Today's News

  • 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.

  • GUEST OPINION: Can yoga be twisted into religion?

    Is yoga secular or religious?

    That’s the conundrum at the heart of a new legal battle in Encinitas, Calif. over the teaching of yoga in public schools.

    In a lawsuit filed last month, a couple with two children in the Encinitas schools charge that the district is unconstitutionally promoting religion by giving yoga classes twice a week to students during the school day.

    School officials insist that the yoga classes are for physical fitness – and have nothing to do with religion or religious indoctrination.

  • Five sentenced in elk poaching

    Five people, including three from Oliver Springs, were sentenced after reaching a plea agreement in connection with the poaching death of an elk in Morgan County General Sessions Court, according to the Tennessee Wildlife resources Agency.

    Kenneth T. Kelly, Oliver Springs, Austin C. Woodall, Oliver Springs, Steven H. Daugherty, Petros, Samantha Leann McColl, Oliver Springs, and Donovan Cade Godwin, Coalfield, all pleaded guilty to charges placed after an investigation by Morgan County wildlife officer, Travis Buchanan.  

  • State’s nursing homes for veterans get nod

    Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board issued a statement celebrating the U.S. News & World Report 2013 that names the Tennessee State Veterans Homes in Knoxville and Murfreesboro among the best in the country.

    The magazine rated more than 15,000 nursing homes using data research on nursing home safety, health inspection and staffing.

    The source of the data originates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  

  • IRS offering help on YouTube

    With the April 15 tax filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service created a new YouTube video to provide taxpayers more details and tips to check on their tax refund.

    The new video “How to Use the Where’s My Refund? Tool”  offers in-depth information about how the redesigned “Where’s My Refund?” tool works on IRS.gov works.

    The IRS’s previous refund YouTube video,  “When Will I Get My Refund?” has already received more than 750,000 views.

  • ACAC competes in Southeastern Championships


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