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Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Overall

    Rachel Trent and Aaron Overall were married April 7 at The Park in New Orleans.

    One hundred and fifty guests attended. The groom’s brother’s Chet’s band played for the reception.

    The bride is a graduate of Midway High School and East Tennessee State University. She is a registered nurse with Fort Loudoun Medical Center, Lenoir City.

  • Thomas-Bennett

    Rachel Nicole Thomas of Rockwood and Joseph Carl Bennett of Murfreesboro announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be on June 16 in Nashville.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Susan Thomas of Rockwood.

    Her grandparents are Esther Griffin and the late Albert Griffin, and Barbara Thomas and the late Virgil Thomas.

    The prospective groom is the son of David and Sharon Bennett of Murfreesboro.

  • Willis-Glenn

    Brandy Dawn Willis and Thomas Jackson Glenn announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. June 30 in Piney Baptist Church in Oakdale. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. in Grand Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Property Transfers: March 30-April 4, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse March 30-April 4:

    From Eather West, Carolyn Roberts and Wayne Roberts to Carolyn Roberts and Angela Bailey by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, Old Harriman Hwy., $50.

    From Mary Lea Byrd Sullivan and Robert S. Sullivan to Robert E. Smith and Donna L. Smith by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 4.186 acres, Heidle Road, $220,000.

  • Arrests: May 23-June 5, 2012

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

    May  23 — Lacey Diann Hicks, 23, 3631 Sweetwater-Vonore Road, Sweetwater, two counts failure to appear and second violation of probation. No bond; court dates June 25 and July 30.

    • Christopher Leona Townsend, 22, 115 Fergueson Lane Lot 15, Kingston: theft $500 but less $1,000. Bond $1,000; court date June 25.

  • Marriage licenses: Feb. 23-April 30, 2012

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Feb. 23-April 30:

    Christopher Wade York to Kristen Lacey Worthington

    Anthony Antonio Patterson to Wendy Jane Ingram

    Travis Anthony Best to Suzanne Melody Powell

    Chadwick Wayne Lane to Angie Lynn Day Lane

    Brian David Summers to Melinda Jo Clower Reese

    Jonathan Edward Johnson to Jessica Leann Cook Phillips

    Benjamin Anthony Hankey to Patricia Noella Ann Macon

  • Births: Feb. 10-March 14, 2012

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

    Feb. 9 — Shelia and Terry Collins, Harriman. A boy, Waylon Ray, 6 pounds, 12 oz. Siblings: Tanner and Dakota. Grandparents: David and Peggy Kirby; Bill and Marilyn Collins.

    Feb. 10
    — Elizabeth Ann and Jimmie B. Tharpe, Harriman. A boy, Brian Cameron. Siblings: Nicholus Blaze and Jayan Christian. Grandparents: Trisha Woods and Jim Woods; Randy and Shirley Walker.

  • Divorces: Nov. 16, 2011-March 8, 2012

    Divorces granted Nov. 16, 2011, to March 8 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Ashley Diane (Brown) Rose vs. Gregory Lewis Rose

    Steven Cory Hines vs. Christie Mariea Wright Hines

    Amanda Corinne Hinds vs. William David Hinds

    Michael Lyndon Parrott vs. Joyce Ann Roach

    Amanda Michelle Shoemaker Wicks vs. David Paul Wicks

    George Michael Sparks vs. Barbara Jo (Lawrence) Sparks

    Amy R. Russell vs. Steven E. Russell

  • The Garden Gate: Make sure your yuccas aren’t yucky

    We marked the time of Pentecost on May 27.

    Pentecost is considered by many people to be the birthday of the Christian church. In reality, it is even earlier than Christianity itself.

    It was one of the great pilgrimage feasts of ancient Israel. It is often referred to in Scripture as the Feast of Weeks, which occurs seven weeks, a week of weeks after the Passover.

    In its earliest form, it was a harvest festival celebrating God’s goodness made manifest.

  • Fire department needs your help

    As the sign outside West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department’s station 1 indicates, the department is seeking volunteers to help in its mission to provide fire and emergency services to those in the West Roane County region.

    Those wishing to help may stop by the station on Pumphouse Road in Rockwood and talk with Fire Chief Charlie Redwine about the department’s needs.

    The station may also be contacted by phone at 354-8201.