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Today's Features

  • Army Reserve Pvt. Joshua S. Boles recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    A 2011 graduate of Rockwood High School, the soldier is the son of Beth Mitchell of Harriman  and Scottie Boles of Rockwood.

    During the nine weeks of training, Boles received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

  • Oliver Springs Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors to residents of the town.

    These smoke detectors are made available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant’s goal is to meet firefighting and emergency response needs.

    Call 435-7722 to request a free smoke detector.

  • Traffic across Fort Loudoun Dam on U.S. Hwy. 321 near Lenoir City will be reduced to one lane for bridge inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12.

    In the event of inclement weather, the work may be extended or rescheduled.

    Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider another route.

    The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average.

  • Thirty-four relatives and friends attended the
    recent Lands family reunion in the fellowship hall of
    North Rockwood Baptist Church on North Gateway Avenue.

    Those attending from out of town were Roger and Linda Lands and Jason, Mandy, Addison and Judah Lands, all of Cookeville; Donna, Rachel and Jacob Townsend and Ryan Austin, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Rhonda, Albert and Casey Whittenburg of Murfreesboro; Robert and Kathleen Lands of Dayton; and Loretta and Randy Lands and Raynce of Knoxville.

  • The idea of incorporating the use of light into garden planning is not as new as you might think. It is merely the updating of an ancient idea.

    Many centuries ago, the Chinese placed sculptured stone lanterns in their gardens. The Japanese hung painted paper ones in the trees in their gardens to add glamour and mystery to the shadows.

    In Europe, flaming torches were used to light the gardens and courtyards of medieval castles and manor houses, as well as the interiors of many buildings.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Adopt-A-School, an incentive program for academic achievement, enjoyed a high rate of success in Roane County. The program was a partnership between an organization or business and a selected school, program or class; a sharing of time, talent and expertise. The ways in which the adopter can help are limited only by the imagination of both parties.

    10 Years Ago

  • Allen and Glenna Chaney will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.

    They will be honored by their children with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in Sunbright Community Center.

    No invitations will be sent; the couple requests no gifts.

  • Amy Georgina Ingram and Robin T. Curtis announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in front of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, New Orleans.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Cathie Ingram of Harriman and Bill Ingram of Oliver Springs.

    She graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Tennessee Technology Center. She is employed with Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, and is owner of Bella Photographs of Tennessee.

  • Ashley Whittenbarger and T.J. Miller, both of Harriman, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 in North Rockwood Baptist Church.

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

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Shelia Whittenbarger of Harriman.

    The prospective groom’s parents are George and Lolita Miller of Harriman.

  • Kelsey Rae Smith was born at 12:36 p.m. July 7 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Will and Kristy Smith of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, and Diana Smith of Oakdale.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran and Ruth Headrick.

    Kelsey has a brother, Liam, 4, and a sister, Taylor, 5.