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Update: CVMR-to-OR not totally off the table

The reports of CVMR completely abandoning any and all plans to locate some sort of operation in Oak Ridge may have been premature, according to some local officials, but state economic development officials say that the centerpiece of the $313 million project announced earlier this year by the Canadian company …

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ATLC workers ratify new Y-12 labor deal

Union workers at Y-12 ratified a new five year-contract on Thursday that includes 3 percent annual wage increases—the first of which goes in to effect on Monday December7th–and a $2,500 signing bonus. The new contract expires on June 22, 2020. Negotiation teams from the Atomic Trades and Labor Council and …

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Man sentenced to 30 years in heroin case

A man convicted earlier this year on charges of selling heroin near an Anderson County school was sentenced earlier this week to 30 years behind bars. 41-year-old Charles Randolph Johnson will have to serve 100% of the sentence handed down in Anderson County Criminal Court by Judge Don Elledge. Johnson …

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ATLC, CNS reach accord

Monday, negotiators with Y-12’s managing contractor Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC—or CNS—and the Atomic Trades and Labor Council reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract for hourly workers at Y-12. The ATLC is the bargaining unit for 13 local unions representing approximately 1100 hourly workers at the national …

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CVMR-to-OR deal falls through

A deal announced earlier this year that would have brought as many as 620 new jobs to Oak Ridge will not move forward. Canadian powdered-metal maker CVMR—which stands for Chemical Vapor Metal Refining—announced in March that it would invest $313 million to move its global headquarters and primary operations to …

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Candlelight Christmas at Museum of Appalachia

On Saturday, December 12th the Museum of Appalachia will host A Candlelight Christmas from 5 pm until 8 pm. Stroll selected buildings in the Museum village, enjoy the Christmas story, sample sassafras tea and molasses cookies, sing carols in the Irwin Chapel, visit with Museum animals, and more. Children will be able to …

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Blue Cross Bowl games to be televised

The 2015 BlueCross Bowl Championships will stream live on the NFHS Network and air live on a Statewide Television Network. Locally, you will be able to watch all of this weekend’s championship games on MyVLT. Games will also be available (live and on-demand) on the NFHS Network at http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/tssaa.  A …

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OR’s Higgins among Mr. Football winners

(TSSAA) Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2015 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee. More than 400 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, attended the 2015 luncheon …

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