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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 8

    25 Years Ago
    “A Homecoming History of Harriman and Harriman City Schools” was a sharing of memories of the “good old days” with an emphasis on the education system. Editor Nancy Wimmer said the first printing sold out within a week. Two surprises the interviewers learned: the inventor of the automatic record changer, Vaughn Butler, lived in Harriman; and Harriman once had buses that ran around the clock.

    10 Years Ago

  • Divorces: Aug. 10-26

    Divorces granted Aug. 10-26 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Kenneth Dewight Collins vs. Amber Dawn Key Collins

    Joey Travis Nickell vs. Kimberly Ann Cornell Nickell

    Samantha Ann Poland vs. Jeffrey Arlan Poland

    Elisa Renea Stow vs. Timothy Alvin Stow

    Amy Georgina (Ingram) Wilson vs. Christopher Brian Wilson

    Susan I. (Covington) Daniels vs. Joseph (Jody) C. Daniels

    Jessica Michelle (Gooch) Miles vs. Chad Anthony Miles

  • Holiday Circuit set for Dec. 30-Jan. 2

    The Tennessee Quarter Horse Association Holiday Circuit, an American Quarter Horse Association-approved show, will be Dec. 30-Jan. 2 at Roane State Expo Center on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    American Quarter Horse shows test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes and feature exciting events such as jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending.

    There are also halter classes that judge American quarter horses based on balance, muscling and breed characteristics.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Wadlington 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. George Wadlington of Kingston will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18 by having all the family together for Christmas and having dinner with friends at Whitestone Country Inn.

    They will sing with the Whitestone Singers that evening; singing about Christ’s birth has been the main celebration for their wedding anniversaries all 60 years.

    Wadlington and the former Margie Lee Edwards were married on Dec. 18, 1950, in Memphis, with Mark Harris and James Canaday officiating.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Anderson

    Heidi Gerlinda Buck and Daniel Henry Anderson, both of Midway, were married on Oct. 3 in Kingston.

    Randy Steele officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Doug and Sally Buck of Springfield.

    The groom is the son of Jim and Susanne Anderson of Midway.

    The bride, escorted by her father, wore a white strapless gown with metallic accents, crystal beading and sequins with semi-cathedral train. She carried a bouquet of pink lilies.

  • OR heritage group to meet Dec. 9

    The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association monthly meeting will be a festive one, as the group celebrates the holidays, holds its annual meeting and elects new board members.

    The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 in Midtown Community Center, also known as the Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    One of the primary focuses of this month’s meeting will be to recognize a special group of Manhattan Project veterans, the Special Engineer Detachment.

  • See Fort Southwest Point by candlelight for holidays

    Hear ye, Hear ye: Step back in time with this weekend’s candlelight Christmas tour at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

  • Roane County E-911 October Dispatches
  • Births: Oct. 13-Nov. 12

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

    Oct. 13 — Brittany Danielle Loy and Phillip Cooper, Harriman. A girl, Lily Nevaeh, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents: David Allen Loy; Teresa Dianne Armes Loy; Dennis and Conny Cooper.

    Oct. 15 — Melinda Andrews and Larry Edmonds, Harriman. A boy, Bradley Randall Ray. Siblings: Anthony, Hannah and Viola. Grandparents: Ray and Sue Andrews.

  • Temperance Building a DAR treasure

    Members of Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution were guests during last month’s Heart of Harriman Gala in the historic Temperance Building.

    The event, a fundraiser for the building’s preservation, took on special meaning for the Avery Trace Chapter, which dedicated a DAR marker to commemorate the building and its place in Harriman’s past, present and future.