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Today's Features

  • Roane County United Way board of directors honor Bill Rhyne, center, for his service to the agency during the agency’s 2015 annual meeting at Roane County Park.

    Board members are, from left, Teresa Kirkham, James Doyle, Pat Baldwin, Suzanne Horsfall, Dana Peterka, Rhyne, Deb Schenk, Jan Hashmi, Susan Howell, Sharon Kohler, Deb Sumner and Scott Mason.

  • Rockwood Thunder Road Festival is roaring back this Saturday with a mix of old and new draws.
    “We already have a great amount of vendors and cars signed up,” said event organizer Bill Anderson.
    New for this year is the Moonshine Runners Obstacle Course at Homecoming Park.
    The first run will begin at 11:45 a.m. A second run will start at 1 p.m. The event has a $2 entry fee.
    Also this year is a best costume for moonshiner or hillbilly. The winner of Mr. and Mrs. Best Moonshiner will be announced at 3:30 p.m.

  • The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation will have a “frog calls and bat monitoring” nature walk on April 4.

    Participants, limited to 25 with children allowed, will meet at 7 p.m. at the visitors overlook parking lot of East Tennessee Technology Park (former K-25 Site) on Gallaher Road.

    The walk will be concentrated around the ponds surrounding the park.

  • Roane County Cooperative Ministries will continue its April 1 tradition next week by kicking off its Garden Grants program.

    The program helps pay for starting a vegetable garden. Grants can be used to cover the cost of seeds, plants and one bag of fertilizer.

  • Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday service will start at 2:30 p.m. March 29 in Rockwood United Methodist Church.

    The church is at 801 N. Kingston Ave.

    “Vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles and choirs from the community churches and schools will provide musical selections in remembrance of this day,” said Julianne Bailey, Harriman Music Club spokeswoman.

    “Please plan to attend this uplifting performance.”

    Harriman Music Club was founded more than 100 years ago.

  • Calvary’s Blend from Chattanooga will be this month’s special guests for Rockwood’s Singing in the City, hosted by Victorious.

    The free concert will start at 6 p.m. March 28 in Rockwood Event Center at 116 W. Rockwood St.

    The Roane County Travelers Band will perform some of Gospel music’s old-time favorites.

    Refreshments are available in the dinner-theater-style setting.

    Call Dudley Evans at 245-8152 for details.

  • Kent and Stephanie Cleaver of Franklin announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cayla Cleaver, to Nathan Basler.

    He is the son of Garland and Jama Basler of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on May 23 in Franklin. A reception will follow.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frank and Charlotte Cleaver of Nashville, and Helen Hughey of Frankin.

    She is a graduate of O’More College of Design with a degree in interior design. She is employed with Allard Ward Architects, Nashville.

  • Charles Parker Andrews was born at 1:52 p.m. Feb. 2 in Tennova, Knoxville.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    He is the son of Emily McNelly and Dustin Andrews of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Lisa McNelly of Kingston, Missy Andrews of Kingston, and Steven and Becky Andrews of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Rolland and Carolyn McNelly of Midtown, Bill and Deborah Deaton, and Frankie and Gary Andrews.

  • “Now In Command,” a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 16 in Kingston Community Center.

    Cost of the course is $25.

    The course is geared for those who are generally not at the helm of a boat. Its purpose is to help them become prepared with practical knowledge skills in case of an emergency.