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Today's Features

  • Douglas and Patricia Pate of Murfreesboro and Phillip and Gayle Nevils of Nashville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Elaine Nevils, to Landon Wayne Houston.

    He is the son of Michael B. Houston of Crossville and Sally Houston of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on July 9 in Antioch United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in Marathon Village in Nashville.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Sue Rice of Nashville and the late Boyd Rice, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Nevils.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Binkley and Rodney Poe of Arkansas announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, McKenzie Renee Poe, to Chad Edward Voiles of Rockwood.

    He is the son of Don and Vicki Voiles of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be on July 9 in Arkansas.

  • Lee Ann Richards and Ricardo de Abiega were married on April 23 at Liberty State Park.

    The Rev. Paul Mayer officiated during the evening ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mike and Anne Richards of Spring City.

    Her grandparents are the late Marjorie and Richard Chamberlain, and the late Loraine and Herbert Richards.

    The groom is the son of Teresa Quintano and the late Enrique de Abiega.

    Addison Grace Richards served as flower girl.

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

    David Allen Satterfield to Barbara Anna Jean Evans McDonald

    Kevin Matthew Jones to Lacresha Rae Massengale Phillips

    Eric J. Walker to Karen Marie Steidle Whitley

    Gregory Howard Leffew to Emese Mary Suranyi

    Daniel Andrew Lancaster to Joby Denise Longmire Winter

    Steven Henry Hinds to Lindsey Elizabeth Treadway

    Charles Lewis Hancock Jr. to Amanda Nichole Barry

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    April 19 — Victoria Ann Smith, Harriman. A boy, Sean Steven, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents: Charles and Pam Phillips.

    April 24 — Megan and Scott Burnham, Oliver Springs. A girl, Brianna Robyn, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Sibling: Eli James. Grandparents: Rick and Charlotte Gaylor; Steve and Jeannie Burnham.

  • The Roane County Adult Education program will hold its annual GED graduation on Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the theater at Roane State Community College.
    A reception will be held after the ceremony for graduates and their guests.
    The event is sponsored by the Roane County Literacy Council and Roane State.
    Graduates and guests are asked to RSVP by June 24 by calling Cindy Hayes with Roane County Adult Education at 376-6663.

  • Rockwood 2000 is planning something new and different to kick off the summer season.

    The organization’s Plaid-a-Palooza party will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 17 in Rockwood Street Grill.

    “It is simply to come and have fun celebrating the beginning of summer,” said Sandy McIntosh of Rockwood 2000.

    Those who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite and funky plaid duds.

    Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple and include dinner, and live musical entertainment.  

  • Pack up camping chairs and get ready to pull up those party barges for the 12th annual Half Moon Music Festival in Ten Mile.

    This yearly showcase of area talent blends music and a relaxing day spent in the scenic Blue Springs Cove of Watts Bar Lake.

    This year’s festival will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. July 10.

    “The event is our way of giving back to the area,” said Wayne Tipps, Half Moon organizer.

  • On an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a locked vehicle increases 19 degrees in just 10 minutes.

    The numbers jump as the minutes pass — to 29 degrees in 20 minutes; and 43 degrees in an hour.  

    The experience could prove fatal for any human subjected to such excessive extremes.

    A child’s body temperature increases 3 to 5 times faster than that of an adult, and children exposed to extreme temperatures can suffer heatstroke, brain damage and death.

  • The extreme heat wave of the past few weeks has forced ElderWatch to change the location of Wednesday’s ice-cream social.

    The gathering, an observation of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, will be in Kingston Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

    The program will include entertainment by Tommy Harding, ice cream and vendor booths with information of interest to seniors and their caregivers. Details will be provided about fraud, abuse and neglect.