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Today's Features

  • Kingston Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in Harriman Shoney’s.

    Dave Crawford will discuss membership growth during the Aug. 23 meeting.

    Call 376-6894 for details.
     

  • An organizational meeting of the Roane Area Parkinson’s Support Group will begin at noon Sept. 15 in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    Refreshments wil be available.

    This group caters to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their family members and friends.

    Call Sandra at 679-8872 for details.

  • By CINDY SIMPSON    

  • By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Five generations have been doctored by a hometown Harriman girl, and Dr. Mimi

    Tedder has no plans to stop now.

    As of this summer, Tedder, a 1969 Harriman High School graduate, has practiced family medicine in her hometown for 30 years. She began practice in July 1979.

    After graduating from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and putting in a three-year residency at UT Medical Center, Tedder had a clear idea of her next move.

  • By JOHNNY TEGLAS jteglas@roanecounty.com

    Kingston is the place to be on Saturday, July 4, as the Roane County community converges for its annual Smokin' The Water Independence Day celebration.

    Festivities get underway Saturday at 10 a.m. with the annual parade along Kentucky Street. Immediately following the parade, residents can enjoy a watermelon cutting at Ft. Southwest Point, an open car show at Roane County High School, and a motorcycle show along the Race Street dike.

  • By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    jraymond@roanecounty.com

    On Aug. 27, 1956, history was made in the small town of Clinton — history that would lay the ground work for the future.

    On that day, 12 high school students said a prayer and then made the long trek down Broad Street and Foley Hill to the front of Clinton High School to become the first African American students to walk through those doors.

    They were also the first black students to attend an all-white public high school in the South.

  • By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    jraymond@roanecounty.com

    Graduates of Rockwood High School will get a chance to come together this summer to reminisce about their days as a Rockwood Tiger with fellow classmates.

    The sixth annual Rockwood High School Reunion will be June 8-14 at Rockwood First Baptist Church’s lake property.

  • By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    One of Roane County’s most well-known stories is being retold for the big screen.

    The story of the Roane County recluse Felix  “Bush” Breazeale, who famously held his own funeral years before he died, is being made into a movie starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray.

  • By Chris Bell

    Special to The News

        In all her years at Lou's CafÈ, Lou Dixon never forgot her customers.

        On Tuesday, her customers and friends made sure Lou knew she would never be forgotten as well.

        Hundreds of mourners gathered at Schubert's Funeral Home of Sunbright Tuesday night to pay their last respects to the Sunbright icon that brought smiles and cheeseburgers to the community for a remarkable 47 years.

  • By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Of all his travels, there was still one place that Charles Cunningham wanted to go.

    That is why the World War II veteran applied to be part of a group of fellow veterans that travelled by air for a trip to Washington D.C. to see, among other things, the National World War II Memorial.

    On Oct. 11, he was part of the third flight from McGhee Tyson Airport, part of a program by Honor Air Knoxville, which hopes to take as many World War II veterans as it can to see the memorial.