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Today's Features

  • There was a new arrival Monday at the home of Shannon and Ashley Jones Blakely.

    Marie James was born Monday, Jan. 21, in a hospital in Cookeville.

    Blakely is the couple’s first child. Grandparents are the Rev. and Mrs. Odel Cruckfield, Lametea Moore and Shannon Jones Sr.

    Ceola Lawrence is the great-grandmother.

    Congratulations to this young couple on becoming parents.

    Last Sunday, Julia Harris was honored with a pre-birthday dinner in Oak Ridge with some of her children and grandchildren.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center is offering one blood donor in January a trip for two to Graceland, home of Elvis Presley.    

    Donors who give blood during the month are automatically entered to win the prize package that includes two tickets to Graceland, overnight hotel stay and a gas card.    

    Medic will be at Oliver Spring Food City from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 30 for a blood drive.

    All donors will receive a limited-edition Elvis T-shirt.

  • Earl Duff Subaru and Citizens First Bank are sponsors of the first CASA Winter Blast to benefit CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.

    The Winter Blast, to be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the historic Princess Theatre in Harriman, features a reverse raffle with a $5000 grand prize, a concert by Jimmy Wayne, Nashville recording artist and National CASA spokesman, and food provided by Ruby Tuesday, Caramella’s Catering and Lincoln’s Sports Grill.

  • A love of flowers has been a common meeting ground for people worldwide over the centuries — and it never changes over time.

    Books and magazines referring to gardening occupy whole sections in many bookstores and libraries. They are replete with photographs of plants and flowers, which seem so real that one can almost feel their textures and smell their varied scents.

    But photography is a comparatively recent art, especially such true-to-life photography.

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, JAN. 28
    • Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, will have Family Math and Reading Night for grades K-2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The school is at 120 Breazeale St.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 29

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    FRIDAY, JAN. 25
    • A public country music show and dance featuring The Riverfront Band will be from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Harriman American Legion. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited.

    MONDAY, JAN. 28

  • AARP Tax-Aide is offering free income-tax assistance and preparation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday from Feb. 5-April 9 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.

    AARP Tax-Aide is one of the nation’s largest free  volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with low- and middle-income.

    Special attention is given to those age 60 and older.

  • 25 Years Ago
    A groundbreaking ceremony in Oak Ridge kicked off the transformation of the Downtown Shopping Center to Oak Ridge Mall. It was planned for about 200 stores to occupy the center, which was to offer Roane Countians an alternative to Knoxville’s West Town Mall.

    10 Years Ago

  • Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Edna Gillespie Hickey, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 13.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Hickey, and her parents. She leaves three sons and three daughters and their families.

    She was a faithful member and worker at Euchee Chapel AME Church in Spring City. Service was held for her Thursday, Jan. 17. The Rev. L.B. Tate officiated.

  • Roane County Habitat for Humanity recently installed several new leaders and added two new board members.

    These latest additions are part of Habitat’s effort to continue to strengthen its board of directors and build more homes for families in need in the county.

    Todd Fisher, who has been interim president for the last several months, was officially installed as president.

    Fisher has extensive managerial experience in forming and leading high-performance teams in corporate, nonprofit and start-up organizations.