Yearly Archives: 2020

Mable Harper England, age 87, of Oliver Springs

Mable Harper England, age 87, a resident of Oliver Springs, went Home to be with the Lord on April 2, 2020 at the National Health Center in Oak Ridge. Mable was born March 15, 1933 and a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs.  Mabel attended the Church of God of Prophecy in …

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State Health Department update from April 5th

Sunday, the Tennessee Department of Health released an update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Officials say that 3633 people have tested positive for the virus, while another 41,667 Tennesseeans tested negative for COVID-19. As of Sunday, 328 people had been hospitalized across the state after contracting …

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ORPD seeks info on newborn death, unveils memorial

Oak Ridge Police are continuing to investigate the discovery of a newborn baby whose body was found by the side of the Melton Lake Greenway on March 26th. According to a press release issued Friday, investigators have named the baby boy “Wyatt,” which means “warrior.” Thursday afternoon, Oak Ridge police …

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AC EMS chief provides update

(Anderson County EMS Director Nathan Sweet) Anderson County EMS continues to be vigilant in our response and preparation to COVID-19. We are constantly monitoring and evaluating the threat and potential impact. We are now monitoring regional hospital bed capacity on a daily basis, and we are in consistent communication with …

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ORT: UT-Battelle to manage ORNL for five more years

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved a five-year extension of UT-Battelle’s contract to manage and operate Oak Ridge National Laboratory, according to our partners at oak Ridge Today. The five-year extension took effect Wednesday, April 1st, but the value of the extension was not immediately available, according to ORT. …

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SBA clarifies that faith-based organizations qualify for Paycheck Protection Program

(Small Business Administration press release) SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza today announced that SBA issued guidance clarifying that all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, without restrictions based on their religious identity or activities, to the extent they meet the …

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