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Today's Features

  • Emerson Reid Bryant was born at 7:51 a.m. March 20 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of James Bryant and Nikki Cook-Bryant of Maryville.

    Grandparents are Doug and Debi Cook of Kingston, and Ray and Carolyn Bryant of Maryville.

    Emerson also has seven great-grandparents.

  • Maggie Rose Richardson celebrated her fourth birthday on March 8 with a My Little Pony-themed party.

    She is the daughter of Cliff Richardson and Shauna Richardson.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry D. Richardson, and Michael and Kay Griffith of North Carolina.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley and the late James Mosley.

  • Payton Madox “Max” Richardson celebrated his sixth birthday on March 8 with a Spider-Man-themed party.

    He is the son of Cliff Richardson and Shauna Richardson.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry D. Richardson, and Michael and Kay Griffith of North Carolina.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley and the late James Mosley.

  • Elijah Brock celebrated his third birthday on Jan. 30 with a Batman-themed party.

    He is the son of Philip and Lori Brock of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Shirley Bullard of Harriman, and Bob and Emily Brock of Rockwood.

    Great-grandmother is Ida Lou Nelson.

  • Roane County farmers and ranchers are reminded that June 1 is the dealine to enroll in the USDA Farm Service Agency Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment program.

  • Harriman Police Department is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizens Academy.

    The academy will be at 6 p.m. each Tuesday for the next eight weeks. It will cover many aspects of law enforcement, including police procedure and policy, basic firearms, law, officer survival and a ride-along upon academy completion.

    Applications are available at the police station at 130 Pansy Hill Road.

    Call Karen Joseph at 882-3383 for details.

  • Rockwood Public Library’s annual book sale will begin at 10 a.m. April 14 in the library at 117 N. Front Ave.

    Hardbound and paperback books, magazines and videos will be offered for all ages.

    The book sale will take place through the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

    Call the library at 354-1281 for details.

  • Last week during spring school break, Carolyn Clemmons’ son Roy gave her a trip to the Isle of Palms near Charleston, S.C. Her hotel was on the beach, and it was so beautiful.

    Carolyn and some friends toured the old plantations, took a horse carriage ride, went to the open-air markets and ate lots of seafood. This was a great vacation.

  • Another possum story I have to tell you: this 90-year-old lady grew up on a small farm in the community of Swan Pond, where possums were plentiful. Even some folks enjoyed hunting them for food.

    Among them was a nearby neighbor who not only hunted them but also enjoyed the tasty meat!

    He didn’t know how to cook anything, let alone a possum, so he brings it over to our house and ask my Mama to cook it for him.

  • Rockwood 2000 is among the newest supporters of the Roane County Literacy Council with a donation of $250.

    The council serves as an advisory board for the Roane State Community College/Roane County Adult Education Program in Rockwood.

    The donation was presented to Paul Woodward, president of the Roane County Literacy Council and Melissa Browder, director of Adult Education, last week by Mary Kau, vice president of Rockwood 2000.