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Today's Features

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. in the church on Windrock Road. Featured singers include the Roy Freels Singers, Hallelujah Praise and Praise Him Youth Choir. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

    • 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 or visit www.bethelpcusa.org for details.

    SUNDAY, JUNE 24

  • The name “tea” comes from the Dutch rendering of the Chinese name for this plant. In the 18th century, when tea was newly introduced into England and was all the rage, the tea plant and the gathering of tea leaves was often depicted on tea caddies gracing every lady’s tea table.

    Tea has a venerable history — and a quite romantic one. It is an evergreen shrub, thasinensis, a native of China and India. It has also been grown in Ceylon, Nepal, Japan, Java and Africa for many centuries.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Oliver Springs Town Council adopted an ordinance permitting beer sales on Sunday within the city limits, except between 3 a.m. and noon. This came about due to annexation of a property which included a business that had an Anderson County beer license. This action allowed all businesses to be treated fairly.

    10 Years Ago

  • Roane County Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate their emergency communications capabilities this weekend during a special event June 23-24 at Fort Southwest Point pavilion, Kingston.

    These individuals, known as ham radio operations, will join with other amateur radio operators across the country for this annual Field Day, a culmination of Amateur Radio Week sponsored by American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    March 15 — Kayla Daugherty, Oliver Springs. A boy, Neyland Jace. Grandparents: Paula Daugherty; Steve Daugherty.

    March 29 — Misty and Phillip Webb, Oliver Springs. A boy, Phillip Eugene Jr., 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Siblings: Kaylee and Samantha. Grandparents: John and Brenda Elkins; Glenna Kay Webb and the late Sam Webb.

  • Brayden Andrew Burney turned 4 years old on June 9.

    He celebrated on June 8 with a Toy Story-themed party with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Melissa and Scott Burney of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Linda U. Banks of Harriman, and Annette and Troy Burney of Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Lola and Melvin  Utley, the late J.H. and Sarah Burney, and the late O.T. and Etoy McDaniel.

    Brayden has a brother, Shawn, 2 1/2.

  • We have enjoyed having almost-summertime weather for the past month — even a much-needed rainstorm was welcome to those with yards to care for and clouds of dust behind the lawn mower.

    Our son-in-law mows his yard for the early growth of grass.

  • Janice Eskridge and her daughter, Letisha Allen, won second place in the mother-and-daughter look-alike contest during Mother’s Day.

    Their picture came out in the Roane County News. Janice is the wife of Roy Eskridge. Congratulations on your winning.

    Charles Elliot Thorpe IV graduated from Celebration High School, Kissimmee, Fla., on May 26. He is the son of Theresa “Anise” Thorpe and the late Charles Thorpe III.

  • Girl Scouts in Roane County and their troops can earn a special patch and money for their troops by participating in Early Bird registration.

    Troops registering girls and adult volunteers before the July 14 deadline can earn additional money for the fall product sale.

    Each girl who registers during the event will also receive a free Early Bird patch. Visit www.girlscoutcsa.org and click on the “Register Online” button at the bottom of the page.

    A registration form is also available online at http://tinyurl.com/7ze8osb.

  • Pre-city history and artwork of Oak Ridge landmarks are two new features of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s annual exhibit at this year’s Secret City Festival on June 15-16.

    The group, established in 1999, is committed to preserving the history of Oak Ridge, including the period before the city was created.