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ORRA hires Moore at Atomic Rowing coach

Shannon Moore has been hired as the head coach for Oak Ridge’s Atomic Rowing programs, the Oak Ridge Rowing Association said Saturday. Moore will direct the developmental and competitive programs for junior novices, men’s and women’s varsity, and adult rowing programs, the ORRA said in a press release. Moore was a decorated …

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More new businesses in Oak Ridge

Pie Five Pizza Co. and Aspen Dental are both under construction at a new shopping center on South Illinois Avenue next to the Aldi grocery store. A beer permit for Pie Five Pizza will be considered during a special meeting of the Oak Ridge Beer Permit Board at 5:15 p.m. Monday, August …

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Historical marker to honor Clinton 12

Clinton Middle School and the City of Clinton will be hosting an unveiling ceremony honoring the Clinton 12 on the 59th anniversary of their historic walk down the hill onto Broad Street and into Clinton High School, which became the first public high school in the southeast to desegregate after …

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Busch wins XFinity race at Bristol

(MRN) Race leader Chris Buescher’s gas tank ran dry on an overtime restart Friday night in Bristol, opening the door for Kyle Busch to grab his third victory of the season. Buescher dominated the second half of the race, leading for a stretch of 106 laps when the night’s final …

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Logano leads Sprint Cup pack at Bristol

(MRN) Team Penske’s Joey Logano kept a hard-charging Kevin Harvick in his rear-view mirror throughout the closing laps Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, winning under the lights in “Thunder Valley” for the second year in a row. Logano kept the Number-22 Ford in front over the final sixty-three trips …

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Biscuits pound Smokies

Biscuits designated hitter Daniel Robertson and third baseman Cameron Seitzer combined for seven hits and nine RBI, while Smokies center fielder Jacob Hannemann homered and made two spectacular diving catches as Montgomery mashed four home runs in a 17-4 toppling of Tennessee on Thursday evening at Smokies Stadium. The Biscuits’ …

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ORT: OR Airport update

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, while conditions are subject to change, current plans call for starting construction on a general aviation airport at Heritage Center, the former K-25 site, in 2018. The current estimate range says the airport could cost between $30 million and $40 million. Work …

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Roane suspect nabbed in Loudon

A man accused of burglarizing a Roane County home and leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit was arrested Monday in Loudon County. Christopher Dawson is in custody at the Roane County Jail facing several charges, with more pending. Loudon County deputies say they were advised Monday morning to be on …

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OR man facing charges

An Oak Ridge man who allegedly poured gasoline on the living room floor of a house he shares with his girlfriend and threatened to kill her and burn the house down Wednesday was arrested by Oak Ridge Police later that night. At last check this morning, 49-year-old John Franklin Rutherford …

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Smokies, Biscuits split doubleheader

Smokies center fielder Jacob Hannemann’s safety squeeze bunt in the ninth inning gave the Smokies a 7-6 walk-off victory in game one, while the Montgomery Biscuits defeated Tennessee 4-2 in a five-inning rain-shortened nightcap as the two teams split their doubleheader on Wednesday evening at Smokies Stadium.  With the split, …

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