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Today's Features

  • U.S. Air Force Airman William R. Collins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Son of Douglas Collins Sr. of Oliver Springs, he is a 2011 graduate of Coalfield High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Roane County Executive Ron Woody was among officials from the Oak Ridge area who recently attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s Intergovernmental conference in New Orleans.

    Participants met with federal, state, and local leaders from DOE sites across the nation, including newly appointed leadership in DOE’s Environmental Management Program.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. of Shelbyville, Ky., purchased the Roane County News, its weekly shopper, The Rockwood Times, The Harriman Record and the Morgan County News. No immediate changes were planned in the operation of the newspapers. LCNI was a division of Landmark Communications Inc. of Norfolk, Va., a diversified media company with holdings in television, radio, metro dailies and video programming.

    10 Years Ago

  • One of the most recognizable items at Oak Ridge’s Secret City Festival is the T-shirt.

    It’s been red; it’s been blue; it’s been tie-dyed; it’s glowed in the dark. But it’s pretty much had the same design year after year – a T-shirt with a logo on it.

  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin L. Hagemann recently arrived for duty at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Hagemann is a security forces instructor assigned to the 343rd Training Squadron. The staff sergeant has served in the military for eight years.

    He is the son of Sheila Dulevitz of San Antonio and Douglas Hagemann of Kingston.

    Hagemann graduated in 2000 from Byron High School in Illinois.


  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Every January tradition impels us to ring in the new year with fanfare, parties and resolutions. But different cultures and religions along the way have celebrated new year’s in different ways, as well as at various times during the year.

    There is something exciting about the prospect of a new year ahead with all its questions still to be answered.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry White will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31.

    Their day will be celebrated with their children and grandchildren, followed by all the family attending church together.

    White and the former Phyllis Daniels were married on Dec. 31, 1971, in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, by the Rev. C.J. Holt, who was pastor of the church at that time.

    He is the son of Fred White of Oliver Springs and the late Inez Keylon White, and she is the daughter of the late Shirley and Agnes Daniels.

  • A Roane Choral Society ensemble presented a Christmas music program to Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart during its December meeting.

    Members of the ensemble are, front row from left, Karen Seiber, Margaret Poole, Beverly Allison, Carol Brown, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Pat Estes, Judy Bailey; middle row, Peggy Shepherd, Debi Foley, Ranell Lane, Margie Wadlington, accompanist Debbie Underwood; and back row, George Wadlington, Phil Walsh, Tim Stout, Ken McGarvey, Dave Eicher, and Director Eugene Hattaway.

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

    Dec. 5 — Natasha Nicole Muir and Jason Paul Jackson, Harriman. A boy, Jensyn Ellis Ray, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Sibling: Derek. Grandparents: Connie Greene; Charlie Greene; Karen Fowler; Marshall Rogers; Doug Mitchell; Paul Jackson.

    Dec. 8 — Casey Huval and Michael Stricklan, Rockwood. A girl, Savannah Lou. Sibling: Isaac. Grandparents: Christine and Michael Goretski; Donald Huval; Chuck and Robbie Stricklan.

  • Divorces granted Sept. 1 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Daniel Allen Bice vs Vanessa Michelle Bice

    Kendri Lorene Johnson vs Robert Edward Johnson

    John Charles Van Gundy Jr. vs Victoria Lynn Zinger Van Gundy