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OR Preschool briefly locked down Tuesday

The Oak Ridge Preschool was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon following a reported robbery in the parking lot of a nearby medical clinic. A woman reported just after 1 pm that she had been approached by a man in the parking lot of the Oak Ridge Medical Clinic on West …

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Hank’s opens doors in Oak Ridge

Officials in Oak Ridge celebrated the grand opening of Hank’s Market in the Briarcliff Square shopping center on Emory Valley Road on Tuesday morning with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The Oak Ridge location of Hank’s Market is just the second one in the Unites States, with the first store opening in …

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2 from Mississippi nabbed on drug charges in Clinton

Two people from Mississippi were arrested on drug-related and other charges after traffic stop on Seivers Boulevard near Veterans Bridge on Tuesday morning. Clinton Police Officer Josh Bunch saw a Ford Expedition headed west on the Boulevard shortly after 11 am Tuesday traveling in the right lane missing the tire …

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Follow-up: More on fire at Clinton plant

Tuesday we told you about a fire in the dust collection and removal system at Techmer PM on Quality Circle in Clinton. As we reported, no one was injured in the fire, which was reported shortly after 7:30 pm and drew a response from several Clinton and Oak Ridge Fire …

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AVFD board to hold meeting

A public meeting of the interim Board of Directors of the Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department will be held Tuesday night at 6:30 pm at Andersonville Fire Station #1 as controversy continues to swirl around the department. The interim board was appointed by current Fire Chief Del Kennedy following a contentious …

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Oak Ridge’s Higgins commits to UT

Oak Ridge High School junior wide receiver Tee Higgins announced on Twitter Monday that he has verbally committed to play his college football at the University of Tennessee, becoming the second member of Coach Butch Jones’ 2017 recruiting class. The 6-4, 195-pound Higgins is rated as the number one recruit …

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OR IDB OKs TIF for Main Street Oak Ridge

Meeting in a special session Monday, the Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board unanimously approved a multi-faceted resolution to move forward with a $13 million, 30-year tax increment financing—or TIF—package that is a key component of the proposed $80 million redevelopment of the Oak Ridge Mall property into a multi-use facility …

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Clinton man’s plot nets 18 years behind bars

Monday, a Clinton man convicted earlier this summer on a charge of attempted first-degree murder was sentenced to 18 years in prison. 24-year-old Kenneth Fisher was convicted by a jury in June after less than three hours of deliberation on charges that he planned to torture and kill his wife, …

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Correction: RCSO Captain helps save drowning man

Correcting a story we brought you Monday, it was a captain with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office and not the Oak Ridge Fire Department, who was first on the scene to rescue a man from drowning in Poplar Creek Friday afternoon in Roane County. RCSO Captain Tim Hawn was less …

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