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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Lofty living takes gardening to new heights

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    A flourishing garden club in Chicago requires one to above the 13th floor of an apartment house or hotel for membership.

    Many city hospitals have roof gardens, and they have discovered that patients who spend time among blooming plants and small trees there are greatly benefited in many ways.

  • Ruffner-Ledbetter

    Kathryn Ruffner of Oliver Springs and William Ledbetter of Harriman announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be on Sept. 17 in Knoxville.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Renee Davis of Oliver Springs and Mark Ruffner of Oak Ridge.

    A 2007 graduate of Oliver Springs High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee, she is a nurse at Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Debra Ledbetter of Harriman.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Skinner 65th

    Martin and Dorothy Skinner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Destin, Florida.

    They were married on Aug. 24, 1946.

    They are the parents of five: Bill (Annie), Bob (Mitzi), Marti (Robbin), Mike (Sharon) and the late Mary.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Anderson

    Anne Marie Wesolowski and Timothy James Anderson were married on May 21 in Winston-Salem, N.C., First Baptist Church.

    David Hughes officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Mary Ann Wesolowski of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Richard Anderson and Linda Engle, both of Winston-Salem.

    Music was provided by Timothy Olsen, principal organist of First Baptist.

  • Lail marks 85th birthday

    An 85th birthday party was given in honor of Faye Lail of Kingston on July 22.

    Close to 50 guests attended the special celebration at Roane County Park.

    She has five children and their spouses, Barbara and Geoff Dunsterville and Sue and Kenneth Jewell, all of Lilburn, Ga., Buddy and Darlene Lail of Newnan, Ga., Danny and Cathy Lail of Crossville and Ginger Hembree of Harriman.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 24

    25 Years Ago
    The Tennessee State High School Athletic Association passed the no-pass, no-play rule, without setting a date for it to go into effect. Students would be permitted to participate in extracurricular sports only if they passed five out of six of their courses.

    10 Years Ago

  • 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.

    JULY 1 CASES DISPOSED

    Daniel H. Chester, probation violation. Dismissed.

    Tina L. Edwards, speeding. Dismissed on cost and traffic school.

    JULY 6 CASES DISPOSED

    Joshua E. Shakleford, driving without license. Guilty, traffic ticket paid in full.

    Kathy G. Roulhac, speeding. Guilty, traffic ticket paid in full.

  • Arrests

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

    Aug. 14 — Daniel James Adams, 30, 132 Tram Road, Carryville: fail to give proof of insurance, immediate notice of accident, leaving scene of accident, and failure to timely disclose required information. Total bond $15,250; court date Aug. 29.

  • Coffee break
  • Rockwood holds off OSMS, 30-26

    “Boomsday” had nothing on the offensive fireworks displayed in the barn burner between the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and the Rockwood Tigers as both teams combined for 585 offensive yards in Rockwood’s 30-26 victory Thursday night.