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Today's Features

  • The Memphis Rock’n’Soul Museum has a special offer for Tennessee residents that costs nothing but will provide an  annual revenue stream toward music education.

    The museum has been working diligently to reach a goal of 1,000 pre-sold “music-themed” specialty Tennessee license plates, with annual revenue from these plates going to music education in Tennessee.

  • For 14 days in October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world came to a thermonuclear war.

    This historic event is detailed in a photographic timeline, Fallout Shelter and the Cold War Home dioramas with artifacts included in the “Cuban Missile Crisis: When the Cold War Got Hot” exhibition open through Sept. 3 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

  • Rachel Trent and Aaron Overall were married April 7 at The Park in New Orleans.

    One hundred and fifty guests attended. The groom’s brother’s Chet’s band played for the reception.

    The bride is a graduate of Midway High School and East Tennessee State University. She is a registered nurse with Fort Loudoun Medical Center, Lenoir City.

  • Rachel Nicole Thomas of Rockwood and Joseph Carl Bennett of Murfreesboro announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be on June 16 in Nashville.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Susan Thomas of Rockwood.

    Her grandparents are Esther Griffin and the late Albert Griffin, and Barbara Thomas and the late Virgil Thomas.

    The prospective groom is the son of David and Sharon Bennett of Murfreesboro.

  • Brandy Dawn Willis and Thomas Jackson Glenn announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. June 30 in Piney Baptist Church in Oakdale. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. in Grand Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Feb. 23-April 30:

    Christopher Wade York to Kristen Lacey Worthington

    Anthony Antonio Patterson to Wendy Jane Ingram

    Travis Anthony Best to Suzanne Melody Powell

    Chadwick Wayne Lane to Angie Lynn Day Lane

    Brian David Summers to Melinda Jo Clower Reese

    Jonathan Edward Johnson to Jessica Leann Cook Phillips

    Benjamin Anthony Hankey to Patricia Noella Ann Macon

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

    Feb. 9 — Shelia and Terry Collins, Harriman. A boy, Waylon Ray, 6 pounds, 12 oz. Siblings: Tanner and Dakota. Grandparents: David and Peggy Kirby; Bill and Marilyn Collins.

    Feb. 10
    — Elizabeth Ann and Jimmie B. Tharpe, Harriman. A boy, Brian Cameron. Siblings: Nicholus Blaze and Jayan Christian. Grandparents: Trisha Woods and Jim Woods; Randy and Shirley Walker.

  • 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.”