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Today's Features

  • Swan Pond Baptist Church, Harriman, has a new pastor.
    Dennis Armes is from Wartburg. He and his wife, Frankie, have been married for 34 years.
    The Armeses have two daughters and five grandchildren.
    Armes is a graduate of Crown College in Powell. He received his doctorate from Anderson Theological Seminary.
    Swan Pond Baptist Church is at 987 Swan Pond Road.
    Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., with worship service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Tennessee Valley Kennel Club is planning special events this month in Roane County.
    The club’s AKC dog agility trials will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10-12 at the East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center on the Roane State Community College campus at 276 Patton Lane.
    This free event will feature more than 100 dogs of all sizes and their handlers.
    Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.
    Obstacles include A-frame, dog walk, teeter, table, jumps and tunnels.

  • Funds are needed to pay for maintenance costs of Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale.
    Monetary donations for upkeep may be sent to P.O. Box 207, Oakdale, TN 37829.

  • Ova C. Miller of Harriman announces the forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Tonya Renee Miller, to Robert Edward Chaney II.
    He is the son of Robert Edward Chaney Sr. of Coalfield and Edna Ruth McCarter of Wartburg.
    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 in Trenton Street Baptist Church, Harriman. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.
    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Lila Lynn Frasier was born at 5:39 p.m. July 11 in Mercy West Medical Center, Knoxville.
    She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long.
    She is the daughter of Wayne and Natalie Frasier.
    Grandparents are Carlos and Melissa Stewart of Gobey, Steve and Cathy Cole of Mossy Grove and Randy Frasier of Gatlinburg.
    Great-grandmother is Inez Coffey of Wartburg.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The new Blair fire hall and community center was under way. John and Florence Arnold donated the land — the county donated $7,500, and the community pledged more than $30,000 for three years.

    10 Years Ago

  • 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 Sept. 15.
    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 15.
    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16.
    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17.
    Commodity food recipients should be certified before Aug. 31.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson, For Roane Newspapers