Today's News

  • Cheerleaders rally at Harriman Care and Rehab
  • The Garden Gate: Some plants have a reputation for haunting us all year long

    Editor’s note: Ellen Probert Williams is taking a brief respite. As she rests up, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Oct. 9, 2013.

    Area markets are featuring enormous pumpkins and, even though it isn’t quite Halloween time, preparations are afoot for that annual day of witches, haunts, goblins and ghosts.

  • 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,

  • 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.