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Today's News

  • Mr & Mrs. McGovern 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. Ben McGovern will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 22.

    They will celebrate with their children and spouses and grandchildren with a barbecue and a friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em.

    McGovern and the former Joan Armstrong were married on May 22, 1951, in St. Louis.

    He is the retired founder and owner of Cedar
    Bluff 24-Hour Towing. She is the retired dispatcher
    for the towing company and peacekeeper for the family.

  • Brummitt-Kalman

    Mr. and Mrs. George Brummitt of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Kathleen Brummitt, to Dennis Philip Kalman.

    He is the son of Herb and Jill Kalman of Bellaire, Texas.

    The ceremony will be on May 28 at the R.T. Lodge in Maryville. A reception will follow.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joyce Seaman of Alden, Mich.

  • Collins-Cook

    Todd and Karen Russell and Steve Collins announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Brooke Collins, to Dustin Allen Cook.

    He is the son of Earl and Mary Cook of Rockwood.

    The lakeside ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. June 4. A reception will follow.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles T. Wright, Clyde and Bernice Collins and the late Pauline Wright and Virginia Wright.

  • Area dancer to train this summer in NYC

    Arts in Motion dancer Zephanie Dykes was selected through audition in Atlanta to attend the prestigious Alvin Ailey School in New York City this summer.

    Dykes, 15, was the only dancer from Tennessee selected during the Atlanta audition, which included competition from dancers throughout the Southeast.

    Daughter of Scotty and Stacy Dykes, she is a freshman at Hardin Valley School, Knoxville.

    Dykes has trained exclusively with Arts in Motion in Kingston.

  • The Garden Gate: April opens tricky but brings us fine flowers

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Those of us who belong to garden clubs tend to think of our own little group as a small, self-contained, unique and special little island of activity. And, of course, in many ways it is. But it is also a very real part of what has become a great force over the last 100 years and which has become a vast influence on gardening all over the world.

  • Area churches band together for disaster relief
  • Oliver Springs falls at Grace, 11-0

    The 2011 baseball season ended on a sour note Monday evening for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as Tony Kegley’s squad suffered an 11-0 setback at the hands of Grace Christian Academy in the opening round of the Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Devils blank Bulldogs, 4-0

    For the third time in four seasons, Harriman and Wartburg met on the baseball field in the Region 2-A Tournament. 

  • Gallaher, Inman sign with Roane State

    Harriman seniors Darius Gallaher and Dimitrique Inman have spent a good portion of their life playing basketball together. 

    Now the duo will have at least two more years together as last week both players signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

  • State champs hold off Kingston, 6-5

    Bruce Robinette's Kingston Yellow Jackets gave Gibbs all they wanted Monday night in the Region 2-AA semifinals, but in the end the defending state champion Eagles kept their hopes of a repeat alive with a 6-5 victory.