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Oak Ridge company lauded for safety

(Submitted) Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today that EnergySolutions – Bear Creek Operations, located in Oak Ridge, has been chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award. “EnergySolutions has met the evaluation standards required to receive this award by proving …

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Union, MMC extend deal to continue negotiations

Late Monday Service Employees Iinternational Union Local 205  and Methodist Medical Center agreed to a contract extension lasting throughNovember 15, 2017.  The current contracts covering over 800 workers at the hospital were set to expire at midnight tonight. “There still a number of key issues on the table, and this extension will give …

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State shares analytics tech with sheriff’s offices

Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) are proud to announce the release of the department’s lifesaving, predictive analytics software to all 95 county sheriffs’ offices in Tennessee free of charge. The predictive models have proven …

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MENCS: Truex wins again in playoffs

(MRN) Martin Truex Junior has opened the second round of the 2017 playoffs the same way he began the first round last month – with a trip to Victory Lane. Truex smoothly managed a pair of late restarts, including one in overtime, driving away to his sixth victory of the …

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WWII vet awarded a Quilt of Valor

(Submitted) On Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4, Gwen Cole and Kathy Chippendale of Clinch River Quilts of Valor made a special trip to the home of Frank Clouse to award him with a “Quilt of Valor.” Clouse, 94, is a World War II veteran who served 18 months in Europe with the …

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