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Today's Features

  • Nora Lee Honeycutt, back to camera, recently installed the 2012-13 Roane County Retired Teachers officers.

    The new officers are, from left, President Mary Hickey, President-elect Miriam Bowman, Secretary Pat Brummitt, Treasurer Gretchen Harvey, Assistant Treasurer Eric Brummitt and Parliamentarian Richard Harris.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 6 — Hayleigh Patterson and Xavier Murphy, Harriman. A girl, Kira Marie, 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparent: Christina Patterson.

    July 8 — Lindsay and Kasey White, Oliver Springs. A boy, Kasen Elijah, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Siblings: Keigan and Keylon. Grandparents: Jerry and Phyllis White; Jimmy and Sonja Crawford; Joey and Marlene Sexton.

  • By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers
    Mamie Louise Harper was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Oliver Springs, and died Oct. 8, 1990, while on a visit for the funeral of her sister, Josephine, in Los Angeles.

    She was the daughter of the late Minnie Mae Crozier and William Julian Hopper Sr. She spelled her last name as “Harper,” instead of Hopper, along with her brother Samuel.

    Harper left her mark on society through her work in the church, the community, and the education system.

  • Roane County United Way will have its 2013 campaign kickoff from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Heritage Center on the former K-25 Site.

    The kickoff event is open to all interested individuals and representatives from nonprofits and businesses that support United Way each year.

    Roane County United Way, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to maximize the impact of individual and business donations as partner agencies work together to serve all Roane Countians.  

  • • American Red Cross     

    • Boy Scouts, 588-6514

    • CASA of the Ninth Judicial District, 423- 539-5550

    • Catholic Charities     

    • Child Advocacy Center, 865-986-1505

    • Child and Family Tennessee, 524-7483

    • The Children’s Fund , 882-1185

    • Clinch River Home Health     

  • The library at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County will remain closed through Aug. 16 while work continues to install a new HVAC system.

    The Oak Ridge campus library remains open on its normal schedule. The main campus library is scheduled to reopen Aug. 17.

    Those needing library help may call the Oak Ridge campus library at 865-481-2004.

  • Gardens are flowers, trees, shrubs, pools, fruits, vegetables, paths, birds and weeds.

    Sometimes, they are buildings, too.

    Consider old-fashioned summerhouses, gazebos, trellises, arbors, lattices, porticos, pergolas and porches.

    Trelliswork is an old garden art that began as an openwork or fence to support climbing plants. It sometimes was used as the framework of an arbor.

    All of this conjures up a vision of Victorian gardens with climbing roses and morning glories and lemonade in the pergola.

  • 25 Years Ago
    After two months of hearings and workshops, the Roane County Commission finally passed a budget. The new budget reflected a 68-cent property tax rate increase to bring the tax rate up to $2.71 per $100 valuation. The delay in passing the budget also delayed the opening of Roane County and Harriman City schools by one week due to a lack of available funds.

    10 Years Ago

  • Jamie Elizabeth Pierce and William Matthew Bullock, both of Rockwood, were married on June 23 in Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile.

    Pastor Adam Barnes officiated during the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of James and Laura Pierce of Ten Mile.

    The groom is the son of William and Brenda Bullock of Oak Ridge.

    The bride was escorted by her father. Marie Nora Pierce served as her sister’s maid of honor.

    Todd Walker of Kingston was the groom’s best man.