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ASAP’s Foster takes new job in Rocky Top

Michael Foster has taken a new job as City Recorder in Rocky Top. Foster has spent the past four years as Prevention Coordinator at Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention—or ASAP—of Anderson County and will succeed Tyler Mayes, who recently stepped down to attend law school. Foster will be the fourth …

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City extends convenience center agreement by 90 days

Last week, the Clinton City Council agreed to extend its agreement with the Anderson County government dealing with an often-discussed and controversial convenience center by another 90 days. The agreement calls for the county to pay the city some $100,000 from a settlement issued in 2011 after the Glen Alpine …

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ORAU accepting applications for Extreme Classroom Makeover

ORAU) Oak Ridge Associated Universities is accepting applications for its $25,000 Extreme Classroom Makeover competition. Now in its eighth year, the competition provides the latest educational technologies to update one teacher’s classroom, a press release said. Interested teachers must file their intent to apply no later than October 14. The contest is open …

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6 states join together for “Hands Across the Border”

Law enforcement officials in six states are launching their 24th annual “Hands Across the Border” campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence. The five-day campaign kicks off on Monday, involving law enforcement agencies in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. Authorities say the campaign has …

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Kingston FD debuts dive team

The Kingston Fire Department has started a dive team that will assist the Roane County Rescue Squad. The dive team is made up of volunteers, and will give authorities another resource to help out in emergency situations. Officials say having a dive team in Kingston makes a lot of sense …

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No charges against former teacher, coach

According to the Anderson County District Attorney’s office, former Oak Ridge High School teacher and track coach Eddie Anderson will not face criminal charges. Anderson had been accused of inappropriate contact with students. In a letter sent last week to Oak Ridge Police, the DA says there was not enough …

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Jones takes Truck Race north of the border

Rookie Erik Jones took Toyota back to Victory Lane on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, beating two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton to the checkered flag by one-point-six seconds to notch his second win of the season. The manufacturer had seen its five-race winning streak snapped by Ryan Blaney’s …

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XFinity Series race goes to Menard

Paul Menard held Ryan Blaney at bay over the closing laps Saturday afternoon at Road America, driving to victory on his “home” track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Menard’s hometown of Eau Claire sits about 230 miles northwest of Road America, which hosted the series’ third road race in four weeks. …

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 3

Fox & Farley Friday Night Football: Karns at Clinton Anderson County at Fulton Oak Ridge at Farragut Oliver Springs at Grace Christian Lenoir City at Campbell County Loudon at Alcoa Scott at CAK Powell at Gibbs Sunbright at Harriman South-Doyle at Heritage Central at Catholic West at Halls Kingston at …

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