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ORNL researchers receive 6 R&D 100 Awards

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received six R&D 100 awards, increasing the lab’s total to 193 since the award’s inception in 1963. The competition, sponsored by R&D Magazine, recognizes advances in the nation’s most impactful technologies and the scientists and engineers who led the …

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OR Christmas Parade Dec. 12th

The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for its annual Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 12. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland” and promises to provide spectators with plenty of music, lights and beautiful floats. Almost 80 businesses and community organizations have already registered their …

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AC man sets self on fire

An Anderson County man was flown to a burn unit in Chattanooga after reportedly setting himself on fire with gasoline in Claxton on Sunday. The 36-year-old man poured gasoline on his head and set himself on fire Sunday morning, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department said in a report. He was …

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Woman sentenced on child neglect charges

Last week, a woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison on her conviction earlier this year for aggravated child neglect. 38-year-old Melissa Lopez will have to serve 30 percent of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Lopez was convicted by an Anderson County jury in April on charges …

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CCWF announces Coal Creek Scholars Day

(CCWF) The annual Coal Creek Scholars Day is set for Thursday December 17th. This is the day when the current and former Coal Creek Scholars who have received college scholarships from the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation visit with Briceville Elementary School’s 4th and 5th grade students and tell them about …

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56 receive INCITE grants

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America’s two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse projects will advance …

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Titan supercomputer at ORNL still second-fastest

The Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory remained at number two on a list of the world’s top 500 supercomputers released Monday. China tripled the number of its systems on the semiannual Top500 list, while the number of systems in the United States fell to the lowest point since …

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ORT: Small fire at Manufacturing Sciences Corp.

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, there were no injuries, and no hazardous or radioactive material was released to the public in a small fire at Manufacturing Sciences Corporation on South Illinois Avenue on Monday morning, officials said. The was reported in a dust collection system of an oxide …

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GSMNP enjoys busy October

Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed 1,370,640 visitors in October 2015, exceeding 2014’s mark of 1,303,640.  This year’s visitation makes 2015 the second highest October visitation in the park’s history.  Only October 1987 saw more visitors.  October is traditionally the second busiest month of the year for the national park, …

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