News and Blog


Tickets still available for Easter Seals ball Saturday

Easter Seals of La Salle and Bureau County is ready for the sixth annual Black & White Ball 5-11 p.m. Saturday at Senica’s Oak Ridge, U.S. 6 east, La Salle. The event will include music by Sweet Soundz DJ, portraits by Annette Barr Photography ...

Local football standouts receive scholarships

Four area football standouts will be among the eight North Louisiana scholar athletes honored at the annual S.M. McNaughton Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame banquet. Luke Cranford and Nick Sanders of West Monroe ...

PORCH, Bonnie Marie

Bonnie Marie Porch, 85, died on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Canton, GA. She was born on September 22, 1929 in Oak Ridge, LA to the late Roy and Bettie Bell Windsor. She married William Arthur Porch “Bill” on October 21, 1950. This year, they would ...

The Woodlands set to defy expectations again

Oak Ridge, Atascocita, Kingwood and Summer Creek. Next up: The Highlanders face George Ranch at 2 p.m. Thursday in The Woodlands tournament. Key players: P/DH Chris Andritsos, CF Ben Gooch, SS Alex Hale, C Zach La Canfora, P Devin Fontenot The Woodlands ...

A guide to fine art exhibits, theater and more!

LA Parkway, Maryville Milt Friedly exhibit ...
865-974-2144; http://mcclungmuseum.utk. edu Oak Ridge Art Center 201 Badger Ave., Oak Ridge "Women's Work: Transitions," Kris Light's "Jewels from the Sky" snowflake photos and more; through March 15.

Sac-Joaquin Section basketball playoff schedule

Though he's been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and other schools, he attended high school and played football and track in Oregon. Reach Davidson at ...

Inglewood to consider approving plan for LA-area NFL stadium

Oak Ridge Boys to make 8th visit to NY State Fair Oak Ridge Boys to make 8th visit to NY State Fair The Oak Ridge Boys are making their 8th visit to the New York State Fair with a 2 p.m. show on Sept. 1. The Oak Ridge Boys are making their 8th visit to the ...

Tennessee Taxpayer paralegal to discuss the fate of immigrant women

Murphy Trujillo has a bachelor’s degree in political science and J.D. from La Universidad Nacional de Trujillo ...
CASA and the Centro Hispano of East Tennessee. She has lived in Oak Ridge from 1984-1987 and then again from 1996 to today.

Water mains breaking in Oak Ridge, crews spreading salt for upcoming precip

Those breaks were on Lehigh Lane off of Louisiana Avenue and Wayside Road off of West Outer Drive. Breaks on West Tyrone Road and on the Oak Ridge Turnpike west of Arkansas Avenue were under control and no homes or businesses were without water from either ...

Top 10 Oak Ridge Boys Songs

the Oak Ridge Boys already accrued seven Top 10 singles. The next hit would be discovered by songwriter Rodney Crowell, who wrote ‘Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight’ with Donivan Cowart. After the Oaks heard Emmylou Harris’ version of the song ...

Saturday at Oak Ridge: Wildcats play Heritage, Bearden takes on Maryville

The Region 2-AAA basketball tournament semifinals will be played in Oak Ridge this evening. The Oak Ridge Wildcats will take on Heritage at 7:30 p.m. That game will be preceded by a match between Bear…

How OpenStack Helped Oak Ridge National Laboratory Centralize Workloads

The below is an excerpt from GovLoop’s latest industry perspective on open source. To read the full thing, head here. Much has been made of how cloud computing cuts IT costs, helps systems operate mo…

Photos: Snow in Oak Ridge on Thursday

Note: These pictures were updated at 1:14 a.m. Feb. 27. Several inches of snow fell across East Tennessee on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. It was the fifth winter storm in two weeks. Here are …

Anderson government closed; Y-12, Oak Ridge, UCOR, DOE, ORAU start late

Note: This story was last updated at 9:23 a.m. Several inches of snow fell in East Tennessee overnight, and there are more closings and delays because of weather and road conditions. The Y-12 National…

Thursday closings: Oak Ridge, Clinton, Anderson, Roane, Roane State

Note: This story was last updated at 9:02 a.m. Feb. 26. Schools in Oak Ridge, Clinton, and Anderson and Roane counties will be closed on Thursday, February 26, because of the weather and road conditio…

Tuesday closings: Anderson, Roane, Clinton schools; Oak Ridge open

Note: This story was last updated at 8:14 a.m. Feb. 24. Schools in Clinton and Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Campbell, Scott, and Union counties are among those closed again Tuesday because of the weather.…

Guest column: Moving forward in Oak Ridge

With the recent uproar centered around the Police Department in our rear view mirrors, I think it is important to review what was accomplished and why. The decision to perform a functional audit on th…

Oak Ridge, Red Cross, others prepare to provide shelter for those without power

The snow may be over for this week, but the coldest days are yet to come. The Oak Ridge Fire Department will coordinate with the local Red Cross office and other organizations to provide shelter for t…

Oak Ridge Land Bank meets

The Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, in the Municipal Building Training Room. The agenda includes an update on 175 Outer Drive, a task list, property disposi…

What’s happening in Oak Ridge from Feb. 12-18

Here is a summary of events happening in Oak Ridge from Thursday, February 12, and continuing through February 18. This weekly listing of events is compiled by the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bu…


Register now and request your ballots for the year in OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell

Newsof.org. Selected the top stories of the city of OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.