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Elliott wins XFS at Daytona

(MRN) Chase Elliott outdueled Joey Logano in a stirring last-lap battle to claim victory Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway as Sprint Cup Series drivers took four of the top five finishing positions. Elliott’s margin of victory was four one-hundredths of a second with Kasey Kahne third and Austin Dillon …

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Sauter takes checkers in CWTS at Daytona

(MRN) Johnny Sauter nosed ahead of Ryan Truex on the final lap of Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series opener at Daytona International Speedway and when a six-truck accident unfolded behind them, the last caution of the night ended the race – giving Sauter his eleventh career victory and second …

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Woman struck, killed along Clinton Highway

(Oak Ridge Today/staff reports)  A Clinton woman walking on Clinton Highway died after two vehicles hit her Sunday evening, authorities said. Patricia Rouse, 50, was walking in the right-hand southbound lane, headed toward Knoxville, when she was hit by two southbound vehicles at about 7:33 p.m. Sunday, the Tennessee Highway …

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D3AAA: AC girls move on, Mav boys knocked out

Thursday night was another busy one for area high school basketball teams as District tournaments are now in full swing. At Anderson County High School, the homestanding Lady Mavs advanced to a Saturday semifinal showdown with Oak Ridge and next week’s Region tournament with a 38-24 victory over Halls. Brooklin …

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3rd day in a row for high voter turnout in AC

For a third consecutive day, officials with the Anderson County Election Commission reported setting a single-day high for voter turnout as early voting for the March 1st presidential primaries heads into its final few days. On Thursday, 369 people voted, bringing the eight-day total to 1905. Of those, 1224 have …

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Vann abruptly resigns as OS Mayor

In a move that caught town officials by surprise, Oliver Springs Mayor Jerry Vann abruptly resigned Thursday night, shortly after the Town Council’s meeting began. Just after the roll was called, Vann addressed the Council and others in attendance, telling them that after speaking with doctor and his family he …

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Mary Bridges of Clinton

Mary Bridges of Clinton went to her Heavenly reward on Thursday, February 18, 2016   She was born August 5, 1920, the second of eight girls in the Robbins family. She worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. She also was employed at Clinton Jewelers and the University of Tennessee.  Mrs. …

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Adams OR Teacher of Year

Ginger Adams, a first-grade teacher at Linden Elementary School, has been named the 2016 Oak Ridge School District Teacher of the Year, officials said. Oak Ridge Schools officials hope Adams will now be considered for East Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Her application will be sent to the East Tennessee …

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Tuesday wreck injures one

(Oak Ridge Today) A Clinton man had minor injuries after his sport utility vehicle went down an embankment and rolled into a creek after a two-vehicle crash on Clinton Highway on Tuesday morning, authorities said. The crash was reported at 8:09 a.m. Tuesday near the bridge over Bull Run Creek …

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