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High school basketball scores Dec. 30th

Here is how area high school basketball teams fared on Wednesday. The Clinton Lady Dragons lost to Sweetwater 41-30 Wednesday at the Midway Christmas Classic. The Oak Ridge Wildcat boys bounced back from their first loss of the season by edging North Mecklenburg (NC) 56-54 in the consolation bracket at …

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More e-mails fueling year-end AC donnybrook

More e-mails have been obtained by WYSH detailing the ongoing and escalating feud between Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and Commissioner Steve Mead. This latest dust-up began during the December 17th meeting of the County Commission when Mead presented the Mayor with a list of six questions (detailed in our …

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Child in Bartley’s care “abused”

(WBIR/staff reports) The boy who died from an injury suffered while in the care of convicted Campbell County school shooter Kenneth Bartley in May “was physically abused by an unknown abuser,” according to Child Protective Services of Fairfax County, Va. That differs from the the Virginia Medical Examiner’s office, whose …

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AP: Radiation lingers in OR sewer plant

(AP) Evidence of radioactive pollution lingers at the Oak Ridge sewage treatment facility, and it’s not clear when the problem will be resolved. The radioactive pollution was discovered in early 2014, and was blamed on technetium-99 that had migrated from a demolition project at the federal government’s K-25 uranium-enrichment plant …

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K-25 Virtual Museum up and running

A new virtual museum is helping to preserve the history of the former K-25 site, which was built in west Oak Ridge to enrich uranium for atomic bombs during World War II and once boasted the world’s largest building under one roof. The debut of the online museum coincided with …

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High school hoops round-up December 29th

Recapping Tuesday’s high school basketball action, the Oak Ridge boys dropped their first game after a school-record 15-0 start, falling in double overtime to David Crockett 87-85 at the Arby’s Classic in Bristol. The game featured a combined 30 three-pointers by the two teams and the Wildcats lost despite 25 …

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Drivers’ license renewal period upped to 8 years

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced beginning January 4, 2016, Tennesseans will be able to renew their driver license every eight years instead of five years.  The change will include all classifications of driver licenses—including commercial and motorcycle–and identification licenses.   The legislation to increase the renewal …

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Update: As the Courthouse Turns…

Here is the text of the letter in which Commissioner Steve Mead requests answers from Mayor Terry Frank. “Mayor, Please provide an official written response to the following actions/inactions on your part. 1. NOT signing contracts approved by the Commission with no legal reason to do so. 2. NOT signing …

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Wrongful death suit filed in AC

A $6 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Anderson County Circuit Court over the accidental shooting almost one year ago of a 23-year-old man confined to a wheelchair. Marcella “Marcy” Bunch, mother of the late Christopher Scott Cody Bunch of Rocky Top, filed the lawsuit against Joseph McClane, …

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