Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 5

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Crystal Nichole “Cristy” Hall was the first baby of 1986 born at Harriman City Hospital. Daughter of Ricky and Laura Hall of Kingston, Cristy was born at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 1 and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Dad Ricky said, “From the start, Dr. [Rodney] McMillin said it would be a New Year’s baby.”

10 Years Ago
Rockwood’s Tonya Paige and Nicholas Williams rang in the year 2001 with the birth of their first child. Baby girl Hayley Madison Williams, weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces and 20.5 inches long, arrived at 10:57 a.m. Jan. 1, the first Roane County baby born at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Five Years Ago
Jayden Lee Schubert’s birth at 6:35 a.m. Jan. 1 made him the first baby born in 2006 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Jayden, son of Michelle Schubert of Midtown, weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. Waiting at home for him was 7-year-old brother, Mekal.

One Year Ago
Joshua and Emily Neal of Harriman were the parents of the first baby of 2010 born at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Their daughter, Kylee Michelle Ruth, arrived at 9:26 a.m. Jan. 1, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. The family received a gift basket in honor of the milestone.