Community News

  • Military Matters: Nolan Wright

    U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Nolan Wright graduated on Oct. 11 from Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

    Wright graduated with 1st Battalion, Platoon 1078, and he received the sharpshooter badge.

    The private is the son of Jeff Wright of Kingston and Tonia Smith of Harriman.

    He has a sister, Morgan, and a brother, Kaden.

    Grandparents are Evelyn and Ervin Burress and Brenda and Ronnie Wright.

  • Military Matters: Darren A. Owenby

    U.S. Army Cadet Darren A. Owenby recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    The cadet, a 2008 graduate of Harriman High School, is the son of Darrell Owenby of Harriman and Cheri Owenby of Johnson City.

    He is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship that can lead to becoming an Army officer.

  • The Garden Gate: Beware the Night of the Mad Moon

    Where do you plan to be on the Night of the Mad Moon?

    There are so many superstitions that come to life at Halloween time. An old one is that an unmarried woman will dream of her future husband if she puts a sprig of rosemary and a silver coin under her pillow on Halloween night.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 23

    25 Years Ago

  • Harriman Happenings

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Darlene Pendergrass who recently passed away. The arrangements are incomplete at the time of this writing.
    Julia Harris and her daughter Alicia spent two days in Nashville. They went there to see Julia’s granddaughter Breana play soccer along with other team members Monday evening. Breana is the daughter of Kristie and Malachi Jamieson.

  • Recycling bins in county offices

    Roane County officials are going green and making it easier for their staffs to help the Earth with the placement of recycling bins in each office.

    “I want to thank the officials of Roane County for joining me and the Roane County Highway Department in our efforts to Keep Roane Litter Free,” said Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson, who placed the bins in the county offices.

    Bins are in the offices of officials at the Roane County Courthouse, the Sheriff’s Office and the Codes office.

  • Harriman Happenings: Oct. 14

    Happy birthday to my niece, Cheryl Childress, on Oct. 11, and my nephew, Kelton Cannon. He will be 9 years old on Oct. 14.

    His grandmother, Sara D’Burn, will celebrate her birthday Oct. 14. Terry Littlejohn celebrated his special day on Oct. 13.

    May each of you have a happy and blessed day.

    Edward and Charles Agnes Hamlet Baldwin of Knoxville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Oct. 5, 1963.

  • Chili cook-off to help agency

    Wellington Place of Kingston is planning a fall chili cook-off to benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

    The event will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Wellington Place at 1098 Bradford Way.

    Those wishing to compete should call Marti Hands at 376-9848 before the evening of Oct. 14.

    Tastings at the event will be four for $1, with all proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Uncle Si raising funds for Roane anti-drug group

    The Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition is among the East Tennessee charities benefiting from the Oct. 25 presentation by “Uncle Si” and Alan Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame.

    The Knoxville Rotary Club presentation starts at 7 p.m. in Knoxville Civic Auditorium as a fundraiser for the organization’s charitable endeavors.

    “We wanted to do something bigger this year than we’ve ever done in the past,” said organizer and Rotarian Greg Maciolek.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Spain!

    The Roane County News got another passport stamp as it accompanied Rockwood’s Spencer Forbes and his wife, Evelyn, to Spain last month.

    The couple vacationed with Evelyn’s sister, Marion Hoofnagle, and visited their nephew and his wife, both of whom are missionaries in Spain.

    While in the country, one of the “locals” — a local statue, that is — decided to check out what’s new and news in Roane County.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.