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Today's News

  • Property assessor may have competition

    Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham could face some competition if she seeks re-election in 2012.

    Cheryl Laxton, a local real estate agent, has filed a political treasurer statement with the Roane County Elections Office.
    Sheila Youngblood Brady is listed as Laxton’s treasurer.

    Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said the statement allows Laxton to raise money for the property assessor race, which will be on  the August 2012 ballot.

    Candidates won’t be able to file petitions to run until January, Holiway said.

  • Cornstalk Heights hosts meet-the-candidates event

    The Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization is sponsoring a “meet the candidates” session for people running for Harriman city offices.

    The event is Sunday at Killifer Park in the historic district from 2-4 p.m.

    Killifer Park is in the 600-block of Cumberland Street.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Young 50th

    Ralph and Sandra Young of Harriman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 13.

    The couple’s children and spouses are Ralph Young Jr. and Brian Young, both of Harriman, TN; Shayne and Willie Williamson of Helfin, Ala., and Robin and Ronald Bredwell of Kempner, Texas.

    There are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A second great-grandchild is due in July.

  • Charlie Morgan Murrell

    Charlie Morgan Murrell will celebrate his second birthday on May 13.

    He will celebrate with a party with his family.

    He is the son of Chris and Whitney Murrell of Medina, Ohio.

    Grandparents are Homer Julian Jr. of Rockwood and the late Carol Julian, and Gene and Ginny Murrell of Spring City.

    Great-grandparents are Ruby Julian of Harri-
    man and the late Homer Julian Sr., and the late
    Del and Pauline Mar-shall.

  • Hayden Andrew Taylor

    Hayden Andrew Taylor celebrated his fifth birthday on April 7.

    He celebrated on April 9 with a Batman party with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Amber Taylor of Kingston and Adam Cox of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Mike and Pam Taylor of Harriman and Lee Taylor of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Mary and Paul Bennett of Kingston, Pete and Ellen Williams of Harriman, David and Lila Taylor of Spring City, and the late Leon Moore.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 11

    25 Years Ago
    Michael Dunn Rehabilitation Center celebrated its 15th anniversary with an informal ceremony that included clients and the general public. The center in 15 years had grown from a basement organization to include an expanded building, two greenhouses, children’s residences, a Michael Dunn workshop and Dunn Diversified Industries.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Marigolds majestically sunny in the garden

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Births: March 24-April 7

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

    March 24 — Jessica Braden and Rocky Arwood, Oliver Springs. A girl, Jaina Serenity, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Sibling: Daniel Lance. Grandparents: Karen and Scott Braden; Rhonda and Donnie Arwood.

    March 29 — Tabitha Oran and Hezikiah Wilcox, Harriman. A boy, Jaylon LeKeith, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents: Selina Oran; Dale Oran; Anna Simmons; Cleo Wilcox.

  • Divorces: Feb. 16-March 31

    Divorces granted Feb. 16-March 31 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Walter Albert Pounds vs. Nicola Fayre Pounds

    Danny Joe Robinson vs. Violet Beatrice Breden

    Stacie Michelle (Pressley) Fugate vs. Robert Samual Fugate

    Sherry L. (Burnette) Matheson vs. Clifton David Matheson

    Bryan D. Adams vs. Rachelle Lorraine Adams

    Robin Renee Alcorn vs. Bradley Travis Alcorn

    Joseph Joel Jones vs. Amber Dawn Bush Jones

  • Marriage licenses: April 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in April:

    James Albert Grubb to Carmen Roselle Cowans West

    Jake Kody Decker to Cadie Joy Ammon

    John Edward Stephens IV to Jacqui Leanne Freels Doughty

    Joseph Henry Watson III to Anale Dakota Thornton

    Drew Graham Dismukes to Sierra Amber Metzger

    James Samuel Hoover Jr. to Linda S. Sinclair Hellmann

    John David Allen to Tiffany Nichole Williams