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Today's Features

  • Reba McCullough of Rockwood celebrated her 95th birthday on Feb. 11.

    She celebrated the special event with her family.

  • Avery Elise Fritz celebrated her ninth birthday Feb. 1 with friends and family at Tataru’s gymnastics in West Knoxville.

    She is the daughter of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kingston and Ernest
    and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

    Great-grandmothers are Betty Pratt of Urbana, Ohio, and Madeline Moates of Rockwood.

    Avery has a 6-year-old sister, Braxton Olivia.

  • Ellen “Ellie” Rebecca Layne celebrated her fourth birthday Feb. 11 with a My Little Pony party.

    She is the daughter of Joe and Missy Layne of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Don and Becky Layne of Rockwood and Bob and Aggie Wilkerson of Lenoir City.

    Ellie has an older sister, Annabeth.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Jan. 13-Feb. 1:

    Efrain Cardenas Gamboa to Tabitha Jane Pemberton Ostermayer

    Wallace Edgar Teague to Lisa May Eatmon

    Richard Edward Glass to Mona Fay Williams

    Philip Jonathan Averill to Paula Joyce Davis Johnson

    Michael Allen Fickey to Holly Melissa Howell

    Jerry Allen Penticuff to Cordelia Dena Holt

    Joshua Curtis Dunlap to Stephanie Annette Laudermilk Thomas

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Jan. 23 — Taylor and Joe Lee Cunningham III, Rockwood. A boy, Joe Lee IV, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Siblings: Triston Lee. Grandparents: Joe Cunningham Jr.; Karen “Mimi” Cunningham.

    Jan. 25 — Kayla Cisson and Lee Sexton, Rockwood. A boy, Kysen Darry, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Siblings: Jayden, Mikayla, Chelsea and Byron. Grandparents: Mitford Sexton and Mildred Sexton; Ronnie and Lesa Cisson.

  • By Louise Warmley, Community Correspondent
    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Lorrain Harrison, who recently passed away in University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was the mother of two sons and the daughter of Mariah Harrison. Services were held for her Feb. 4 in Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. The Rev. Mark Green officiated. Our prayers are with her family and friends.

  • The public is welcome to participate in “Live from Antarctica” in Oak Ridge’s American Museum of Science and Energy at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, as PolarTREC researcher Alex Eilers performs the tagging of Weddell seals in the Ross Sea in Antarctica and discusses her research project.

    The program will be in the museum’s auditorium.

  • “Orchard Skills: From Planting to Pruning” is the topic of the Roane County Master Gardener’s  sixth winter workshop, planned for Feb. 25.

    The Master Gardeners are teaming up with Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer and Bradbury United Methodist Church to provide both classroom training and active, hands-on experience in an orchard.

    The classroom experience will include lunch, a discussion of soil prepara-
    tion, plant selection, planting, fertilization, pruning and opportunities for

  • The Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2012 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

  • Due to the overwhelming support and business the Rockwood Goodwill Store has received from the Roane County community, Goodwill has expanded to offer an second location in Harriman.

    Goodwill hosted the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of its Harriman store on Feb. 9.

    The Harriman store, at 1233 Roane St., offers shoppers a varied selection that includes clothing items, furniture, toys and books. The selection will be replenished daily.