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UCOR earns high marks, large fee

The Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup contractor for the Oak Ridge facilities, URS-CH2M—or UCOR—received high performance marks and earned a tootal fee of almost $4.5 million for its work over a six-month period that ended on September 30th. UCOR received commendations for its work demolishing the old K-31 building and …

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ORNL plays role in additions to periodic table of elements

Two of the four newest elements recently and officially added to the Periodic Table were discovered in a collaboration that included Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Oak Ridge Associate Laboratory Director Jim Roberto said placement of the two new super heavy elements became official New Year’s Eve. “We got very good …

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Annual Business Luncheon January 29

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Business Luncheon, Friday, January 29, 11:30 a.m. at The Hollingsworth Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (Junior Achievement BizTown), 2135 N. Charles Seivers Blvd., Clinton. Corporate Sponsor for the event is Michael Brady Inc. The Chamber is pleased to welcome Randy Boyd, …

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ORHS student earns national honor

Oak Ridge High School senior Melissa Yuan was chosen as a national winner for the 2016 Aspirations in Computing Award from NCWIT, or National Center for Women and IT. Yuan was among 35 girls chosen from more than 3,100 applicants nationwide, Oak Ridge Schools said in a press release. She …

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State Ed chief in OR Thursday

Candice McQueen, Tennessee’s education commissioner, visited Oak Ridge on Thursday, January 7. During her visit, McQueen toured Glenwood Elementary School, Robertsville Middle School, and Oak Ridge High School. She also took part in an afternoon roundtable discussion that included roughly 30 administrators and teachers representing a wide cross-section of grade levels, …

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Check out AC’s museums

Beat the winter blues with a visit to one of Anderson County’s Museums. There are several to choose from. The American Museum of Science & Energy is located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Learn how 75,000 people kept a secret during WWII. Explore the Frontier of …

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