25 Years Ago
Bill and Mary Lindsey of South Harriman were on vacation in Florida when they witnessed the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. They were on their way to Epcot Center and saw the shuttle go up, cross back over, and explode. It was a shock they said they didn’t expect to forget for a long time.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Randy D. Rollins was recently presented with the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award for being named the U.S. Air Force in Europe Marquez Award recipient.
The award is presented to maintenance, communications-electronics maintainers who have demonstrated the highest degree of sustained job performance, efficiency, knowledge and results, and have had direct involvement in sortie (aircraft flight mission) generation.
Son of Pleas and Diana Rollins of Rockwood, the technical sergeant is a 1999 graduate of Rockwood High School.
Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will have its first Breakfast With the Legislators session from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in Oak Ridge Civic Center.
Area legislators will discuss the outlook for this Tennessee General Assembly session. A free continental breakfast will be served.
Breakfast With the Legislators will be convened the last Monday of every month during the legislative session and is open to the public. The event will be canceled if Oak Ridge Schools are out due to snow.
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has updated Tennessee Civil War trails map-guides available to the public.
The guide identifies nearly 200 Civil War sites throughout Tennessee on this self-guided tour of the trails.
“More than 500,000 copies of the original map-guide were distributed to the traveling public in little more than six months,” said Susan Whitaker, who serves as co-chairwoman of the Sesquicentennial Commission.