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Today's Features

  • Volunteer fans fell short in this year’s Battle of the Orange and Blue, a friendly competitive blood drive that helps stock supplies in Tennessee and Kentucky.

    This year’s loss to the Kentucky Wildcats ends a seven-year winning streak for Tennessee fans in the Medic Regional Blood Center competition, said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.

    “The real winners in this friendly competition are the area hospitals that can rest assure they will have adequate inventory heading into the holiday season,” she added.

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 28
    • New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a revival through Nov. 30. The Rev. Ronnie Owens will be guest evangelist for the services. A Sunday singing with Steve Hess and Southern Salvation is planned for 6 p.m. The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

    MONDAY, NOV. 29

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will begin observing Advent on Nov. 28.

    The congregation will join a large number of Christians — including Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Episcopal/Anglicans — in observing the beginning of the church year with the season of Advent.

    The word Advent comes from the Latin “adventus,” which means coming.

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell of Rockwood turned 2 years old on Nov. 13.  

    She celebrated Nov. 14 with a party at a bounce house in Knoxville with family and friends.  

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.  

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Jerry and Cleta Brackett  and David and Trish Mitchell, all of Kingston, Peggy Carter of Rockwood and Thomas and Joyce Kirk of Knoxville.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Ted Wagner Jr., a former Kingston resident, was featured with his Nashville-based band, Moment’s Notice, on the nationally syndicated “Star Search” television show. Wagner played bass guitar for the group, which had won on more of the talent-show-format series than any other group except Sawyer Brown. Wagner once played with Cheyenne, a Roane County-based band.

    10 Years Ago

  • The 20th annual Rockwood Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 4-5 promises to be a magical experience.

    The Rockwood 2000 event, planned from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, will showcase seven historic homes and an historic church while holiday music plays throughout the day.  

    The homes will be decorated in their Christmas finery, and holiday food will be part of the tour.

    The historic Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have music programs throughout the day.

  • Pete and Imogene Armes of Kingston were honored on Nov. 13 with a surprise 65th wedding anniversary reception at Calhoun’s at Fort Loudon Marina.

    More than two dozen relatives and friends attended the special occasion.    

    The Armeses were married on Nov. 16, 1945, in Rossville, Ga. Over their 65 years of marriage, they have raised five children and enjoy the periodic family gatherings of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Brylee Crouse turned 5 years old on Nov. 15.

    She celebrated with a special cupcake party with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Bryan and Brandi Crouse of Bay City, Mich.

    Grandparents are Tim and Vandy Earick and Gene and Claire Crouse, all of Kingston, and Jeff Jones of Knoxville.

    Great-grandparents are Larry and Margie Earick, Jim and Patsy Brown and Bob and Vickie Jones, all of Kingston, Dorris Simmons of Marietta, Ga., the late Reed Julian, the late Florence Crites and the late David Simmons.

  • Footage of Rockwood in 1951 will be shown during a Dec. 2 workshop about preserving film and audio recordings.

    Preservation Toolbox No. 7: Preserving the Past with Moving Pictures will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

    It will be presented by East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.

    The Rockwood footage will be among the materials that will provide an unmatched glimpse of life and the environment in East Tennessee.

  • Accounts have been established at Y-12 Federal Credit Union and ORNL Federal Credit Union to benefit Johnny and Karen Longmire and family.

    The accounts were established in response to members of the public who have indicated a desire to help the Longmires, whose home in the Ponderosa subdivision burned on Oct. 29.

    Donations for the couple and their sons, Hunter Golliher and Johnathon Longmire, can be dropped off or called in to either credit union until Dec. 17.