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Today's Features

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In every country and all the religions of the world, scent has played a large part for many centuries.

    People everywhere respond to scent, and more of history than we may realize has been dependent upon spices, herbs and plants.

    From the days of the earliest civilizations, mankind has known and prized the benefits of those seeds, barks, buds, roots and berries we call spices.

    But until more recent times, there was great difficulty to obtain them because of their exotic sources.

  • For many, Christmas has been long over.
    The gifts have been unwrapped; the tree has been taken down; the new year has already been celebrated — but really, the traditional Christmas season only recently ended Jan. 6.
    In the kitchen at Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile, Lynnea McHenry cooked for the church’s 12-course meal celebrating the famed 12 days of Christmas, which ended with Epiphany. The meal is a fundraiser for the church.

  • SATURDAY, JAN. 15
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Melodys of Georgia will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Nov. 14 — Heather Johnston and Joe Daniels, Rockwood. A girl, Elin Grace, 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Siblings: Hayley and Dominic. Grandparents: Glenn and Cheryl Daniels; Mike and Gaye Johnston; Angie and Cecil Hickey.

    Nov. 16 — Jaclyn Lee and Randall Cofer, Rockwood. A girl, Emma Grace, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents: Shannon and David Lee; Melissa and Randy Cofer.

  • Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization recently made a $1,000 contribution toward the restoration of the Harriman Temperance Building.

    Taking part in the presentation are, from left, Tony LaMance, Becky McClurkan, Nancy Jacoby, Mary Holley, Donna Demyanovich, Mike Demyanovich, Ed D'Alessandro and Pat LaDue.

  • 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