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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 announces broadband assessment survey

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee. The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband. Boyd said …

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ORT: Protomet seeks land

An Oak Ridge company considered a success story that has already expanded once in the past few years is considering expanding again, possibly investing $15-$20 million and adding 100 jobs, according to our partners at Oak Ridge Today. But Protomet, the company, is landlocked at its eight-acre site at Bethel …

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OR BOE extends Superintendent’s contract

Monday, the Oak Ridge School Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Superintendent Bruce Borchers by one year to 2020. The extended contract will take effect June 18, 2016, and continue through June 17, 2020. The board can have a maximum of a four-year contract with Borchers. Borchers was hired in …

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Update: AC adopts new pain clinic regs

Anderson County has officially adopted new local zoning regulations for pain clinics in the county as part of the overall effort to prevent or reduce prescription drug abuse. In 2011, the state enacted measures to establish regulations dealing with how pain management clinics prescribe medication, governed by the state Department …

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AC Purchasing Agent elected VP of ETPA

Anderson County Purchasing Agent Pamela Cotham recently was elected vice president of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association for 2016. Cotham has served as Anderson County’s purchasing agent since January 2002. Her office, among other duties, is responsible for creating and issuing purchase orders for county government departments to purchase supplies …

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