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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    Due to “allegations from various sources,” the state Division of Municipal Audits, under the heading of the Comptroller of the Treasury, is reviewing records of the city of Rockwood. The Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for making sure proper accounting procedures are in place and that public funds are adequately accounted for.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    There is a great deal of confusion in most people’s minds as to whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables — and it’s all the fault of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Botanically speaking, the tomato is a fruit. But in 1893, after an importer claimed that tomatoes were fruits and, therefore, not subject to duty, the court, who apparently realized the government was more interested in the collection of duty funds that in botanical accuracy, ruled it a vegetable. People have been debating the point ever since.

  • Divorces granted April 6-June 30 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Zachary Gronda vs. Crystal Gronda (Rowan)

    Tyler Matthew Barnes vs. Andrea Lynn (Aimar) Barnes

    Evelyn S. Dowlen vs. James D. Dowlen

    Kimberly Ann Costello Litton vs. Brent Issaic Litton

    Rheanne Donielle Grizzard vs. Michael Brett Grizzard

    Deborah Kay Byrge vs. Ernest Byrge

    Candice Renee Thompson vs. Larry Allan Thompson

    Brenda Sue White vs. Thomas R. White

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

    Joseph Matthew Humphreys to Rebekah Ann Johnson

    Thomas Jamess Ramsay to Deana Marie Gentry Hayes

    John David Payne to Teri Lynn Hill

    William Chadwick Bartlett to Candice Nicole Hutchinson

    Joseph Avery Medzie to Jessica Joy Hartfil Lavey

    Ricky Eugene Wallace to Virginia Angelina Vanoven Smith

    Rex Alan Ruppe to Ciara Michelle Grissom

  • Jace Simeon Tedder celebrated his eighth birthday on Aug. 23 with friends at Kentucky Splash and a baseball-themed party at home with family.

    He is the son of Marty and Robin Tedder of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Ernest and Barbara Tedder and Charles and Becky Lamance, all of Harri-man.  

    Jace has a 2 1/2-year-old brother, Cole Thomas Tedder.

  • Ron and Shayne McKinney York celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows on Aug. 28 in Church of Joy in Leitchfield, Ky.

    A reception followed in the church fellowship hall. It was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Savanna York, and grandson, Ethan York, all of Alvaton, Ky.

    Registry table attendants, Briannah and Piper Pendley, distributed programs in the foyer, where a display held Shayne York’s wedding gown and shoes.

  • As part of the Oct. 2-8 Mental Illness Awareness Week, Ridgeview has established an email address where individuals can anonymously ask questions about mental health concerns.

    Questions sent to askridgeview@ridgevw.com will be answered by Ridgeview’s clinical staff on the Ask Ridgeview link of its website, www.ridgeviewresources.com.

    The goal is to make it easier for people to take the first step in getting answers to questions of concern about themselves or loved ones.

  • Dog owners who think they have the county’s cutest canine are invited to put their mutt’s mug to the test to raise money for East Tennessee community cancer outreach.

    Buddy’s Race Against Cancer Dog Photo Contest allows dog owners to enter their pooch in a competition that raises money for the annual 5k walk and run benefiting Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s cancer outreach services program.

    The Roane Rockers, the team representing Roane Medical Center, Harriman, is raising funds through the dog photo contest.

  • Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition will have a fundraising car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Roane County Park.

    Entry is $20 per car. Trophies will be given for best of show, top cruiser cycle, top GM, unfinished, top Mopar, rat rod, top import, top Ford, best street rod, top motorcycle and people's choice.

    Trophies will also be given to the top 25 cars.

    General admission is $2; ages younger than 7 will be admitted free.