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Today's Features

  • Today’s Rockwood Rotary Club annual chili supper kicks off a busy couple of months for the civic group.

    The chili supper will precede Rockwood High School football team’s first home game against South Greene.

    The meal will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the new state-of-the-art Rockwood High School cafeteria.

    Tickets are $5 each and can be bought from any Rockwood Rotarian or Rockwood High School cheerleader.

  • State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has been appointed by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey to serve on the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.

    The commission is the designated state agency on aging to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state.

    For a number of years the commission has administered state funds providing multipurpose senior center programs, public guardianship, homemaker services, and home-delivered meals. 

  • “Unity of the Body of Christ: Oneness of Sound Through God’s People in Roane County” is the theme of the special worship, testimony, vision and ministry planned by Harriman Lighthouse of Aglow International next month.

    The event will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in Grande Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood. Visit www.tennesseelandandlakes.com for driving directions.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    A flourishing garden club in Chicago requires one to above the 13th floor of an apartment house or hotel for membership.

    Many city hospitals have roof gardens, and they have discovered that patients who spend time among blooming plants and small trees there are greatly benefited in many ways.

  • 25 Years Ago
    The Tennessee State High School Athletic Association passed the no-pass, no-play rule, without setting a date for it to go into effect. Students would be permitted to participate in extracurricular sports only if they passed five out of six of their courses.

    10 Years Ago

  • Kathryn Ruffner of Oliver Springs and William Ledbetter of Harriman announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be on Sept. 17 in Knoxville.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Renee Davis of Oliver Springs and Mark Ruffner of Oak Ridge.

    A 2007 graduate of Oliver Springs High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee, she is a nurse at Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Debra Ledbetter of Harriman.

  • Martin and Dorothy Skinner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Destin, Florida.

    They were married on Aug. 24, 1946.

    They are the parents of five: Bill (Annie), Bob (Mitzi), Marti (Robbin), Mike (Sharon) and the late Mary.

  • Anne Marie Wesolowski and Timothy James Anderson were married on May 21 in Winston-Salem, N.C., First Baptist Church.

    David Hughes officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Mary Ann Wesolowski of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Richard Anderson and Linda Engle, both of Winston-Salem.

    Music was provided by Timothy Olsen, principal organist of First Baptist.

  • An 85th birthday party was given in honor of Faye Lail of Kingston on July 22.

    Close to 50 guests attended the special celebration at Roane County Park.

    She has five children and their spouses, Barbara and Geoff Dunsterville and Sue and Kenneth Jewell, all of Lilburn, Ga., Buddy and Darlene Lail of Newnan, Ga., Danny and Cathy Lail of Crossville and Ginger Hembree of Harriman.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center offers a free, non-fasting cholesterol evaluation and blood typing for all donors.

    Donors also receive Medic’s blood coverage, a program that exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees if a transfusion is needed within one year of donation date.   

    Blood drives are planned next week in Roane County. Donors may give blood at Gateway IGA in Rockwood on Aug. 29, or at Harriman Family Dollar on Aug. 30.