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Panda Express coming to Oak Ridge

California-based Chinese fast food chain, Panda Express, is coming to Oak Ridge. Officials say the restaurant chain has filed papers with the city and plans to come to Oak Ridge. The site on which Ruby Tuesday was located closed some time ago and was purchased by a development company out …

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Demolition underway at Main Street Oak Ridge

(Photo by Oak Ridge Today) Demolition of the former Oak Ridge Mall began Tuesday. The demolition is expected to include the enclosed space between Belk and JCPenney, the two remaining anchors at the former mall. Plans call for replacing the former mall with Main Street Oak Ridge, a 58-acre, $75 …

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Smokies outslug Lookouts 13-9

(Tennessee Smokies)  Looking to start a 10-game road trip on the right note, Tennessee’s offense exploded for six runs in the top of the second inning. The Smokies would go on to collect a season-high 13 runs and 17 hits in the contest to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts, 13-9, on …

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Rita Mae Rector age 78 of Clinton

Rita Mae Rector age 78 of Clinton, TN passed away early Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016 at Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Norris, TN. Rita loved the Lord and was a member of Charity Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren and the outdoors. Rita always wore a cap and …

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RSCC offering new high-tech program

Roane State Community College has launched a new program that includes extensive instruction in computer programming and prepares students for valuable tech industry certifications. Classes for the new Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology begin this fall. Nearly all of the program’s courses can be taken online. “We …

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RSCC in Campbell to expand

State officials voted this year to expand facilities at the LaFollette Roane State campus. Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced the approval of a new laboratory expansion project at Roane State Community College’s Campbell County campus. This is a project both legislators have worked for the …

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