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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Operation REACH collected $5,693, its largest amount to date. That amount allowed 130 children to buy Christmas presents for their families. Each child had a $50 budget. (In 2010, the REACH goal was $125,000 to help 500 children.)

    10 Years Ago
    Kingston Parks and Recreation Department purchased about $15,000 worth of new equipment for children who play at Kingston City Park. The new equipment, designed primarily for 5- to 8-year-olds, will replace equipment that was becoming a safety concern.

  • T.J. Blasing of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will discuss “Climate Change: Its Ethical and Economic Issues” during the next Lunch with the League on Jan. 4.  

    Oak Ridge League of Women Voters has the twice-monthly event in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.

    Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. and is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $6.

    The program starts at noon.

  • 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.