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Oily rags suspected in OR fire

Spontaneous combustion from oily rags discarded in a waste container appear to have started a Thursday morning fire at an Oak Ridge warehouse, according to the Oak Ridge Fire Department. Oak Ridge firefighters responded to the fire after a sprinkler system activated inside a warehouse at 342 Warehouse Road at …

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ORT: Fox Auto Salvage closing

(Oak Ridge Today) Fox Auto Salvage on Melton Lake Drive is shutting down, and the business could be replaced by a company that leases heavy equipment, the Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission learned Thursday. Owner Tom Fox of Fox Auto Salvage said the business has been open since 1981, and he’s …

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Charles H Pyles age 65, of Heiskell

Charles H Pyles age 65, of Heiskell TN, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at his residence. Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved fishing, and auto racing. Charles was preceded in death by his parents William and Dora Wallace Pyles; and brother Dewey Pyles. Charles …

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Kimberly (Kim) Evans Williams, age 52, of Clinton

Kimberly (Kim) Evans Williams, age 52, of Clinton, TN passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.  She was born May 7, 1964 in Sandusky, OH. She was a graduate of Ohio University and a member of Grace Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN. Kim …

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Sharlean Sexton, age 76, of Clinton

Sharlean Sexton, age 76, of Clinton passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at her residence with her loving daughter, Jeanine by her side.  She was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church. Sharlean was an avid reader that loved spending time with her family.  Preceded by her husband, Robert …

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Dorothy “Kingo” Wheeler, age 86, of Clinton

Dorothy “Kingo” Wheeler, age 86, of Clinton passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Dorothy was greatly loved and she never met a stranger.  Throughout her life she loved gardening but most of spending time with her family.  Preceded in death by her …

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Multi-Employer Hiring Event Tuesday, July 26

(Press release) The Tennessee American Job Center-Knoxville is announcing the Multi-Employer Hiring Event. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 26, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Tennessee American Job Center-Knoxville located at 2700 Middlebrook Pike, 1st Floor. A variety of job opportunities with all levels of skill requirements will be available at …

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State unemployment remains at 4.1%

(State press release) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, unchanged from the May revised rate of 4.1 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous …

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Crash injures 2, 1 facing charges

A head-on collision Thursday afternoon on Mahoney Road in Oliver Springs injured two people, one of whom was flown to UT Medical Center by Lifestar. Our partners at Oak Ridge Today report that the accident occurred at around 12:30 pm near New Mountain View Baptist Church when a southbound Cadillac …

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