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Today's Features

  • Journalist Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry S Truman’s oldest grandson, will be in Oak Ridge for a special Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association speaking engagement on March 28.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Y-12 New Hope Visitors Center at 602 Scarboro Road. It is open to the public.

    Tickets are  $20 each and may be purchased at either the association’s website at www.orhpa.tix.com or the Ferrell Shop in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.

  • The American Red Cross has launched its official tornado app, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.

    The free app — available in English or Spanish — gives Apple and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Tennessee’s participation in the first-ever Super Tuesday presidential primary brought out a number of voters. But it wasn’t only because the Volunteer State’s favorite son, Al Gore, was on the ticket. County voters handily voted down proposals to add a penny to the sales tax rate and a $10 wheel tax. The taxes were aimed at offsetting the use of Department of Energy funds for the school system. And speaking of schools, Harriman voters decided for the third time in three decades to hold on to the city system a little longer.

  • A fond birthday wish to my niece, Chenetta Jefferson, who celebrated her day Feb. 27.

    Net, as we call her, said she is blessed that God has let her live to celebrate 61 years of life.

    She is married to the Rev. Danny and the mother of two children, grandmother of three and she thanks God for His blessings.

    Happy birthday to Rosa Ann Brown, who celebrated her 91st birthday Feb. 14.

  • Julia H. Daniel will be the guest speaker during the Oliver Springs Historical Society monthly meeting on March 4.

    The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Oliver Springs Historial Depot at 610 Walker Ave.

    Daniel will discuss The Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc., a nonprofit group.

    She will also speak briefly on Carmichael Park and the Oliver Springs Colored School.  

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 1
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church’s activities building. The church is at 407 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 2
    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a tai chi class at 9 a.m. in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. Call 376-6340 for details.

    SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  • The award-winning Marksmen Quartet will bring its unique style of gospel music to Harriman Baptist Tabernacle at 1420 Old Roane St.

    The group will begin singing at 6 p.m. March 3. A love offering will be received.

    The Marksman Quartet was nominated in 2013 for Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Contemporary Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, an award they have received four times in the past.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • When Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan visits Oak Ridge next week, Rotarians in the city’s three clubs will recognize him as a great role model.

    Tanaka has demonstrated the Rotary motto “Service above Self” many times. He declared “Peace through Service” as his theme and is planning international peace forums in Berlin, Germany, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hiroshima, Japan.

  • The Romany people — usually referred to as gypsies — are descendants of an ancient  warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west around the year 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, their travels took them into Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma people are scattered all over the world. Their lifestyle is largely nomadic and greatly influenced by the effect this has had on their culinary ways.