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  • Hepler, Stout new to board

    The U.S. Department of Energy recently appointed seven new members to its Oak Ridge Environmental Management advisory board.

    Chris Hepler of Oliver Springs and Scott Stout of Rockwood are among the new members filling vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, a volunteer citizens’ panel that provides advice and recommendations to DOE on its environmental cleanup operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Hot dog! Servings all good at Jacque’s Café

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure began when my wife, Carol, and I began to make plans to attend the musical production of “Ragtime” at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus.

    We first invited our longtime friends, Jerry and Micky Pease, to join us. Jerry is part of the family that operates Pease Furniture in South Knoxville. They have been included in some of my previous articles.

  • Hazen joins Walmsley’s dental staff

    Dr. Lyndsey Hazen has joined Dr. James D. Walmsley’s Kingston dental practice as an associate in his office.

    Hazen has been a practicing dentist for five years. She has been active in Remote Area Medical, traveled to military bases to treat soldiers before they are deployed, worked in the Health Department with children, and in nursing homes with the elderly.

    Walmsley said he is excited to have Hazen because of her clinical skills, experience and down-to-earth, warm personality and care and attention she gives to each of her patients.

  • A year of cleaning for UCOR

    After one year as the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge, URS/CH2M Oak Ridge, known as UCOR, has made tremendous progress in safely cleaning up DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The company’s most high-profile project, demolition of the K-25 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park, has been ahead of schedule. Demolition of the east wing is nearing completion, with the exception of five process cells needing further deactivation.

    UCOR has shipped more than 10,000 loads of K-25 demolition debris for disposal.

  • Give these therapists a hand

    RMC Patricia Neal Outpatient Centers in Roane County are proud to offer advanced rehabilitation and therapy services to patients suffering vestibular disorders, neck or spine injuries and acute hand pain.

    Certified therapists at RMC Patricia Neal offer advanced clinical practice in vestibular therapy, McKenzie spine therapy and hand therapy.

  • Roane, state jobless rates up in June

    Roane County’s unemployment rate was up just shy of a point in June, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the county’s rate for the month was 8.2 percent, an increase of 0.8 over May’s 7.4 percent.

    That means 26,090 workers in the county’s 28,430 labor force were employed during June.

    Though on the rise, the county rate in June 2011 was lower, at 8.8 percent, state statistics show.

  • Gov’t contracting seminar series to start in August

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the city of Knoxville-Equal Business Opportunity Program presenting three advanced government contracting seminars starting in August.

    The first workshop, on Aug. 28-29, will be “Proposal Preparation and Government Contract Negotiations.”

    A Sept. 26 seminar focuses on “Governmental Price Proposal Basics.”

  • Working to bring jobs to Roane County

     

    Construction of a $40 million 40,000 square foot Volkswagen plant in East Roane County continues on schedule. The facility is expected to employ at least 45 people. The plant will be a distribution center for auto parts for the Passat, which is made at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
     

  • Kelly heading DOE’s office in Oak Ridge

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science late last week named Larry Kelly the new manager of the Oak Ridge Office.

    Kelly most recently was acting manager in Oak Ridge and has been acting deputy manager and assistant manager for Environment, Safety and Health.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Yum Yum appropriately named for its good food

    Yum Yum Chinese Restaurant at 1039 Roane St. (Hwy. 27) in Harriman has been on my prospect list of “Out to Lunch” places to visit for some time.

    I moved the trip to the tope of the list when I saw in the Roane County News that Yum Yum was selected as the 2012 Readers Choice for Best Chinese Food.

    Knowing that Earl Duff Subaru was just across Roane Street from Yum Yum, I asked Tim Duff as we left Kingston First Baptist Church one Sunday morning when he and his dad, Earl, could meet me at Yum Yum for lunch.