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Today's News

  • Births: May 26-July 17, 2013

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    May 26 — Desirae Pelzel and Jacob Massengale, Oliver Springs. A boy, Leeland James, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Sibling: Jayden. Grandparents: Betty Massengale; Mark Massengale; Linda Jones; John Jones; Chris Pelzel; Louise Patterson; Kelly Willson; Robert Willson.

    May 29 — Mindy Davidson, Harriman. A boy, Elijah Michael, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents: Freda Davidson; Eugene Chaney.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 25

    25 Years Ago

  • OES annual bean supper Sept. 28

    Kingston 405 Order of the Eastern Star will have its annual bean supper on Sept. 28.

    The supper will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in Union Lodge 38 on Spring Street.

    Beans, cornbread, sides dessert and beverage will be available for $6.

    Fried apple and peach pies will also be available for purchase.
     

  • Immigration issues to be lunch topic

    R. Andrew Free of Ozment Law will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 1 Lunch with the League program.

    The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge program will start at noon in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed.

    Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for $8, or those attending may bring a lunch.

    Coffee and tea are provided.

  • Arrests: April 4-15, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 4 — Victoria Nicole Stover, 28, 1342 Old Deer Lodge Pike, Deer Lodge: criminal impersonation; driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $3,000; court date June 24.

    • Annie Jeannine Tinker, 29, 607 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood: four counts violation of probation. Total bond $120,000; court date June 24.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Finks 50th

    James and Joyce Finks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20.

    Their children and spouses are Karen and Allen Shope, Tommy Finks of Kingston and Robert and Erin Finks of Harriman.

    Their grandchildren are Joshua Lunsford, Amber Lemons and husband Chandler, Justin Finks, Mandy Finks, Cale Robinson, Colby Robinson, Lenna Robinson, Austin Shope and Nathan Shope.

    They have three great-granddaughters, Jaycie, Ava and Acen Lemons.

  • Arrests: March 26-April 4, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 26 — Kristy Leigh McGill, 37, 298 School St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license, DUI. Total bond $3,500; court date June 17.

    • Larry Edward Patterson, 34, 145 Caldwell Circle, Oliver Springs: two counts manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance. Total bond $3,000; court date March 27.

  • Legalities could snag cities’ ban on cold pills

    City governments will be ignoring the advice of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service if they try to institute prescription-only requirements for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.  

    Under current state and federal law, a prescription is not required to purchase products containing those substances.  

  • Marston new chief operating officer

    Matt Marston has been selected as the new chief operating officer for URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, known as UCOR.

    He will fill the position vacated by Kenneth Rueter, who recently was announced as the new president and project manager at the Savannah River Remediation Project.

    UCOR is in the midst of deactivating and demolishing the final section of the vast K-25 building at East Tennessee Technology Park, formerly known as the Manhattan Project’s K-25 Site in Roane County.

  • Harriman Music Club kicking off 104th season with Sept. 26 picnic

    Harriman Music Club has the distinction of being the oldest continually serving club in Roane County.

    Founded on June 3, 1910, by Mellie Denton, Rose Emery and Vera Diemer, it held membership in Federated Music Clubs of America until the early 1980s and continues as an active Music Club.

    The club will begin its 104th season with a covered-dish picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the home of George and Margie Wadlington.

    Members, spouses, guests and interested prospective members are welcome to attend.