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Today's News

  • AMSE sets summer science camp dates

    Parents can get summer fun down to a science for rising fifth (10 years old), sixth and seventh graders, when they register their child for the American Museum of Science and Energy's Science Explorer Camp June 6-10 and June 13-17 at the historic Freels Bend Cabin site in Oak Ridge.

  • Sex offender check finds violators

    Six registered sex offenders in Roane County were arrested on various charges after U.S. marshals and local law enforcement tracked them down this month.
    Authorities spent March 10-11 on Operation Midnight Jackal, a joint operation including the Harriman Police Department, Kingston Police Department, Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee State Probation and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, to ensure that registered sex offenders in Roane County were following restrictions based on their offenses.

  • Long term committee in limbo

    Long Term Recovery Committee meetings were frequent in the months following the ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant. Those meetings got less and less frequent as time passed by. It’s now to the point where the committee hasn’t met in a year.  
    “I haven’t really been approached saying we need this, or we don’t need it,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said. “Nobody’s really said anything about it.”

  • Thieves hit Bowers Elem.

    Harriman police arrested two people last Wednesday for breaking into Bowers Elementary School. The incident happened around 3 a.m.
    Jacob Scott Logue and Charles Kenneth Lawson are each charged with burglary, evading arrest and vandalism.
    Additional classrooms are being added at Bowers. The police report said a cinderblock from the construction work was used to bust a window to a classroom.
    Several muddy footprints were found inside the classroom, and the drawers to the teacher’s desk had been rummaged through as well, according to the report.  

  • Out to Lunch: Connie’s Naturally Gourmet almost like covered-dish meal

    By Bethel Poston

  • VECustomers Share with Midway groups

    Alton Lingerfelt, center, board member with Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share Program, presents a $2,000 grant check to Midway High School Chorus members, from left, April Viar, Brianne Reynolds, Rachel Burgess and Jessica Johnson.

    The chorus is the recipient of the grant VECustomers Share awarded to Midway’s PTO. The Midway High School Cheerleader Booster Club also received a $500 grant.

  • DOE cleanup at Oak Ridge moves forward

    Cleanup at the Oak Ridge Reservation took a major leap forward in 2010, with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management completing numerous projects that reduced risks, decreased the site’s footprint and paved the way for new development for DOE missions.

    Major accomplishments were completed across the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and the East Tennessee Technology Park using baseline and Recovery Act funds.

  • DOE cleanup at Oak Ridge moves forward

    Cleanup at the Oak Ridge Reservation took a major leap forward in 2010, with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management completing numerous projects that reduced risks, decreased the site’s footprint and paved the way for new development for DOE missions.
    Major accomplishments were completed across the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and the East Tennessee Technology Park using baseline and Recovery Act funds.

  • Old habits die hard for scammers

    By David Uffington
    King Features Syndicate
    The Better Business Bureau has named the top 10 scams for 2010. Some are surprising, especially since they’ve been around for so long and people are still falling for them.
    Here are a few highlights:
    • Job-hunting scams. What the scammers really want is your Social Security number and personal information such as your bank account number.

  • Foggy Watts