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Today's Features

  • The city of Oak Ridge will have a rabies shot and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Feb. 26.

    The event will be in the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter at 395 Belgrade Road from noon to 5 p.m.

    Rabies shots are required yearly of all domestic animals in Tennessee. Microchip identification products assist in the quick and efficient return of pets to their owners.

    “City staff members are trained to scan every animal that comes into the shelter as an attempt to locate a rightful owner,” said Oak Ridge Police Sgt. Shannah Newman.

  • The Rev. George D. Young III of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was elected on Feb. 12 as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.  

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman is one of more than 50  churches comprising this diocese.

    Young, 55, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach, was elected on the eighth ballot out of a field of five nominees.

    He received 107 votes of 142 cast in the lay order and 59 of 84 cast in the clergy order.

  • When Kingston resident Larry Gabbard sits down at the potter’s wheel, there’s no telling what might come of it.

    Each technique offers something different. Glaze, temperature and clay all play their parts in the methodical and creative process. The possibilities seem endless.

    Samples of his creativity are being featured at the Kingston Public Library through the rest of the month.

  • Reba “Granny” McCullough of Rockwood celebrated her 94th birthday on Feb. 11.

    She celebrated the special event with her family.

    She has a son, Freddie; three grandchildren, Dani, Jeri and Teresa; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
     

  • Roane County 4-H Club members are in the midst of collecting supplies to be given to the American Red Cross.

    The supplies will be distributed across the state to youths affected by disaster.

    Supplies the public is encouraged to contribute include 3.5-ounce bar of soap, 2-ounce bottle of shampoo, youth-size toothbrush, .85-ounce toothpaste, washcloth, 5-inch comb, small pack crayons and activity/coloring book.

  • Glimpses of life into the African-American community of Scarboro is shown in a special exhibit on display through April at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    “When you look at the pictures, personal items and hear the oral histories told by Scarboro High School graduates, you journey back in time to relive their experiences,” said Rose Weaver of Oak Ridge, collector of Scarboro memorabilia.

  • Danielle Collins and Thomas Kaine Austin of Tallahassee, Fla., announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. April 15 in Tallahassee.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. James D. Collins of Tallahassee.

    An office manager and commercial real estate agent for Structure Commercial Real Estate, she is a graduate of Mosley High School and Florida State University.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Milburn of Brentwood and Thomas A. Austin of Kingston.

  • 25 Years Ago
    After much discussion — and knowing taxes would have to be raised to pay for it — the Roane County Commission voted 11-3 to give the next county executive and county attorney pay raises of $7,679 and $6,613, respectively. Reasons cited were a demand for service, progress and quality government and keeping in mind the responsibilities of each.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Patricia Bryant
    Tennessee AARP Tax-Aide

    Did you know that the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance program began with a chance discussion between two naval reservists more than 40 years ago?

    During a weekend drill, an Internal Revenue Service agent expressed concerns about older tax filers making mistakes on their returns to then-AARP Executive Director Bernie Nash. 

  • Run for Dunn, a 5K run and 1-mile walk presented by the Michael Dunn Foundation, will be on March 19 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.

    Check-in, prerace entertainment and registration begins at 8 a.m.; the run and walk start at 9.

    Preregistration is now under way at www.michaeldunnfoundation.org and www.michaeldunncenter.org.

    Entrance fees by March 13 are $25 per person 15 and older, $20 per Knoxville Track Club member and $15 per youth ages 14 and younger.