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Today's News

  • Spirit of ’45 exhibit open in OR

    Celebrating the legacy of service from men and women of the greatest generation, the Spirit of '45 exhibition opened last week at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge in conjunction with the World War II surrender of Japan on Aug. 14, 1945.

    There were 16.1 million Americans who served in the military during World War II. Today, there are 3 million surviving.

    Through artifacts from the museum archives, museum visitors have opportunities to learn more about everyday heroes.

  • 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.

    JUNE 27 CASES DISPOSED

    Amanda Michelle Disney, failure to appear misdemeanor. Dismissed. Forgery. Guilty.

    Dewey S. Yarber, theft up to $500, failure to appear misdemeanor. Dismissed.

    Dale J. Brooker, public intoxication. Guilty.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 1-7:

    From Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Paul Brown by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Lee Samuel E. Lot 7, $27,000.

    From Frank Lane Charton, Frank L. Charton, Sylvia S. Charton and Sylvia Charton to Kelly King and Lisa King by warranty deed, Dist. 1, W W Hill, Lot PT2 and PT3, $245,000.

    From Susie D. Woods and Donnie Woods Estate to Phillip E. Branson and Cynthia D. Branson by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 3 acres, Hwy 72, $83,000.

  • Kingston Rotary Club marks special anniversary this month

    Kingston Rotary Club celebrated 57 years of service to the community earlier this month.

    At the meeting, charter member George Warlick shared stories of the early days.

    A number of longtime members also chimed in with their memories of the organization through the years.

    Newer members talked about why they joined Rotary, making the commemoration a sharing of the past, present and vision for the future between generations in the true spirit of Rotary.

  • Landry picked for state board

    Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bill Landry as East Tennessee representative of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

    The appointment, effective July 5, runs through June 30, 2016.  

  • The Garden Gate: Study shows you can harvest lots with little

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    It is one thing to see how much food you can grow in a limited space and to look for small-size varieties, but it is quite another to try to grow the largest of something.

    Perhaps you are aim-ing at a prize at the county fair, or just wishing to outdo your neighbor who had the biggest pumpkin on the block last year.

    Whatever your motive, growing giant plants is much fun.

    Delicious tomatoes, a fairly new variety which is, indeed, delicious, grow to about 3 pounds apiece.

  • Hurley-Ahler

    Steven and Julia Atchley-Pace of Vonore announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia C. Hurley, to Christopher E. Ahler.

    He is the son of Dr. Julian and Margo Ahler of Kingston.

    No wedding date has been set.

    The bride-elect is employed by the state of Tennessee, Lenoir City Utility Board and her company, The JaCy Consulting.  

    The prospective groom is employed with Ahler and Co. in Harriman and Visionary Horizons in Knoxville.

  • Freels-Jones

    Jerry and Brenda Freels announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Freels, to Benjamin Jones.

    He is the son of Donnie Jones and Miriam Kelmers.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Misty Mountain Chapel, Wartburg. A reception will follow in Misty Mountain Reception Hall, Wartburg.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jess and Violet Freels, and the late Ralph and Kate Cromwell.

  • Redmon turning 100 on Aug. 23

    Rella Dora McKenzie Redmon of Oakdale will turn 100 years old on Aug. 23.

    She will mark the occasion with a special time of fellowship and celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 in  Orchard Community Center.

    No gifts are requested.

    Redmon is a longtime member of Oakdale United Methodist Church.

    She is the mother of Charles Roe Redmon of Atlanta.

    She is the grandmother of Christopher McKenzie Redmon and wife Missy of Rockwood, and the great-grandmother of Marissa and Caleb Redmon of Rockwood.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Wright

    Rachel Elizabeth Bagby and J. Adam Wright were married on May 7 in Chapel at the Park, Gatlinburg.

    The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Lee and Beth Bagby of Franklin.

    The groom is the son of Randy and Darlene Wright of Harriman.

    The bride, escorted by her father, wore a traditional white beaded ball gown with a fingertip-length veil. Her bouquet consisted of fuchsia and orange roses.