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OR brothers arrested Sunday

Two brothers were arrested by Oak Ridge Police Sunday night on numerous charges. The ORPD says they learned that 22-year-old Khristoff Deshawn Lee and his brother, 26-year-old Joseph Garner Lee were at a home on East Tennessee Avenue late Sunday afternoon and arrested the pair without incident a short time …

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TDOT continuing to work at slide site

TDOT contractors continued to work to reopen Interstate 75 North in Campbell County on Monday at the scene of the massive rock slide on February 26th that closed the interstate in both directions. Paving operations are underway in anticipation of the reopening of one lane for northbound traffic on or …

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McNally being considered as Lieutenant Governor

Senate Republican leaders in Nashville are discussing a plan that would make Oak Ridge Republican State Senator and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally the next lieutenant governor of Tennessee. If appointed, McNally would likely serve as lieutenant governor and speaker of the Senate for two to …

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State employers in need of applicants

Tennessee’s February unemployment rate was half a percentage point lower than the previous month. Fewer people out of work, coupled with continued job growth in the state, have created a problem for many Tennessee employers. “As the state’s unemployment rate continues to decline, employers are telling us they’re having a …

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Billy “B.J.” Young, age 88, of Lake City

Our loving husband, father, and grandfather, Billy “B.J.” Young, age 88, of Lake City, was called home with the Lord on the early morning of Monday, March 21, 2016. He was a gentle and kind man who had a love for people, sports, and his family and friends. He never …

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Herman Edward Fritts, 78, of Clinton

Herman Edward Fritts, a long-time resident of Clinton, Tennessee and Covina, California passed away on March 19, 2016 in Clinton, Tennessee at the age of 78. Herman was born in Norris, Tennessee on September 15, 1937 to Luther T. Fritts and Ivoria Vell Reed. He was a United States Marine …

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Ballot deadlines approaching in Anderson, Campbell

With the March Presidential primary now behind us, the focus of election officials turns to August, when several local offices will be contested and state primaries are held. In Anderson, incumbent Republican State Representative John Ragan is thus far unopposed in the GOP primary as he seeks another term representing …

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James Owen Jenkins, Jr., 62

James Owen Jenkins, Jr., 62, passed away Friday March 18th at the Johnson Medical Center in Johnson City, TN…His family will receive friends Tuesday March 22 from 6 to 8 pm at Jones Mortuary in Clinton with his funeral service to follow in the chapel…Jones Mortuary in charge of arrangements.  …

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