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Today's Features

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

    Oct. 20 — Heather Butler and Andrew Leach, Kingston. A boy, Kole Anderson, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Sibling: Mackenzie. Grandparents: Steve and Cindy Henry; Thomas and Julie Branson.

    Oct. 21 — LaTosha and Rex Jackson, Oliver Springs. A girl, Joliann Raylen, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Siblings: Kaylee and Brooke. Grandparents: Michael and Teresa Adcock; Jeff and Jan Jackson; Rexanne and Byron Dell.

  • Divorces granted July 7-Aug. 31 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    John Edward Farmer vs. Jennie Charlene (Luffman) Farmer

    Cynthia Ann Newport Mel-ton vs. Ronald Edward Melton

    Jeremy Randall Cagle vs. Kristina Rachelle Cagle

    Katherine Elizabeth (Manis) Bishop vs. Charles Shaun Bishop

    Chester R. Edwards vs. Kimberly A. Edwards

    Latisha Dawnise Roberts vs. Aaron James Beeler

    Tonia Marea Morris vs. Keith Allen Morris Sr.

  • Gene and Gretchen Standridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12.

    They were married on Nov. 12, 1961, at Midway Church of God, Ten Mile.

    He is a retired building contractor, and she is a retired school bus driver. They are active members of Luminary United Methodist Church and enjoy attending University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball games.

    The couple has two children, Pam and Mona; three grandchildren, Candi, Amanda and John Mark; and two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Alexsys.

  • Southern Appalachia Railway Museum has an answer for what to do after celebrating the old-time tradition of Thanksgiving:  

    Celebrate the old-time tradition of 1940s-era rail travel.

    The museum will roll out its Secret City Scenic Excursion Train on Nov. 25-26 for one-hour rides through the Manhattan Project K-25 Site and picturesque Poplar Creek Valley of Roane County.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency’s Office on Aging urges the public to include area senior citizens in their holiday giving this year.

    “As many of us have families to enjoy these festivities with, there are homebound elderly right here in our communities who are sitting in cold homes and isolated from the outside world,” said Amber Jacks, director of Mid-East’s Office on Aging.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    November is a month of crisp days, golden sunshine, falling leaves, cider mills and looking forward to holiday excitements.

    Part of that is the planning ahead of holiday foods. At this time of year, spices, candied fruit, flowers and herbs play a large part.

    Take fruitcake, for instance. When you think of its ingredients and traditions, you find yourself suddenly viewing a whole world of exotic times and places.

  • Albert Goss of Harriman recently celebrated his 90th birthday with nine of his 10 great-grandchildren.

    Goss and his wife, the late Ruth Cromwell Goss, have two children: Jacky of Harriman and Linda of Hawaii.

  • Jeffery Lynn Cobb and Mary Lisa Cobb, both of Rockwood, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Lynn Cobb, to Charles Kenneth Patterson of Rockwood.

    He is the son of Kenneth and Marie Patterson of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the home of Darrel and Tina Crisp at 131 Lakewood Landing Road, Kingston. A reception will follow.

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

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell will turn 3 on Nov. 13.

    She will celebrate on her birthday with a party  with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are David and Trish Mitchell and Jerry Brackett and Cleta Mitchell, all of Kingston, Peggy Kirk of Rockwood and Thomas and Joyce Kirk of Knoxville.

    Jaycie has two sisters: Ashlin Blake of Rockwood and Gabbriella Deaton of Lenoir City.