.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is looking to reconnect with former Girl Scouts.

    “We know there is a strong network of local women who are former Girl Scouts,” said Booth Kammann, CEO for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “We want to reconnect with those women and provide them opportunities to tell their stories and become involved in shaping the lives of our future women leaders.”

  • With five weeks left before the April 15 tax filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reports that Tennesseans are e-filing tax returns in record numbers.

    Through March 7, the IRS has received nearly 1.469 million electronic returns from Tennesseans, an increase of 3.8 percent over last year at this time.

    But the largest increase is in the number of taxpayers filing from their own computers. Nearly 712,000 Tennessee filers have e-filed self-prepared returns, an increase of 9.8 percent over last year at this time.

  • Hannah Ross of Harriman is among those selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Junior Pre-Teen Knoxville/Chattanooga competition on March 16.

    A student at Roane County High School, Kingston, she is the daughter of Rusty and Angelia Ross.

    Grandparents are the late Bob and Betty Ross, and Keith and Paulette Ooten of Clinton.

    Ross took part in interview sessions with the pageant coordinator.

    The competition is open to ages 7-19 competing in modeling routines, including casual and formal wear.

  • Science field explorations, hands-on activities and a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be offered during this year’s American Museum of Science and Energy’s Science Explorer Camp.

    The camp, in two June sessions, is for rising fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders.

    The Science Explorer Camp, at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge, will be from 8 to 3:30 p.m. June 9-13 and June 16-20.

    Cost for a one-week camp session is $175 for the general public and $150 for American Museum of Science and Energy members.

  • The Henry Center’s 4- to 5-year-old class recently celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a number of activities, including donning the ever-familiar ears from the book “Horton Hears a Who!”

    Class members are, front row from left, Jacob Dingus, Audrey Boles, Emorie Barton, Amanda Woody, Jessica Pugh, Landon Stafford; and back row, Brody Johnson, Lucas Shore, Tom Evans, Ridley Scalf and Daylan Habib.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center is one of many area organizations eager to say goodbye to the cold doldrums of winter and welcome the warmth of spring.

    “This winter has been brutal, and we have been playing catch up because of all the drives we have had to cancel due to inclement weather,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.

    The area blood provider is hoping that warmer weather will bring a renewed interest on behalf of blood donors.

    “We hope that this new season we see an upswing in our collections,” Fightmaster said.

  • Eastin Cade Sackett was born at 1:52 a.m.

    Feb. 26 in Tennova Health Care Turkey Creek Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of Austin Trevor Sackett and Sabrina Taylor Stanley.

    Grandparents are Tammy and Todd Jones of Knoxville, Richard and Janiece Sackett of Lenoir City, and Sabrina “Denise” and Charles Stanley of Kingston.

  • Maggie Rose Richardson celebrated her sixth birthday on March 8 with a Hello Kitty-themed party.

    She is the daughter of Cliff and Shauna Richardson of North Carolina.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry Richardson of New York, and Michael and Kay Griffith of Mount Airy, N.C.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop of Kingston, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley of Mount Airy and the late James Mosley.

  • Payton Madox “Max” Richardson celebrated his eighth birthday on March 8 with a Disney Pixar Cars-themed party.

    He is the son of Cliff and Shauna Richardson of North Carolina.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry Richardson of New York, and Michael and Kay Griffith of Mount Airy, N.C.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop of Kingston, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley of Mount Airy and the late James Mosley.

  • Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, bringing more sunshine in the evenings at the price of an hour of sleep. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Dr. Kelly Brown says a little extra planning can alleviate that groggy feeling that often accompanies the time change.

    “You wouldn’t think moving clocks an hour would make much of a difference, but it really can. Especially for night owls and people with underlying sleep disorders, it can be a tough transition,” Brown said.