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Today's Features

  • There’s still a little bit of time to see The Story of John Hendrix: Prophet of Oak Ridge exhibit at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    The exhibit, which chronicles the life of Hendrix and his prediction for Oak Ridge, is on view through Jan. 30 in the museum lobby.

    Utilizing family records, oral stories passed down through generations and artifacts, Hendrix’s story is related from his birth on Nov. 9, 1865, to his death in 1915.  

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse Dec. 1-31:

    Matthew Lee Johnson to Jessica Nichole Silvey

    James Gregory Williams to Kendra Renee Gunter

    Joshua Alan Selvidge to Savanna Dawn Burnum

    William Clifford Henley to Kristi Lane Price

    Jordan Michael Evatt to Carrie Ann Trail

    Robert Douglas Backus to Heather Michelle Puckett Melton

    Thomas Ross King to Cyndell Elizabeth Roberts

    Albert Lee Lankford to Kelly Lyn Barber

  • Divorces granted Sept. 1-Oct. 29 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Kelly D. Robinson vs. Stephen P. Robinson

    Travis Brian Fouts vs. Mary Ann Williams Fouts

    Brian K. Pridemore vs. Kathy Seiber Pridemore

    Phillip S. Wiggins vs. Tiffany L. Wiggins

    Kelley Eugenia Halburnt Daugherty vs. Randy Alan Daugherty

    Gregory Kent Foust Jr. vs. Jessica Nicole Myatt Foust

    Irina Popova vs. Emilian Popova

    Joye Camille (Lyles) Fulsom vs. Frederick Allen Fulsom

  • Anyone who has ever wondered what secrets are hidden in the massive Manhattan Project historical holdings of the National Archives has a chance to find out next week.

    Joel Walker, an education specialist with the National Archives at Atlanta, will discuss selected documents of the Manhattan Project during the next Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association meeting.

    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

    It will be in Midtown Community Center, also known as Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Crystal Nichole “Cristy” Hall was the first baby of 1986 born at Harriman City Hospital. Daughter of Ricky and Laura Hall of Kingston, Cristy was born at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 1 and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Dad Ricky said, “From the start, Dr. [Rodney] McMillin said it would be a New Year’s baby.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Linda Hensley of Rockwood and Jeff Hensley of Jamestown announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tabatha Nichole Hamby of Rockwood, to Brandon Larry Burke of Rockwood.

    He is the son of Bobby and Kat Burke of Westel and and Rita and Robert Potter of Lancing.

    The ceremony will be on Jan. 15 in Meridian Baptist Church, Crossville.

  • Noah Robert Pressley, nestled in the arms of his mother, Jessica Morgan of Roane County, decided to skip his original Christmas due date, opting instead for a New Year’s Day arrival and the title of first baby of 2011 for Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Noah was born at 11:47 a.m. Jan. 1.

    Dad Robert Pressley of Roane County and Lela Holder, a registered nurse with Methodist Family Birthing Center who helped deliver Noah, celebrate the special occasion.

  • Noah Robert Pressley, nestled in the arms of his mother, Jessica Morgan of Roane County, decided to skip his original Christmas due date, opting instead for a New Year’s Day arrival and the title of first baby of 2011 for Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Noah was born at 11:47 a.m. Jan. 1.

    Dad Robert Pressley of Roane County and Lela Holder, a registered nurse with Methodist Family Birthing Center who helped deliver Noah, celebrate the special occasion.

  • More than 150 people were helped during the 16th annual Coats for the Cold.

    The charity, spearheaded by Dennis Ferguson, starts with coat collections by the public. The outerwear is then cleaned and made available to the public.

    “We gave coats out to people in the community that needed them," said Ferguson, who began the humanitarian effort during his longtime stint in the Tennessee General Assembly. “We didn’t want anybody to go cold.”

  • The Rev. Ralph Nance will be honored in Morgan County this weekend for his 40 years in the ministry.

    A reception in his honor is planned from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Meadowview Baptist Church.

    The reception is open to the public.

    Nance pastored Grace Baptist Church in Harriman for a number of years.

    He announced his call to the ministry on Jan. 3, 1971, in Shady Grove Baptist Church.

    In his 40 years, Nance has pastored churches in Roane, Morgan and Fentress counties.