Home / 2016 / April (page 17)

Monthly Archives: April 2016

CCSO arrests one in “shooting rumor”

A Lafollette teen was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly started what authorities are calling a “shooting rumor” at Campbell County High School on Wednesday. 18-year-old Noah Cooper was arrested and charged with filing a false report or threat following an investigation by Campbell County deputies. Cooper allegedly made statements …

Read More »

Desta L. Holder, age 84, of Heiskell

Desta L. Holder, age 84, of Heiskell, passed away April 5, 2016 at her home. She was of the Baptist faith. Desta enjoyed working in her yard and working puzzles. In earlier years she enjoyed searching and working in genealogy. Preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Ruth Stringfield; …

Read More »

Downtown Lafollette to get spring cleaning

Tuesday, the Lafollette City Council designated April as “Clean Up & Fix It Month.” A cleanup event will be held April 26th through the 28th in the city’s downtown area. During that event, city crews will clean sidewalks and repaint things like parking spaces, curbs and similar objects. The city …

Read More »

ORPD investigation into ORHS teacher closed

An Oak Ridge Police Department investigation into allegations of inappropriate contact between an Oak Ridge High School teacher and a female student has been closed with no charges filed, but an Oak Ridge School’s investigation into the matter remains ongoing. The teacher, whose name is not being released since no …

Read More »

ORT: Council to consider hiring engineer Monday

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge City Council on Monday will consider hiring an engineering company to evaluate the city’s 70-year-old water plant. There are questions about whether Oak Ridge and the U.S. Department of Energy should continue to invest money in the water plant, build a new one at a …

Read More »

AC Chamber, Schools join forces for project

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and Anderson County Schools have partnered on a pilot program that is designed to raise student awareness of job opportunities in advanced manufacturing. The partnership was announced by Anderson County Chamber of Commerce President Rick Meredith. “Dream It. Do It. Tennessee is a competition …

Read More »

OR educators seeking pay raises

Teachers and principals in the Oak Ridge School system have asked for 3 percent pay increases in the budget year that starts July 1. The request was made at last week’s Oak Ridge Board of Education meeting. It’s too early to say whether the request will be included in the …

Read More »

Parking pass lottery for fireflies in GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that parking passes for shuttle transportation to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont will be distributed this year via a lottery system. Since 2006, access to the Elkmont area has been limited to shuttle-service during the eight days of predicted peak activity in …

Read More »

National Public Health Week Apr. 4-10

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank last week signed a proclamation in recognition of National Public Health Week, part of statewide recognition during the week of April 4-10, 2016. The Tennessee Public Health Association celebrates National Public Health Week each year as a way to bring individuals and communities across Tennessee …

Read More »

Lafollette Council appoints Parrott as judge

Meeting Tuesday night, the Lafollette City Council voted 3-1 to appoint Kathy Parrott as the city’s new judge. Parrott will succeed Wes Hatmaker, who had to step down after his law license was suspended earlier this year. Parrott currently serves as the Caryville city attorney and is a partner in …

Read More »