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Amos Vaughn Poore, age 74, of Ringgold, GA

Amos Vaughn Poore, age 74, of Ringgold, GA, passed away suddenly March 30, 2016. He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Vaughn was a long time truck driver and business owner. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother and through his love that he …

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Local Sports Update April 1st

It was light night of local sports Thursday, in part due to the rain that moved through the area, but here is a look at the handful of baseball scores we have for you. Central blanked Fulton 10-0, Sevier County edged Powell 3-1 and Gibbs defeated Danville (KY) 7-4. On …

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Calhoun’s coming to OR waterfront

It appears that the mystery of which Copper Cellar-owned restaurant will be opening soon on the Oak Ridge waterfront. Calhoun’s has applied for a beer permit for the former home of the Flatwater Grill and more recently, Riverside Grille. That permit application will be considered by the city’s Beer Board …

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Meth lab found in OR apartment

Wednesday in Oak Ridge, officers with the Seventh Judicial District Crime Task Force serving a warrant discovered what officials called an active meth lab inside an apartment on Tusculum Drive. Two residents of Apartment C at 197 Tusculum were decontaminated at the scene and taken into custody and a third …

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OR Budget & Finance Committee to meet April 6th

The Oak Ridge Budget and Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Mayor’s Office, located in room 111 of the Municipal Building.  The Budget and Finance Committee consists of Council members Kelly Callison, Charlie Hensley and Mayor Pro Tern Ellen Smith.

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Army National Guard aids rangers in Park rescue

At 2:14 pm on March 30, Great Smoky Mountains National Parks Emergency Communication Center received a phone call from a hiker located along Mt. Cammerer Trail.  The individual reported that his hiking partner, Kenneth McGinnis, age 66, of Powell TN was experiencing physical distress and was unable to continue hiking …

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Teresa Diane Strickland, age 63, of Kingston

Teresa Diane Strickland, age 63, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born August 1, 1952 in Sweetwater and has been a resident of Roane County for most of her life. Teresa was a machinist welder, retiring from TVA Watts …

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