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  • VA clinic reopens under new group

    By DAMON LAWRENCE
    dlawrence@roanecounty.com
    The VA Outpatient Clinic in Rockwood reopened on Monday. A contracting issue is to blame for its temporary closure in September, according to the VA’s Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

  • Trash problem tossed about

    Collecting for trash pickup is a difficult  endeavor for Harriman.
    Waste Connections is picking up for residents that are not being billed or not making their payments — leaving the city to pay the difference.
    City Treasurer Charles Kerley said the problem cost the city $121,000 last fiscal year.
    “It is just $10,” City Councilman Buddy Holley said. “My gosh that is a bargain.”
    That $10 allows residents to have up to four cans picked up once each week.

  • Female Navy veteran enjoys flight of honor

    Madeline Moates spent World War II as a Navy Wave, joining the effort as a young woman.
    The women’s branch of service contributed in many ways, often taking on roles left behind by soldiers that went to the front lines.
    “I sat there at that desk and kept up with the boats coming in,” the Roane County resident said.
    Not only did she contribute to the effort, but she also met her late husband, Frank, while in service in San Diego.

  • Christmas Ideas Fair Nov. 4-5

    Are you already thinking of the people on your Christmas gift list?
    Roane County FCE has scheduled its annual Christmas Ideas Fair for Nov. 4-5.
    The event at Kingston Community Center includes demonstrations and handmade crafts, door prizes, a doll raffle and a silent auction.
    The event runs from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5.

  • Roane State has two hair raising offers

    Writer and horror movie buff April Snellings will present a lecture on Friday, Oct. 29 at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus.
    “100 Years of Horror,” will cover horror culture and entertainment and will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the City Room. Admission is free. Short horror films will be shown.
    The lecture is not recommended for children under age 13. Door prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

  • Faith-based rehab has new office

    Recovery Road, a local nonprofit substance-abuse organization, has opened an office in Kingston.
    Recovery Road concentrates its efforts in offering faith-based rehabilitation to individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addictions in Roane and Loudon counties.
    Recovery Road operates as a facilitator for individuals seeking help in matching a candidate with a rehabilitation center. It also provides transportation to and from the center.

  • Mercedes & Dixie Curry

    Mercedes Curry will celebrate her third birthday on Oct. 30, and her sister, Dixie, will celebrate her second birthday on Nov. 7.

    They will celebrate on Oct. 23 with a Dora the Explorer party with relatives and friends.

    They are the daughters of Edna and James Curry of Kingston.

    Grandparents, Nanny and Papaw, are Eileen and Don Kyle of Kingston.

    Great-grandparents, Mamaw and Papaw, are Louise and Charlie Hamby of Kingston.
     

  • Lauren Paige Nation

    Lauren Paige Nation turned five on Sept. 9.

    She celebrated her birthday with a Build-A-Bear party with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Trevor and Katie Nation of Powell.

    Grandparents are Lisa Nation of Knoxville and Wayne and Cathy Bryant of Knoxville.

    Great-grandparents are Bill McKinney of Harriman and the late Eula McKinney.

    Lauren has one sister, 16-year-old Brittany.
     

  • Christina Lynn Copes and Nick Lee Pound Jr. wedding

    Christina Lynn Copes and Nick Lee Pound Jr. were married on Oct. 7, 2010, at 5 p.m. at the gazebo across from the Roane County Courthouse.
    Una Coffman officiated during the evening ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Rosemary Jennings of Maryville and Bill Copes Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa.
    Her grandparents are Mary Eidson of Maryville and Tom Zerambo of Philadelphia, Pa.
    The groom is the son of Judy Roberts of Spring City and Nickey Lee Pound Sr. of Dayton, Ohio.
    His grandfather is the late Don Whitaker. The couple is at home in Spring City.

  • Coffee beans, brake fluid a recipe for Friday traffic snarls

    By Katie Hogin and Terri Likens, Roane Newspapers
    A Friday morning truck accident on Interstate 40 led to headaches for motorists all day and into the night.

    A collision involving a parked tractor trailer rig and one that was moving happened around 8 a.m. on the eastbound lane just east of Gallaher Road.

    The collision resulted in a spill of coffee beans and slippery brake fluid.