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Today's News

  • Vets, military ride free on Armed Forces Day

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will offer free train rides to any current or former military personnel on Armed Services Day, May 21.

    National Guard, Reserves
    and veterans are included in the offer to ride free aboard the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train.

    Any form of proof of service will be accepted to get a ticket, including discharge papers, military identification card, American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars card or an item of uniform.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardening's history well recorded

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • FCE tribute to Marsh

    Rockwood Family and Community Education Club recently donated  a copy of “Down Home Cooking” to Rockwood Public Library in memory of Emma Marsh.

    Marsh, who passed away last fall, was a beloved 60-year club member.

    She will be remembered by many for her love of community and her many sunflowers.
     

  • Diabetes association plans Family Link Day in Oak Ridge

    Families of children with diabetes are encouraged to attend the American Diabetes Association’s Family Link Day this weekend.

    The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. April 30 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

    Highlights of the day include adult-time discussions led by registered nurse Cathy Van Ostrand.  

    There will also be a “kid time” museum tour.

    All activities are free. To RSVP, contact Lori Nester at 865-524-7868 or lnestor@diabetes.org.

  • MaddieLynn Mae Vann

    MaddieLynn Mae Vann was born at 11:35 p.m. April 18 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Allen and Candace “Casay” Vann of Loudon.

    Grandparents are Rhonda and Matt Smith of Loudon, Dean Hillsberry of Tulsa, Okla., and Darrell and Cissy Vann of Loudon.

  • Six presented at Dogwood Ball

    Six young women from Roane County are among the 59 debutantes who were presented during the 49th annual Dogwood Ball last weekend.

    The debutantes, all college sophomores, are:

    • Alexis Caroline Cunningham, daughter of Amy Adcox Jenkins, Harriman. She attends University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

    • Ellen Christine Dailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwin Dailey, Kingston. She attends University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

  • 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.

    Coty R. Barnwell, violation of probation Nov. 22. Guilty as charged Nov. 29, convicted.

    Crystal L. Jones, domestic assault July 13. Dismissed Nov. 29, cost to state.

    Yvonne Wagner, domestic assault July 24. Dismissed Nov. 29, cost to defendant.

    Debbi Lawson, probation violation Aug. 9. Dismissed Nov. 29, cost to state.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from March 17-25:

    From Phillip E. Isham Executor, Jerry A. Isham Executor, Frances Isham Johnson Estate and Frances I. Johnson Estate to Frances Isham Johnson Revocable Living Trust by deed, Dist. 1, 0.6112, Barnett Street, $0.

    From Phillip E. Isham Trustee, Jerry A. Isham Trustee and Frances Isham Johnson Revocable Living Trust to Lonnie McKinney and Stacy McKinney by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 0.6112 acre, Barnett Street, $3,500.

  • Freedom going viral is potential trouble for dictators

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    More than 2 billion people across the globe have Internet access and there are some 5 billion mobile-phone subscriptions, according to the 2010 Human Rights Report released this month by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Impressions: Survey says ... well, just read on to find out

    “Gasoline prices are nearing the point where Americans are beginning to cut back.”
    That was a headline I saw many times last week during my morning media sweeps.
    Big surprise, huh?
    We all feel the pinch when we pull up in front of the pump.
    Talking heads on television tell us there really isn’t a supply problem or massive demand.
    Even the unrest in North Africa and the Middle East are only blips on the world-market radar.
    Rather, we are told those infamous “speculators” keep pushing up the price of crude oil.
    Whatever the case, it’s cutting into all of our budgets.