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Today's Features

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Jan. 13-Feb. 1:

    Efrain Cardenas Gamboa to Tabitha Jane Pemberton Ostermayer

    Wallace Edgar Teague to Lisa May Eatmon

    Richard Edward Glass to Mona Fay Williams

    Philip Jonathan Averill to Paula Joyce Davis Johnson

    Michael Allen Fickey to Holly Melissa Howell

    Jerry Allen Penticuff to Cordelia Dena Holt

    Joshua Curtis Dunlap to Stephanie Annette Laudermilk Thomas

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Jan. 23 — Taylor and Joe Lee Cunningham III, Rockwood. A boy, Joe Lee IV, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Siblings: Triston Lee. Grandparents: Joe Cunningham Jr.; Karen “Mimi” Cunningham.

    Jan. 25 — Kayla Cisson and Lee Sexton, Rockwood. A boy, Kysen Darry, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Siblings: Jayden, Mikayla, Chelsea and Byron. Grandparents: Mitford Sexton and Mildred Sexton; Ronnie and Lesa Cisson.

  • By Louise Warmley, Community Correspondent
    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Lorrain Harrison, who recently passed away in University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was the mother of two sons and the daughter of Mariah Harrison. Services were held for her Feb. 4 in Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. The Rev. Mark Green officiated. Our prayers are with her family and friends.

  • The public is welcome to participate in “Live from Antarctica” in Oak Ridge’s American Museum of Science and Energy at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, as PolarTREC researcher Alex Eilers performs the tagging of Weddell seals in the Ross Sea in Antarctica and discusses her research project.

    The program will be in the museum’s auditorium.

  • “Orchard Skills: From Planting to Pruning” is the topic of the Roane County Master Gardener’s  sixth winter workshop, planned for Feb. 25.

    The Master Gardeners are teaming up with Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer and Bradbury United Methodist Church to provide both classroom training and active, hands-on experience in an orchard.

    The classroom experience will include lunch, a discussion of soil prepara-
    tion, plant selection, planting, fertilization, pruning and opportunities for

  • The Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2012 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

  • Due to the overwhelming support and business the Rockwood Goodwill Store has received from the Roane County community, Goodwill has expanded to offer an second location in Harriman.

    Goodwill hosted the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of its Harriman store on Feb. 9.

    The Harriman store, at 1233 Roane St., offers shoppers a varied selection that includes clothing items, furniture, toys and books. The selection will be replenished daily.

  • IRS2Go 2.0, an expanded version of the Internal Revenue Service’s smartphone application, is now available.

    The app is designed to provide taxpayers easier access to practical tools and information.

    The new app, available on the Apple and Android platforms, adds a new YouTube feature, news feed and tax transcript service in addition to existing tools, such as checking on the status of a tax refund.

  • For a church without a building, the congregation of Rockwood’s One Faith Community Church has stayed strongly united.

    Once moved from the retail space next to Goody’s, the church later moved to an area of Midtown.

    Its newest home is in a rather unique location: the Roane County Skating Center.

    Skating Center Manager Virgil Thompson is a friend of One Faith Pastor Shawn Hatfield. He has agreed to allow the church to have services at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Paradise Baptist Church, Rockwood, is now affiliated with One Harvest Food Ministries to help Roane Countians stretch their food dollars.