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Roane panel selects new judge

Assistant Roane County District Attorney Terry Stevens was appointed Monday night to serve as one of Roane County’s two General Sessions Court judges, succeeding Jeffrey Wicks, who vacated that position when he was chosen to succeed E. Eugene Eblen, who retired last week after almost 50 years on the bench. …

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Update: AC adopts new pain clinic regs

Anderson County has officially adopted new local zoning regulations for pain clinics in the county as part of the overall effort to prevent or reduce prescription drug abuse. In 2011, the state enacted measures to establish regulations dealing with how pain management clinics prescribe medication, governed by the state Department …

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AC Purchasing Agent elected VP of ETPA

Anderson County Purchasing Agent Pamela Cotham recently was elected vice president of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association for 2016. Cotham has served as Anderson County’s purchasing agent since January 2002. Her office, among other duties, is responsible for creating and issuing purchase orders for county government departments to purchase supplies …

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Weather balloon finds way to Y-12

Security forces at Y-12 confiscated what was described as a “weather balloon” that landed Sunday afternoon on Pine Ridge near the national-security complex in Oak Ridge. The National Nuclear Security Administration says the balloon was part of a “geospatial balloon challenge” that started in Middle Tennessee. The balloon went down …

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Campbell arrested in girlfriend’s stabbing death

A 41-year-old Lafollette man is facing murder charges in the stabbing death of his girlfriend. Leslie Logan Smith was arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing that occurred Wednesday in LaFollette. Officers were called to 510 East Central Avenue and found a female victim stabbed multiple times in a …

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ORT: Clean-up continues in new year

(Oak Ridge Today) Demolition work could start early this year on the K-27 Building, the last of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former K-25 site, now known as East Tennessee Technology Park or Heritage Center. The giant buildings were once used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons and nuclear …

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Shea takes reins at Children’s Museum

Beth Shea, who has worked with the Illinois State Museum for almost 21 years, will become the new director of the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on Monday, January 4. She was formerly the education director with the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, supervising the museum’s educational programs, visitor services, …

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Fire destroys home, injures none

Two people escaped without injuries after a fire broke out in their mobile home in Marlow Saturday morning. Two people were in the home when the fire was reported shortly before 9:45 am Saturday at 238 Farmers Hollow Road, but they managed to get out before firefighters arrived. The male resident …

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