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Today's News

  • Poland-Gibson

    Dwayne and Beth Poland announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Poland, to Wesley Wayne Gibson.

    He is the son of Mel and Mary Ellen Gibson of Clinton.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 11 in Lee Village Baptist Church. A poolside reception at the home of the bride’s parents will follow.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Watson-Spann

    Dale and Lori Watson of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Watson of Kingston, to Ryan Spann of Paducah, Ky.

    He is the son of Ron and Glenda Spann of Paducah.

    The ceremony will be on June 11 in Young’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Burnette 50th

    Wayne and Venita Burnette will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 in Community Baptist Church’s fellowship hall, Rockwood.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    The couple was married on June 3, 1961. He is pastor of Community Baptist Church.

    They have two daughters, Tammy Leffew of Harriman, and Sherry Matheson of Rockwood.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Wattenbarger

    Jacquelyn Jacoby and H. Lloyd Wattenbarger were married on April 24 aboard the Queen Mary II in the North Atlantic on a return voyage from England.

    Capt. Paul Wright officiated during the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of the late Albert Smith and the late Marion Lunsford.

    The groom is the son of the late Henry Wattenbarger and the late Christine Taylor Wattenbarger.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Weaver

    Tonja Coranne Widick and Ricky Lee Weaver were married in a private outdoor ceremony at noon Feb. 14 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Chaplain Jim Eastin officiated during the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Marion E. and Ruth A. Kettelhut Widick of Nebraska and southern Utah.

    The groom is the son of Maria J. Misamer Weaver of Germany and Tennessee and the late Elmer L. Weaver of Knoxville.

  • Disc golf tourney set for June 19

    Roane County Park will be hosting a 2011 AT&T disc golf series event on Sunday June, 19 at 9:30 a.m.

    The tournament will consist of two 18-hole rounds and the cost to enter is anywhere from $25 to $50 depending on skill level.

  • Youth fishing tournament set for June 11

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, in conjunction with several area organizations and businesses, will be presenting a Boat or Bank Big Fish Youth Fishing  Tournament on Saturday, June 11.

    The tournament will be held at the Gravel Pit in Kingston.

  • TWRC establishes hunting seasons

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the 2011-12 hunting seasons during its May meeting that concluded Friday, May 20 at the Ray Bell Region II Office Building.

  • Midway players take 3-A honors

    The 20011 baseball and softball seasons went well in Midway and the Green Waves were recently rewarded with 10 selections to the 2011 All District 3-A teams, including winning or sharing the three top awards.

  • Roane slips from elite jobless rate showing

    What a difference a month makes.
    Roane County’s unemployment rate has consistently been among Tennessee’s five lowest for more than a year.
    That all changed in April, according to statistics released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Roane County, which held the state’s fourth-lowest jobless rate at 7.7 percent in March, slipped to ninth place last month with an increase of 0.7 to 8.4 percent, the state reported.
    That increase, in fact, is somewhat higher than in April 2010, when the county registered an 8.2 unemployment rate.