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Today's News

  • Courses to cater to administrative pros

    Oak Ridge Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and Roane State Community College have put together a fall schedule for certified professional secretary and certified administrative professional certification program review classes.  
    Office Systems and Technology will be from Aug. 24-Sept. 14.
    Office Administration will be from Sept. 21-Oct. 7, and Management will be from Oct. 14-Nov. 4.
    All classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus.  

  • Union, Bechtel agree to contract

    Members of the United Steel Workers Local 9-288 have ratified a new two-year pact with Bechtel Jacobs Co. LLC for work being performed at East Tennessee Technology Park.
    The agreement will allow Bechtel Jacobs to complete the remaining scope of work in its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.
    It also ensures that an agreement is in place when a new DOE environmental management contractor takes over in July 2011.

  • Water project, 2 towers part of recent Y-12 work

    A critical improvement to the operations of the Y-12 National Security Complex has come online with this summer’s startup of a new potable water system.
    The project includes two prominent, 220-foot-tall water towers and more than a mile-and-a-half of newly installed water lines.
    “The project has allowed us to improve our water supply system and also to make essential repairs to the distribution system throughout Y-12,” said Melissa Blair, B&W Y-12 project manager.

  • Video contest helps teens think about saving money

    Teens are gadget masterminds, but just how skilled are they with managing their money?
    That’s the riddle that fuels Lights, Camera, Save! — a unique contest designed to encourage young people to use the power of video to communicate the value and understanding of saving.
    Citizens First Bank is among about 200 banks nationwide participating in Lights, Camera, Save!
    It is one of several components of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 11-16:
    From Frances Lasher and Frances Hedgecock Lasher to Mary Angela Narramore and Sanford G. Narramore by warranty deed, Dist. 3, near Old Hedgecock Road, $10,000.
    From Jeffery H. Wicks and Lisa G. Wicks to Robert Parker and Sherry S. Parker by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Midtown Heights, Lots 37 and 38, $165,000.
    From Melanie Herrin and Carolyn L. McCullough to Floy D. Bowman by warranty deed, Dist. 5, city of Rockwood, Lot 5, $135,000.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.
    Charis C. Malone, speeding Nov. 14. Traffic ticket paid Jan. 11.
    Larry W. Clark, seat belt law Nov. 18. Dismissed Jan. 15, cost to state.
    Larry W. Clark, financial responsibility Nov. 18. Dismissed Jan. 15, cost to state. Ruling: proof of insurance.
    Juliana Radebaugh, speeding Nov. 18. Dismissed Jan. 15, cost to defendant.
    Paul W. Granados, speeding Oct. 31. Traffic ticket paid Jan. 19.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files

    25 Years Ago
    Fort Southwest Point was approved for a $410,000 state grant to begin partial reconstruction and archaeological research. Lawmakers hope to obtain more money for a complete restoration as funds are available. Fort Southwest Point would be the only fort in the state to be reconstructed on its original site.

    10 Years Ago

  • Messer marks 94th with special party

    Aline Messer of Harriman celebrated her 94th birthday on Aug. 1.
    A party was given in her honor on July 24 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Eddie Coker, in Oliver Springs. Fifty guests attending.
    Out-of-state guests were daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Mike Kinnas; granddaughter, Denise Honeycutt; grandson, granddaughter-in-law and family, DeWayne amd Brittany Heard, Peyton and Hayden Heard; Angie and Emily Regeski; and Vikki Whitfield.

  • Old newspapers headed to the Web

    Thousands of issues of old newspapers from across Tennessee will soon be available to the public online, courtesy of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
    Using grant funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program, the State Library and Archives will make available dozens of urban and rural newspapers from across the state.
    The two-year process of converting those microfilmed documents into digital records will be managed by the University of Tennessee.

  • Governments asked to share methods used to manage debt

    To promote sound debt management practices, Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson is encouraging the state’s cities and counties to share what works best for them.
    Wilson is asking for comment on a draft statement on debt management.  
    The draft is based on four guiding principles for Tennessee governmental debt issuers to consider while developing their own policies.  
    These principles are understanding transactions, explaining to citizens what is being considered, avoiding conflicts of interest and disclosing costs and risks.