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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Area clergy, ministers, church personnel and their advisers are welcome to attend an upcoming free seminar on financial and tax issues.

    The seminar will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 10 in Tennessee Tech University’s Multipurpose Room at Roaden University Center, Cookeville.  

     Matters covered will include tax issues facing ministers and churches, best practices for handling ministry-related expenses, determining and documenting housing allowances of ministers, and new reporting requirements due to recent health care reform.   

  • TVA employees are providing food, gifts and other donations to children and families in need across the TVA service area this holiday season.
    Kingston Fossil Plant employees gave food boxes to 24 families of children at Dyllis Elementary School near Harriman.
    The staff at Bull Run Fossil Plant provided gifts for 32 children at Claxton Elementary School in Powell and delivered food baskets to 25 families.

  • TVA employees are providing food, gifts and other donations to children and families in need across the TVA service area this holiday season.
    Kingston Fossil Plant employees gave food boxes to 24 families of children at Dyllis Elementary School near Harriman.
    The staff at Bull Run Fossil Plant provided gifts for 32 children at Claxton Elementary School in Powell and delivered food baskets to 25 families.

  • Oak Ridge Senior Center is kicking off the new year by offering a free beginning bridge class for senior citizens.

    The eight-week class will start on Jan. 5 in Oak Ridge Senior Center at 728 Emory Valley Road.

    The class will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday.

    Seniors of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

    A general knowledge of how to play other card games is required.