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  • Roane’s DeParle proves hard work leads to success

    Hard work is the secret to success, according to Rockwood High School graduate and 2019 University of Tennessee graduation commencement speaker Nancy-Ann DeParle.

    “Yes, talent is important and good luck helps, but success has to be earned. You have to put in the hours,” she told the graduates gathered at Thompson-Bolling Arena.

    DeParle, who was the first woman to become student body president at the University of Tennessee, certainly worked hard to reach an astounding level of achievement in her education and career.

  • Shriners paper sale starts Wednesday

    The Kerbela Shriners are holding their annual paper sale on May 15-19, a fundraiser for the organization’s Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

    Club Vice President Dennis Ferguson says that they will be reaching out to businesses in the county to collect donations.

    The Shriners are instrumental in helping children in the county who are burned or crippled, and offer assistance to them and their families with treatment and transportation to and from the hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Ky.

  • ARS International LLC honored

    Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, the managing operator of the Y-12 National Security Complex, announced on May 7, that ARS International LLC, is the Y-12 Small Business of the Year and Karen Prillhart, as the Y-12 Small Business Advocate.

    The announcements were part of a combined ceremony with the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The three organizations honor outstanding small businesses and local leaders annually at the “Celebrate Oak Ridge Business” breakfast at the Double Tree Hotel.

  • DOE awards new contract to support clean up in Oak Ridge

    Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management announced five small business awardees for its Characterization, Deactivation/Demolition, and Remediation Services contract.

    Through this arrangement, each company has a five-year Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract where OREM can issue Firm-Fixed-Price task orders. The maximum value for services is $24.9 million.

    The five awardees include:

    • Aerostar SES LLC, based in Oak Ridge

  • Dai elected Materials Research Society fellow

    Sheng Dai, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the Materials Research Society.

    MRS fellows are noted for their “distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research worldwide.”

  • Preparing student loan borrowers for repayment

    Students who have borrowed federal loans to help pay for college and are finishing their schooling must take exit counseling to prepare for repaying those loans.

    That goes for student borrowers who are completing degrees, diplomas and certificates, according to KHEAA.

    During exit counseling, students learn about their repayment options, about deferments and forbearances, and about what might happen if they don’t repay their loans.

  • Miles, ‘Kingston’s mayor’ remembered fondly

    Edith Miles, a long time Kingston resident and well-known local personality, passed away last week at age 92.

    Born in Kingston, Miles lived in the neighborhood around Bethel Cemetery for many years. She attended Bethel Presbyterian Church for 65 years and was in charge of the church’s nursery for more than 40 years.

    She was active in saving the Old Courthouse and could be seen in recent years at various functions associated with the Roane County Heritage Commission.

    Roane County Historian Robert Bailey knew Miles very well.

  • Roane to keep TVA funding

    Roane County is planning to keep $29,138 in grant funds it accepted from TVA.

    This despite filing a lawsuit against TVA and one of its contractors last week over issues related to the 2008 ash spill.

    “No,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said Friday, when asked if the county would be returning the grant money to TVA.

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