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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    The Rockwood Times celebrated 106 years of publications. Even though the paper changed names and owners, its governing philosophy stayed the same: the community comes first. From the days when Rockwood Avenue was described as “an ore-dusted pig and cow path” to when the county industrial park was filled with tenants, The Times grew along with the community.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Roane County United Way Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Amy Harmon to serve as executive director of the organization. Harmon, who began the new position on December 2, replaces Diana Knobloch, who left after 15 years of faithful service to spend more time with family.

  • Logan Conner Clark turned 7 years old on Dec. 1. He celebrated on Nov. 26 with a party at Zuma Fun Center with a four wheeler cake with friends and family.

    He is the son of Dusty and Aleta Clark of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Hubert and Clara Clark, and Mary Harris, all of Rockwood, and the late Lee Harris.

    Great-grandparents are Sis Trew of Rockwood and the late Willie and Ruth Clark.

  • Kathy Lynn Rider of Anniston, Ala., and Clifton David Matheson of Harriman were married in an outdoor ceremony on Oct. 15 at their home in Harriman. The Rev. Joe Andrew of Ten Mile officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Donald and Linda Rider of Fruithurst, Ala., granddaughter of the late Albert (Mack), and Virginia McClellan of Anniston, Ala., and the late Jack and Willie Stapler of Bremen, Ga.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Plants have been used as decorations at Christmastime ever since the first Christmas in Bethlehem.

    It started, according to an old tale, with a little shepherd girl who had no lamb, myrrh or gold to give to the Christ Child. She was showered with miraculous roses from heaven. She gathered them into a bouquet as a gift for the infant Jesus.

    Many and varied are legends, customs, ideas and traditions that, for many centuries, have celebrated Christmas.

  • Becky Ruppe has been elected chairwoman of the board of directors of CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.

    She succeeds founding chairman Jack McNew, who passes the gavel in a ceremonious act.

    Ruppe is executive director of the Morgan County Economic Development Board and serves on many boards in Morgan and Scott counties. She is a former Morgan County executive and served two terms on the Morgan County Board of Education.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Shortly after moving to the area, Fred and Anne Walker of Kingston noticed candy canes hanging from a tall cedar tree between the Kingston and Lawnville exits of Interstate 40. When they didn’t see it the next year, they decided to decorate the tree themselves. Why do they do it? For the motorists – to make people smile, especially people far from home at Christmas. Friends and neighbors have been encouraging, and “no one has said we couldn’t do it.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Nancy Banken Cloyd and Peter J. Ortiz were married on Nov. 11 in Riggs Chapel Baptist Church.

    Pastor Jimmy Banken officiated during the evening ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Odeen Banken, Harriman, and the late Robert Banken.

    The groom is the son of Mercedes Ortiz, Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the late Providencio Ortiz.

  • Your holiday visitors will be surprised when they discover that this rich and creamy eggnog requires absolutely no cooking — and you’ll be happy that this no-fail treat can be ready in less than five minutes.

    1 1/2 cups half-and-half
    1 cup egg substitiute
    1 cup vanilla ice cream
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, Ground
    1/4 teaspoon imitation rum extract

    1. Place all ingredients in blender container. Cover. Blend 1 minute or until well-mixed.

  • Celebrate the holidays in The Town That Temperance Built during the Harriman Christmas Tour this weekend.

    Now in its 21st year, the tour spotlighting Victorian homes and historic buildings will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 11.

    Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and younger are admitted free.