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ORT: OR BOE OKs first reading of budget

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge Board of Education approved a budget on Wednesday that includes 3 percent salary increases and a request for an additional $538,048 from the city. That’s a 3.6 percent increase in city funding. The budget was approved unanimously in the first of two readings this …

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TVA seeks input on Bull Run coal ash storage

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input on plans for a new landfill for dry ash storage on TVA property adjacent to the Bull Run Fossil plant (BRF) located in Anderson County. A draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) is now available for review and comment. Alternative site …

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Oak Ridge schools receive summer reading grant

On Friday, May 13, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the recipients of the 2016 Read to be Ready Summer Grant. Earlier this year, in conjunction with the launch of the statewide Read to be Ready Campaign, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation gave a $1 million gift to the department to …

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First Veterans Breakfast a success

(Submitted)  Patriotic music, door prizes, coffee, and biscuits, gravy and fruit served by Anderson County JROTC and GEAR UP students marked the first Veterans Appreciation Breakfast held Saturday at the Clinton Community Center.  But more importantly, the event was a moment in time to honor Anderson County veterans of all …

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ACSD: 5 arrested after drug probe

(ACSD release) Five people were arrested Friday, May 13, after a search warrant was served at an Old Dutch Valley Road residence. Sheriff’s investigators and agents with the 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force were assisted by the Sheriff’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Unit and Special Weapons and Tactics Team in serving …

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