Today's News

  • Historic preservation topic of Thursday DOE session

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management program will have a consultation meeting on May 17 to discuss historic preservation plans for East Tennessee Technology Park.

    The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Building 2714-G Conference Room, across from the Federal Building.

    There will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide comment.

  • Wagaman honored for helping trucker in Va.

    Tim Wagaman of Rockwood was recently honored by the Virginia State Police Association for helping an injured truck driver to safety during the 2011 Christmas holiday sea-

    Wagaman received the association’s Citizen Award for his actions.

    “The driver would have most certainly died from his injuries and the consuming fire” without the aid of Wagaman, Virginia Trooper C.H. Campbell Jr. and three Virginia residents, said a release from the Virginia State Police Association.

  • CASA car show, festival Memorial Day weekend

    CASA of the Ninth Judicial District will have its inaugural Festival and Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    This kickoff to the Memorial Day weekend is to raise public awareness of and financial support for CASA’s mission, while providing entertainment for the entire family.

    Admission is free.

    The festival will include demonstrations and re-enactments at the fort, a band, a craft fair and a silent auction.

  • White-nose syndrome found in Lookout Mountain cave

    According to the National Park Service, a biologist and volunteers working within the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park collected two tricolored bats in a park cave in Hamilton County, Tennessee, one of which tested positive for white-nose syndrome (WNS). 

  • Rough ending for Lady Jackets

    There’s just some places you don’t want to go to play softball.

  • Griffis, Gasque bow out in semis

    After a strong second place finish in last week’s District 4 A/AA Tournament, the Kingston Yellow Jackets doubles team of Brandon Griffis and Quint Gasque would see their season come to an end Monday at Webb School of Knoxville in the Region 2 A/AA Tournament semifinals at the hands Pigeon Forge’s Garrett Byrd and Alex Delozier, 6-1, 6-1.

  • Settles records rare hole-in-one
  • Out to Lunch: Save room for dessert at Westel’s Mountain Top Inn

    Dane Kable, known as CB Man, recently emailed me about a new restaurant opening in Westel at exit 338 off Interstate 40.

    You’ve probably noticed, in view from the interstate at Westel, all the motor homes at the Boat-N-RV Superstore that began developing in 2008.

    Mountain Top Inn opened in late February as an addition to Boat-N-RV. It faces the interstate, on the left as you travel toward Nashville from Roane County.

  • Landfill adjacent to K-25 safely cleaned up ahead of schedule

    URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC recently completed a three-year landfill cleanup project on schedule, under budget and without a single work-related injury, not even a first-aid case.

    Workers cleaning up the 6.5-acre K-1070B burial ground adjacent to the K-25 demolition project worked 205,800 accident-free hours while excavating 100,200 cubic yards of soil and debris.

    “This is proof that the goal of zero accidents on a project can be achieved,” said UCOR President and Project Manager Leo Sain.

  • Friends of ORNL to meet

    Gene Ice will discuss “X-ray and Neutron Optics for Spatially-Resolved Characterization of Materials” during the May 16 luncheon meeting of Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    Ice is director of the Materials Science and Technology Division, an ORNL Corporate Fellow, a fellow of the American Physical Society and an ASM International Fellow.