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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 19

    25 Years Ago
    “Sins,” a seven-hour miniseries based on a novel co-written by a Harriman High School alumnus aired on CBS. Rhea Gallaher Jr. and Nick Bienes of Austria penned the book under the pseudonym of Judith Gould. Gallaher, a 1964 graduate of Harriman High School, played clarinet player in the school band. “Sins” was on the New York Times bestseller book list for two months. The movie starred Joan Collins and Timothy Dalton.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: As in the past, spice traders are still carving out history

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In every country and all the religions of the world, scent has played a large part for many centuries.

    People everywhere respond to scent, and more of history than we may realize has been dependent upon spices, herbs and plants.

    From the days of the earliest civilizations, mankind has known and prized the benefits of those seeds, barks, buds, roots and berries we call spices.

    But until more recent times, there was great difficulty to obtain them because of their exotic sources.

  • Cornstalk Heights supports Temperance Building

    Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization recently made a $1,000 contribution toward the restoration of the Harriman Temperance Building.

    Taking part in the presentation are, from left, Tony LaMance, Becky McClurkan, Nancy Jacoby, Mary Holley, Donna Demyanovich, Mike Demyanovich, Ed D'Alessandro and Pat LaDue.

  • Hendrix exhibit closes Jan. 30

    There’s still a little bit of time to see The Story of John Hendrix: Prophet of Oak Ridge exhibit at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    The exhibit, which chronicles the life of Hendrix and his prediction for Oak Ridge, is on view through Jan. 30 in the museum lobby.

    Utilizing family records, oral stories passed down through generations and artifacts, Hendrix’s story is related from his birth on Nov. 9, 1865, to his death in 1915.  

  • Archivist to discuss Manhattan Project papers

    Anyone who has ever wondered what secrets are hidden in the massive Manhattan Project historical holdings of the National Archives has a chance to find out next week.

    Joel Walker, an education specialist with the National Archives at Atlanta, will discuss selected documents of the Manhattan Project during the next Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association meeting.

    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

    It will be in Midtown Community Center, also known as Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

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

    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

  • Coats for the Cold keep on giving in Roane

    More than 150 people were helped during the 16th annual Coats for the Cold.

    The charity, spearheaded by Dennis Ferguson, starts with coat collections by the public. The outerwear is then cleaned and made available to the public.

    “We gave coats out to people in the community that needed them," said Ferguson, who began the humanitarian effort during his longtime stint in the Tennessee General Assembly. “We didn’t want anybody to go cold.”

  • TVA employees help out

    TVA employees are providing food, gifts and other donations to children and families in need across the TVA service area this holiday season.
    Kingston Fossil Plant employees gave food boxes to 24 families of children at Dyllis Elementary School near Harriman.
    The staff at Bull Run Fossil Plant provided gifts for 32 children at Claxton Elementary School in Powell and delivered food baskets to 25 families.

  • TVA employees help out

    TVA employees are providing food, gifts and other donations to children and families in need across the TVA service area this holiday season.
    Kingston Fossil Plant employees gave food boxes to 24 families of children at Dyllis Elementary School near Harriman.
    The staff at Bull Run Fossil Plant provided gifts for 32 children at Claxton Elementary School in Powell and delivered food baskets to 25 families.

  • Free beginning bridge class for seniors offered in OR

    Oak Ridge Senior Center is kicking off the new year by offering a free beginning bridge class for senior citizens.

    The eight-week class will start on Jan. 5 in Oak Ridge Senior Center at 728 Emory Valley Road.

    The class will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday.

    Seniors of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

    A general knowledge of how to play other card games is required.