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UCOR announces education mini-grants

(UCOR) UCOR has announced 20 winners in its Education Mini-Grant Program. The Mini-Grant Program was designed to recognize and support excellence in teaching by providing funds to assist classroom teachers for specific projects or curricula, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, a press release said. Schools …

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Wilma Marie Davis Hamilton age 91 of Lake City

Wilma Marie Davis Hamilton age 91 of Lake City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Methodist Medical Center. Wilma was born on December 29, 1924 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Noal and Stella Freels Davis. Wilma was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. …

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Donald Ray Franklin, age 74, of Kingston

Donald Ray Franklin, age 74, of Kingston, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. He was born January 10, 1942 in Rockwood to the late Alford and Evelyn Palmer Franklin. Donald was a United States Army and Navy veteran who served his country proudly during the Vietnam War, receiving numerous …

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Katherine Newby Burnette, age 60, of Kingston

Katherine Newby Burnette, age 60, of Kingston passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 in Oak Ridge. She was a former employee of Rosedale Florist for over 30 years. She was born February 5, 1956 in Harriman and has been a lifelong resident of Roane County. Preceded in death by her …

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Sandra “Sandy” Kay Webb, age 61, of Rockwood

Sandra “Sandy” Kay Webb, age 61, of Rockwood passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman. She was born December 15, 1954 in Roane County to the late Charlie and Mayme Alice Marney Jackson. For over 15 years Sandy worked as a beautician in Roane …

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Calvin Phillips age 76 of Lake City

Calvin Phillips age 76 of Lake City, TN passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Tennova Lafollette Medical Center in Lafollette, TN. He loved reading the bible, was of the Baptist faith and a minister who evangelized at many churches until his illness allowed him not to. Calvin enjoyed …

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KCSO: Coffey had drugs on him at time of fatal crash

The Oak Ridge man whose flight from law enforcement officers Wednesday afternoon ended with a crash that killed a 27-year-old Knoxville man was carrying drugs at the time of the horrific crash. 26-year-old Ralphael Coffey had eluded Sheriff’s deputies in Anderson County by fleeing down Heiskell Road but nearly collided …

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Report: Secret City train may be at end of line

According to the News-Sentinel, the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train may have come to the end of the line. The owner of the rail line used for the scenic trips through Oak Ridge and the surrounding area, Energy Solutions, says that due to liability concerns, they will no longer allow …

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GSMNP seeks feedback on camping fee increase

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to comment through June 27 on a proposal to increase fees at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions along with proposed changes to the management of three campgrounds by adding them to the national reservation system through Recreation.gov. The park is also hosting …

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State bond rating AAA

The State of Tennessee now holds the highest bond ratings issued by all three major credit rating agencies. Tennessee’s triple triple-A status reflects the extremely strong confidence the rating agencies have in the State’s capacity to meet its financial commitments. The State has been informed that it is now rated …

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