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Today's News

  • Pilot winging it for more than 50 years

    Legend has it that Dave Stevenson learned to fly around the same time he learned to drive.

    The truth is even more interesting.

    “Actually, I had a student pilot’s license before I had a driver’s license,” he said.

    At 83, that gives Stevenson more than 50 years of piloting experience.

    His longevity in aviation hasn’t gone unnoticed.

  • Dunn Center gets perfect score

    Michael Dunn Center is known for its outstanding service to those in the community who need it most — people with physical and developmental handicaps.

    A state agency’s recent review of the program supports the center’s reputation with a perfect score of 54 points.

    “Getting a perfect score is something we’re truly proud of,” said Wade Creswell, vice president  of Development and Public Relations.

  • Harriman merchants chart course to prosperity

    A group of Harriman businesses wants to take action to ensure the city thrives.

    The Harriman Merchants Association was formed a little over three months ago with the idea of being a resource for the community’s businesses.

    “What can this association do to help your businesses? We talk about utilities, push each other, but we’ve got to have a plan on how to help each other,” said Wayne Best, one of the members. “By the first of the year, we need to have a short- term and long-term goal.”

  • Roane man convicted of sexual battery

    A Roane County man couldn’t convince a jury of his innocence during a two-day trial in criminal court last week.

    Roger A. Beu Jr. was found guilty of sexual battery by an authority figure.

    The jury returned the verdict on Friday.   

    Court documents listed Beu’s address as 211 West Cliff Drive.

    Beu, 50, was indicted by the Roane County grand gury in February 2009.

    The crime he was convicted of occurred in May 2008.

  • Roane man convicted of sexual battery

    A Roane County man couldn’t convince a jury of his innocence during a two-day trial in criminal court last week.

    Roger A. Beu Jr. was found guilty of sexual battery by an authority figure.

    The jury returned the verdict on Friday.   

    Court documents listed Beu’s address as 211 West Cliff Drive.

    Beu, 50, was indicted by the Roane County grand gury in February 2009.

    The crime he was convicted of occurred in May 2008.

  • Roane players named all-tournament
  • Haywood, Kite new to industrial board

    The Roane County Commission appointed two new members to the industrial development board earlier this month.
    Tommy Pemberton and Kyle Agee resigned, creating vacancies on the board.
    Teddy Haywood was selected to replace Agee.  
    Bob Kite was chosen to replace Pemberton.
    The industrial development board works to attract new business and industry to the coun-ty.
    Kite and Haywood each spoke to the commission before being appointed.

  • Bus tour attracts public’s interest

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour has again posted strong attendance numbers.  
    The annual tour, offered from June until early September, provided the public opportunities to interact at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex, and East Tennessee Technology Park.
    Since its inception in 1996, the tour has attracted more than 24,500 visitors.  

  • 40-year DOE leader retires

    Daniel H. Wilken, assistant manager for administration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office, retired Nov. 3 after serving nearly 40 years as a federal employee.
    Wilken held the position since July 1989 and was responsible for the office’s procurement, federal and contractor human resources, automated data processing, records management, telecommunications, training, organization and management analysis, logistics activities, and management of the DOE’s 34,000-acre Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • New congressman meets with Y-12 officials