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AC Commission gets update on breach

The Anderson County Commission met Monday night and re-elected Steve Emert as Chairman and Tim Isbel as Vice Chair. The Commission also received an update on the computer security breach discovered by county officials in late July. The breach is being investigated by law enforcement and sources tell WYSH that …

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White Oak water no longer under ‘boil notice’

A boil water notice has been lifted for about 240 residents of Campbell County’s White Oak community after a weekl of water issues. Clearfork Utility District said the boil water notice has been lifted for the White Oak region of Campbell County on Monday after receiving notice that the water …

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Louie Bluie Festival Saturday

The 10th annual Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival will be held this Saturday September 24th at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville. The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is a project of the Campbell Culture Coalition, a nonprofit arts agency. It’s named in honor of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong (1909-2003), the …

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ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover applications being accepted

Oak Ridge Associated Universities, or ORAU, is accepting applications for its ninth annual $25,000 Extreme Classroom Makeover competition, which provides educational technologies to update one science, technology, engineering or math teacher’s classroom. The contest is open to public school math and science teachers who teach grades 3-10 and within a …

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Smokies wildfire 50% contained

The Happy Valley Ridge Fire, located along the northwest boundary of the park north of the Abrams Creek Campground, is currently 70 acres in size. The fire is considered 50% contained and is currently burning within a 250-acre containment zone established by National Park Service firefighters and 11 hotshot crew members from the …

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ADFAC celebrates grant-funded project

(Submitted) State officials and local leaders joined Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties in Oak Ridge on Thursday afternoon to help cut the ribbon on a newly renovated home located in the city’s Highland View neighborhood. The formerly blighted and vacant home was rehabilitated with the help of a …

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Oak Ridge KMart closing in December

Company officials confirmed Monday that the Kmart store in Oak Ridge will close in mid-December. The store at 370 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge will remain open to customers until the mid-December closing and start a liquidation sale on September 22. Kmart said the number of associates affected by …

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Scam warning!

Area law enforcement agencies warned on Monday that cell phone users across the area are receiving text messages claiming to be alerts from Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. The credit union issued a similar warning over the weekend. Officials stress that these messages are not from the credit union, which …

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Ayers appointed to replace Sammons

Monday night, the Campbell County Commission voted to appoint Joseph Ayers to serve as interim General Sessions Court Judge. Ayers was General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge in Campbell County for 16 years before losing the August 2014 election to current Judge Amanda Sammons. He returns to the bench to …

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Gary Wayne Bell, age 65, of Kingston

Gary Wayne Bell, age 65, of Kingston passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. He was born April 27, 1951 in Lafollette. Gary was a graduate of Roane County High School where he had played football, also attended MTSU for five years. He coached …

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