25 Years Ago
Jesse Porter of Midtown was the grand prize winner in the Bubblicious Instant Winner Game. By sending his name and address in on a 3-by-5 card, the Midtown Elementary School third-grader won an all-expense-paid summer vacation for four to Walt Disney World and a $1,000 check. Jesse’s mom, Betty Hamby, said she had a hard time believing it.
Parents can get summer fun down to a science for rising fifth (10 years old), sixth and seventh graders, when they register their child for the American Museum of Science and Energy's Science Explorer Camp June 6-10 and June 13-17 at the historic Freels Bend Cabin site in Oak Ridge.
The official Tennessee Civil War 150th Anniversary license plate is now available for car owners in the state.
Sponsored by the non-profit partnering organization, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, proceeds from the plate will help preserve Tennessee Civil War battlefields.
A portion of the funds will go to the home county of each participant to support the Tennessee Civil War Trails program, helping communities fund Civil War Trail signs and provide for their ongoing maintenance.