Federal regulators Wednesday slapped the Tennessee Valley Authority with a $70,000 fine for not adequately verifying the quality of safety equipment installed at its newest nuclear reactor.
Federal regulators said today they plan to slap TVA with a $70,000 fine for not adequately verifying the quality of safety equipment installed at the Unit 2 reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.
Torrence, who owns the Jani King No. 9 office cleaning business, says he has always cooked fish for his family members who urged him to turn his avocation into a restaurant career.
The Great Recession was a tough lesson in economics for auto dealers who suffered a 42 percent plunge in U.S. sales of new cars and trucks.
The Unit 2 reactor at the Watts Bar Power Plant has been under construction for four decades and still needs another year or two to resolve lingering equipment, flooding and documentation questions.
The Riverbend Festival is more than just music to the ears of those who attend the nine-day festival.
A new upscale casual dining restaurant will open next year in the former Petco location at Hamilton Corner.
For the third time since construction began at the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant nearly 40 years ago, the Tennessee Valley Authority is scaling back work on the North Alabama facility.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is cutting 400 contract and TVA employees working at the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant in Alabama, sources said today.
1. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, 2,310 job openings a year with a median annual pay of $40,886
Tennessee continues to climb out of the economic hole dug during the Great Recession, but employment in many sectors of the state's economy may remain below pre-recession levels for another decade.
The share price of First Security Group stock plunged 54.5 percent Friday in the first day of trading of the 60.7 million shares of FSG Bank stock sold in April to recapitalize Chattanooga's biggest independent bank.
DECATUR, Tenn. — After losing several industrial prospects to other counties with better prepared sites, Meigs County Mayor Garland Lankford is determined to be ready for the next manufacturer looking for a plant site in Southeast Tennessee.
With nearly 35 percent more rain this year than normal in the Tennessee Valley, TVA was spilling water through five of its mainstream dams on the Tennessee River Thursday, keeping those preparing for the Riverbend Festival with a bit of high water.
Thousands of spectators enjoy the Riverbend Festival from boats on the Tennessee River, but some of them may have trouble getting home this year if they stay too long after the show.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put the Sequoyah and Watts Bar nuclear plants on heightened safety review after plant designers and operators violated flood safety requirements for the riverfront plants.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission put the Sequoyah and Watts Bar nuclear plants on heightened safety review today due to a violation of flood standards, leaving all three of TVA’s nuclear plants operating under notices of safety violations.
Unemployment in Tennessee is projected to fall next year to 7.5 percent but remain above the U.S. rate, according to a University of Tennessee forecast released today.
Tennessee residents who submitted a valid foreclosure claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will share in $27 million to be distributed next week to Tennesseans hurt by abusive mortgage servicing activities during the Great Recession.
The largest privately held companies in the United States last year were:
Tennessee’s biggest health insurer stayed within the spending standards of the new Affordable Care Act during 2012 and, unlike last year, will not be required to issue any customer rebates this year.
The next new nuclear reactor for TVA may be built in a factory and shipped to the Tennessee Valley in a truck or railcar.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is losing its biggest customer today amid growing concerns about rising industrial power rates.
OAK RIDGE — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., called upon President Obama on Thursday to end the Washington gridlock and adopt "common sense measures" to open up new energy sources and make needed entitlement reforms.
OAK RIDGE — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., called upon President Obama to end the Washington gridlock and adopt “common sense measures” to open up new energy sources and make needed entitlement reforms.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has helped recruit $25 billion of new investment through its economic development programs in the past five years while protecting billions of dollars of property through its flood control facilities, TVA President Bill Johnson said today.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander wants the federal government to double what it spends on energy research and development, pumping another $9 billion a year into finding better and cheaper ways to use solar, nuclear and other forms of what the Tennessee Republican said would be clean and cheap energy sources.
Eastman Chemical Co., announced today that it will invest $1.6 billion and add 300 jobs at its Kingsport, Tenn., headquarters.
Three years after the death of Chattanooga industrialist Spencer Wright, his heirs sold the family-owned Cobble tufting equipment manufacturer on Tuesday to one of the world's biggest textile equipment makers.
The state will move from landlord to tenant next February when the offices for nearly 400 Tennessee employees in Chattanooga are moved out of two state-owned buildings that consultants say are "functionally obsolete."
One of Chattanooga's largest accounting firms will merge next week with the Atlanta-based Mauldin & Jenkins LLC.
One of Chattanooga’s largest accounting firms is merging with Mauldin & Jenkins LLC in Atlanta.
Eighty years after it was birthed by the federal government as a part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, the Tennessee Valley Authority might be better off severed from Uncle Sam, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Wednesday.
Unemployment in Dalton, Ga., fell last month to its lowest monthly level since 2008, but the 10.2 percent jobless rate in metropolitan Dalton in April was still the highest among Georgia’s 14 biggest metro areas.
April home sales in the Chattanooga area were up 15.4 percent over a year ago as rising home values and job prospects continued to boost the local housing market.
A Manchester, Tenn., automotive supplier announced today it will spend $16.8 million to expand its plant in the Coffee County Industrial Park and add 104 jobs.
Despite no longer being required to attend, former City Councilman Manny Rico showed up to Thursday's unveiling of Little Liberty, the 11-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty located in the lobby of newly-renovated Liberty Tower.
With nearly two dozen regulators examining equipment and processes at the troubled Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant this week and next, TVA said Thursday it has made “continuous, sustainable improvements” to remove Browns Ferry from the worst performance rating of any U.S. nuclear plant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Georgia's construction-driven economy may have been battered more than most during the Great Recession, but the job market in the Peach State is now bouncing back faster than its northern neighbor.
Unemployment rose last month across Tennessee to its highest rate since last September.
Georgia’s jobless rate fell last month to its lowest level in nearly four and a half years, although unemployment in the Peach State remained above the national average.
The head of the United Auto Workers is sounding an upbeat note on a future union presence at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, even as others question the prospects and the wisdom of such a move.
The economic recovery this year is proving less powerful for industry in the Tennessee Valley, at least in the consumption of electricity by the biggest manufacturers in the region.
As the Tennessee Valley Authority retires some of its oldest coal-fired power plants, the agency is trying to entice some of the older workers at its fossil plants to also retire.
Restaurant chain wants 500 units within four years
A year after an Atlanta investment firm bought the Krystal Co., the fast-food restaurant chain announced today that it has boosted sales and profits while paying down “a significant portion” of the company debt.
For the second time in four years, Bill and Dawn Skowronnek are looking to buy a house on Signal Mountain — even though Bill's job is now in Atlanta.
Tennessee Valley Authority announced today it is naming James R. “Bob” Dalrymple as senior vice president of coal and gas operations, reporting to the agency’s newly hired chief generation officer Chip Pardee.
Equipment tests to verify the reliability of safety systems installed at TVA's newest nuclear plant have not detected any problems so far, TVA officials told regulators Tuesday.
Chattanooga Bakery Co. may have picked a lunar name for its signature Moonpie, but the local bakery is turning to the sun this year to help make its world famous snack.
Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority didn’t violate the federal Sunshine law when they hired Bill Johnson as chief executive last November without a public meeting, the utility’s internal watchdog said Monday.