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Roane BOE chooses Watkins as next Director

Meeting in a special session Wednesday the Roane County School Board voted 7-3 to offer the director of schools’ job to Leah Rice Watkins, who currently serves as the instructional supervisor in the Paris Special School District in west Tennessee. She was chosen over the current supervisor of Roane County …

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Calhoun’s likely to open in Oak Ridge by mid-June

Calhoun’s will likely open its new restaurant on the Oak Ridge waterfront by mid-June.  The Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, which operates 17 restaurants under four brand names in East Tennessee, purchased the former Riverside Grille restaurant from R&R Properties of Oak Ridge earlier this year for $1,065,000 and the company …

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ORPD investigating skimmer at ATM

The Oak Ridge Police Department is investigating a case where a “skimmer” was found attached to an ATM at the ORNL Federal Credit Union on South Illinois Avenue on Sunday, authorities said. A “skimmer” is an unauthorized device that is attached to the credit/debit card slot on an ATM, or …

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ORT: Motorcycle/ATV wreck injures one

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a 23 -year-old man was flown to UT Medical Center Monday afternoon following an ATV/motorcycle collision with what were described as “non-life-threatening” injuries. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 23-year-old Caleb Burrell of Clinton had been traveling south on Hillvale Road on …

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Erb chosen to be AC Finance Director

Tuesday, the Anderson County Finance Committee voted to offer the job of Finance Director to local CPA Natalie Erb. Erb was chosen from a slate of five finalists for the position following interviews earlier this month. The Finance Committee was created when the county adopted the 1981 state financial management …

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