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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Simon Says meets the dance world in a longtime dance style that has its dancers chuckling as they twist, turn, spin and occasionally miss steps as the next moves are called out to them.
    Square dancers take over the American Legion Hall in Harriman across from Regions Bank every Monday and the third Saturday of each month.
    Monday is a lesson day, with beginning dancers learning the ropes with “dance angels,” a title given to more experienced dancers who teach the newcomers.
    The Three Rivers Ramblers square dancing club hosts the events.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Fort Southwest Point was approved for a $410,000 state grant to begin partial reconstruction and archaeological research. Lawmakers hope to obtain more money for a complete restoration as funds are available. Fort Southwest Point would be the only fort in the state to be reconstructed on its original site.

    10 Years Ago