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Today's Features

  • Rockwood 2000 will host a public candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Rockwood City Hall.

    The purpose of this event is to introduce the public to candidates running for Tennessee House of Representatives Districts 31 and 32, Rockwood mayor and Rockwood City Council in the Nov. 4 election.

    The public forum’s objective is to inform as many people as possible about the positions of each candidate.

    Candidates will be grouped according to the position for which they are running.

  • Volunteer Energy Cooperative reminds members to be on alert for a telephone scam that continues to plague rural Tennesseans.

    Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee who threatens to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal.

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

    Aug. 8 — Jamie and Randall Wells, Rockwood. A girl, Cali Isabella, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Siblings: Allie and Josie. Grandparents: Raymond and Sonya Golliher; Randy and Ann Wells.

    Aug. 19 — Autumn Phillips and Ronny Hamrick, Oliver Springs. A boy, Kason Blake, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents: Ronny and Jeannie Hamrick; Leighann Hamrick; Whitney and Dewayne Butler; Nick Phillips.

  • Babies born at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, to Roane County parents:

    Sept. 17 — Jacqueline White, Harriman. A girl, Avari Ann Skye.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from July 9:

    • James Matthew Smith to Tara Destiny Clark, both of Harriman.

    • James Michael Goss to Misty Leigh Gann Burden, both of Cave Spring, Ga.

    • Joshua Allen Walker to Jennifer Lyne Madison, both of Kingston.

    • Christopher John Stinnett to Angela Michele Edmonds, both of Rockwood.

    • Jesse Dewayne Goad to Brittany Daniell Loy, both of Harriman.

  • Harriman Public Library had a booming time with its “Fizz ... Boom ... Read!” science-based summer reading program.

    Eighty-three children registered for this year’s program, and more than 700 books were read.

    There were three categories for this year’s program: listeners, beginning readers and readers.

    Listeners winners were Kate Pickel, first place; Madelyn Butler, second place; and Samantha Hammonds, third place.

  • Ever want to take a walk back in time to where life was slower, ladies went to finishing school and the world came to town to bask in the mineral springs?

    Oliver Springs Historical Society is offering such a walk with its new walking/driving tour of the town.

    The group has completed a new self-guided tour brochure listing 50 historical sites in Oliver Springs.

    The brochure will be available during the town’s October Sky Festival on Oct. 18.

  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church parishioners, from left, Renee O’Toole, Mariann D’Alessandro and Barbara Ricker are among the community members who participated in last year’s Council of Catholic Women’s annual fall bazaar.

    This year’s bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.

    Attic treasures, holiday crafts, home-baked goods are among this year’s offerings; a silent auction is also planned.

    The bazaar is the CCW’s biggest fundraising event.

  • The Women’s Interfaith Dialogue of Oak Ridge will present a community forum featuring Jo Bruce, director of the Oak Ridge Schools Family Resource Center.

    Bruce, whose husband was a Campbell County High School principal killed in a 2005 school shooting, will speak on “Breaking the Cycle of Violence.”

    The forum, free and open to the public, will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 in the fellowship Hall of Grace Covenant Church’s Trinity Center at 320 Robertsville Road.

  • Heaven Bound of Navarre, Fla., will be the featured guest performers at the monthly Fourth Saturday Singing in the City.

    The gospel duo of Randy and Patty Simmons will sing at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Rockwood Event Center.

    Victorious Ministries will have Southern gospel music and refreshments in a dinner-style setting for this month’s event.

    Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.

    Victorious will also have other local talent singing on the stage.

    Call Dudley Evans at 245-8152 for details.