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James Ernest “J.E.” Taylor, age 86, of Lake City

James Ernest “J.E.” Taylor, age 86, of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his residence. J.E. was born on January 3, 1930 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Roy and Willie Cleo Hill Taylor. He was a member of Briceville First Baptist Church. J.E. enjoyed …

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James (Jim) R. Whittlesey, age 66, of Knoxville

James (Jim) R. Whittlesey, age 66, of Knoxville, TN passed away April 23, 2016 at Park West Medical Center. He was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church.  Jim had many hobbies including golf, baseball, reading, woodworking, singing, bike riding and cooking out. He was also an avid boater.  He …

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Man jailed after hit & runs

A Rocky Top man was arrested Thursday after two hit and run accidents. The first occurred Thursday afternoon on Brushy Valley Road, where a construction crew had just finished laying water lines in the area and was loading up their truck to leave for the day. The crew was stopping …

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Teno tabbed as Delinquent Tax Attorney

Meeting last week the Anderson County Commission voted 12-3 to approve Trustee Rodney Archer’s appointment of Doyle “Trippy” Teno as the county’s delinquent tax attorney. Archer had recommended Teno for the position in February and County Mayor Terry Frank approved of his choice, but the matter was not discussed by …

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SCS: Edwards wins for second time in a row

(MRN) Carl Edwards nudged race leader … and teammate … Kyle Busch out of the way on the final lap of Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway – driving on to his second straight victory and giving Joe Gibbs Racing a sweep of the first three short-track races …

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XFS: Junior wins at Richmond

(MRN) Dale Earnhardt Junior’s Chevrolet dominated Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway, carrying a Sprint Cup Series driver to victory for the seventh time in eight X-FINITY Series races this season. “Junior” led 128 of the 149 laps run, including the final sixteen trips around the three-quarter-mile Fairgrounds oval. …

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GSMNP closes Abrams Creek entrance road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of the Abrams Creek entrance road due to damage caused by an uprooted tree. Approximately 20 linear feet of the Abrams Creek entrance road is partially washed out to a depth of over 3 feet. Park maintenance crews plan to …

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ORPSEF partners fund literacy grant

Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation partners UT-Battelle, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) joined to fund Oak Ridge School’s $30,636 “Oak Ridge Reads” literacy grant. The Oak Ridge Reads initiative supports Oak Ridge Schools’ efforts to improve literacy by extending services beyond the classroom. The …

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ORPD Junior Police Academy begins in June

The Oak Ridge Police Department will host the Junior Police Academy again this summer. The Fifth Annual Junior Police Academy will be offered to 5th-12th grade students, including private school and home-schooled students. Students interested in learning more about the Oak Ridge Police Department and the criminal justice system are …

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Faye Goodman age 87 of Clinton

Faye Goodman age 87 of Clinton, TN passed away after having a brief battle with pneumonia on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. Faye was a very loving mother of her 3 children, son, Robert Jr. whom she was very proud of for …

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