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Today's News

  • Roane Choral sets season’s first concert

    Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will accompany the Roane Choral Society in its first concert of the 2011-12 season at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in South Harriman Baptist Church.

    As an inspirational start to the holidays, Concert 1: Gloria, will feature the concert works of famed choral composer John Rutter. Other popular melodies to be performed include “Candlelight Carol,” The Holly and the Ivy” and “O Holy Night.”

  • More than 1,500 took summer bus tour at Oak Ridge

     The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities summer public bus tour concluded Sept. 2, attracting more than 1,500 guests to the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The annual tour offered from June until early September included visitors from 43 states and areas as far as Canada, Germany (Armed Forces) and Puerto Rico.

    Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted more than 26,000 visitors to the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • Programs eligible for food, shelter funding

    Roane County has been awarded $6,506 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Programto supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.  

    The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and United Way of America.

  • Woody taking nominations for Volunteer Stars

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody is now accepting nominations for the fourth annual Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards in Roane County.

    The awards celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service.

  • Bar practicing pro bono in October

    The Tennessee Bar Association is urging attorneys to offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout October as part of the national Celebrate Pro Bono initiative.

    Activities will include legal advice clinics, education programs, public presentations and other events.

    The initiative kicked off with legal clinics in Franklin and Johnson City on Oct. 1, with more than
    35 events planned across the state during the month.

  • Spaghetti supper to benefit Shriners Children’s Hospitals

    The Kerbela Roane County Shrine Club "Lady Shriners" will have a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Union Lodge 38 at 550 W. Spring St., Kingston.

    This event will raise funds for Shriners Children’s Hospitals, which will receive all the proceeds.

    The Shriners Hospitals for Children treats children with burns and orthopedic problems with no cost to the patient or family.

    Transportation is also provided, along with accommodations for the family during the child's hospital stay.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jones

    Jessica Tamar Allen of Rockwood and Corey Dustin Jones of Harriman were married on May 20 in Liberty Baptist Church, Kingston.

    The Rev. Randy Griffis officiated during the 7 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Keith and Buffy Allen of Rockwood.

    The groom is the son of Charlie and Kim Jones of Harriman.

    The bride, escorted by her father,  wore an A-line  silk ivory dress with beaded lace embroidery throughout with fabric and lace flowers sewn onto the skirt and chapel-length train.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Will

    Cynthia Lynn Franklin and Jody Louis Will were married on July 23 at Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg.

    The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated during the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Don and Barbara Franklin of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Tim and Patty Will of Athens.

    Following a wedding trip to Alaska aboard the Carnival Spirit, the newlyweds are at home in Kingston.

  • Jaycee Ann Hall

    Jaycee Ann Hall was born Sept. 3 in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Robby and Heather Hall of Lancing,

    Grandparents include Anthony Phillips and Tammy Stepp of Kingston, Robert Hall and Anita Hall of Lancing, and the late Lois Melton Hall.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardens tell of our great history

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    There is little, when one thinks about it, that is new in gardening. Much of it is actually very old indeed.

    The terraced gardens of skyscraper city apartments hark back to the hanging gardens of Babylon. The stepped-back-style of city architecture traces its roots to the Aztecs, Incas and Biblical times. In addition to providing sunlight and air, it creates terraces for gardens.