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TVA awards STEM grants across service area

(Oak Ridge Schools press release/staff reports) The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), recently awarded Jefferson and Robertsville Middle Schools each $5,000 for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education projects. The grant award is a part of $580,000 in competitive STEM grants …

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Watson receives Ph.D from UT

According to a press release from the city, Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson received his doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Tennessee on May 9. Back in March, Dr. Watson successfully defended his dissertation titled “City Managers, Mayors and Councilmembers: Local Stability in Tennessee.”  “It has always …

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4-car accident snarls traffic, sends 3 to hospital

A four-car accident on Clinton Highway Monday afternoon sent three people to the hospital and tied up traffic in both directions for over two hours. Tennessee Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Lt. Don Boshears says that troopers were called to the accident at around 3:45 pm Monday. The crash and …

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Norwood MS wins ‘Dream It. Do It.’ competition

(CNS press release) A video using a time-traveling theme to describe SL Tennessee, LLC took home top honors in the fourth annual Dream it. Do it. Norwood Middle School received $1,000 in science, technology, engineering and math education funds for the students’ efforts. The competition is sponsored by Consolidated Nuclear …

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ORPD IDs fatal car crash victim

Friday afternoon, Oak Ridge Police identified the woman who was killed in a two-car, head-on collision on Edgemoor Road last Monday, May 6th as 61-year-old Michelle Garcia of Clinton. The cause of last week’s accident remains under investigation by Oak Ridge Police. The crash occurred at around 6:30 am last …

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