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Today's News

  • DeBeauclair new deputy DOE Oak Ridge chief

    Geoffrey “Geoff” G. deBeauclair is the new deputy manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office/Integrated Support Center.

    As deputy manager, deBeauclair will help Oak Ridge Office Manager Ken Tarcza manage the Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center.

    The center provides critical mission support services both regionally and nationally in personnel, finance, budget, procurement, legal, security and emergency management and employee health and safety.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: Are meetings a waste of time?

    Unfortunately, much of the time we spend in meetings is wasted.

    Meetings are often poorly designed, lack facilitation, don’t bring closure to issues and fail to let participants know what is expected of them.

    I am certain that you could add many more concerns to this list. The reality is properly designed and effectively conducted meetings can be time savers.

    Since this topic is so vast and the space in this column is limited, I will offer some basic concepts for your consideration.

  • Roane State courses to aid in manager certification

    Two courses to help managers prepare for the Project Management Professional certification will soon take place on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College, said Sonya Parker, a workforce development and continuing education specialist for the college.

    Completion of the 35-hour PMP Exam Prep course shows that managers have the “experience, education and competency to lead and direct project teams,” according to an announcement of the upcoming training.

  • FULL CIRCLE: Williams brings Frontier back to the Outdoors

    Kingston businessman Brant Williams loves water sports, and 20 years ago he thought about opening a business selling canoes.

    “I always had an interest and love for kayaks and canoes,” Williams said. “In 1999, I said I would sell canoes. I really didn’t think about kayaks because at that time all they really had were sit inside kayaks, whitewater stuff and long, unstable touring boats.

  • Browder’s Ace tops in June

     

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  • Jonesing for sports: Parents, stay in your lane

    LaVar Ball is a monster with an oversized ego, much like the “Cash Me Ousside” girl America inexplicably made famous for no coherent reason.

  • Perfect championship run for 8u Dodgers
  • Kingston summer swim team captains named
  • Dixie Youth tournament play starts tonight

    The 2017 Dixie Youth Baseball postseason begins Friday evening with games in two locations.

    Dixie Youth Baseball has a total of four age groups with the youngest of those, A (5-6-year-old) and AA (7-8), starting play this weekend, while AAA (9-10) and Ozone (11-12) play will begin next week.

    The Dixie Youth sub District 8A Tournament will take place in Rocky Top. A total of four teams will participate with Harriman and Caryville opening play at 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by Kingston taking on Rocky Top.

  • The Heart of Dixie

    With the Dixie Youth Baseball League kicking off its postseason play tonight, Roane County’s focus stays with baseball just a little while longer until fall sports hold sway.

    Tony Brown, a county resident, has been instrumental in this organization for 32 years and has helped Dixie Youth to grow and expand not just here but across 11 states.

    “I got into it when my son was four years old,” Brown said, “back then I started helping out and became the comissioner at Cherokee Ballfield.