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Freeman Martin, age 77, of Clinton

Freeman Martin, age 77, of Clinton, went home to his Heavenly Father Sunday, May 29, 2016. He attended Hillvale Baptist Church and was an U.S. Air Force veteran. Freeman was a very loving and compassionate man that loved his family and enjoyed spending time with friends. He was preceded in …

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Union Valley Baptist celebrating 100 years!

You are invited to the 100th anniversary celebration at Union Valley Baptist Church (three miles outside Oliver Springs on Windrock Road) Saturday June 4th at 4 pm.  Tom Byrge will deliver the message.  Former members and residents of the Windrock community are invited to attend, as is the entire community.  Food …

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Hamlin wins XFinity Series at Charlotte

(MRN) Denny Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing team made a late pit stop for four fresh tires that paid big dividends Saturday as Hamlin charged past Joey Logano after an overtime restart to claim victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. While Hamlin’s Number-18 Toyota got new rubber, Logano and Kyle Larson declined …

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Truex dominates Coca-Cola 600

(MRN) Martin Truex Junior started from the pole and led all but eight of the four hundred laps run Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, rolling to one of the most lopsided Cup Series wins in NASCAR’s sixty-eight-year history. He darted away from the field at the drop of the green …

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New faces in new places in Anderson schools

New Director of Anderson County Schools Dr. Tim Parrott will not be the only new face in a new place this year. Earlier this month, Parrott, who is taking over as Director of Schools from the retiring Larry Foster, announced several educators will be moving in to new positions this …

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2 fires destroy homes in Roane

Roane County firefighters were busy this weekend. Early Friday morning, crews were called to a home on New Hope Road in Rockwood on a report of a fire. When crews from the West Roane County and Midtown fire departments arrived on the scene shortly after 5:30 am, they reported finding …

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Finance Committee hears from Foreman

Thursday the Anderson County Finance Committee held a special called meeting to hear from newly-hired Purchasing Director Tony Foreman. The meeting was called after a routine background check of Foreman turned up a criminal battery charge from Florida in January. After rumors began to circulate about the incident and the …

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Widow of crash victim sues driver

A Knoxville woman has filed a $7 million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a pickup truck that sped backwards through a crowded parking lot after last year’s Independence day fireworks show in Oak Ridge and killed her husband, who died pushing one of his daughters out of the …

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Conspiracy suspects appear in court

Friday, most of the defendants indicted as suspects in two cocaine distribution conspiracies announced earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. District Attorney General Dave Clark says that trial dates have already been set for the alleged participants in both drug trafficking rings, with suspects in …

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Ex-ORPD officers pleads not guilty

A former Oak Ridge police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of aggravated statutory rape and official misconduct Friday in an Anderson County courtroom. 31-year-old Cassen Jackson-Garrison was indicted by the Anderson County grand jury on May 3rd on the charges following an investigation by the TBI. As we …

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