Matt Ayala

Lacy and Matthew Ayala, of Athens, announce the birth of their son, Matthew Nicholas Ayala, on Aug. 4, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. His grandparents are Kim Spruill, Troy Moore, Tammie Castro and Memo Lopez. He is the great-grandson of David and Phillis Spruill, Kathy and John Sims, Bo and Hellen Moore and Laurie and Ross Curr.

Kaiden Houston

Alley Houston, of Decatur, announces the birth of her son, Kaiden Jonathan Houston, on Aug. 9, 2007, at Sweetwater Hospital.

A.J. Jacobs

Billy and Jessica Jacobs, of Etowah, announce the birth of their son, Austin Earl Jacobs, on Aug. 7, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Leonard and Betty Ingram, of Etowah, Freida Rich, of Athens, and Bill and Michelle Jacobs, of Florida. He is the great-grandson of Joe and the late Regina Ingram, of Etowah, and Edith and the late Bill Jacobs, of Florida.

Destinee Crowder

Melissa Wallace and Joseph Crowder, both of Niota, announce the birth of their daughter, Destinee Michelle Crowder, on Aug. 6, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are Charles Wallace, of Niota, Valerie Bohannon, of Athens, Myla Crowder, of Madisonville, and Gary Crowder, of Vonore. She is the great-granddaughter of Charolett Wilkins, Lillian Wallace, Thelma Bryant and Clifford Crowder.

Jacob Breeden

Tommy and Angela Breeden, of San Diego, Calif., announce the birth of their son, Jacob Cosgrove Breeden, on Aug. 8, 2007, at Sharp Medical Center in Chula Vista, Calif. He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are William G. and Clare Nell Breeden, of Decatur, and John F. and the late Carol I. Cosgrove, of Chattanooga. He is the great-grandson of the late William and Idella Breeden, formerly of Decatur, the late Russel and Nannie Chandler, formerly of Dresden, Eleanore S. and the late John K. Cosgrove, of Traverse City, Mich., and Carl and the late Clarice Erickson, of Cambridge, Minn.

Rylee LaBella

Joseph and Hillery LaBella, of Athens, announce the birth of their son, Rylee Cole LaBella, on Aug. 10, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Tony and Mary Atchley, of Athens, Judy LaBella, of Niota, and Dominick LaBella, of Pennsylvania. He is the great-grandson of Margaret Cornett, of Englewood, Charles and Lucille Haddow, of Florida, and Audrey LaBella, of Pennsylvania.

Waylon Goforth

Rachel Dawn Robison and Casey Adam Goforth, both of Decatur, announce the birth of their son, Casey Waylon Goforth, on Aug. 11, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long. He is the brother of Chelsey Fay Goforth. His grandparents are Avery and Cheryl Robison, of Decatur, Virena Robison, of Athens, and Diane Crabtree, of Decatur. He is the great-grandson of Libby and Doyle Robison, of Decatur, and Jack and Jearldine Everhart, of Riceville.

Abigail Keener

Madeline and Michael Keener, of Chattanooga, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Moriah Keener, on Aug. 15, 2007, at East Ridge Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. She is the sister of Lane Moore. Her grandparents are Jim and Pat Proffitt, of Decatur, and Nell Lamb and Nelson Keener, of Chattanooga. She is the great-granddaughter of Titus Combs.

McKenna Jorgenson

Aaron and Brandi Jorgensen, of Etowah, announce the birth of their daughter, McKenna Alise Jorgensen, on Sept. 2, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. She weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Roy and Debbie Jorgensen and Lamar Thomas, all of Athens, and Sheila Jasnau, of Warner Robins, Ga. She is the great-granddaughter of Louise McManaman, of Athens, and Oscar and Merle Thomas, of Rossville, Ga. Selena Velasquez

Yonis Velasquez and Jennifer Kurklu, both of Athens, announce the birth of their daughter, Selena Arianna Velasquez, on Aug. 21, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is the sister of Ayana Kurklu. Her grandparents are Sarah Kurklu, of Athens, Jose Velasquez, of Miami, Fla., and Dunia Matute, of Honduras.

Rina Fujimoto

Masakata and Naomi Fujimoto, of Athens, announce the birth of their daughter, Rina Fujimoto, on Aug. 20, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the sister of Kentaro Fujimoto. Her grandparents are Yoshinari and Miyoko Tanikawa and Masahiko and Atsuko Fujimoto, all of Japan.

Gracie Nelson

Stephanie and Justin Nelson, of Rockwood, announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Irene Nelson, on Aug. 20, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the sister of Katlyn Renae Nelson. Her grandparents are Lonnie and Patty Collier, of Kingston, Joette and Alvin Nelson, of Maryville, and Peggy Letner, of Spring City. She is the great-granddaughter of Mattie and Bill Lovelace, of Rockwood, Hazel Roberts, of Ten Mile, and Nancey Harris, of Spring City.

Drew Bottoms

Joe and Beth Bottoms, of Athens, announce the birth of their son, Andrew Caden Bottoms, on Sept. 4, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He is the brother of MiKayla and Nicholas Bottoms. His grandparents are Hazle and Bobby Collins and Dianne Bottoms, all of Athens, and Eddie and Candy Bottoms, of Lafayette. He is the great-grandson of Dean Connar, of Athens, and Hazle Bottoms, of Cleveland.

Jessica Chapman

Michael and Brandi Chapman, of Athens, announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica Leah Chapman, on Aug. 24, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the sister of Samantha Jean Chapman. Her grandparents are Gary and Barbara Womac, of Athens, and Dennis and Gail Chapman, of Knoxville. She is the great-granddaughter of Barbara Jean Brown, of Knoxville, Audrey Mason, of Athens, and Joyce Coppock, of Knoxville.

Travis Daniels

Travis and Brandy Daniels, of Decatur, announce the birth of their son, Travis Wesley Daniels, on Sept. 7, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long. He is the brother of Tyler Hughes. His grandparents are Scott and Annette Lee, of Athens, Rick and Sharon Daniels, of Decatur, and John and Rhonda Corbett, of Athens. He is the great-grandson of Richard Daniels and Robert and Margaret Tuggle.

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