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Today's Features

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  • Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 11th annual Dawgs for the Dogs fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kingston City Park.
    A hot dog with trimmings, chips, drink and dessert will be available for a $5 donation. Proceeds will go toward various Second Chance community projects.
    Second Chance assists low-income families and individuals who are unable to spay or neuter their pets. It also assists with shots, but pets must get their rabies vaccinations.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse Aug. 3-30:
    Randall Wade Campbell to Kimberly Dawn Clawson Berndt
    Jergen Hartwig Beier to Joan Ethel Moran Beier
    William Matthew Holley to Jennifer Shannon Brackett
    James William Crippen to Mary N. Jeffries Chapman
    Kenneth Douglas Tinsley to Tasha Marie Marney
    David William Wiffen to Tina Anette Johnson Moore
    Clifford Preston Gallaher to Ameera Akram Al-Hussein
    Timothy Shawn Westmoreland to Heather Marie Szczgiel

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  • 25 Years Ago
    A Cinetel Productions film crew was in Rockwood shooting the streets and faces of Roane County residents for the situation comedy, “I-40 Paradise.” Many of the external scenes were shot in Rockwood, with the remainder of shooting in Knoxville for the sitcom, which was broadcast on cable’s The Nashville Network. Why Rockwood? “The setting was just right,” explained casting director Bruce Ribble. “We looked all around, and Rockwood had what we were looking for.”

  • Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

    COMMUNITY
    • A Walnut Hill old-time community reunion will be from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Roane County Park shed 2. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and a covered dish for the meal. Call Pam Lively Hines at 882-8435, Deanna Lively Newberry at 423-369-2755 or Judy May Shubert at 882-2239 for details.

  • 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.