Today's News

  • Ingram-Curtis

    Amy Georgina Ingram and Robin T. Curtis announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in front of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, New Orleans.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Cathie Ingram of Harriman and Bill Ingram of Oliver Springs.

    She graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Tennessee Technology Center. She is employed with Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, and is owner of Bella Photographs of Tennessee.

  • Whittenbarger-Miller

    Ashley Whittenbarger and T.J. Miller, both of Harriman, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 in North Rockwood Baptist Church.

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

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Shelia Whittenbarger of Harriman.

    The prospective groom’s parents are George and Lolita Miller of Harriman.

  • Kelsey Rae Smith

    Kelsey Rae Smith was born at 12:36 p.m. July 7 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Will and Kristy Smith of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, and Diana Smith of Oakdale.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran and Ruth Headrick.

    Kelsey has a brother, Liam, 4, and a sister, Taylor, 5.

  • OS offering free smoke detectors

    Oliver Springs Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors to residents of the town.

    These smoke detectors are made available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant’s goal is to meet firefighting and emergency response needs.

    Call 435-7722 to request a free smoke detector.

  • Bridge inspection to close one lane across Fort Loudoun dam

    Traffic across Fort Loudoun Dam on U.S. Hwy. 321 near Lenoir City will be reduced to one lane for bridge inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12.

    In the event of inclement weather, the work may be extended or rescheduled.

    Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider another route.

    The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average.

  • Thirty-four attend Lands reunion

    Thirty-four relatives and friends attended the
    recent Lands family reunion in the fellowship hall of
    North Rockwood Baptist Church on North Gateway Avenue.

    Those attending from out of town were Roger and Linda Lands and Jason, Mandy, Addison and Judah Lands, all of Cookeville; Donna, Rachel and Jacob Townsend and Ryan Austin, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Rhonda, Albert and Casey Whittenburg of Murfreesboro; Robert and Kathleen Lands of Dayton; and Loretta and Randy Lands and Raynce of Knoxville.

  • The Garden Gate: Flower fashion once a trend

    The idea of incorporating the use of light into garden planning is not as new as you might think. It is merely the updating of an ancient idea.

    Many centuries ago, the Chinese placed sculptured stone lanterns in their gardens. The Japanese hung painted paper ones in the trees in their gardens to add glamour and mystery to the shadows.

    In Europe, flaming torches were used to light the gardens and courtyards of medieval castles and manor houses, as well as the interiors of many buildings.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 12

    25 Years Ago
    Adopt-A-School, an incentive program for academic achievement, enjoyed a high rate of success in Roane County. The program was a partnership between an organization or business and a selected school, program or class; a sharing of time, talent and expertise. The ways in which the adopter can help are limited only by the imagination of both parties.

    10 Years Ago

  • GUEST OPINION: God goes back to school through First Amendment

    First Amendment Center
    Millions of kids return to school this week — and, contrary to culture-war rhetoric, most of won’t leave their faith at the schoolhouse door.

    As classes get under way, public school students across America will form religious clubs, pray together in their free time, distribute religious literature to classmates, share their religious convictions in class discussions and in many other ways belie the myth of the “godless public schools.”

  • Rockwood utility truck hit by car

    A Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas truck and a car were involved in a Friday morning accident on Wheeler Street not far from the utilities’ warehouse on Church Street.

    The front driver’s side of the Buick and a toolbox on the utility vehicle were damaged.

    Trooper Gary Snow said the fault was the driver of the Buick, Jimmy Charles Sexton Sr., who was traveling east on East Wheeler Street. The truck was traveling west on Wheeler Street toward Gateway Avenue.