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Today's Features

  • Kingston Public Library is planning a Read Across America celebration this weekend.

    The celebration, in partnership with the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. March 15 in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Craft activities for children and reading tips and materials for parents will be available.

    Additionally, the community will have the opportunity to hear more about the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Kingston attorney Gene Banker launched a personal campaign and introduced a bill before the Tennessee General Assembly. The bill, though changed to a degree, provided for a legal document called a living will.

    10 Years Ago

  • The story of civilian pilot Francis Gary Powers is revealed through photographs and memorabilia in “Cold War Crisis: The U-2 Incident” at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    The exhibit will be open March 12-Sept. 11 in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave.

    Powers was flying for the Central Intelligence Agency when he was shot down over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, during Operation Overflight.

  • Maude Etta Conant Nelson, left, of Oliver Springs recently had a get-together that included five generations of the family.

    They include Nelson, the great-great-grandmother; great-grandmother Mary Rose Nelson of Harriman; grandmother Angela Beth Nelson of Harriman; and mother Caitlin Mical Nelson of Harriman, holding newborn Tinley Adyson Nelson.

  • Kristen Gable and Jon Henry announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. March 12 at The Lockerly Hall and Arboretum in Milledgeville, Ga., with their pastor, Kelly Maddox, officiating.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Gina Gable of Ten Mile and the sister of Megan Gable of Ten Mile.

    She attends Central Georgia Tech College.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Armes will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. March 12 in Liberty Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    Armes and the former Iva Sue Gallaher were married on March 11, 1961, in Union Chapel Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. L.D. Nolan officiating.

    They live in the Lawnville community and are members of Liberty Baptist Church. He is retired from Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Clinton, and she is retired from K-25, Oak Ridge. They enjoy retirement and spending time with their granddaughter.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in February:

    Lawrence Lee Stricklan to Sharon Annette Hammonds

    Charles Oscar Noe to Nola Mae King Douglas

    Paul Butler Sivik II to Lindsay Nichole Forrester

    John Vernon Rowe Jr. to Laryssa Nell Freeman Rowe

    Klint Michael McCallie to Cassie Alice Marie Farris

    Ricky Lee Weaver to Tonja Coranne Widick

    Sterlin Howard Winterberg to Tracy Ann Lowe Lyles

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

    Jan. 24 — Kara Pelfrey, Kingston. A boy, Austin, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents: Jack Pelfrey; Mechelle Epling; Jeremy Epling.

    • Becky Cranford and Randy Pass, Roane County. A boy, Aaron, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Siblings: Amanda, Amber and Adam. Grandparents: Doris and Billy Gladden.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon March 16.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. March 16.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March.

  • Jay Searcy, author of  “The Last Reunion: The Class of 1952 Comes Home to the Secret City,” will speak during the upcoming Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association monthly meeting.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. March 10 in Midtown Community Center, also known as Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    Searcy has been touring East Tennessee to promote his new book. In hihs travels, he shares stories about his time in Oak Ridge and his knowledge of the area.