The foundation is been laid for Dollywood’s newest attraction set to open next year.
East Tennessee is remembering Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95.
Patients may be writing multiple checks and paying more for a visit with their doctor as insurers slash reimbursements to physicians for blood work.
A former UT football player is hoping to make the most out of his name.
First LEGO League East Tennessee Championship: “Nature’s Fury” will take place Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. CST at Tennessee Tech University’s Memorial Gym.
Sixty-three teams composed of children ages 9-14 from East and Middle Tennessee will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community using LEGO Mindstorms robots. This year’s challenge is “Nature’s Fury,” and teams will research and present their creative solutions to one of today’s most relevant topics – natural disasters.
(Editor’s Note: Oak Ridge Chief of Police James T. Akagi issued the following press release.)
Yesterday morning at approximately 8:53 AM, the Oak Ridge Police Department received information regarding a student armed with a handgun at Robertsville Middle School.
At least five officers responded to the scene. At 9:05 AM, officers located the student, 13 years of age, and detained him, pending further investigation. A BB pistol, similar in appearance to a Colt model 1911 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol was subsequently located in the student’s backpack, which was contained in his locker.
The student was arrested, charged with carrying a weapon on school property and aggravated assault. The investigation remains ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
James T. Akagi
Chief of Police
Each fall, ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU) employees join together to raise funds for the United Way and the 2013 campaign exceeded expectations as they lived the credit union motto ‘people helping people’. The theme of this year’s internal fundraising effort was Uni and Ted Way’s Excellent Adventure, a parody of the movie Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
(Editors Note: This press release was written by Mayor Terry Frank.)
Today, the Sheriff and I settled the salary dispute that could have been settled long ago. The Sheriff agreed to 198 employees instead of 218, and he agreed to remove the $7,668,912 million dollar figure to accurately reflect the $6,625,595 million dollar appropriation that was approved by County Commission.
Unfortunately, I believe Sheriff White fellprey to the political machinations of Commissioner Myron Iwanski and Law Director Jay Yeager to create dissension in what could have been an easily manageable agreement. Commissioner Iwanski led people to believe we could budget for half-years for annual salaries and Mr. Yeager continued the myth.
Roane State campuses will be closed Dec. 19-Jan. 1 for holidays
All Roane State Community College campuses will be closed Thursday, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the holidays.
The Cumberland Business Incubator, located on the Cumberland County campus, will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Jan. 1.
All campuses and locations will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2, and spring classes will begin on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Registration and other self-service options are available through the Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu.
For more information, visit www.roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).