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Today's Features

  • May 7 will be observed as 2015’s National Day of Prayer.

    “Millions of people all across America will gather to pray for our country,” said the Rev. Mason Goodman, who is organizing an observance in Harriman at the Temperance Building.

    “Everyone is welcome to join us at 12 noon as we pray for God to bless America,” he added.

    Another observance will take place at noon on the front steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

  • A concert by award-winning baritone Steve Darmody will begin at 11 a.m. May 2 during the worship service at Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    The church is at 336 Patton Lane, between Harriman and Rockwood.

    “Steve’s award-winning voice has been called ‘the milk chocolate voice of gospel music’,” one of his representatives said.

    The public is welcome to attend the concert.

    No admission will be charged. An offering will be received.

  • Kingston's Fort Southwest Point was given a couple of boosts last week by the county's Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters.

    Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution members worked with Y-12 volunteers on April 25 at the Fort's Welcome Center.

    The flower bed was transformed into a landscaped garden that will provide colorful blooms for the visitors to the Fort this summer.

    Parks and Recreation Director Rick Ross was there to show his appreciation for the hard work and time given by the volunteers.

  • An exhibit of photographer Wayne Setser’s work will be on display in Rockwood High School next week.

    The exhibit, “Forgotten Steps,” will be on display through May 8.

    The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 in the school’s old cafeteria at 512 W. Rockwood St.

    “Forgotten Steps” is a group of 20 large format black-and-white photographs exploring old, unused steps leading to now-forgotten destinations. Most were photographed in Roane, Morgan and Monroe counties.

  • West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is finalizing plans for its annual fundraising yard sale.

    The sale will be May 1-2 at Station 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood.

    Hours for the sale have changed: the sale will now be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2.

    Donations of slightly used items are sought.

    Call 354-8201 and leave a message to arrange for pick up or drop off.

  • The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 2.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Russel Huggins recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    He is the son of Daniel J. Huggins, Rockwood.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • The Master Gardeners of Roane County will present its annual Helping Tennessee Grow Better Communities Plant Sale and Garden Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    The Master Gardeners will sell specialty plants and other garden-related items.

    “Bring the entire family and come join us for a fun-filled day at the park,” said Barbara Peratrovich, a Master Gardeners member.

    Educational display and prizes will be among the other attractions.

  • A “Concert in the Park” will begin at 6 p.m. May 23 at Homecoming Park in downtown Rockwood.

    Live big-brass band music and food will be provided; the public is welcome to bring a chair or blanket to participate in the community event by Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

  • Frustrated genealogists who have been researching Tennessee ancestors and have hit the proverbial brick wall on a female line have a new resource in Roane County, thanks to a donation from Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

    The DAR has donated a copy of “Legacies of Our Great-Grandmothers: Early Tennessee Women” to the Roane County Archives in the historic Roane County Courthouse.