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Today's Features

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In Tennessee, we think of orange as a color, especially those of us who are avid sports fans, as it is representative of our team loyalties.

    The word orange originally referred to the scent of the fruit, rather than its color hue.

    The word orange is derived from Sanskrit, the classical language of India.

    The Sanskrit “naranga” is kin to another one, “naru” in another Indian language, Tamil, where naru means fragrant.

  • 25 Years Ago
    As expected, Rockwood Electric Utility’s bank account was dropping faster than the temperature. REU board members decided a few months prior to absorb a TVA increase instead of passing it on to customers. Cash reserves get low when REU pays TVA before customers pay REU. According to REU Manager Charles Johnson, this happens every year. It usually takes three or four months to regain normal cash flow.

    10 Years Ago

  • Innovative home building technologies and strategies that can help restore the health and viability of natural systems are explored in “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature” exhibition opening Feb. 1 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Just as birds select and gather materials from their environments to fashion safe and nurturing nests, humans use natural resources to build homes to meet an array of needs and desires.

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

    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. 4 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

  • Taylor Ann Smith turned 5 years old on Nov. 21, 2011.

    She celebrated with a Princess and Prince party with her family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Will and Kristy Smith of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman and Diana Smith of Oakdale.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran of Harriman and W.F. and Ruth Headrick of Oakdale.

    Taylor has a 3 1/2-year-old brother, Liam.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Jan. 10 — Krystal and Kevin Hicks, Rockwood. A girl, Vivian Nichole, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents: Tammy Hicks and Randy Hicks; Lisa King; Michael Gamble.

    Jan. 12 — Emily Gale Cox, Harriman. A boy, Bronson Cole, 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

  • By Louise Warmley
    Happy birthday to Mike Gallaher. He attended Williams Chapel Sunday and he really enjoyed the service. After the service was over the members surprised him with cake and ice cream celebrating his special day. He also received some gifts. He was surprised, but it was a good one.

  • By Josephine McKinney

  • Located in the Bear Creek Valley of East Tennessee, the Y-­12 National Security Complex had its beginnings in the earliest days of the Manhattan Project.

    Just over Pine Ridge from Oak Ridge, a city built during the project by the Army Corps of Engineers to house thousands of workers, Y-12 would eventually come out from under its secret cloak to become known worldwide for its role in creating the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare.

  • Roane State Community College’s Tamke-Allan Observatory will host a public lecture, “Rocks From Space,” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

    Fritz Kleinhans of Indianapolis University will present the program on his interest in meteorites.

    The program will be directed to grades 5 and older. The regular stargazing will follow.