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Today's Features

  • Elder John Tucker of Avondale Church of Christ, Chattanooga, will deliver the homecoming message at Sevier

    Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    The service begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive.

    “Are You Watchful?” from Mark 13:33-37 is this year’s theme.

    Dinner will be served after the evening worship service.

    Tucker was born and raised in Chattanooga.

  • New Midway Baptist Church will have a “Cruisin’ With Jesus” car show this weekend.

    The show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church at 240 New Midway Road, Kingston.

    There is no entry fee.

    Trophies will be awarded in all classes to owners of cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and tractors.

    Lunch will be available.

    Contact Steve Garrett at 387-4223 or Rod Garrett at 566-4320 for details.

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 29
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.

    • Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile will have a two-day indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the church at 3401 River Road. Proceeds from the sale go toward a free community health fair.

  • Mark and Kelly Bentley of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Marie Bentley, to U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Corey Stewart Theiss.

    He is the son of Tim and Benét Theiss of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 30 at Hardin Valley Church of Christ.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rex and Shirley Bailey of Farragut, and Kathryn Bentley and the late Thomas Bentley of Knoxville.

  • One of the most beautiful, valuable and romantic trees through the ages is the olive.

    There are references to olive trees in more than 65 places in the Bible. The names of many places, such as the Mount of Olives, refer to olives.

    Olive trees are used for decoration in modern landscaping. The growing, production and exporting of olives is a major industry.

    The dove Noah sent forth from the ark brought back a black olive branch. The dove and the olive branch have been symbols of peace ever since.

  • The Roane County News got another stamp in its passport when it accompanied Bill and Elaine Vandiver to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

    The newspaper went with the Vandivers on a Baltic Cruise June 27-July 7.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

    You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

  • Vendor applications for Oliver Springs’ annual October Sky Festival are due by Sept. 1.

    Visit octoberskyfestivaltn.org for details or an application.

    The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park and along Winter Gap Road in downtown Oliver Springs.

  • Roane County NAACP-Branch 5626 is gathering information about the history of African Americans in Roane County as part of its Black History Month events in February 2015.

    While the focus of the Black History Month programs will be on the civil rights era from the end of World War II through 1970, it is hoped enough information will be obtained about all African American history in Roane County so a comprehensive book can be published.

  • Roane Writers Group is planning a different kind of fundraising gala this year: a poodle-skirted, saddle-shoed, 1950s Sock Hop.

    The event, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rockwood Event Center at 120 Rockwood St., will raise money for scholarships and prizes the Writers Group awards each year to winners of its annual Roane County Student Writing Contest.

  • The artwork of Tom Titterrow will be on display through Aug. 29 in Kingston Public Library.

    Titterrow is a Florida-based artist who has previously exhibited his work in the Kingston area.

    The exhibit will open at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Also upcoming at the library is its regular Thursday Night at the Library program on Aug. 28.

    Amber Jacks and Tammy Edwards will be guest speakers for the 6 p.m. presentation, “Getting Every Child Ready to Read: Beyond Dick and Jane.”