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Today's Features

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office is initiating a series of controlled burns of grassland areas on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The controlled burns are for prescribed burning at East Tennessee Technology Park (former K-25 Site) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory through April.

    Weather permitting, controlled burns will take place at:

    • West Borrow kudzu infestation, approximately 6 acres southeast of the Technology Park.

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is partnering with MEDIC Regional Blood Center this month to help feed those who are hungry.

    When blood donors opt out of receiving a T-shirt during blood drives through Feb. 28, Medic will donate the money saved to Second Harvest.

    Each shirt declined will provide eight meals to the hungry in East Tennessee.

  • Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact that one in three have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, according to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.

    The results further indicate that unsafe behaviors persist — even though one in five drivers have themselves been involved in a serious crash, and one in 10 has been seriously injured in a crash.

  • Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its meeting site — Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road — during its next meeting at noon Feb. 13.

    A sandwich lunch at 11:30 a.m. will be available at a cost of $6.

  • Author Shirley McCracken will be the guest speaker for a Southwest Point Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution free public event later this month.

    McCracken, author of “The Breastplate: A Civil War Adventure,” will discuss how a Civil War relic inspired her to write what is described as a Christian fiction tale of danger, intrigue and romance.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in Kingston Church of Christ’s fellowship building.

  • Get-well wishes to Pastor Larry Woods, who had surgery in Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center.

    You are being prayed for that God will give you a speedy recovery.

    The choir anniversary that was held at Anointed Praise and Worship Church last Sunday was a very spiritual one.

    Glenda McKensey was the mistress of ceremonies.

    Their choir was great. Their colors were purple and black.

    Their songs were new.

    Others in this service were great.

    The special guest was the Inspirational Mass Choir from Chattanooga.

  • Harriman Housing Authority Director Amy Hall presents a $2,500 check to John Maliskey, the coordinator of Disabled American Veterans Post 86’s transportation program through the Veterans Administration. The DAV is raising money for a new van to transport veterans to the various VA medical facilities in Nashville and Murfreesboro.

  • Post Oak Baptist Church, Rockwood, welcomes Jimmy Turpin as the church’s new pastor.

    Turpin and his wife, Tammy, have two children, Cheyenne and Dakota.

    The church is on Joiner Hollow Road.

  • Health educator Walt Cross of Newport will present a free Old Mountain Remedies workshop from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 12 in the fellowship hall of Roane Seventh-day Adventist Church at 336 Patton Lane.

    The needs of East Tennessee families were cared for with old-mountain remedies for generations. From golden-seal to corn silk, these herbs were and continue to be common medications.

  • Kingston Rotary Club’s 35th annual pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend have lasting effects that go beyond a clean plate.

    All proceeds from this year’s breakfast will be used to support the club’s community and international service projects.

    The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 7 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and may be purchased from any Kingston Rotary Club member or at the door.