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Today's Features

  • Cap off a long, hot summer and a festive Labor Day weekend by meeting friends and family for Melons and Music at Harriman Riverfront Park.
    The annual Babahatchie Community Band concert includes ice-cold watermelon served by the Harriman Lions Club.
    The Babahatchie Band will perform popular music favorites from the
    ’40s and ’50s, such as “String of Pearls,” “April in Paris” and “Little Brown Jug.”

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Hobert D. Davis recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
    Son of Misty Chaney of Oliver Springs, he was a 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.
    The airman 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.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center offices will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 6.
    That means a day of no blood collections for the community.
    “Please visit a blood drive before the holiday weekend so we can increase our inventory to ensure everyone’s safety over the long weekend,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.
    One such blood drive will be on Sept. 3 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.
    The blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The Family and Community Education Clubs of Roane County are making plans for the annual Kingston Autumn Country Fair.

    The fair will be on Oct. 2 at Fort Southwest Point.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse July 1-30:
    William Aaron Hedgecoth to Stacy Faye Lynn McFarland
    Michael Morris Clendaniel to Susan Marie Gibson
    Rodrigo Nogueira Fass to Tracey Lynn Gardner
    Timothy John Gould to Melanie Renee Childers
    Ted Kasper Kaplon to Miranda Hope Powe
    Michael Wade Hardin to Mae Ann Rivers Shillings
    Caleb Brian Strayer to Dessie Rachelle Hagler
    Michael Paul Gilbert to Rebekah Kay McClure
    Darren Caleb Payne to Kimberly Allison Freels

  • Divorces granted April 23-June 25 at the Roane County Courthouse:
    Jason Lee Stout vs. Shara Roberts Stout
    Richard Everett Wood vs. Angela Denise Wood
    Linda Ruth Langley Bartlett vs. Steven Ray Bartlett
    Tina K. Roach vs. William N. Roach
    Gennina Mary Turnbill vs. James Jay Turnbill
    Helen Diane Cooper James vs. William Howard James
    Robert S. Tapley vs. Antoinette J. Trammell Tapley
    Travis D. Hawn vs. Angela Hensley Hawn
    Zack Dixon Jr. vs. Sandra Elizabeth Griffith Dixon

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 9 — Rebecca Ausburn and Jeffery Raymond, Harriman. A girl, Addyson Kinley, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Sibling: Kabryn. Grandparents: Chris and Debbie Ausburn.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ted Morton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.
    They will celebrate with a reception for family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 in Kingston First Baptist Church family life center.
    Morton and the former Carolyn Christopher were married on Sept. 10, 1960, in Kingston, with Brother Rudder officiating.
    He is retired from Martin Marietta, and she is retired from the Roane County Health Department.
    The couple has three children: Karen Morton of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Ted Morton Jr. and Amy Workman, both of Kingston.

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