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Today's News

  • Garrett to celebrate 85th birthday

    Ida Belle Raby Garrett will celebrate her 85th birthday on April 6.

    Her family will honor her special day with a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. April 7 in South Harriman Baptist Church.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    The first of five children, Garrett was born April 6, 1927, and spent the first years of her life in Paint Rock.

    She was 9 when her father died, and the family moved to South Harriman, where she attended South Harriman Elementary School and graduated from Harriman High School.

  • Gavin Lee Young

    Gavin Lee Young was born at 5:28 p.m. Feb. 23 in Women’s East of Chattanooga.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

    He is the son of Ashley Brooke Giles and Jessie Mitchell Young.

    Grandparents are Teresa Lynn Johnson and Christopher Lee Giles.

    Great-grandparents are John and Sharon Johnson, and Rocky and Marty Giles.

  • Emerson Reid Bryant

    Emerson Reid Bryant was born at 7:51 a.m. March 20 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of James Bryant and Nikki Cook-Bryant of Maryville.

    Grandparents are Doug and Debi Cook of Kingston, and Ray and Carolyn Bryant of Maryville.

    Emerson also has seven great-grandparents.

  • Maggie Rose Richardson

    Maggie Rose Richardson celebrated her fourth birthday on March 8 with a My Little Pony-themed party.

    She is the daughter of Cliff Richardson and Shauna Richardson.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry D. Richardson, and Michael and Kay Griffith of North Carolina.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley and the late James Mosley.

  • Payton Madox ‘Max’ Richardson

    Payton Madox “Max” Richardson celebrated his sixth birthday on March 8 with a Spider-Man-themed party.

    He is the son of Cliff Richardson and Shauna Richardson.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry D. Richardson, and Michael and Kay Griffith of North Carolina.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley and the late James Mosley.

  • Elijah Brock

    Elijah Brock celebrated his third birthday on Jan. 30 with a Batman-themed party.

    He is the son of Philip and Lori Brock of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Shirley Bullard of Harriman, and Bob and Emily Brock of Rockwood.

    Great-grandmother is Ida Lou Nelson.

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 6-10, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 6 ― John Travis Burnette, theft up to $500. Guilty.

    • James Charles Humphreys, simple possession/casual exchange. Guilty.

    • Joshua D. Daniels, Schedule II drugs: cocaine/meth. Bound over.

    • John Futch, public intoxication. Guilty.

    • Joe Thompson, public intoxication. Guilty.

  • Arrests: March 21-29, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 21 — Megan Nicole Collett, 18, 405 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood: domestic assault. No bond; court date May 12.

    • William Aaron Collett, 19, 405 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date May 21.

  • Less than 2 weeks left to file taxes

    With the tax filing deadline two weeks away, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that quick and easy solutions are available if they can’t file their returns or pay their taxes on time, and they can even request relief online.
    The IRS expects more than 600,000 Tennesseans to file tax returns in the next two weeks and about 170,000 to request filing extensions.
    "Don’t panic, but be sure to act by the April 17 deadline" said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.

  • Glitterville’s Brown to judge on TLC series

    Rockwood native and artist Stephen Brown will be a judge on the new TLC series “Craft Wars.”
    The show, which focuses on craft enthusiasts, is hosted and executive produced by actress Tori Spelling.
    TLC’s website announced the show as well as Brown’s Glitterville website, www.glitterville.com.
    It debuts June 26.
    Brown’s company Glitterville sells whimsical products for festivities from birthdays to Christmas.
    The company also has a Halloween craft book for presale at vendors including Amazon.