25 Years Ago
After two months of hearings and workshops, the Roane County Commission finally passed a budget. The new budget reflected a 68-cent property tax rate increase to bring the tax rate up to $2.71 per $100 valuation. The delay in passing the budget also delayed the opening of Roane County and Harriman City schools by one week due to a lack of available funds.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour ends Aug. 31, marking the last day of the 2012 season.
The tour, which includes stops at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and East Tennessee Technology Park, provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 65 years.
So far this season, 1,099 visitors from 36 states have participated in the summer tour.