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Today's Features

  • The second annual Senior Street Fair, a cooperative effort between Rockwood Housing Authority and Mid-East Community Action Agency, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24.

    The event for senior citizens will be on West Rockwood Street in front of Martin Manor Apartments.

    “We are going to have music this year,” said Jennifer Watson, housing manager.

    Tommy Hardin will be playing oldies like Elvis Presley.

    In addition to vendors, the festival will include a chili and cornbread competition for seniors. There is no entry fee.

  • Roane County Schools’ sixth annual “Run for Your Health” 5k race/walk will be Nov. 1 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    Entry fee is $25 for adults who register before Oct. 18 and $30 afterward; student entry fee is $10.

    The walking division will begin at 8:30 a.m., with runners to start at 9; registration tables will open at 7:45.

  • By Bonita Irwin • For Roane Newspapers
    Alumni of the former Wheat High School and old Roane College, as well as former residents of the former Wheat community, will celebrate their annual homecoming at the George Jones Church on Oct. 5.

    The service will begin at 11 a.m., with A.L. Turpin bringing the message. A basket lunch will be served at noon under the nearby tent.

    The community of Wheat, situated near the K-25 Site, was first known as Bald Hill because all of the timber had been cut to construct houses.

  • Rockwood 2000 will host a public candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Rockwood City Hall.

    The purpose of this event is to introduce the public to candidates running for Tennessee House of Representatives Districts 31 and 32, Rockwood mayor and Rockwood City Council in the Nov. 4 election.

    The public forum’s objective is to inform as many people as possible about the positions of each candidate.

    Candidates will be grouped according to the position for which they are running.

  • Volunteer Energy Cooperative reminds members to be on alert for a telephone scam that continues to plague rural Tennesseans.

    Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee who threatens to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Aug. 8 — Jamie and Randall Wells, Rockwood. A girl, Cali Isabella, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Siblings: Allie and Josie. Grandparents: Raymond and Sonya Golliher; Randy and Ann Wells.

    Aug. 19 — Autumn Phillips and Ronny Hamrick, Oliver Springs. A boy, Kason Blake, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents: Ronny and Jeannie Hamrick; Leighann Hamrick; Whitney and Dewayne Butler; Nick Phillips.

  • Babies born at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, to Roane County parents:

    Sept. 17 — Jacqueline White, Harriman. A girl, Avari Ann Skye.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from July 9:

    • James Matthew Smith to Tara Destiny Clark, both of Harriman.

    • James Michael Goss to Misty Leigh Gann Burden, both of Cave Spring, Ga.

    • Joshua Allen Walker to Jennifer Lyne Madison, both of Kingston.

    • Christopher John Stinnett to Angela Michele Edmonds, both of Rockwood.

    • Jesse Dewayne Goad to Brittany Daniell Loy, both of Harriman.

  • Harriman Public Library had a booming time with its “Fizz ... Boom ... Read!” science-based summer reading program.

    Eighty-three children registered for this year’s program, and more than 700 books were read.

    There were three categories for this year’s program: listeners, beginning readers and readers.

    Listeners winners were Kate Pickel, first place; Madelyn Butler, second place; and Samantha Hammonds, third place.

  • Ever want to take a walk back in time to where life was slower, ladies went to finishing school and the world came to town to bask in the mineral springs?

    Oliver Springs Historical Society is offering such a walk with its new walking/driving tour of the town.

    The group has completed a new self-guided tour brochure listing 50 historical sites in Oliver Springs.

    The brochure will be available during the town’s October Sky Festival on Oct. 18.