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Football Friday

The Clinton Dragons football team returns to action after bye week tonight with a road trip to Blount County and a date with the Heritage Mountaineers. The 3-5 Dragons have secured the 4th seed out Region 3-5A for the playoffs, their second straight year to make the postseason, and will …

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ORHS briefly evacuated Thursday

Oak Ridge High School was briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon when a short in a fire alarm set off alarms throughout the building. Students and staff spent about 15 minutes outside after the alarms went off at around 2 pm. They were allowed back into school after Oak Ridge firefighters traced …

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State report cards released

The Tennessee department of Education released its annual report cards for school systems across the state on Thursday. Some of the highlights locally include a graduation rate of 97% in the Anderson County school system and an average ACT score of 19.9. The Oak Ridge schools report card shows a …

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Clinton man arrested after crashing car into Y-12 gate

A 34-year-old Clinton man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly driving his car through the main security gate at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, crashing his vehicle, and running into the woods. Timothy Preston is facing charges of aggravated trespassing, trespassing by motor vehicle, felony vandalism and driving on a revoked …

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GSMNP welcomed 1 million-plus visitors in September

Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is up 5.5 percent through September 2015.  Over 8 million visitors have come to the park so far this year.  The increase has led to record months of visitation in both May and September with visitation surpassing 1 million visitors during each month. …

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9 students hurt in Roane bus wreck

Nine Roane County students were treated for injuries described as minor following an accident Wednesday afternoon involving their school bus. The bus was headed south on Mahoney Road near Oliver Springs at around 3:45 pm when the Tennessee Highway Patrol says that the right side tires dropped off the pavement …

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AC, Knox mayors to host 2nd “Solutions Summit”

When State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Vince Dean (R-East Ridge) passed legislation last year to help local governments recover medical expenses for inmates in their custody who receive mandated medical care outside of jail, they knew it would benefit taxpayers across the state in paying for the escalating …

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