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OR Council approves water treatment plant study

Monday night the Oak Ridge City Council voted to hire an engineering firm to evaluate the city’s aging water treatment plant on Pine Ridge, to determine if the current facility can be renovated or if a new facility needs to be built. Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded the $98,250 contract …

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Man pleads in bogus bear attack report

A Campbell County man pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of filing a false report after telling authorities that he was attacked by a bear in a Lafollette park. Michael Savage had called 911 several hours after the alleged incident and told investigators that he had been walking home late …

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Guilty plea by former Campbell litter officer

A former Campbell County law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to charges stemming from “Operation Winter Fury,” the undercover drug investigation conducted by the 8th Judicial District’s Drug Task Force earlier this year. Former Campbell County Litter Control Officer Glenn Nelson admitted to trading pills for inappropriate favors from a female …

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Local Sports Update April 13th

It was another busy day for high school athletes, especially on the baseball diamond, which is where we start today’s Local Sports Update. On WYSH & WQLA Tuesday, you heard Ryan Moog hit a walk-off, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Anderson County Mavericks …

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Bio-energy focus of weeklong ORNL event

(Submitted by ORNL’s Fred Strohl) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is hosting a weeklong Bioenergy in the Southeast conference with 70 participants from the Department of Energy and its national labs, the International Energy Agency, universities and industry learning how a sustainable bioeconomy can be enhanced throughout the Southeast. Conference host …

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Smokies rally from 4-0 deficit, fall in 9th

(Tennessee Smokies) The Tennessee Smokies battled back from an early 4-0 deficit to tie the game up in the eighth inning, but it was not enough. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Barons’ 2B Joey DeMichele ripped a walk-off RBI single to give …

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