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Today's Features

  • Larry and Debra Gurney of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Callie Ann Gurney, to Chance Kendall Harvey.

    He is the son of Kevin and Traci Harvey of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on Oct. 3 at Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

    The prospective groom is active military stationed in South Korea.

  • Aiden Wright Oliver turned 1 year old on Sept. 4.

    He is the son of Alan and Cindy McGill-Oliver of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Maggie Bingham of Oakdale and the late Gilbert Bingham, the late Sam McGill, and John and Sherry Schuman of Harriman.

    Aiden has a 7-year-old brother, Austin Oliver; and a 5-year-old sister, Addison Oliver.

  • 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.