Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    Veterans organizations joined together at the courthouse for a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument to Roane County’s war dead. The brief ceremony ended with a salute and the playing of taps.

    10 Years Ago
    After months of compelling and sometimes volatile debates, 57 percent of Roane Countians voted yes on a ballot referendum which would clear the way for a state lottery. Most other counties followed suit, thus lifting the constitutional ban on a lottery.

  • Roane County United Way is extremely grateful to all the volunteers who have served and continue to serve on its funds allocation review panels.

    “For those who may not know, the United Way uses a very rigorous process for determining how your contributions will be divided among our community partners,” said Deborah Alexander Davis of the Roane County United Way. “This process ensures contributions are allocated to best meet the needs of Roane County residents across six service areas.”

  • God gave us a wonderful day Sunday as the women of St. Mary’s Baptist Church celebrated our annual Women’s Day.

    The theme was “Women of Faith.” Sister Joann Palmer was the worship leader for the morning worship service.

    Music was provided by different tapes, which were great. Our theme song was “Have Faith in God.”

    Sister Elfredia Williams was our speaker. Her message was great.

    Our afternoon worship leader was Sister Sheila Hall.

  • Dennis Ferguson’s annual Coats for the Cold campaign kicks off next week with four collection sites.

    The 18th annual campaign aims to distribute coats to those less fortunate to help keep them warm this winter.

    The public can help by dropping off unused coats and jackets starting Nov. 5 at one of four collection sites:

    • United Community Bank, Kingston

    • Chase Drugs in Physicians Plaza, Midtown

    • Live and Let Live Drugs, Rockwood

  • Harriman Fire Department will have a fundraising cornhole tournament at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 across from Harriman’s main fire station at 603 Walden Ave.

    Entry fee is $30 per team; one of every 10 teams will receive a prize.

    No preregistration is necessary; Cornhole Players Association tournament rules will be followed.

  • Divorces granted March 14-June 6 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    • Nichole Michele Urban vs. Dennis Daniel Urban

    • Eric Bryan Bannon vs. Sarah Elizabeth Giles Bannon

    • Kelly Denise Pridmore Bunch vs. Daniel Eddie Bunch

    • Sammy David Fritts vs. Jacquelyn Gene Fritts

    • Duane Richard Romine vs. Sherry Lynn (Tannenbaum) Romine

    • Lucy Kathryn Creswell Endicott vs. Shane Lee Endicott

  • A seminar, “Our Constitution: A Godly Design for Government,” will be presented Nov. 3 in Grace Community Church at 438 W. Race St., Kingston.

    The countywide seminar on the U.S. Constitution will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    It will be taught by Ray Morgan, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and ROTC instructor.

    Morgan, an avid student of the U.S. Founding
    Fathers, developed this course on the Constitution as part of the ROTC curriculum at Charleston Southern University.

  • Those who have suffered from drug abuse, as well as those who give thanks that the negative effects of drug abuse haven’t entered into their lives are encouraged to join family and friends of Clayton Smith and the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition for a special prayer and “Say No to Drugs” balloon release.

    The ninth annual event starts at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Smith’s gravesite at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

  • Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle, center left, presents Roane State Community College President Gary Goff, center right, a plaque of appreciation for the use of Roane State facilities for the Harriman Police Department’s annual K-9 seminar.

    Also on hand for the presentation are, from left, Harriman Assistant Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey, Roane State Interim Police Chief Mike McCullough and Roane State support staff member Diane Cox.

  • The Michael Dunn Foundation board of directors recently honored C.G. Sexton for his leadership and service to the Foundation for more than 30 years.  

    The board presented a star to Sexton at one of the residences owned by the Foundation and named after Sexton.

    The C.G. Sexton Home is used by Michael Dunn Center to provide support and a home to people with disabilities.

    During his term, Sexton led an effort to raise funds through an annual reverse raffle.

    He also was respon-sible for leading the