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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Cagley of Kingston announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Meagan Cagley, to Craig Allen Bernstorf.

    He is the son of Mike and Sherry Heidle of Kingston, and the late Dr. Robert Bernstorf.

    The ceremony will be May 18 at Magnolia Manor, Lenoir City. A reception will follow at Magnolia Manor.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Abigail Elise Murrell and Adam James Logan Rogers were married on Aug. 11.

    The garden wedding and backyard reception were held at the home of the bride’s grandparents in Spring City.

    The bride is the daughter of Mike Murrell of Knoxville and Denise and John Cloyd of Harriman. Her grandparents are Gene and Ginny Murrell of Spring City, and the late Calvin and Betty Johnston.

  • Abigail “Abby” Ariks turned 1 year old on Nov. 2.

    She celebrated with a ladybug-themed party with family and friends on Nov. 10.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Jessica Ariks of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Ronnie and Rhonda Nickell of Oakdale, the late Angelia Ariks of Kingston, and Johnny Ariks of Decatur.

    Great-grandparents are Reva Nickell of Kingston, Lonnie Johnson and Sue Johnson, both of Kingston, and the late Nancy Edmonds of Pennington Gap, Va.

  • Laci Ann Ariks turn-ed 4 years old on Dec. 19.

    She celebrated with a Minnie Mouse-themed party with family and friends on Dec. 15.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Jessica Ariks of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Ronnie and Rhonda Nickell of Oakdale, the late Angelia Ariks of Kingston, and Johnny Ariks of Decatur.

    Great-grandparents are Reva Nickell of Kingston, Lonnie Johnson and Sue Johnson, both of Kingston, and the late Nancy Edmonds of Pennington Gap, Va.

  • Volunteers are needed for a new community education program to fight breast cancer in Roane County.

    The program, a joint effort between Roane Medical Center and the American Cancer Society, seeks to increase the number of women who get breast cancer screenings.

    “Volunteers have been crucially important in enabling the American Cancer Society to help make progress in the fight against cancer for nearly 100 years,” said Sarah Hooks, health initiatives representative for the American Cancer Society in Roane County.

  • TVA recently made a $1,500 donation to Michael Dunn Center to support people with intellectual disabilities who are served in and around Roane County.

    TVA Valley Relations Manager Bert Robinson visited the Michael Dunn Center campus and toured some of the programs provided by Michael Dunn Center to people with disabilities.

    “The work being done by Michael Dunn Center to support people with disabilities is amazing,” he said.

  • Larry Kelly, manager of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Office, will be the guest speaker for this week’s joint meeting of two Oak Ridge preservation groups.

    The meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association and the Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation will be on Jan. 10 in Midtown Community Center, Oak Ridge.

    The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

    Kelly will discuss managing resources on the Oak Ridge Reservation in a changing environment.

  • Kwayu Graham, a former coach at Austin East High School in Knoxville, left there to take a head coaching job in Lexington, N.C.

    The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players’ high school and community.

    Kwayu, head coach at Lexington Senior High School, was selected as this season’s second 2012 Coach of the Week.

  • Bonnie Davison of Rockwood spent Christmas in her new home, thanks to a 2011 HOME grant received by the city.

    Rockwood received a $250,000 grant that enabled the city to complete the rehabilitation of three existing homes.

    It also provided for the demolition of two additional homes and for new construction to replace those homes.

    Davison lives at 309 N. Dunlap Ave. and said she is very thankful to the city for her new home.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts said he shares in that gratitude.

  • Christmas was really a great day for Julia Harris.

    Her children from Nashville and Knoxville came home to spend this day with her and their sister, Alicia Harris.

    Her children are Tabby Tayler and her son Jalen; Jeff Harris, his wife, Silvia, and their daughters, Courtney and Chelsea; Kristie and Malachi and their three children; and Sybil, her husband Tony Cannon, and their two children.

    They enjoyed a delicious meal with all the trimmings. Afterward, gifts were opened and all were more than happy for what they received.