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Today's News

  • Blood donations in dire need

    Medic Regional Blood Center has issued an emergency need for blood.  

    The sole blood provider for 21 counties and 27 area hospitals  — including Roane Medical Center in Harriman — struggles to meet the demand for area patients.  

    “Our coverage area has been hit pretty hard the last week with very serious accidents, and those have taken a toll on an already-thin inventory,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • Spring heifer, bull sale set

    University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center will have its annual spring heifer and bull sale starting at 9 a.m. March 25 at the center on Hwy. 70 North near Crossville.

    The sale will feature high-quality registered open Angus, Gelbvieh, and Balancer heifers as well as registered Angus bulls. All sale animals are from the existing UT herd. Minimum bids per head are required. Registration documentation and performance data are available for review. A list of the cattle to be sold is available online at plateau.tennessee.edu.

  • Five generations

    Maude Etta Conant Nelson, left, of Oliver Springs recently had a get-together that included five generations of the family.

    They include Nelson, the great-great-grandmother; great-grandmother Mary Rose Nelson of Harriman; grandmother Angela Beth Nelson of Harriman; and mother Caitlin Mical Nelson of Harriman, holding newborn Tinley Adyson Nelson.

  • Gable-Henry

    Kristen Gable and Jon Henry announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. March 12 at The Lockerly Hall and Arboretum in Milledgeville, Ga., with their pastor, Kelly Maddox, officiating.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Gina Gable of Ten Mile and the sister of Megan Gable of Ten Mile.

    She attends Central Georgia Tech College.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Armes 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Armes will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. March 12 in Liberty Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    Armes and the former Iva Sue Gallaher were married on March 11, 1961, in Union Chapel Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. L.D. Nolan officiating.

    They live in the Lawnville community and are members of Liberty Baptist Church. He is retired from Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Clinton, and she is retired from K-25, Oak Ridge. They enjoy retirement and spending time with their granddaughter.

  • Kingston library making plans for Read Across America celebration

    Kingston Public Library is planning a Read Across America celebration this weekend.

    The celebration, in partnership with the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. March 15 in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Craft activities for children and reading tips and materials for parents will be available.

    Additionally, the community will have the opportunity to hear more about the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 9

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston attorney Gene Banker launched a personal campaign and introduced a bill before the Tennessee General Assembly. The bill, though changed to a degree, provided for a legal document called a living will.

    10 Years Ago

  • Cold War Crisis exhibit to open

    The story of civilian pilot Francis Gary Powers is revealed through photographs and memorabilia in “Cold War Crisis: The U-2 Incident” at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    The exhibit will be open March 12-Sept. 11 in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave.

    Powers was flying for the Central Intelligence Agency when he was shot down over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, during Operation Overflight.

  • Marriage licenses: February 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in February:

    Lawrence Lee Stricklan to Sharon Annette Hammonds

    Charles Oscar Noe to Nola Mae King Douglas

    Paul Butler Sivik II to Lindsay Nichole Forrester

    John Vernon Rowe Jr. to Laryssa Nell Freeman Rowe

    Klint Michael McCallie to Cassie Alice Marie Farris

    Ricky Lee Weaver to Tonja Coranne Widick

    Sterlin Howard Winterberg to Tracy Ann Lowe Lyles

  • Births: Jan. 24-Feb. 15

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

    Jan. 24 — Kara Pelfrey, Kingston. A boy, Austin, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents: Jack Pelfrey; Mechelle Epling; Jeremy Epling.

    • Becky Cranford and Randy Pass, Roane County. A boy, Aaron, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Siblings: Amanda, Amber and Adam. Grandparents: Doris and Billy Gladden.