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  • Business Brief: ORNL's Jubin recognized with award

    Robert Jubin of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the recipient of the 2013 Robert E. Wilson Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

    Jubin was recognized for his considerable contributions in the areas of nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste treatment and his chemical engineering achievements in the nuclear industry.

    He works in ORNL’s Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Italian cuisine is as close as Crossville at Genesis Grille

    Today’s “Out to Lunch” adventure is at the Genesis Italian Grille in Crossville.

    From Roane County, head west on Interstate 40, take Exit 320 and go left on Genesis Road. Turn right at the traffic light onto Interstate Drive.

    Italian Grille is a short distance, in a strip mall on the left, across from Crossville Outlet Center.

    I hope that some readers of my articles have noticed that for a few weeks “Out to Lunch” articles have not appeared in the Roane County News.

  • Plan aims to help Cold War workers

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has reintroduced a bipartisan plan to create an independent advisory panel to help Cold War workers from Oak Ridge and other nuclear weapons facilities get the help they need to treat cancer and other illnesses they developed as a result of exposure to radiation.
    The panel would oversee the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, which has been plagued by procedural inconsistencies and delays preventing former nuclear workers from accessing the benefits they are owed.

  • Special gift at Love’s grand opening

    The American Truck Historical Society, Smoky Mountain Chapter, donated $1,000 to Michael Dunn Center at the grand-opening celebration of the new Love’s Travel Stop in Lenoir City.
    The donation resulted from the proceeds of the ATHS Southeast Regional Truck Show that took place on April 12-13 at Roane State Community College.
    The ATHS Truck Show has donated proceeds from the show to Michael Dunn Center for the last four years.

  • EDUCATORS IN THE WORKPLACE

    The first day of classes in Roane County Schools is next week, but some teachers spent their break as students in the Educators in the Workplace program.

    The seven “summer school” sessions for educators began June 6 at Dienamic Tooling Systems in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    “This program is beneficial for both the businesses and the teachers,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • Jobless rate up in June

    Roane County’s unemployment rate was up 0.5 percent in June, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The rate, at 8.7 percent, is 0.5 percent higher than a year ago, state records indicate.

    The most recent numbers indicate that 25,240 workers in Roane County’s 27,630 labor force were employed during the month.

  • Ahler leading Chamber of Commerce board

    Harriman business owner Chris Ahler is chairman of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce board for 2013-14.

    Ahler sits on Harriman City Council.

    He took over July 1 from Kenyon Mee, another sitting Harriman City Council member.

    Mee is facility manager of Diversified Scientific Services, a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services.

    Mee will continue to serve on the board as chairman of the economic and community development committee.

  • Simply Sweet gesture

    Kathy Borman devotedly follows the ups and downs of a little Georgia tyke tragically injured when a tree limb fell on him at daycare, blamed on the winds from Hurricane Sandy.

    When she learned charity Sunshine on a Ranney Day was renovating the Halstead’s home for the brain damaged Tripp Halstead, she wanted to be part of the home reveal and turned to son Mike Borman, who owns Simply Sweet Bakery in Rockwood. He designed a car-themed cake that suited Tripp’s love of the movie “Cars,” and took it to the big reveal party earlier this month.

  • Perma-Fix names Macon Vice Pres.

    Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. has announced the promotion of Richard Macon to Vice President of Nuclear Services Business Development. In this role, Macon will be responsible for pursuing opportunities, developing proposal win themes, and forming strategic partnerships to further company growth.  Macon will continue to cultivate relationships with Perma Fix’s new and existing clients including the DOE and DOD, commercial nuclear industry and Canada.

  • ORNL recognized for innovation in technology

    Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received six R&D 100 awards, presented each year by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year’s most significant technological innovations.