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  • MATCH gets national kudos for Ridgeview

    The Modified Assertive Community Treatment for Co-Occurring Homeless program Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital and Center Inc. is one of 11 nationwide winners of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2011 Service to Service Award.

    Ridgeview, a provider of mental health and substance abuse services for Roane County and four other East Tennessee counties, represented the only Southeastern state awarded this distinction and was the sole winner nationwide in the Co-Occurring category.

  • ORNL tank to go out

     URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) is in the midst of offsite shipments of soils excavated from around an underground waste tank at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    This removal action is being performed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act and will eliminate a known source of contaminants being released to the groundwater.

    The action includes excavation of Tank W-1A and 355 cubic yards of soil and associated secondary waste. The soils are being packaged in lead-lined boxes and shipped off site for disposal.

  • Volunteer Energy’s helping hand

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share board member Alton Lingerfelt presented a $1,000 grant check to L.K. “Butch” Barding of the South Roane Volunteer Fire Department. VECustomers Share is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering VEC’s 17-county service area, including Roane County’s South of the River area.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Cookie Jar adventure a resounding success

     

    One morning as we left the Roane State Fitness Center, Jim and Mae Grasham told me I needed to write an “Out to Lunch” article on the Cookie Jar Café.

    “We went last week with two other couples, and the food was really good,” Jim said. “Be sure to save room for the homemade coconut cream pie.”

  • Alliance Gala to have Cabaret theme


    Come taste the wine, come hear the band ... right this way, your table's waiting ...

    The lyrics of the hit song from the musical “Cabaret” are an apt invitation to the 2011 annual Roane Alliance Gala on Nov 4.

    The Alliance Gala, one of the county’s premier social events, includes a gourmét meal, a wine reception, music, entertainment, live and silent auctions.

    This year’s Gala has a Cabaret theme.

  • Roane State grant to help industry grow

    Roane State Community College has received a $1.64 million grant that will fund several initiatives designed to promote the growth of the composites industry in East Tennessee.

    The college was awarded the grant as part of President Obama’s $37 million Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, a multi-agency competition to support the advancement of 20 high-growth, regional industry clusters.

    “The college is very excited to receive this grant,” Roane State President Gary Goff said.

  • Nurse of the Year

     

    Kingston’s Tracey Keathley, a registered nurse in the heart catheterization lab at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named Nurse of the Year by the Oak Ridge Chapter of Mended Hearts.

    Mended Hearts Inc. is a nationwide support organization for people with heart disease and their families.

  • Trentham credit union’s top staffer

    Jennifer Trentham was recently cited as ORNL Federal Credit Union’s 2010 Employee of the Year.

    Trentham, of Oliver Springs, is the credit union’s training manager.

    She was selected from among the four individuals chosen as Employee of the Quarter throughout the year. Trentham was also named Employee of the Fourth-Quarter.

    “She embodies the values and spirit of ORNL Federal Credit Union and consistently strives to deliver service excellence to her co-workers and credit union members,” one nomination said.

  • Former Clinch Breeder Reactor official to speak

    John Wagoner, former deputy director of Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant Project in Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker for the Oct. 19 meeting of the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    He will discuss a new type of nuclear reactor under development at TerraPower, LLC in Bellevue, Wash., and funded by investors without federal government financial support.

  • Roane again posting one of state’s lowest jobless rates

    It’s been a long summer for Roane County when it comes to unemployment figures.

    After more than a year of consistently having one of the 10 lowest jobless rates in Tennessee, the county lost that status in April.

    Four months later, Roane County has rallied and reported the state’s 10th lowest unemployment rate in August, according to figures released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures show Roane County’s rate at 8.4 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percent over July.