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Today's Features

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Shelby N. Redman recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Daughter of Phyllis Lemasters of Oliver Springs, she graduated in 2010 from Oliver Springs High School.

    Redman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Army Reserve Pvt. Rachel E. McCoy recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Daughter of Stacy McCoy of Kingston, she graduated in 2007 from Roane County High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, McCoy studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions.

  • Col. Franklin C. McCauley Jr. of Kingsport has been named by the Tennessee Army National Guard as the 10th commander of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

    The 278th, headquartered in Knoxville, has a unit that operates from the Rockwood National Guard Armory.

    McCauley is presently deputy commander of the regiment.

    He follows Col. Jeffrey Holmes who was named commander of the 194th Engineer Brigade in Jackson earlier this month.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • With April designated as National Foot Health Awareness Month, the staff of Roane Medical Center, Harriman, is telling patients to keep their feet pampered this year by practicing good foot health maintenance and recognizing signs of common foot conditions.

    According to a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, nearly 72 percent of Americans experience foot pain that prevents them from exercising.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Hundreds of residents attended the Roane County Commission meeting to protest their property tax appraisals. Individuals testified how property sometimes tripled or quadrupled in assessed value while little or no improvement was reportedly done since the last assessment. Nearly 5,000 property owners appealed the reappraisal.

    10 Years Ago

  • Several free nature walks are scheduled this spring in various areas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The walks will help celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Information available will focus on area efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the reservation's resources and efforts to protect them from invasive plants.

    Participants should plan to wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and bring insect repellant and water.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary School kindergarten student Heaven Branum was recently crowned 2011 Little Miss Tiny Tot Oliver Springs.

    She is the daughter of Robert and Jessie Branum.

    Grandparents are Debbie Johnson and Bob and Jan Branum.

    Heaven has two sisters, Keriana and Tabitha.

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

    Benjamin Mark Cooley to Carrie Annette Nelson

    Mark Allen Walls to Amanda Leigh Marine Huling

    Eric Nathaniel Ross to Brandi Michelle Barnes

    Michael William Westover to Jennifer Marie Murphy

    Travis McKinley Clayborne to Tasha Jean Forrester

    William Adam Godsey to Marybeth Ashley Lovelace

    Gary Wayne Jackson to Heather Mae Jackson Harris

  • Divorces granted Dec. 1-Feb. 4 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Amy Jo Evans Long vs. James Michael Long

    Amanda Jones-Foster vs. Matthew Richard Foster

    William Michael Watson vs. Faith Charlene Watson

    Michael Hobert Long vs. Helen Louise Long

    Charles Edward Berkshire vs. Monica Lynn Berkshire

    Vernon Paul Law II vs. Holly Michelle Metcalf Wilkens

    Rebekah J. Taylor vs. Joshua T. Taylor