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Today's Features

  • Divorces granted Nov. 16, 2011, to March 8 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Ashley Diane (Brown) Rose vs. Gregory Lewis Rose

    Steven Cory Hines vs. Christie Mariea Wright Hines

    Amanda Corinne Hinds vs. William David Hinds

    Michael Lyndon Parrott vs. Joyce Ann Roach

    Amanda Michelle Shoemaker Wicks vs. David Paul Wicks

    George Michael Sparks vs. Barbara Jo (Lawrence) Sparks

    Amy R. Russell vs. Steven E. Russell

  • Roane Imagination Library has teamed up with corporate sponsor Pro2Serve to match the first $5,000 raised by new donors and those who haven’t donated in the last year.

    Pro2Serve, an engineering services company on the Oak Ridge National Lab campus, and Roane Imagination Library kicked off this challenge late last month.

    For current donors, those who donate in 2011 or already in 2012, Pro2Serve will match the increase in the donors’ contribution dollar for dollar.

  • A group of our staff and residents and a volunteer, Roberta Cagle, enjoyed a trip to Rugby, where we ate a wonderful dinner at Harrow Road Cafe.

    We were entertained by a man who played the French harp and sitar at the same time.

    He also led the group in singing old country ballads. One was “When You and I Were Young, Maggie” and “She’ll Be Coming ’Round the Mountain When She Comes.”

  • Congratulations to Jalen Anderson, who graduated from Brookwood High School in Atlanta on May 25.

    Jalen graduated with honors. He is the son of Dan Keith Anderson.

    Christina Anderson graduated from Alabama School for the Deaf in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on May 30. We congratulate you, Christina, and hope you will continue to further your education.

    Christina is the daughter of Dan K. Anderson. She and Jalen are sister and brother. They are the grandchildren of Curtis Anderson and Barbara Johnson.

    We all love both of you.

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    • Three Rivers Community Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church at 107 Paint Rock Ferry Road. Proceeds will go toward a mission trip to London in July and the church’s Cross Training Youth Group. Visit Three Rivers Community Baptist Church on Facebook or call Pastor Dennis Hawkins at 765-7495 for details.

    • Rockwood United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church at 801 N. Kingston Ave. Call 354-0753 for details.

  • Dennis Hawkins wanted to do something for the community.

    Donnie Manis was looking to showcase his artists.

    The mutual interests brought them together to work on “Rock the Summer,” a block party and concert featuring Christian bands.

    The event took place on May 26 at Three Rivers Community Baptist Church in Kingston, where Hawkins serves as pastor.

  • Beech Park Baptist
    Classes for ages 2 through high school will be offered during Beech Park Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 4-8. “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme; fifth-graders will participate in a program tailored for preteens, while grades 6-12 will go offsite for studies. A fun day from 4 to 6 p.m. June 3 will kick off the week’s events. The church is at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs. Call the church at 435-0045 for details or to arrange transportation.

  • The ninth annual reunion for everyone who attended Rockwood schools will be June 4-10 at the Rockwood First Baptist Church lake property on Eagle Furnace Road.

    Activities are planned for every day of the week, with the big event culminating on June 9.

    Reservations are required and may be made by sending $20 per person to Rockwood Classmates, P.O. Box 12, Rockwood, TN 37854. In order to have adequate food prepared, registration is requested as soon as possible.

    The week’s activities starting on June 4 are:

  • 25 Years Ago
    Roane County Park opened its newly renovated swimming area, making it an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere. Donated white plastic pipe enclosed the swimming area, one of the platforms received a new top, and the buildings were all painted, including the bathrooms. A stream runs right through the swimming area, so it acts as a natural purifier.

    10 Years Ago

  • “Come tiptoe through the tulips with me,” was the refrain of a popular song from a number of years ago.

    It comes to mind now because  spring is when tulips are in bloom. Their beautiful colors of red, gold, white and variegated shades adorn gardens and parks.