• CNS repeats at EPEAT Purchaser Awards

    Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC was recently recognized as a five-star EPEAT winner for its leadership in procurement of sustainable information technology products at Y-12 National Security Complex.

    The purchaser award is given annually by the Green Electronics Council, which manages the EPEAT ecolabel.

  • Cold War Patriots to host town hall events

    Cold War Patriots, a community resource organization that is the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice advocating for worker benefits, will host free information events for Y-12, X-10/ORNL and K-25 workers on July 30 in Oak Ridge and on Aug. 1 in Kingston.

    The meetings are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Refreshments will be offered. Locations are:

    • Tuesday, July 30

    DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge

    215 S. Illinois Ave.

    Oak Ridge

    • Thursday, Aug. 1

    Noah’s Event Center

  • State unemployment moves up slightly

    Unemployment across Tennessee remains near its historic low, despite a slight increase to 3.4 percent in June, according to the latest data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up 0.1 of a percentage point when comparing it to the previous month.

    Year-to-year, unemployment is 0.2 of a percentage point lower than the June 2018 rate.

  • Bioenergy startup firm licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel-system

    Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

    Electro-Active Technologies Inc., of Knoxville, has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel.

  • Changes coming to Outer Limits

    One of Kingston’s iconic businesses will be going through a transition in the coming weeks.

    Outer Limits, a satellite TV and computer repair business located on Kentucky Street will be moving to the home office in Ten Mile of owners Kevin and Monica Pierce.

    “We’ll still be available to help our longtime customers,” said Monica Pierce.

    Outer Limits started in Harriman in 2001 installing outdoor antennas and satellite dishes. In 2006 the business started doing PC and TV repairs. In 2009, the business moved to Kingston.

  • Jim Henry & Associates/Coldwell Banker and Realty 1 announce merger

    By Richard Evans

    Jim Henry & Associates/Coldwell Banker recently merged with Realty 1.

    The announcement was made Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Roane Alliance office in Kingston.

    Offering 19 years of experience in real estate, Barb Agee of Realty 1, said she is looking forward to working with everyone at Jim Henry & Associates/Coldwell Banker. She brings four brokers with her to the company.

  • ORNL’s Allard receives Microanalysis Society award

    Larry Allard, distinguished research staff member at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the 2019 Microanalysis Society Presidential Science Award.

    The award honors a “senior scientist for outstanding technical contributions to the field of microanalysis over a sustained period of time.”

  • HUB honored with Community Service Award

    On Thursday, July 11, in Nashville, the Harriman Utility Board was presented a Community Service Award by the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association during their annual conference.

    HUB’s general manager, Candace Vannasdale, P.E., was in attendance to accept the award.

    In her acceptance speech before the crowd representing 60 separate municipal electric systems, Vannasdale acknowledged that it was an honor to be recognized for the efforts made on an ongoing basis by the entire organization.

  • Roane Medical Center welcomes Brenda Gray as chief nursing officer

    Roane Medical Center recently announced that Brenda Gray, RN, MSN, CHEP, has been named the new vice president and chief nursing officer at the hospital.  She will oversee all nursing operations at Roane Medical Center.

  • VECustomers Share Awards $2,500 in local grants

    VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations in June.

    Local groups receiving grants include Midway Middle School-Wave Serve (Recycling) Club ($300), Midway High Athletic Support Club ($550), Midway High School Baseball Boosters ($750), and Midway Softball Club ($900).

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $6.7 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.