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Today's Features

  • The Roane County Heritage Commission’s gala for the historic Roane County Courthouse is Oct. 1, and sponsors are already signing on.

  • Southern Appalachia  Railway Museum has been chosen as the new owner of former Southern Railway Coach No. 829.

    The 52-seat passenger car is the generous donation from the Bluewater, Mich., chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

    The chapter considered several organizations to provide 829 a new home, and settled on museum based on its record of restoring and operating many pieces of former Southern Railway equipment.

    The transfer was completed on Aug. 1.

  • 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.