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Today's Features

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested Dec. 1 in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Alyson Kate Wheeler turned 7 years old on Nov. 6.

    She celebrated with a Hannah Montana-themed party at Tri-City Lanes with relatives and friends.

    She is the daughter of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparents are R.L. Lawson of Harriman and the late Shirley Lawson and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler of Harriman.

    Alyson has a 10-year-old brother, Noah.
     

  • David Gregory, vice chancellor for the Office of Administration and Facilities Development, Tennessee Board of Regents, will be the guest speaker for Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Lunch With the League on Dec. 7 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

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

    Gregory will discuss ways to improve the completion rate of students at Tennessee institutions of higher learning.

  • Volunteer fans fell short in this year’s Battle of the Orange and Blue, a friendly competitive blood drive that helps stock supplies in Tennessee and Kentucky.

    This year’s loss to the Kentucky Wildcats ends a seven-year winning streak for Tennessee fans in the Medic Regional Blood Center competition, said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.

    “The real winners in this friendly competition are the area hospitals that can rest assure they will have adequate inventory heading into the holiday season,” she added.

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 28
    • New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a revival through Nov. 30. The Rev. Ronnie Owens will be guest evangelist for the services. A Sunday singing with Steve Hess and Southern Salvation is planned for 6 p.m. The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

    MONDAY, NOV. 29

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will begin observing Advent on Nov. 28.

    The congregation will join a large number of Christians — including Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Episcopal/Anglicans — in observing the beginning of the church year with the season of Advent.

    The word Advent comes from the Latin “adventus,” which means coming.

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell of Rockwood turned 2 years old on Nov. 13.  

    She celebrated Nov. 14 with a party at a bounce house in Knoxville with family and friends.  

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.  

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Jerry and Cleta Brackett  and David and Trish Mitchell, all of Kingston, Peggy Carter of Rockwood and Thomas and Joyce Kirk of Knoxville.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Ted Wagner Jr., a former Kingston resident, was featured with his Nashville-based band, Moment’s Notice, on the nationally syndicated “Star Search” television show. Wagner played bass guitar for the group, which had won on more of the talent-show-format series than any other group except Sawyer Brown. Wagner once played with Cheyenne, a Roane County-based band.

    10 Years Ago

  • The 20th annual Rockwood Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 4-5 promises to be a magical experience.

    The Rockwood 2000 event, planned from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, will showcase seven historic homes and an historic church while holiday music plays throughout the day.  

    The homes will be decorated in their Christmas finery, and holiday food will be part of the tour.

    The historic Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have music programs throughout the day.

  • Pete and Imogene Armes of Kingston were honored on Nov. 13 with a surprise 65th wedding anniversary reception at Calhoun’s at Fort Loudon Marina.

    More than two dozen relatives and friends attended the special occasion.    

    The Armeses were married on Nov. 16, 1945, in Rossville, Ga. Over their 65 years of marriage, they have raised five children and enjoy the periodic family gatherings of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.