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Linda Sue Scrudder, age 50 of Heiskell

Linda Sue Scrudder, age 50 of Heiskell passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016. Throughout her life she loved NASCAR, country music, and was an avid animal lover. Preceded in death by husband, Horace Scrudder; father, James Edmons. She is survived by: Daughter…………………       Kim Caster & husband Benton Mother…………………… …

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Qualified Roane County candidates

The deadline to qualify for the August election was noon on Thursday in Roane County. Incumbent Property Assessor David Morgan will face three challengers after last year’s reappraisal debacle that led to lengthy delays in setting the tax rates in Roane County and in Oak Ridge. They are Molly Leggins, …

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Campbell County ballot set

As we reported Thursday, the deadline to qualify to run in the August elections in Tennessee came and went at noon. Thursday, we gave you a look at the slate of candidates running for office in Anderson County. Here is how the Campbell County ballot is shaping up. Incumbent Property …

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ORPSEF to award grant funds

(ORPSEF) As part of its “Making the Critical Difference” campaign, the Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation will award approximately $85,000 in grants to Oak Ridge teachers at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 13. Jay Searcy, a national award-winning sports writer and Oak Ridge Class of 1952 alumnus, will be …

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ORT: JMS history teacher promoted to vice principal

(Oak Ridge Today) Chris Layton, a world history teacher at Jefferson Middle School, has been named vice principal for the school year starting this fall. Layton is a former Jefferson student (1992-1994) and a graduate of Oak Ridge High School (1998). After graduation, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Maryville …

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Anderson County’s August ballot set

The deadline to qualify as a candidate in the August 4th election in Anderson County is at noon Thursday April 7th. As of the time this report was filed, Shain Vowell is the only candidate qualified to run for the County Commission seat in District 4 being vacated by Zach …

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Private acts pulled in Nashville after pushback

State Representative John Ragan informed Anderson County Commission Chairman Steve Emert Wednesday that he is withdrawing his support for a pair of private acts for Anderson County that were filed in Nashville last month but only learned about by commissioners on Wednesday morning. Ragan pulled his support after receiving numerous …

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Woman pleads in murder-for-hire plot

An Anderson County woman entered a best-interest plea in court Wednesday on a charge of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. Now-47-year-old Teresa Dawn Wright of Rocky Top received an eight-year sentence as a standard offender but remains free on bond until August 22nd, when a judge will decide how she …

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