.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – when thousands of pounds of unused and potentially addictive medications and other substances are removed from homes around the United States – will be  on Oct. 26.

    The aim of the event is to help reduce the number of teens and adults who are abusing prescription medicines.

    The event is held twice each year and helps raise awareness of the permanent prescription-drug-disposal boxes that have been established around the nation.

  • East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Knox Heritage will host the fifth annual East Tennessee Preservation Conference on Nov. 7-9 in Maryville.

    The theme, The Power of Place. guides the schedule by offering activities and sessions that prompt participants to celebrate and capitalize on East Tennessee’s authentic places.

    Across East Tennessee, communities are positioning their cultural assets as amenities for residents and visitors, which create a richer, more desirable place.

  • Julia H. Daniel will give a report on “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” during the next Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc. regular monthly meeting.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in Oliver Springs Municipal Services Annex Building at 906  E. Tri County Blvd.

    Daniel attended the “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” conference on Oct. 4-5 at Tusculum College, Greeneville.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse:
    Feb. 15 — Andre Joseph Savoie, 42, to Becky Mystique Watson Webb, 37.

    Feb. 20 — John Kyle Merwin, 28, to Cheyenne Carol Dillon, 24.

    Feb. 21 — Randall Lynn Cofer, 23, to Jaclyn Nicole Lee, 23.

    Feb. 22 — Shannon Lewis Griffis, 42, to Jennifer Ann Campbell Burnette, 41.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 17 — Cheyenne Gibson, Harriman. A girl, Aylah Patience Marie, 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

    July 23 — Ashley and Matthew Buntrock, Kingston. A boy, Knox Thomas, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents: Jeffrey and Pamela Lokken; Tom and Patricia Buntrock.

    July 26 — Candace Hughes, Oliver Springs. A boy, Bentlee Rylynn. Grandparents: Kristy Lynn Murray.

  • Tim Adkisson and Tina Adkisson announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tasha Lee-Ann Adkisson, to Michael Lee Stockstill.

    He is the son of Michael and Carol Stockstill.

    The ceremony will be in December at Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

  • U.S. Navy Sailor Cameron D. Gaines graduated last month from the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.

    Son of Sonya Beasley and Allen Gaines of Kingston, he was Master at Arms for Division 357.

    Gaines is attending “A” School at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

    He is a 2013 graduate of Sweetwater High School.

  • U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Nolan Wright graduated on Oct. 11 from Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

    Wright graduated with 1st Battalion, Platoon 1078, and he received the sharpshooter badge.

    The private is the son of Jeff Wright of Kingston and Tonia Smith of Harriman.

    He has a sister, Morgan, and a brother, Kaden.

    Grandparents are Evelyn and Ervin Burress and Brenda and Ronnie Wright.

  • U.S. Army Cadet Darren A. Owenby recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    The cadet, a 2008 graduate of Harriman High School, is the son of Darrell Owenby of Harriman and Cheri Owenby of Johnson City.

    He is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship that can lead to becoming an Army officer.

  • Where do you plan to be on the Night of the Mad Moon?

    There are so many superstitions that come to life at Halloween time. An old one is that an unmarried woman will dream of her future husband if she puts a sprig of rosemary and a silver coin under her pillow on Halloween night.