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Today's News

  • Kids help hungry, support cure for Alzheimer’s

    The children and staff of The Henry Center collected more than 200 pounds of canned goods in November and December to donate to a Roane County family and area food banks.

    The Southeastern Conference recognized University of Tennessee women’s basketball Coach Pat Summitt in January for her fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. To participate in this special event, the children of The Henry Center sang “Rocky Top” and finished it off with a round of “We Back Pat” cheers.

     

     

  • 'Round Rockwood: March 12

    By Josephine McKinney, Community correspondent
    We were happy that the tornado that hit so many places in Tennessee, that we here in Rockwood only had wind and rain.

    When the storm warning came, there was a knock on my door. “Come quick,” the aide said, “a tornado is headed our way.” And out the door I went — so did everybody in our building. We  headed for the safety of the large underground room.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 12

    By Louise Warmley, Community correspondent
    First Baptist Church Youth Choir, St. Mary’s  Baptist Gospel Choir, Braxton’s Chapel Church Choir, Speight Chapel Choir, True Light Baptist Church Choir and Philippi Baptist Church Choir sang with anointing  of the Holy Spirit  last Sunday evening at Anointed Praise and Worship Church, along with special singing by their youth choir.

    This was a great service. Mary Alice Douglas presided over this service. All who went to this service left feeling overly blessed.

  • Three appointed to OR environmental board

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office has appointed three new members to its Oak Ridge Environmental Management advisory board.

    The new members will fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, a volunteer citizens panel that provides advice and recommendations to DOE about its environmental cleanup operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The board has 20 members.

    The new members — Jacqueline Hagy, Corkie Staley and Robert Stansfield — were introduced during the board’s February meeting.

  • ID system takes in more than 60,000 shipments since ’09

    The Radio Frequency Identification Transportation System Project has supported more than 60,000 waste shipments and more than 10,000 clean-fill shipments from the East Tennessee Technology Park to the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility since becoming operational in March 2009.

    The system has demonstrated that the concept for electronically tracked shipments of hazardous materials is a viable concept in supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s waste operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • ORNL tank sent offsite for disposal

    Tank W-1A, an underground liquid waste storage tank at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been shipped off site for disposal, completing a process that began when the tank was removed from service after it was discovered it was leaking.

    The tank and contaminated soil together were the single biggest source of groundwater contamination at ORNL.
    URS-CH2M Oak Ridge excavated and removed the tank on Jan. 6.

    The tank was packaged and sent to Philotechnics and Impact Services at the East Tennessee Technology Park for size reduction.

  • Workshops to focus on gov’t work, franchises

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce are offering a couple of free workshops for area business owners.

    The March 14 workshop on government contracting will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    A workshop on franchising will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 in the Oak Ridge Chamber.
    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org for details.

  • Four from Kingston named all-district

    The coaches in District 4-AA recently got together to choose their all-district teams, and the news turned out good for a total of four players from Kingston as Haley Cornellison, Makayla Cordell, Robbie Szozda and Brandon Griffis all received all-district recognition.

  • Property assessment appeals met with success

    Margaret Larson Evans purchased a piece of property in Paint Rock Farm Lake Estates for $100,000 in 2006.

    “I did it because I used to have a horse out here and knew a bunch of people in the neighborhood,” she said. “So to me it was worth $100,000 to retire here.”

    The Roane County Property Assessor’s Office caused her to have second thoughts in 2010 when appraisers valued her land at $166,400.

  • Church Calendar

    FRIDAY, MARCH 9
    • Kingston United Methodist Church’s All 4 Kids sale will begin at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Bethel Presbyterian Church at 203 S. Kentucky St., Kingston. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 10
    • Riggs Chapel Baptist Church, Harriman, will have its first-ever Only Believe family rally beginning at 6 p.m. in the church at 623 Riggs Chapel Road. The church’s youth drama team, with help from some of the adults, will perform skits and songs. Bruce Armes will be the guest speaker.