The Noble and Courageous Among Us

“First Responders see trauma that can never be forgotten….As time goes on, the weight of these events start to pile up.  What once may not have bothered someone may now start to cut a little deeper.  As you advance into your career, you realize that the Hollywood code saves rarely occur in the real world. … Continue reading The Noble and Courageous Among Us

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Leftover School “FUN”d Money – The Data Doesn’t Lie

My usual detractors are in a tizzy over my most recent column and a discussion had during a council meeting (reported on here) regarding the school's practice of stockpiling cash while claiming poverty. I also stated, "in spite of being one of the most heavily funded systems in the state, much of your money is not making it into the … Continue reading Leftover School “FUN”d Money – The Data Doesn’t Lie

Council Votes: 5/9/16 OAK RIDGE CITY COUNCIL MEETING SUMMARY

The following represents an unofficial account of the significant items discussed and/or voted upon during the May 9, 2016 City Council Regular Meeting. The complete agenda packet is found here and here and a video of the meeting can be viewed here. Draft meeting minutes will be posted on the city website in the June 2016 … Continue reading Council Votes: 5/9/16 OAK RIDGE CITY COUNCIL MEETING SUMMARY

May 2016 City Council Update

Council’s next regular  meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 9th  at 7:00p.m. at the Municipal Building. Significant items include: A contract award to TML for property, liability and workers comp insurance for $884,744. A professional services agreement award to Cannon and Cannon for engineering services regarding pedestrian safety improvements on the Oak Ridge Turnpike for … Continue reading May 2016 City Council Update

Council Votes: 4/11/16 OAK RIDGE CITY COUNCIL MEETING SUMMARY

The following represents an unofficial account of the significant items discussed and/or voted upon during the April 11, 2016 City Council Regular Meeting. The complete agenda packet is found here and a video of the meeting can be viewed here. Draft meeting minutes will be posted on the city website in the May 2016 Regular Meeting … Continue reading Council Votes: 4/11/16 OAK RIDGE CITY COUNCIL MEETING SUMMARY