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Today's News

  • Rough ending for Lady Jackets

    There’s just some places you don’t want to go to play softball.

  • Griffis, Gasque bow out in semis

    After a strong second place finish in last week’s District 4 A/AA Tournament, the Kingston Yellow Jackets doubles team of Brandon Griffis and Quint Gasque would see their season come to an end Monday at Webb School of Knoxville in the Region 2 A/AA Tournament semifinals at the hands Pigeon Forge’s Garrett Byrd and Alex Delozier, 6-1, 6-1.

  • Settles records rare hole-in-one
  • Out to Lunch: Save room for dessert at Westel’s Mountain Top Inn

    Dane Kable, known as CB Man, recently emailed me about a new restaurant opening in Westel at exit 338 off Interstate 40.

    You’ve probably noticed, in view from the interstate at Westel, all the motor homes at the Boat-N-RV Superstore that began developing in 2008.

    Mountain Top Inn opened in late February as an addition to Boat-N-RV. It faces the interstate, on the left as you travel toward Nashville from Roane County.

  • Landfill adjacent to K-25 safely cleaned up ahead of schedule

    URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC recently completed a three-year landfill cleanup project on schedule, under budget and without a single work-related injury, not even a first-aid case.

    Workers cleaning up the 6.5-acre K-1070B burial ground adjacent to the K-25 demolition project worked 205,800 accident-free hours while excavating 100,200 cubic yards of soil and debris.

    “This is proof that the goal of zero accidents on a project can be achieved,” said UCOR President and Project Manager Leo Sain.

  • Friends of ORNL to meet

    Gene Ice will discuss “X-ray and Neutron Optics for Spatially-Resolved Characterization of Materials” during the May 16 luncheon meeting of Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    Ice is director of the Materials Science and Technology Division, an ORNL Corporate Fellow, a fellow of the American Physical Society and an ASM International Fellow.

  • Job workshop, fair aiming to help veterans

    A two-day employment assistance workshop for Tennessee National Guard members, Reservists and veterans is planned this week in Chattanooga.

    Military spouses may also take advantage of the May 16-18 event, which is completely free to participants in the Army Reserve Center at 6503 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga.

    Seats are limited. Those interested in attending are asked to contact Joe Thomas at joseph.c.thomas2@us.army.mil or 615-313-0752.

  • Oak Ridge changing parking regs

    The city of Oak Ridge is distributing informational flyers to help inform residents and visitors about recent changes to two ordinances affecting on-street parking.

    The city will issue violations for offenses beginning June 18.

    During March and April, Oak Ridge City Council passed two ordinances contained in the City Code pertaining to on-street parking. The changes support initiatives approved last fall as part of the Not in Our City conceptual plan.

  • 'Round Rockwood: May 14

    May is Older Americans month. The 2012 theme is Never Too Old to Play.

    Spring is here, and planting the vegetable garden is progressing along very well in the small garden space we have here at Victorian Square.

    We will be planting tomatoes, green peppers, green onions and cucumbers soon.

    Later they will be harvested to be used in our kitchen by Gladys, our main cook.

    We want to welcome to Victorian Square our new residents, Jimmy Heidel from Oakdale, and Rhibie McCarty. I’m not sure where Rhibie is from.

  • Harriman Happenings: May 14

    Monday night was the last day of the tent revival that was held on the grounds of Jamieson Development Center.

    The Rev. Lionel Moore preached the last night. He preached from 2 Kings 2:8-18. Subject was Being at the Right Place at the Right Time.

    There was a nice turnout for each service.

    The Pastoral Banquet that was held at Jamieson Center Saturday evening for Pastor Jesse L. Williams was well attended.

    Mary Hickey provided the music, and Curtis Anderson was the master of ceremonies.