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  • TVA donates $5,000 to Full Metal Jackets

    TVA recently donated $5,000 to Full Metal Jackets, the robotics team at Roane County High School in Kingston.

    The donation, said adviser Cynthia Holmes, goes a long way toward enabling the team to take part in the Smoky Mountain Regional competition March 28-30 in Knoxville Convention Center.

    “Our team would not have had enough money to enter” without the substantial donation, Holmes said.

  • Miller certified sports doctor

    Dr. Jude Miller has obtained a post-doctorate designation of Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

    The certification required Miller to obtain a master’s degree in sport science and sports rehabilitation.
    He was also required to attend multiple postgraduate courses relating to sports and athletic care.

    Following completion of these requirements, Miller passed a comprehensive written examination.

  • Nail tops at TVA

    The TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Maintenance Professional Recognition Team recently recognized R.E. Nail of Kingston as 2012 Watts Bar Nuclear Maintenance Professional of the Year.

    Nail is a senior instrument mechanic foreman at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant with 30 years of service.

    He was honored with a banquet in the Franklin Marriott Hotel last month.

    “R.E. is known for his professionalism, integrity, and strong work ethic while maintaining Safety as a top priority,” said Jennifer Whitton of TVA.

  • Using separation notices beneficial to employers

    Few employers in Tennessee are in compliance with a state rule requiring them to issue separation notices to all workers who become separated from their jobs for any reason, a report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed.

    Workers should expect to receive the notices within 24 hours, said Tennessee Labor Commissioner Karla Davis.

    The notices, she said, are often needed when applying for services like unemployment benefits and food stamps.

  • Survey says ...

    A Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation survey aims to identify obstacles small businesses face in attempts to comply with environmental regulations.

    The survey is at http://goo.gl/HFjjk and http://goo.gl/eAmcH through March 15. All responses are anonymous.

  • Free workshops aimed at those starting business

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College are offering three free workshops for those who are considering or have recently started  their own business.  

    All workshops will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in The Roane Alliance at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.
    The first workshop, “Small Business Start-up,” will be on March 7.

    It is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment or are at the beginning stages of starting a business.

  • Meetings discuss DOE worker issues

    Cold War Patriots has organized two town hall meetings on March 7 to inform the community on issues that may affect current and former workers of Y-12, K-25 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    The meetings will be at 2 and 6 p.m. in the American Museum of Science and Energy at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

  • OUT to LUNCH: How sweet it is! Lunchtime goodness at Tupelo Honey Café

    Today’s “Out To Lunch” adventure was at Knoxville’s Tupelo Honey Café.

    It’s at Market Square at Union and adjoins the Historic Oliver Hotel, built in 1876.

    The fact this article is published the day after I spent a week in Tupelo, Miss., at the Furniture Market is coincidental.

    The café’s name is a reference to the Tupelo honey used as a sweetener in many of its recipes. A bottle is on every table.

  • The Year of Volkswagen: Roane Alliance calls center top '12 project

    To The Roane Alliance — and to many across Roane County — 2012 will be remembered as the year of the Volkswagen Distribution Center project, The Alliance’s newly released annual report said.

    “The VW project was certainly the biggest project we have landed for our community in recent memory and will no doubt have a significant impact on Roane County for years to come,” The Roane Alliance President/CEO Leslie Henderson said in an introductory letter in the report.

  • Cantor may be summit speaker

    The Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit will return to its Oak Ridge origins the last week of May, with dates dependent on the schedules of anticipated speakers, including U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

    Cantor is among the senior decision-makers representing academia, government and industry from Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina who will convene in the New Hope Center at Oak Ridge’s Y-12 National Security Complex for the two-day meeting, said U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, summit host.