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Raid leads to arrest

Friday, deputies from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on drug charges following a raid on a mobile home. Responding to reports of possibly illegal activities at he home on North 5th Street, deputies showed up to serve a search warrant and found several people inside the home …

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Fire destroys Campbell home

A grease fire on a stove Monday morning destroyed a house in the Duff community of Campbell County. The fire at the home on Catoola Road was reported shortly after 10:15 am. A woman who had been cooking breakfast said the fire started in the kitchen, but she was able …

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AC schools saving more than expected on energy

Anderson County school and government officials are celebrating greater-than-expected energy savings thanks to a system-wide energy conservation project. In 2014, the Anderson County school system entered into a 15-year-contract with Energy Systems Group—or ESG—to make $9.6 million worth of energy improvements aimed at reducing the amount of electricity used in school …

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ORPD investigating home invasion robbery

Oak Ridge Police are investigating an armed home invasion robbery that occurred Saturday afternoon. Officers were called to a home on Jonathan Lane at around 3:15 pm Saturday and when they arrived, found the two occupants of the home injured. The victims told investigators that three suspects had entered the …

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Crowley’s legal bill to be considered

The Anderson County Commission’s Operations Committee will consider Public Works Director David Crowley’s request that his legal bill be paid after he was acquitted of criminal charges last month. Crowley had been charged with illegally inspecting five buildings without the proper certification but was acquitted on those charges in April …

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Follow-Up: OR pastor caught in TBI sting

Authorities in Knoxville arrested an Oak Ridge pastor Saturday on a human trafficking charge. 32-year-old Zubin Percy Parakh of Oak Ridge is charged with human trafficking of a child. Parakh, according to the website for Lifehouse Church in Oak Ridge, was a creative pastor at the church. Officials there, and …

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OSFD uses new equipment for first time

The Oliver Springs Fire Department responded on Sunday to a mutual aid call from the Blair Volunteer Fire Department to a single-vehicle crash that left one person trapped in a pickup truck. Using newly purchased extrication equipment, members were able to remove the victim and turn him over to Anderson …

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Company files lawsuit over OR paving contract

A company that submitted the lowest bid to pave 16 Oak Ridge city streets but was not awarded the contract has filed a lawsuit in Anderson County Chancery Court. Duracap Asphalt Paving of Knoxville filed the suit last week following a 6-1 vote by the Oak Ridge City Council to …

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