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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    In the eyes of Virginia Hackler of Harriman, her son, Robert Hackler, was a hero. When the 36-year-old man of Lansing, Mich., learned that his sister, Linda Demo, 41, of Knoxville, would never lead a normal life again without a kidney transplant, he offered her one of his. Demo lost one kidney from a congenital kidney disease 16 years previously and had been dependent on a dialysis machine for survival since January 1985.

    10 Years Ago

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

    James Allen Spriggs to Stacy Lynn Beaty

    Elvis Aaron Turpin to Kalia Nadine Butler

    Steven Adam Thurman to Amanda Michelle Bryant

    Tyler Brian Parsons to Kacie Ann Cunningham

    Bernard A. Fisher to Nellie Sue Buxton

    Xavier Samone Murphy to Mary Ellen Wolfe

    Jason Wayne Morris to Stephanie Jane Parker

    Benjamin Heath Clark to Tiffany Renee Shepherd

  • Divorces granted Nov. 4-18 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Amanda J. Ramsey vs. Daniel J. Ramsey

    Jimmy Keith Watson vs. Amanda Caroline Noble

    Sonya Renee Woodall Gould vs. Derwin Wayne Gould

    Jill Marie Stonecipher Goldschmitt vs. Richard Frederich Goldschmitt III

    Pamela June Bledsoe Wallace vs. Roger Stephen Wallace

    Kimberley Marie Hailey vs. Richard Wayne Hailey

    Gregory Adam Vann vs. Christine Page Vann

  • Award-winning author Lee Gugliotto is coming to Roane County to present a Christian life-skills 101 workshop.

    The workshop will be Feb. 11-16 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. daily in the church at 336 Patton Lane. Call 354-3410 for details.

    The workshop is designed to train people to develop a more dynamic relationship with Christ through inductive Bible study, deep personal prayer and by showing others how it’s done through biblical homes and home Bible fellowships.

  • Roane State Community College’s Equestrian Club is gearing up to make a name for itself.

    While the club welcomes skilled, long-term horse riders, the team also encourages newcomers wanting to learn the tricks of the trade.

    Seeing her friends perform on the Middle Tennessee State University Equestrian Team, Roane State student Katie Wigginton decided Roane State needed their own.

    After a few months of petitioning, working with the Student Government Association and paperwork, her idea came to fruition in November.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, Feb. 2, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Ryan E. Jones recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    A 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School, he is the son of Ronald E. Jones Jr. of Harriman. His grandmother is Bernice Goodman of Devonia.

    During the nine weeks of training, Jones studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Bill and Mary Lindsey of South Harriman were on vacation in Florida when they witnessed the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. They were on their way to Epcot Center and saw the shuttle go up, cross back over, and explode. It was a shock they said they didn’t expect to forget for a long time.

    10 Years Ago

  • New state Rep. Julia C. Hurley, right, has been listening to constituents such as Lynn Farnham since she was elected to the post in November.

    Hurley welcomes the public to her first open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 in her new legislative district office in Harriman’s Temperance Building. Light refreshments will be served.

    The public is welcome to stop by and express any concerns and ask questions before the Tennessee General Assembly convenes on Feb. 7.