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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 13

    25 Years Ago
    Under discussion at the Homecoming ‘86 meeting was the idea of planting an avenue of dogwoods or azaleas, or both, on highway medians approaching Harriman. An attractive welcome to visitors and residents, it would be a memorial to citizens of the past; an honorarium to those of the present; and a hope and legacy to those of the future.

    10 Years Ago

  • Denton-Carter

    Charlene and Brad Denton of Lenoir City announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Danielle Denton, to Justin Andrew Carter.

    He is the son of Donald D. Carter and Sherry B. Carter of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. May 21 in Morrison Hill Christian Church, Kingston. A reception will follow in the Masonic Hall on Spring Street, Kingston.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Ada Jenkins.

  • Mr & Mrs. Nelson 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 22.

    Nelson and the former Brenda Adkisson were married on April 22, 1961, in Oliver Springs.

    He is retired from K-25 Site in Oak Ridge, and she is retired from Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge.

    The couple has a daughter, Lesa McFarland, and a son-in-law, Randy McFarland of Oak Ridge.

    There are two grandchildren, Sam and Evan McFarland.

  • Gathering to mark 90th

    William Thomas “Bill Tom” Ferguson turns 90 years old today, April 13.

    His birthday will be celebrated with a gathering at 2 p.m. April 16 at his home at 211 Ferguson Lane, Kingston.

    No invitations are being sent, but all relatives and friends — especially any World War II veterans — are invited to attend. The family requests birthday cards only.

    Ferguson grew up on a farm, and his family said he still thinks he needs to work from daylight to dark.

    He enjoys music and loves to dance.

  • Melhorn celebrates birthday

    Brenda Melhorn of Rockwood celebrated her 60th birthday on March 27 in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wartburg, with more than 100 family members and friends.

    She is the daughter of the late Walter and Elsie Melhorn.

    Melhorn has Downs syndrome and lives a good life, thanks to her family and friends, and the love and kindness of friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Glen Alice Christian Church and Post Oak Springs Christian Church.

  • Christopher Jayden Lee Howard

    Christopher Jayden Lee Howard turned 1 year old on April 1.

    He celebrated on April 2 with a Toy Story-themed party with relatives and friends at Roane County Park.

    He is the son of Jessica Thomas and Jason Howard of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Danny and Susan Thomas of Harriman and Donna Howard of Lenoir City.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Hilton of Rockwood, James and Darene Jones of Harriman, Frankie Howard of Rockwood and the late Norville E. “Bud” Howard.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Paul Arwood, assault Jan. 2, 2009. Dismissed Nov. 1, cost to state. Capias for failure to appear Jan. 11, 2010. Dismissed Nov. 1, cost to state.

    Brandi I. Russell, probation violation June 7. Guilty as charged Nov. 1, convicted.

    Darrell B. Griffin, probation violation July 27, 2009. Dismissed Nov. 8, cost to state. Capias for failure to appear Oct. 4. Dismissed Nov. 1, cost to prosecutor.

  • Easter Egg Hunts
  • Master Gardeners planning plant sale

    Roane County Master Gardeners’ sixth annual plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at Ladd Landing, Kingston.  

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants, knowledge and information from volunteers trained through the Tennessee Master Gardener program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

    Perennials, annuals, house plants, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbs, trees, vegetables and yard art will be available.

  • 'Music of the Masters' closes out season

    Roane Choral Society will present “Music of the Masters,” its final concert of the season at 3 p.m. May 1.

    The group will be accompanied by a string quartet and piano in the historic Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.  

    The performance will include “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach, “Hallelujah” by Beethoven, “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” by Brahms and other classics.

    There is no admission charge; however, donations will be appreciated.