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ET teams litter top 10s in HS Football

High School football polls were released on Monday and here is a look at how area teams (and teams that may face those teams in the postseason) stack up. In Class 6A, Maryville remains #1. The Class 5A poll is once again dominated by East Tennessee teams. Morristown West is …

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Summer visits to GSMNP stay on record pace

Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the summer of 2015, nearly matched the record pace of last year.  A total of 3,958,131 visitors came to the park during June, July, and August.  Last year 3,963,131 visitors came to the park during the same time period, numbers that pushed …

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Electrical problems lead to smoke

The Oak Ridge Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Callaghan Towers on Fairbanks Road at about 3:30 am Friday. Crews found the elevator mechanical room filled with smoke and found the elevator motor smoking and overheating. Firefighters disconnected power to the elevators and set up exhaust fans in …

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ORHPA honors former dormitory

The current home of the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 270, received an Historic Preservation Award from the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association on Monday. When first constructed, the building was known as Lakewood hall and was used as a dormitory during the Manhattan Project. …

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ORPD busy with shootings over the weekend, Monday

Oak Ridge police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday night on Wakefield Road, the third such incident since Saturday night. In Monday’s incident, no one was injured, but two bullets entered a vacant bedroom of a home on Wakefield. The shooting occurred shortly before 8:30 pm and our …

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Emert elected AC Commission Chair

Monday night the Anderson County Commission voted 10-3 to elect Steve Emert as the next chairman of the Commission. Emert was elected in one round of voting over incumbent Chairman Robert McKamey after serving the last year as the Commission’s Vice Chairman. Emert was replaced in that role by Tim …

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Pro bono hours on the rise in Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report showing that attorneys in Tennessee have increased the number of hours of free and reduced-rate legal services they are providing to those in need. The report shows that the number of hours of pro bono service volunteered …

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ACSD receives cards from students at two schools

Students at two schools in Oak Ridge sent cards of appreciation to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for September 11, 2015, the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington, D.C., and an airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania. “Our thanks to the students …

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ORT: ORPD offering Community Notification System

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge Police Department has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. As a resident, there are several simple ways to register: Text your zip code to 888777 from your …

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