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Today's Features

  • 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

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in November:

    Thomas Ansel Caneup Jr. to Brenda Sue Gunter

    Brenton Todd Ward to Kelsey Keyana Brooks

    Justin Lee Gouldy to Laura Jordan Hurst

    Peter Junior Ortiz to Nancy Lea Banken Cloyd

    Charles Kenneth Patterson to Allie Lynn Cobb

    James Aaron Cornelius to Bethany Joy Pemberton

    Jerry Hugh Justice to Hospicia Alcartado Dictaan

    Robert Randall Pressley to Jessica Marie Morgan

  • Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Nov. 14-21:

    From Cecil C. McCarty and Teresa L. McCarty to Charles E. Wilkie and Ann Wilkie by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 1.44 acres, Gordon Drive/River Road, $34,100.

    From Rickey Daniels and Sharon Daniels to Brandon Muir by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 0.838 acre, adjacent Muir/Roane County, $4,000.

    From City of Harriman and City of Harri-

  • Jamie and Carla Ferguson of Midtown accept a $1,200 check from Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3429 Entertainment Committee Chairwoman Sonia Sidlauskas and Vice President Becky Ward.

    The Eagles raised the money during a fall fundraiser to help offset the medical costs of Jamie Ferguson, who was without health insurance and was required to have unplanned surgery.