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Monthly Archives: January 2016

ORHS’s Colburn named Intel finalist

Thomas Colburn, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, has been named a finalist in an Intel science competition after a two-year project conducted with help from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory mentor. Colburn is one of only 40 U.S. high school seniors to be chosen as a finalist and …

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ORT: ORUD customers warned of scam

Oak Ridge utility customers, including commercial customers, should be aware that a scam regarding a meter change out program is happening in the area, officials said. In this scam, a customer receives a call from someone claiming to be a representative from an electric company that provides electricity for the residents …

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Reports: New commission rule irks some

According to published reports, a new rule instituted on Tuesday during the Anderson County Commission meeting by Chairman Steve Emert has drawn criticism from at least one former commissioner. At the beginning of Tuesday’s regularly scheduled January meeting, Emert announced that members of the audience would no longer be able …

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Winter weather update (with important LINKS)

According to dispatchers with the Clinton Police Department and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, there were no major weather-related incidents on Wednesday night as sub-freezing temperatures settled in over the fresh coat of snow the region was blanketed in during the day. That means that, for the most part, drivers …

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Race leads to pursuit, arrests

Two men were arrested Monday after fleeing from Sheriff’s deputies who tried to pull them over for racing on New Henderson Road in Claxton. Shortly before noon, Anderson County Deputy Jason leach saw two cars—a gold Honda and a gray Honda—that appeared to be racing. After clocking the vehicles traveling …

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Broadband survey underway

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee. The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband. Boyd said …

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