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Today's News

  • Farmer OK’d three raises in final days

    Former Roane County executive Mike Farmer allowed raises to be granted for three employees less than a week before he had to leave office in 2010.

    Heather Stooksbury, who worked in purchasing, received a $3,200 raise.

    Jacque Coleman, who also worked in purchasing, received a $1,000 raise.

    “I have met with the county executive and he has authorized me to make the following adjustments in the purchasing budget with an effective date of Aug. 22, 2010,” purchasing agent Lynn Farnham said in an email to payroll clerk Linda Stooksbury.

  • ORAU session gauges nuclear energy rebirth

    Declines in new construction, evolving safe-ty regulations, and building the next generation

    of nuclear engineers

    and researchers are among the challenges facing the future of nuclear energy.

    But there is hope, according to a top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official.

  • Don’t let these scammers make a grab for your $$

    By DAVID UFFINGTON

    King Features Syndicate

    ScamBusters has exposed a wide variety of the latest scams, including:

    Fake pregnancy — Need to buy a positive pregnancy test to push a romance toward marriage? Ads apparently are turning up all over the country.

  • Paul Clay named president of RSI

    Restoration Services, Inc., a small employee-owned environmental and project management services company in Oak Ridge, recently appointed Paul Clay as presi-dent.

    Clay succeeds company founder and outgoing president Staci Ferguson.

    Clay joined RSI in 2008 as director of environment, safety, health and quality.

    Prior to joining RSI, Paul worked for Jacobs Engineering Group where he was assigned as vice president and deputy general manager for the Bechtel Jacobs Co. LLC joint venture in Oak Ridge.

  • Chamber awards banquet coming
  • ORAU session gauges nuclear energy rebirth

    Declines in new construction, evolving safe-ty regulations, and building the next generation of nuclear engineers and researchers are among the challenges facing the future of nuclear energy.

    But there is hope, according to a top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official.

  • New Alliance head meets county leaders

     

    Wade Creswell, the new president of The Roane Alliance, introduces himself to Roane County Commission members, including Copper Bacon, right, during the commission’s April meeting last week. Creswell took the reins of The Alliance earlier this year.     The Roane Alliance is Roane County’s economic development organization and consists of both public and private organizations, including the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, the Roane County Industrial Development Board and the Roane County Visitors Bureau.

  • Mitchell caps hot week with no-hitter

     

    Twenty-four hours after swatting a pair of home runs in a 10-4 victory over Fulton, Kingston’s Cody Mitchell pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts at Stone Memorial.

    Mitchell was on top of his game throughout the contest and ran into trouble only once on the evening.

  • Randolph tosses no-hitter in sweep

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Bears of Tellico Plains traveled Thursday to face the Harriman Blue Devils at Papermaker Field in a District 3-A doubleheader. 

  • Bobcats drop doubleheader at Wartburg

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats suffered a pair of District 4-A losses at the hands of Wartburg Thursday evening.

    The Bulldogs cruised to an easy 11-0 victory in the first game of the day. The second game was taken by the Bulldogs, 4-1.