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Children’s Museum chief retiring

The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge has blossomed under the leadership of Executive Director Mary Ann Damos, with added exhibits inside and improved grounds outside. One literal example is the once-overgrown back yard that’s now a blooming and attractive learning garden inviting children to grow, harvest, and cook the garden’s …

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ORFD promotes 3

The Oak Ridge Fire Department recently promoted three officers. Jody Durham was promoted from battalion chief to assistant chief of operations. He has been with Oak Ridge Fire Department for more than 10 years. Durham has experience as a U.S. Department of Energy firefighter and as a paramedic with Morgan …

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Man indicted in June shooting

A man previously convicted of manslaughter has been indicted on charges that he fired a handgun several times at a man arguing with him over a marijuana sale while children and others were nearby and will be arraigned Monday in Anderson County Criminal Court. Michael Q. Ray was indicted on …

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Thackerson, 2 OR players named All-State

More high school football players were named all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Thursday, including two from Oak Ridge and one form Clinton in Class 5A. Mr. Football winner and Tennessee wide receiver commitment Tee Higgins joined punter Brandon Nickle as 5A All-State selections for Oak Ridge. Clinton …

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AC Christmas Classic day 3

Tuesday was the final day of the Anderson County Christmas Classic. Here are the results of the games that were reported to local media. On the boys’ side, the homestanding Anderson County Mavericks clobbered Union County 69-37 to win the tourney crown. On the girls’ side, Bell County, Kentucky won …

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Fire Marshal offers safety tips

The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations.  “December is the peak month for home candle fires,” Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and …

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UT-Battelle receives good grades from DOE

UT-Battelle, the managing contractor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, received high grades on its latest report card from the Department of Energy. Scoring 94 out of a possible 100 for overall performance. The department rated eight different areas and all received As except for one B+. Officials cite a …

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Feb. 2nd

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a free workshop series designed to help community members manage their long-term health issues effectively.  Chronic conditions include asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, sleep apnea, or fibromyalgia among others.  If you or anyone you care for has a chronic disease, we welcome …

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Morgan authorities investigating death

Authorities in Morgan County are investigating the shooting death of an Oakdale woman as a homicide and have a person of interest in custody. Late Sunday, deputies responded to a home on Airport Road in Oakdale and found a woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound and 35-year-old Erskine Andy …

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OR man accused of assaulting, robbing grandfather

An Oak Ridge man was arrested Sunday after allegedly attacking and robbing his grandfather. 27-year-old Trenton Andrew Johnson is facing robbery, domestic assault and drug charges following his arrest by oak Ridge Police. Late Saturday, Johnson had to be taken to Methodist Medical Center after he was found passed out …

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