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David Stewart age 63 of Knoxville

David Stewart age 63 a resident of Knoxville, passed away, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home. David was born May 12, 1953 in Oak Ridge, TN. David was blessed with a gentle kindhearted nature and a beautiful smile that awarded him with numerous friends. It helped him succeed at …

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William David Mars

W. David Mars passed away on July 26, 2016 at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. David was predeceased by his parents, William Franklin Mars and Lucile Burnette Mars, both of Clinton. He is survived by his two sisters, Carolyn Mills Emond and husband Chris Emond of Ball Ground, GA and …

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State unemployment rate data released

With the seasonal closing of schools, county unemployment rates for June 2016, released today, show the rates increased in all 95 Tennessee counties. Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, remaining the same from the previous month’s revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, …

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Union home invasion ends with 1 dead

Union County authorities are investigating an apparent home invasion that ended with one of the suspects shot to death. Dispatchers were called at around 4 am Thursday on a report that two masked men had forced their way into a home on Beard Valley Road. The resident confronted the suspects …

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Smoot murder trial underway in Roane

The Roane County murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Knoxville woman is underway, nearly four years after the crime. 44-year-old Shawn Smoot is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 23-year-old Brooke Morris, a former employee of Smoot’s insurance business and his …

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Charges pending in Wednesday crash

A Speedwell man is facing charges after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Campbell County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 43-year-old Doug Mayes of Speedwell had been eastbound on Highway 63—General Carl Stiner Highway—shortly after 3 pm Wednesday when his Jeep Liberty crossed the center line and collided with …

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Arleen Adcock, age 65, of Oak Ridge

Arleen Adcock, age 65, of Oak Ridge, passed away July 27, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Arleen was a very special lady that always put others first and enjoyed helping whenever there was a need. She loved flowers, especially roses and enjoyed the company …

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Ruby Helen Lankford Stiles, age 90, of Kingston

Ruby Helen Lankford Stiles, age 90, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Survivors include six children; Dian Stiles Fraley, Clifford Randall Stiles, Jr., Charles Edward Stiles, Gary Tracy Stiles, Lisa Stiles Russell and Shirley Stiles Lawson. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ms. Stiles …

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Campbell crash injures 3

Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 63—General Carl Stiner Highway—in Campbell County. The crash occurred at around 3:15 pm and shut the busy roadway down for about two hours. Authorities say that it appears that an SUV crossed over the center line and collided …

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