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Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Leffew

    Emese Suranyi and Greg Leffew, both of Rockwood, were married on May 28 at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Knoxville.

    The Rev. Jason Gattis officiated during the 4 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Dr. Leslie and Mary Suranyi of Ontario, Canada.

    The groom is the son of Billy H. Leffew and Dolores B. Leffew of Rockwood.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Andrea Proctor served as maid of honor, and Sarah  Proctor was flower girl.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 13

    25 Years Ago
    Approximately eight miles of continuous welded rail was installed between Harriman and Rockwood by the Southern Railway System. The project was part of a systemwide program to replace all conventional jointed track with continuous welded rail, thus eliminating wear problems for a smoother ride, safer movement of trains and elimination of the “clickety-clack” sound.

    10 Years Ago

  • Foundation cites Legacy Society charter members

    The Michael Dunn Foundation hosted a reception and dinner late last month to honor the charter members of the Michael Dunn Foundation Legacy Society.

    The Legacy Society was established to show the community how important the mission of Michael Dunn Center is to the Foundation’s most ardent supporters.

    Each honoree had a personalized star placed above the Michael Dunn Foundation Legacy Society logo in the Michael Dunn Center front lobby.

  • Silent auction part of reading campaign kickoff

    A fundraising silent auction has been added to the Read With Your Child campaign kickoff for the Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

    The campaign kickoff luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. July 21 at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

  • THP to conduct license checks week of July 22

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of July 22 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • General Sessions Court

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

    April 18 cases disposed

    Tristan J. Davidson, driving while license suspended and capias for failure to appear court date. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    Lori M. Davis, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    Charles Day, simple possession/casual exchange and possession unlawful drug paraphernalia attempt. Guilty as charged.

  • Births: June 1-15

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

    June 1 — Rebecca and Daniel McLean, Harriman. A girl, Addison Jane, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Sibling: Isabella. Grandparents: Charles and Reba Ferguson; Lisa McLean.

    June 8 — Restie and Douglas Dagley, Harriman. A boy, Adriel Jayden, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents: Vernon “Gene” Dagley; Bonnie Dagley.

  • Marriage licenses: June 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in June:

    Aaron Seth Helton to Chelsea Lynn Wendland

    Michael Dustin Perrin to Stephanie Lynn Gorman

    Jose Agenor Lopez to Jennette Reynolds Jones

    John William Isham to Angela Kaye Burnette Isham

    Michael Harrison Thompson to Ramona Dawn Humphreys

    Jeffrey Reed Abbott to Christy Annette Gipson Stanley

    Jeffrey Clay Hampton to Retha Nyoka Breazeale Ward

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 1-16:

    From Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Keith D. Robinson and Barbara J. Robinson by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Country Club Estates, Lot 16, $109,000.

    From Crystal D. Gronda to Zachary S. Gronda by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, McCuiston Glenn property, Lot 9 , $0.

    From Joe Tejeda and Amy Tejeda to Daniel F. Russell and Tamaria Russell by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 0.77 acre, Meadow Gate Farm Unit II, Lot 19, $340,000.

  • The Garden Gate: Our founders wouldn’t gobble up Ben’s idea

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    With this year’s Fourth of July fresh in our memories, it is intriguing to know of the great controversy which developed when a national bird to symbolize American characteristics was being chosen soon after the original Independence Day.

    Many patriotic citizens voted for the great wild turkey, which was far more common to colonials than the more rare bald eagle.