Today's News

  • A year of cleaning for UCOR

    After one year as the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge, URS/CH2M Oak Ridge, known as UCOR, has made tremendous progress in safely cleaning up DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The company’s most high-profile project, demolition of the K-25 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park, has been ahead of schedule. Demolition of the east wing is nearing completion, with the exception of five process cells needing further deactivation.

    UCOR has shipped more than 10,000 loads of K-25 demolition debris for disposal.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Summitt named Food City 250 grand marshal

    Food City will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its sponsorship of the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway Aug. 24 with a very special guest serving as grand marshal.

  • Goins back to help Blue Devils

    In 2006, Harriman’s Julian Goins had a season to remember as the Blue Devils QB passed for 1,140 yards and 12 TDs while rushing for 648 yards and 10 TDs in leading Harriman to the TSSAA Class A quarterfinals.

  • Early voting, courthouse bad mix

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson is not a fan of having early voting at the Roane County Courthouse, where a number of elected officials have offices.
    “The current early voting situation provides what is perceived as an unfair advantage to these office holders,” Johnson said in a letter addressed to Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway.
    David Morgan, a candidate in this year’s race for property assessor, contended that incumbent Teresa Kirkham was campaigning from her office inside the courthouse during early voting.

  • Hines remains as Rockwood bldg. inspector

    Rockwood building inspector Jim Hines is safe from elimination — for now.
    Rockwood City Council voted to keep Hines, who was on the agenda to be eliminated at Vice Mayor Peggy Evans’ request.
    Mayor James Watts broke a tie vote on the issue, siding with Councilman Jason Jolly, Councilman Pete Wright and Councilwoman Jane Long.
    Cleanup was an issue brought up at the meeting, and Evans used that time to say she didn’t think Hines did enough to work with codes enforcement and dealing with overgrown lots and dilapidated buildings.

  • RSCC library to close temporarily

    The library at Roane State Community College’s main campus will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 7, through Friday, Aug. 10, while a new heating and air conditioning system is installed.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Living the athlete’s dream ... as seen on TV

    Like many of you, I’ve caught bits and pieces of the Olympics after work and in my down time.
    Watching the tail end of the USA women’s volleyball team’s match against China Wednesday brought back some strong memories of my long-gone days in sports.
    I have always been athletic. I played varsity tennis, basketball and volleyball in high school, earning me a “most athletic” title in the senior superlatives, and an unwanted “Superjock” nickname from otherwise well-intentioned friends.

  • Y-12 security breach shakes up feds

    A security stand down at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge could last into next week, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    “All nuclear operations have been halted as we go through this security stand down,” NNSA spokesman Steven Wyatt said. “We expect this to be lifted next week.”

    A security breach occurred at the complex on Saturday, July 28, when three people were able to make their way into a protected area.

  • Aug. 14 fee deadline for Roane State

    Students who have already registered for fall classes at Roane State Community College need to pay their fees by Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.m. to avoid deletion of their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    Click on RaiderNet, then log in to your account. Click on the Account Summary and Pay link in the Student Self-Service Box.

    Payment is also accepted by personal check, money order, or by American Express, Discover, VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card at any Roane State campus.