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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Standford “S.L.” Guffey recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary at home.

    Guffey and the former Alice “Billie” Abston were married on Sept. 20, 1953.

  • Divorces granted July 1-30 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Samantha Ann Taylor vs. Jason Stanley Taylor

    Susan Kay Yankie Rodgers vs. James Cameron Rodgers

    Shannon C. Prater vs. Holly J. Beason Prater

    Mary F. Lowery vs. Jerry W. Lowery

    Crystal [Tara] (Standridge) Abbott vs. David Shane Abbott

    Darrell Glen Radford vs. Karen Marie (Hedtcke) Radford

    Lloyd E. Jones vs. Tabbatha L. Jones

    Cortina (Gibson) Roberts vs. Kenneth Roberts

  • Rockwood Rotary Club is making plans for a meeting to commemorate the club’s 60th anniversary.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

    All former Rockwood Rotarians are invited to attend; reservations are required and may be made by calling either J. Polk Cooley at 354-1432 or Maurice Greif at 354-9857.

    Space is limited; those planning to attend are asked to make reservations early to attend the dinner meeting.

    The Rockwood Rotary Club was chartered  in October 1950.

  • Alumni of Wheat High School and Old Roane College will gather with residents of the former Wheat community this weekend to celebrate their annual homecoming.

    The Oct. 3 service will begin at 11 a.m. in George Jones Church in the former community off Blair Road. John Stair Jr. will give the message.

    A basket lunch will be served at noon.

  • Rockwood First Christian Church’s Great Pumpkin Patch will open on Oct. 2 to offer the community a venue for fall-decorating supplies and activities.

    The church’s children and youth ministries will benefit from the sales of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn throughout the month.

    Attractions for groups visiting the Great Pumpkin Patch include pumpkin painting, treats and a children’s story corner. Families are also welcome to bring a camera to take pictures.

    Call 354-1753 to schedule a group visit.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Abels Sr. of Oliver Springs celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 3 with a party given in his honor and attended by many relatives and friends.

    He is the son of the late Robert and Nancy Ables, who lived in Rockwood.

    He and his wife, Kathleen Daniels Abels, had been married for 45 years when she died in 1991.

    A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he worked as a coal miner in Fork Mountain, Tenn., then at Brushy Mountain Prison. He retired from J.C. Penney Co. in 1984.

  • This year’s winner of Rockwood Fall Festival’s Miss Teen Fall Festival Pageant will receive more than a sash and tiara.

    Pageant sponsor Rockwood 2000 is awarding the 2010 winner a $500 scholarship to be applied toward tuition at her choice of educational institution, including universities, colleges, beauty and technical education centers.

    The pageant is among those Rockwood 2000 will have during the Rockwood Fall Festival on Oct. 2 at Homecoming Park on North Front Avenue in downtown Rockwood.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tedder will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Kingston Community Center.

    Tedder and the former Barbara Young were married on Sept. 25, 1960, in Harriman, with Bro. J.T. West officiating.

    He is retired from Y-12.

    Their two sons and daughters-in-law are Eddie and Patty Tedder of Friendsville and Marty and Robin Tedder of Harriman.

    There are three grandchildren, Carrie Tedder, Jace Tedder and Cole Tedder.