Kati and Eric Linkous, Johnson City, announce the birth of their daughter, Emalyn Shae Linkous, born Dec. 29, 2009, at Johnson City Specialty Hospital. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Trish and Kenneth Jones, Erwin, Jerry and Barbara Linkous, Church Hill, and Diane Linkous, Surgoinsville. Great-grandparents are Carolyn Wilson, Erwin, Hilda Davies, Erwin, Tilda Williams, Surgoinsville, and Joe Linkous, Church Hill.