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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Ginseng again prominent in medical world

    Ginseng is one of the best known medicinal herbs in the world. Now that the ancient art of herbal medicine is once again in high favor, ginseng is coming into new prominence.

    Ginseng is believed by many people to have almost magical powers to promote general health and vigor and to prolong life. Its  remarkable history dates back more than 1,000 years.

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

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman City Council passed an $8.174 million budget, setting the property tax rate at $2.97 per $100 of assessment. The 20-cent hike in the tax rate included a 10-cent tax increase requested by the schools and was to generate funds for pay raises for city employees based on a restructured pay scale.

    10 Years Ago

  • Marriage licenses: April 30-July 9, 2012

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from April 30-July 9:

    Jerry Ray Smith to Robin Renee Ayers Reynolds

    Nicholas Thomas Young to Brandi Lynn Gearin

    Adam Christopher Mills to Courtney Amber Long

    Matthew Jarfi to Melissa Ann Christian

    Nicholas James Riblett to Linda Marie Genung

    David Edward Ester to Andrea Lynn Aimar

    Gary Scott Rawls to Ashley Marie Powers

    James Henry Lowery to Aleia Chani Shaw

  • Births: June 2-July 2, 2012

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    June 2 — Ashley Nicole and Gregory William Cloyd, Harriman. A boy, Alexander William Cloyd.

    June 8 — Ashley and Joshua Argubright, Harriman. A boy, Yisreal James. Siblings: Ezekial Dean, Joshua Jr. and Andrianna. Grandparents: Ronnie Ashbrook and Linda Eddington; Stephen and Janice Argubright.

  • General Sessions Court: June 22-25, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 22 — Daniel C. Gibson, speeding. Dismissed, safety class.

    • Darrell Wayne Griffin Jr., driver license address required within 10 days. Dismissed.

    • Andrew N. Hall, financial responsibility law, driving while license suspended, speeding. Dismissed.

    • Joshua A. Haynes, speeding. Guilty.

  • Property Transfers: July 10, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 10:
    From J. Michael Garner and Michael L. Ross to Foothills Bank & Trust and Foothills Bank and Trust by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, sub-area J, Lot T61B, Phase 6, $95,000.

    From J. Michael Garner and Michael L. Ross to Foothills Bank & Trust and Foothills Bank and Trust by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, sub-area J, Lot T72B, Phase 6, $95,000.

  • Lions pavilion marker home at last

    It’s taken 57 years, but a marker denoting a Kingston Lions Club major contribution to the city is now in place.

    The engraved granite marker was intended to preserve the club’s work on the original Kingston City Park pavilion. Instead, it now serves as a reminder of that original gift to the community and the organization’s contribution to the existing pavilion, constructed recently through funds raised by Kingston employees.

  • New state rules in place for ginseng harvesting, buying

    As part of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s regulatory role regarding the export of wild American ginseng, the Division of Natural Areas is sending out a reminder to harvesters about the 2012 law change.

    A series of upcoming public participation opportunities to address potential rule changes has also been announced.

    Effective July 1, Tennessee’s ginseng harvest law was amended to change the harvest season for wild ginseng to Sept. 1-Dec. 31.  

  • Willie Finch celebrates 100th birthday

    Willie Penix Finch celebrated her 100th birthday on July 31.

    The Finch family had a party/reunion in her honor on Aug. 4 in Oak Ridge Community Center.

    About 40 relatives and friends turned out to extend happy birthday wishes.

    Born Willie Edith Penix on July 31, 1912, she is originally from Lexington in West Tennessee. Her family farmed on a 160-acre plot, and she played high school basketball.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Williams

    Jennifer Smith of Harriman and Jordan Williams of Oakdale were married on Aug. 4 in the Suddath House, Harriman. Robert Lamance officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Ketta Smith of Harriman and the late Lee Smith.

    The groom is the son of Paul and Donna Williams of Oakdale.