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Today's News

  • Births: Aug. 8-Sept. 22, 2014

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

    Aug. 8 — Jamie and Randall Wells, Rockwood. A girl, Cali Isabella, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Siblings: Allie and Josie. Grandparents: Raymond and Sonya Golliher; Randy and Ann Wells.

    Aug. 19 — Autumn Phillips and Ronny Hamrick, Oliver Springs. A boy, Kason Blake, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents: Ronny and Jeannie Hamrick; Leighann Hamrick; Whitney and Dewayne Butler; Nick Phillips.

  • Births: Sept. 17, 2014

    Babies born at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, to Roane County parents:

    Sept. 17 — Jacqueline White, Harriman. A girl, Avari Ann Skye.

  • Marriage licenses: July 9, 2014 and after

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from July 9:

    • James Matthew Smith to Tara Destiny Clark, both of Harriman.

    • James Michael Goss to Misty Leigh Gann Burden, both of Cave Spring, Ga.

    • Joshua Allen Walker to Jennifer Lyne Madison, both of Kingston.

    • Christopher John Stinnett to Angela Michele Edmonds, both of Rockwood.

    • Jesse Dewayne Goad to Brittany Daniell Loy, both of Harriman.

  • Property transfers: May 13-16, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    May 13 — From McCurdy & Candler TN LLC, McCurdy and Candler TN LLC, David Bradshaw and Tammy Bradshaw to JPMorgan Chase Bank by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, Lakemont Heights, Lot 27, $34,200.

    • From Housing and Urban Development of Washington, Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Housing and Urban Development of Washington and Housing and Urban Development to One Tennessee Ltd. by deed, Dist. 3, R.E. Sargent subdivision, Lot 2, $38,500.

  • General Sessions Court: May 5-15, 2014

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

    May 5 — Shanna E. Thomas, simple possession/casual exchange: dismissed.

    May 6 — Jeffery W. Fine, drink while license suspended: dismissed.

    • Cavanaugh S. Mims II, speeding: guilty; traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Sherman F. Burgess, speeding: guilty; traffic ticket paid in full.

  • Military Matters: Samantha M. Adams

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Samantha M. Adams recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Adams is the daughter of Stanley M. Adams of Sarasota, Fla., Heather J. Raines of Harriman, and Shelia Morton of Dandridge.

    She is the stepdaughter of Robert Raines of Harriman and the sister of Jeffrey L. Adams of Knoxville. Her grandmother is Shelia Adams of Sarasota.

    The airman is a 2007 graduate of Bearden High School, Knoxville.

  • Street Painting Fest Saturday

    The 15th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 (rain date Oct. 5) at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Dozens of artists will transform concrete sidewalk squares into colorful chalk paintings during this free festival organized by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge.

    Children’s activities include face painting, chalking and other free activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kid Zone. Music will be provided by the Roane State Celebration Singers at 9 a.m.

  • OR heritage group to attend meeting addressing future of museum operations

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will forego its regular monthly meeting in October.

    Instead, members of the association encourage the public to attend a community meeting on Oct. 9 to gather input on the future of American Museum of Science and Energy operations.

    The meeting, a cooperation between the city of Oak Ridge and the Museum Foundation, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave.

    Registration and light refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Boy Scouts aim to boost food drive

    A partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank and the Boy Scouts of America Great Smoky Mountains Council’s Scouting for Food program was recently given a financial boost in the form of a $60,000 grant from the Boyd Youth Education Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation.

    Now, with additional financial support, this ongoing long-term partnership will be able to expand the Scouting for Food drive, which occurs in February, and it will fund opportunities for Boy Scout education and leadership.

  • Second annual Senior Street Fair planned later this month

    The second annual Senior Street Fair, a cooperative effort between Rockwood Housing Authority and Mid-East Community Action Agency, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24.

    The event for senior citizens will be on West Rockwood Street in front of Martin Manor Apartments.

    “We are going to have music this year,” said Jennifer Watson, housing manager.

    Tommy Hardin will be playing oldies like Elvis Presley.

    In addition to vendors, the festival will include a chili and cornbread competition for seniors. There is no entry fee.