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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    Due to the passage of the Road Improvement Program, Roane County expected to receive a little more than $228,000 in additional funds for its highway maintenance budget. The additional funds result from a provision in the state bill which calls for 1 cent of the 4-cent gas tax increase to go directly to local governments.

    10 Years Ago

  • Mike Franks fans will be happy to hear he is back on the scene.

    Rhonda Boudreaux  of Trost Moving Pictures Publicity cited sources at Entertainment Weekly who said Harriman’s Muse Watson will officially reprise his role as Franks on the CBS’ prime-time drama “NCIS” on May 10.

    Watson, who shot to fame in his role in “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” has recurred as Mike Franks on “NCIS” since season 3.

  • Karen McBrayer tries to put Little Ann at ease during Roane County Humane Society’s recent rabies vaccination clinic in Planned Pet-Hood. McBrayer’s husband, Dr. Jesse McBrayer, is Planned Pet-Hood’s veterinarian.
     

  • Frankie Lovella Wise Moore recently celebrated her 100th birthday with more than 40 relatives and friends at Wood
    Village Home, Sweetwater.

    Celebrating the occasion with her are four generations of her family, including, front from left, great-grandsons Ryan Bailey and Marvin "Tony" Bailey; and back row, son-in-law Kenneth Melton, daughter Hazel Moore Melton, granddaughter Juanita Melton Bailey and grandson-in-law Marvin Bailey.

  • Del and Debra Byrd of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Byrd, to Matthew Garner.

    He is the son of Bobby and Susan Garner of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. June 19 on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

    A July reception is planned in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Byrd of Knoxville and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chilcoat of Knoxville.

  • Crystal E. Couch and Robert W. Couch, both of Rockwood, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda LaShelle Couch, to Jonathan Harry Chapman.

    He is the son of Sonny and Lorrie Chapman of Montrose, Mich.

    The ceremony will be on June 18 at Cornerstone Church, Knoxville.

  • Dan and Diane White of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica White of Kingston, to Daniel Horton of Knoxville.

    He is the son of Marc and Esther Horton of Maryville.

    The ceremony will be on May 14 at Crescent Bend, Knoxville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Robert and Beverly Scofield.

  • Keith and Richelle Barding of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Barding, to Seth Robinson.

    He is the son of Shannon and Martha Robinson of Midtown.

    The ceremony will be on May 21 in Heritage Fellowship Church, Oak Ridge.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of L.K. and Martha Barding of Kingston and Richard and Jean DeBell of Florence, Ky.

    The prospective groom’s grandparents are Henry and LuluBelle Robinson and Rose Green, all of Midtown, and the late Bruce Green.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Phillips celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4 with family and friends at their home in Wartburg.

    Phillips and the former Gladys Ann Byrge were married on April 7, 1961, in Jacksboro.

    The couple has three children, Roger, Keith and
    Terry.

    There are six grandchildren, Nehemiah, Brandon, Audrey Rose, Acie, Corey and Logan; and a great-granddaughter, Kennedy.

  • A Memorial Day program, including the dedication of more than 40 veterans engraved paver bricks for the Rockwood 2000 Memory Lane project, is planned in downtown Rockwood.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m. May 30 at Homecoming Park. The paver bricks were sold late last year and early this year during a special offer to honor area veterans and military personnel.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts will give the welcome for the program, with the invocation by Rockwood First Christian Church Pastor Kara Foster.