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Today's Features

  • Harriman First Christian Church is undergoing some changes.

    Member Becky Ells said it is an exciting period for the church. Randy Tucker has been filling the pulpit as senior minister until Josh Head assumes his duties on Oct. 17.  

    Head comes to Harriman from Decatur, Ala., Christian Church, where he served as senior minister for more than six years.  

    “If you are in the process of finding a church, come visit and worship with us,” Ells said.

  • W.D. “Bud” Chapman was recently presented with a plaque of recognition commemorating his many years of service to Shiloh Baptist Church.  

    Chapman’s conversion and baptism was in the mid-1950s when a Cherokee Indian minister, the Rev. Robert Bushyhead, led a revival at the church.

    His contributions to the church include teaching the adult men’s Sunday school class for years. He and his wife, Alice, founded and helped lead the Shiloh senior ministry for 15 years.

  • U.S. Army Pfc. Tarl A. Franklin recently graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    He is the son of Dixie L. Franklin of Kingston and Henry A. Franklin of San Diego.

  • Ruby Lee Wilson Duesler celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 4 with family members at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Duesler is the daughter of the late Pat and Easter Stephens. She is the widow of the late Aught Wilson.

    Her children and spouses are Lee Delno and Sheena Wilson, Donald Monroe and Becky Wilson, the late David Adam and the late Joyce Wilson, Wanda M. and Jimmy Pelfrey and Glenda T. and the late Warren Bishop.

    There are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Clint Taylor Hallcox and Tara Lee Albright were married on May 15 in Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile.

    The Rev. Louis Rouse officiated during the 1 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Ingrid Albright of Philadelphia. She is a 2008 graduate of Midway High School.

  • Singer-songwriter and Kingston native Woody Wright will make multiple appearances in the East Tennessee area this weekend.

    A featured artist with the “Gaither Homecoming” series and a gospel recording artist, Wright will be the guest speaker as he revisits some of his school teachers at the Oct. 8 Roane County Retired Teachers luncheon in Kingston Community Center.  

    Later that day, he will perform the national anthem with the Roane County High School marching band at Nat Sugarman Field prior to the homecoming football game.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Aug. 19 — Sarah and Omar Zapata, Kingston. A boy, Isaac Aurelio, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Siblings: Carlor and Omar Jr. Grandparents: Roger Davidson; Sharry Davidson; Jose Sandoval; Melisa Sandoval; Maria and Norberto Zapata.

    Aug. 20 — Stacey Nitz and Thomas Golliher, Rockwood. A girl, Henley Rose, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Siblings: Devin and Makenzie. Grandparents: Sonya and Raymond Golliher; Gail Burnette; Tony Harvey.

  • Noah Samuel Wheeler celebrated his 10th birthday on Sept. 12.

    He celebrated with a Tennessee Titans-themed party at Kingston Community Center pool with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparents are R.L. Lawson of Harriman and the late Shirley Lawson, and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler of Harriman.

    Noah has a younger sister, Alyson.