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Endangered 8 includes 3 from area

A list of eight endangered historic properties that was announced on Friday includes the Oliver Springs Southern Railroad Depot, the Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County and Magnet Mills, a former hosiery mill in Clinton. The East Tennessee Endangered 8 is announced each year by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance. Endangered …

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Budget appeals set

Members of the Anderson County Budget Committee will hear budget appeals from county department heads and elected officials on Tuesday, April 26, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Room 312 at the Courthouse in Clinton.

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Leon William Gross, age 83 of Lake City

Leon William Gross, age 83 of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Anderson County on January 12, 1933 to the late Owen and Claude Goodman Gross. Leon enjoyed tinkering and fixing things up. In addition to his parents, he is …

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Rev. Joe A. Bridges, age 93 of Clinton

Rev. Joe A. Bridges, age 93 of Clinton went home to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Joe was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church.   Joe pastored at various churches throughout his life and was the Emeritus Pastor at Black Oak Baptist Church.   Preceded in …

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OR’s Nickle to walk on at Virginia Tech

Oak Ridge High School’s All-State punter Brandon Nickle will be taking his talents to Blacksburg, Virginia this fall as he has accepted preferred walk-on status from Virginia Tech. With only punter on the Hokies’ roster, Nickle could step in and compete right away for the starting punter’s job. Nickle accepted …

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Hobby Lobby coming to Oak Ridge

Hobby Lobby announced Thursday that it has signed a lease to open a store in the former Kroger site in Oak Ridge The company plans to start renovating the property around the beginning of June. The store is projected to open in September. Hobby Lobby expects to hire 35 to …

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ORT: Tow cable snaps, wrecked van goes into river

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a van that had crashed alongside Melton Lake Drive plunged down a steep hillside and into the Clinch River after a tow cable snapped Wednesday night. The white van had crashed into rocks and trees at the crest of a hill on …

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No injuries in Morgan plane crash

The pilot of a small plane walked away from a crash landing in Wartburg on Thursday afternoon. The call came in at 3:30 p.m. Thursday that a single engine plane had crashed on a road in the Water Tank Hill area of Wartburg. Only the pilot was on board, and …

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Vonda Gay Foschino, 47, of Briceville

Vonda Gay Foschino, 47, of Briceville , passed suddenly on April 13, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 10, 1968 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Ronnie and Dimple Daniels Trail. Vonda was a lifetime member of Briceville Church of God. She enjoyed flowers and spending …

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Ben (Boyd) Lay, age 90, of Caryville

Ben (Boyd) Lay, age 90, of Caryville, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Lafollette Court Assisted Living. He was born on March 6, 1926 to the late Follie and Jessie Sellers Lay. He was a loving Dad, Papaw and Pa. Boyd was a member and deacon of Ridgeview …

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