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Today's Features

  • The National Open Enrollment period for Medicare is under way through Dec. 7 and impacts more than 1.2 beneficiaries in Tennessee.

    Most of these beneficiaries will also be impacted by changes that are being made to their Medicare benefits, said Jim Shulman, executive director of Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Aug. 29-Oct. 10:

    • Christopher Scott Jones to Lisa Michelle Morgan Prince

    • Brandon Leviticus Phillips to Jennifer Megan Humphreys

    • Benjamin Bryan Williams II to Lucinda Fay Francis

    • Thomas Wheeler Copeland to Olivia Stephanie Brown Webb

    • Stephen Michael White Sr. to Amelia Denise Wilkerson

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Aug. 23 — Amber and Allen Griffis, Kingston. A girl, Alyssa Randi, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Siblings: Peyton and Makayla. Grandparents: Randy and Brenda Griffis.

    Aug. 26 — Stephanie and Darrell Watkins, Harriman. A girl, Ava Grace, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Siblings: Bailey and Cooper. Grandparents: Sidney and Maxine Watkins; Don and Mildred Russell; Sharon Holt.

  • Divorces granted May 24-June 28 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    • Jessica Anne Torres Sands vs. Charles Anthony Sands
    Jr.

    • Miranda Hendrix Goss vs. Wesley Matthew Goss

    • Tony L. Bostic vs. Amy Parker Bostic

    • Jeffrey R. Abbott vs. Christy Stanley Abbott

    • Lydia Marneva Swint vs. Kevin Thomas Swint

    • Ashley Lynn Jones vs. Jonathan Paul Jones

  • A scholarship in memory of Marie Guinn, former pianist of Liberty Baptist Church, Lawnville Road, Kingston, will be helping a church member attend college.

    Family members said Isaac Allen, a youth at the church Guinn devotedly attended, was selected. The youth is one of six children in his family.

    The family of Guinn, who passed away Aug. 19, 2011, wanted to honor her memory in some way, and decided to do a scholarship.

  • It’s time once again to fill shoe boxes with small gifts to be collected and sent all around the world to needy children.

    Roane County’s collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 12-18.

    Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and evangelism organization run by Franklin Graham.

    Missionary Bob Pierce began the program in 1970, and Graham took it over in 1978.

  • Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims through March 25.  

    “Hispanic and women farmers who believe they have faced discriminatory practices from the USDA must file a claim by March 25, 2013 in order to have a chance to receive a cash payment or loan forgiveness,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The Last Patrol, a group of Vietnam veterans and other concerned individuals, carried various flags as they walked through Roane County on their way to Washington, D.C. The group started their 1,600-mile walk from the Alamo in San Antonio for the purpose of organizing veteran voter registration and promoting public awareness of the plight of POW/MIAs.

    10 Years Ago

  • Alva Oody celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 6.

    Her family gave her a party at Riverside Baptist Church.

    Around 100 family members and friends helped her celebrate.

  • Marvin and Levona “Granny Belle” Hickman of Oakdale announce the forthcoming marriage of their granddaughter, Brittany Hickman of Oakdale, to Josh Brown of Harriman.

    He is the son of Tony and Stacey Brown of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 in Pine Orchard Baptist Church, Oakdale.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Marvin Jackson Hickman Jr.