Today's Features

  • Struggling to find a gift this year for those hard-to-buy-for friends or relatives?

    Have they said they don’t need anything ... that their house is already full of “stuff”?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services program asks Roane Countians to consider these alternative gift ideas for family and friends:

  • AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home between Nov. 21-25, the Thanksgiving holiday traveling period.

    This represents a 0.7 percent increase from the 43.3 million people who traveled last year.

    Auto travel remains the preferred mode of transportation this Thanksgiving, with 39.1 million Americans traveling via automobile, about 90 percent of all travelers.

  • The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center near Crossville will have its annual fall cattle sale Nov. 16.

    The sale will start at 11 a.m.

    It will feature open and bred cows from the center’s herd, all of which are registered Angus, Gelbvieh or Balancer cows.

    Minimum bids per head will be required.

    The cows will be penned and available for viewing beginning Nov. 15.

    Registration documentation will also be available.

  • Volunteer fans who think their blood runs orange have a chance to prove it during Medic’s 25th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue.

    The blood drive competition between  Tennessee and Kentucky fans runs through Nov. 16.

    Medic’s mobile unit  will be at Rockwood Walmart Supercenter from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16.

    “Kentucky fans have won this competition the last two years, and Medic wants Volunteer fans back on the winning side of this event,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • Pomegranates are one of the world’s most exotic fruits.

    In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal “apple” in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.

    One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.

    Pomegranates are native to Asia, from northern India to the Levant, where they have been cultivated since prehistoric times.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The Harriman Police Board decided to purchase weapons for officers on a payback system. Under the program, the city would purchase weapons for officers and the officers would repay the city through payroll deductions. The weapons purchased were for line-of-duty use only and not for resale.

    10 Years Ago

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell turned 4 on Nov. 13.

    She celebrated on Nov. 10 at Roane County Skating Center with lots of family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents include David and Trisha Mitchell, Jerry Brackett and Cleta Mitchell, all of Kingston, and Peggy Kirk of Rockwood.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Oct. 11-Nov. 8:

    • Anthony James Morocco to Tina Sue Powell

    • Richard Anderson Curtis to Connie Renee Wilson Britton

    • Paul Edward Phillips to Kimberly Shay Dale

    • Charles Lee St. John to Brittany Megara Kinser

    • Jordan David Couch to Lauren Elizabeth Woody

    • Daniel Edward Clotfelter to Corrinne Marie Overaitis

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

    Oct. 18 — Jessica Nichols, Harriman. A boy, Devion Michael, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents: Billy and Missy Nichols; Robin Boles.

    Oct. 21 — Dawn and Larry Clotfelter, Rockwood. A boy, Joseph Lee, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Siblings: Daniel, Rachel, Jacob, Jeremy, Nicole and Jason.