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FBI: Bank robbery suspect nabbed in Clinton

A 36-year-old man is in federal custody today after he was arrested late Tuesday afternoon in Clinton. At around 1:40 pm Tuesday, a robbery was reported at he Home Federal Bank branch on East Emory Road in Powell and an alert was sent to Anderson County authorities after witnesses reported …

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Campbell County Choral Booster Club prez indicted

(State Comptroller’s Office) A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has found that April Griffie, president of the Campbell County High School Choral Booster Club, stole at least $6,502 from the booster club.  The investigation found that Ms. Griffie stole cash, transacted checks, and used the booster club bank …

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Man wanted in Sept. shooting arrested

A 28-year-old man wanted by Oak Ridge Police in connection with a shooting incident and a subsequent car accident in September was arrested Sunday in Knox County. At last check, Larry Dewayne Williams remained in custody at the Knox County Jail on holds from oak Ridge and the US Marshals …

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OR Preschool committee recommends $7.5M new facility

Constructing a new preschool in Oak Ridge could cost up to $7.5 million—the equivalent of what a special task force estimates it would take to repair the 73-year-old building where the city’s preschool is now located. The final report from the Joint City/Schools Preschool Planning Committee was presented to members …

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OR Council OKs mall changes

In a special called meeting Tuesday, the Oak Ridge City Council voted to approve changes to the plans to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall property. The changes were necessary after RealtyLink from South Carolina replaced Crosland Southeast of North Carolina as the master developer of the 60-acre project aimed …

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OR tax bills delivered, deadline October 30th

The City of Oak Ridge wishes to remind its citizens that the due date for paying real property taxes without penalty is fast approaching. All property tax bills have been mailed and should have been delivered to property owners for this year. Taxes go to support the operation of many …

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Borchers speaks to national STEM group

(Submitted) On October 13, Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Dr. Bruce Borchers served as a distinguished guest speaker at the second annual Discovery Education STEM Leadership Symposium, which focused on advancing student achievement in STEM. Held at 3M’s World Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota during the finals of the Discovery Education 3M …

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Bye week over; WYSH Sports back to business

Blossman Propane Sports Talk returns to WYSH on Thursday from 3 to 5 pm. This week, the WYSH Sports Crew will be at Ace Hardware of Clinton previewing all of the area’s high school football action and looking ahead to another busy weekend of UT football and NASCAR racing. Friday …

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HS Football polls for week of 10/19

The high school football polls for this week were released on Monday. Here is a look at how area teams stack up according to the Associated Press. In Class 6A, Maryville continues to lead the way at #1. In Class 5A, six of the top ten are either teams from …

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Fire damages house being remodeled

No one was injured but a house being remodeled in Briceville suffered heavy damage when it caught fire Sunday night. Six members of the same family all made it out of the home on Briceville Highway safely after the fire broke out shortly after 10 pm Sunday. James Clayton said …

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