spring-fed water line that will provide a plentiful supply of clean water to Kingston residents.
    The original gravity water line was destroyed during the 2008 ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossill Plant. At the request of Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, TVA officials agreed to a complete replacement of the damaged water line.

  • Bro. Jeremy J. Flowers of Memphis will deliver the message for Sevier Drive Church of Christ’s 53rd annual homecoming celebration on Sept. 12.
    Flowers is ministering evangelist at Easthaven Church of Christ. He will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive, Harriman.
    The homecoming theme is “Have you robbed yourself of the Truth?”, based on 1 Timothy 6:3-7.
    A brunch and lunch will be served. After the evening service, an all-you-can-eat buffet will be available, compliments of the church.

  • Rockwood residents are joining the rest of the country Saturday in paying tribute to those whose lives were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    A handful of community activists are planning a breakfast and second annual commemorative program at Homecoming Park on the ninth anniversary of the attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania.
    “We want to honor the service people we’ve got here in town,” said John Evans, one of the event organizers.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Rockwood’s Jonathan Crouch was voted best floral designer in a national contest conducted by the “Flowers &” magazine. to be the best floral designer. The Rockwood native competed against more than 550 contestants around the country for the honor. Crouch, who worked for Flowers Etc. of Rockwood, said he preferred the term “floral artist” to “floral designer.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schubert will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.
    They will celebrate with a stay at Whitestone Inn.
    Schubert and the former Judi May were married on Sept. 10, 1960, in Harriman, with the Rev. T.E. Ford officiating.
    He is retired from UT-Battelle.
    The couple’s three children and their spouses are Rick and Amy Schubert of Maryville, Cindy and Curtis Helton of Harriman and Kelly and David Pittman of Champaign, Ill.
    There are five grandchildren.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Longmire of Kingston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11.
    Longmire and the former Lois Oran were married on Sept. 11, 1960, in Paint Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Cline Frisbee officiating.
    Their celebration includes her going shopping and him watching his favorite football team, the Tennessee Vols, with a possible trip to McDonald’s for dinner.
    He is retired from Y-12 Plant with 30 years of service, and she is a housewife.

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 11
    • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3429, Midtown, will have a “Helping Hunter Party in the Park” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roane County Park. Proceeds will benefit Hunter King, who has autism and whose family is working to purchase a service dog trained to assist autistic children. A silent auction, bake sale and children's games are planned.