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.
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.
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.”
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 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.