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Oak Ridge church votes to sell and relocate for Kroger

Oak Ridge church votes to sell and relocate for Kroger

One of the busiest intersections in Oak Ridge is prime real estate for the site of a future $30 million Kroger Marketplace.   Developers have already purchased several businesses and homes along the intersection of Illinois Avenue and the Oak Ridge Turnpike for the future construction site.

Gov. Haslam announces grants for parks, communities

Gov. Haslam announces grants for parks, communities

Monday afternoon, Governor Bill Haslam was in East Tennessee to announce which parks and communities could be getting some additional help for community projects.

He visited the Oliver Springs City Hall to hand out community development grants and local parks and recreation grants.

Among the lucky recipients, Oliver Springs and Lenoir City both received $500,000 for water or sewer system improvements. Cocke County got nearly the same amount for a water line extension, and Clinton received $339,000 for housing rehabilitation.

Oak Ridge K-25 site preservation confirmed

Oak Ridge K-25 site preservation confirmed

Department of Energy officials celebrated the completion of a formal agreement to preserve parts of the K-25 uranium enrichment site in Oak Ridge Friday.

The multi-million dollar plan includes the preservation of the concrete footprint of the u-shaped building and construction of a replica of the gaseous diffusion technology, which will house some of the original equipment used.

The plan also includes a K-25 history center which will be housed on the second level of the fire station owned by the city of Oak Ridge.