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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 29

    25 Years Ago
    A 1949 model pumper was Kingston’s first fire truck, the only unit the city had for 15 years. After a new unit was purchased, city employees eventually restored the 1949 pumper as a showpiece in area parades and other events.

    10 Years Ago

  • Births

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    July 19 — Shanda and Travis Diggs, Kingston. A girl, Hannah Kate, 9 pounds, 11 ounces. Siblings: Landon and Kinsley. Grandparents: Keith and Carolyn Harper; Caroline Diggs.

    July 20 — Nicole Jenkins and Ronnie Ferguson, Rockwood. A girl, Brooklyn Raylee, 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Siblings: Katie and Sadie. Grandparents: Billy Ray and Peggy Jenkins; John Ferguson.

  • CASA volunteer training under way

    Abused and neglected children need support, and CASA trains volunteers to lend a hand.

    CASA — or Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children — has volunteers from all walks of life.

    Each volunteer takes a 30-hour training class that prepares them to advocate for children in the court system.

    “We are looking for people who care about children and want to make a difference in their lives,” said Peggy Severance, CASA of the Ninth Judicial District program coordinator.

  • Monday night with the Babahatchie Band
  • Gurney-Harvey

    Larry and Debra Gurney of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Callie Ann Gurney, to Chance Kendall Harvey.

    He is the son of Kevin and Traci Harvey of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on Oct. 3 at Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

    The prospective groom is active military stationed in South Korea.

  • Aiden Wright Oliver

    Aiden Wright Oliver turned 1 year old on Sept. 4.

    He is the son of Alan and Cindy McGill-Oliver of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Maggie Bingham of Oakdale and the late Gilbert Bingham, the late Sam McGill, and John and Sherry Schuman of Harriman.

    Aiden has a 7-year-old brother, Austin Oliver; and a 5-year-old sister, Addison Oliver.

  • Mr & Mrs. Guffey 57th

    Mr. and Mrs. Standford “S.L.” Guffey recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary at home.

    Guffey and the former Alice “Billie” Abston were married on Sept. 20, 1953.

  • 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.

    Jonathan Joseph Stringfield, registration law Oct. 8, 2009. Failed to appear Feb. 12, convicted.

    Jonathan Joseph Stringfield, financial responsibility Oct. 8, 2009. Failed to appear Feb. 12, convicted.

    Joe L. Fitzgerald III, speeding Oct. 17, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 12, cost to defendant.

    Nathan R. Miller, registration law Oct. 2, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 12, cost to state.

  • Divorces

    Divorces granted July 1-30 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Samantha Ann Taylor vs. Jason Stanley Taylor

    Susan Kay Yankie Rodgers vs. James Cameron Rodgers

    Shannon C. Prater vs. Holly J. Beason Prater

    Mary F. Lowery vs. Jerry W. Lowery

    Crystal [Tara] (Standridge) Abbott vs. David Shane Abbott

    Darrell Glen Radford vs. Karen Marie (Hedtcke) Radford

    Lloyd E. Jones vs. Tabbatha L. Jones

    Cortina (Gibson) Roberts vs. Kenneth Roberts

  • Rockwood Rotary planning 60th anniversary meeting

    Rockwood Rotary Club is making plans for a meeting to commemorate the club’s 60th anniversary.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

    All former Rockwood Rotarians are invited to attend; reservations are required and may be made by calling either J. Polk Cooley at 354-1432 or Maurice Greif at 354-9857.

    Space is limited; those planning to attend are asked to make reservations early to attend the dinner meeting.

    The Rockwood Rotary Club was chartered  in October 1950.