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Mason to leave ORNL July 1st

Dr. Thom Mason will step down as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory effective July 1, 2017, exactly 10 years after becoming director of the nation’s largest science and energy laboratory. Mason will take on a new role as Senior Vice President for Laboratory Operations at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio. …

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James “Jim” Elkins, age 81 of Andersonville

James “Jim” Elkins, age 81 of Andersonville, passed away on, Friday, February 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born on May 28, 1935 to the late Robert and Mossie Allred Elkins in Anderson County. He was a member of Hillvale Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for Anderson …

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Solar eclipse event planned at GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced event plans for the Great American Total Eclipse occurring on Monday, August 21, 2017. The park is offering an opportunity to experience the total eclipse through a special, ticketed event at Clingmans Dome as well as informal eclipse viewing sites at Cades Cove and …

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NASCAR: Field set for Sunday’s Daytona 500

(MRN)  Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin won Thursday’s qualifying races as the starting field was set for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Elliott started from the pole and finished at the front of the field in the first half of the Can-Am Duel at Daytona, leading the final twenty-four laps and beating …

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