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Today's Features

  • 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

  • Aline Messer of Harriman celebrated her 94th birthday on Aug. 1.
    A party was given in her honor on July 24 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Eddie Coker, in Oliver Springs. Fifty guests attending.
    Out-of-state guests were daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Mike Kinnas; granddaughter, Denise Honeycutt; grandson, granddaughter-in-law and family, DeWayne amd Brittany Heard, Peyton and Hayden Heard; Angie and Emily Regeski; and Vikki Whitfield.

  • Mikey Wax, an up-and-coming independent artist, will stop in Kingston for a  free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in Morrison Hill Christian Church Teen Center.

  • More than 50 art, craft, food and business vendors are signed up for this year’s Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Street Festival.

    The festival, which moves back to its downtown origins this year, starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Princess Theater.

    An entire city block will be devoted to antique cars for aficionados to peruse.

    Youngsters will also have their own city block devoted to games and fun.