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Posts from ‘August, 2008’

The senior center shuffle

The long-simmering senior center issue moved to the front burner in recent weeks. City Council members have heard plenty about the topic from senior center users who are vehement in stating the need for a new center, and we’ve heard backlash from other citizens who perceive the senior center supporters to be a whiny special […]


Welcome rain…

At this moment, I’m watching the rain fall, and I’m feeling glad that the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay finally made their way to East Tennessee. We need the rain, not just for our gardens, lawns, and shrubs, but also for water supply and electric power generation. According to TVA’s “drought update” issued August 21 […]


Recycling in Oak Ridge is about to get a lot better

There’s great news for Oak Ridgers who have been wishing for our curbside recycling collection to include mixed paper recycling and all types of recyclable plastic. Starting October 1, we’ll have “single stream recycling.” That means that all forms of recyclables will be collected at curbside, loaded into the truck, and hauled off to the […]