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I-40 in Roane County back open

After several weeks of construction, all lanes of Interstate 40 through Roane County are back open. TDOT had been conducting bridge repairs on both sides of 40 between Kingston and Midtown, which led to hassles and delays for drivers.

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Retiring educators saluted

Two longtime Anderson County educators were feted on their final days on the job. Director of Schools Larry Foster and Lake City Elementary School kindergarten teacher Cheryl Harris are both retiring this year after 43 years in the Anderson County school system. Foster has spent the last seven years as …

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Man pleads in fondling case

A Briceville man pleaded guilty Monday in Anderson County Criminal Court on a charge that he had fondled a five-year-old girl at a Rocky Top grocery store. 33-year-old Timothy Robert Braden was originally charged with aggravated sexual battery in the incident, which occurred in May of 2015, but entered a …

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OR woman pleads in gun incident

An Oak Ridge woman who threatened suicide in 2014 before pointing a gun at responding police officers has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. In exchange for her best interest plea, which does not admit guilt but acknowledges that a tougher sentence might be handed down in a …

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ORNL opening Chattanooga office

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office today at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan hotel. …

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WWII re-enactment to return to Secret City Festival

After D-Day, the Germans began to regroup by rushing their elite divisions into battle. In June 1944, German forces tried to re-take Carentan, France, which was strategically important to both the Americans and Germans. This attempted retaking is known as the ‘Battle of Bloody Gulch’. The 101st Airborne came under …

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OR BOE OKs budget on final reading

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge Board of Education passed the budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 on second and final reading on Monday. The budget includes 3 percent salary increases and a request for an additional $538,048 from the city, a 3.6 percent increase in municipal …

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Wilma Jean Acres, age 75, Clinton

Wilma Jean Acres, age 75, a lifelong resident of Clinton passed away, Monday, May 23, 2016 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Wilma was born October 12, 1940 in Anderson County. She was a member of Moran Baptist Church in the Marlow Community. Mrs. Acres was very creative, and enjoyed …

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Local Sports Update May 24th

Several East Tennessee teams will open up what they hope are long runs through the state tournaments this week in Murfreesboro. On the baseball diamond, Sevier County and Collierville will tangle this evening in AAA action and Farragut opens up against Arlington. In Class AA, CAK opens up play today …

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Clinton budget passes on first reading

Monday, the Clinton City Council approved its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st on first reading. The budget leaves property tax rates at their current level of 94 cents per $100 of assessed value while providing two percent pay raises for city workers. The second and final …

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