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Tuesday high school hoops round-up

Here is a look at Tuesday night’s local high school basketball action. At Clinton, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats defeated the Clinton Lady Dragons for a 59th consecutive time dating back to 1990, 61-19. Oak Ridge (3-1, 1-0) was led by Mykia Dowdell with 18 points and Jada Guinn with …

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FEMA authorizes funds for Chimney Top firefighting efforts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Tennessee to fight the Chimney Top Fire in Sevier County. This authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling …

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GSMNP reports no structures lost

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced that LeConte Lodge, the popular backcountry lodging facility at the base of Mount LeConte, and the Elkmont Campground and Historic Districts sustained no damage from the fire activities in the park on Monday evening. Some Elkmont buildings sustained roof damage from falling …

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Jeremy Todd Kesterson, age 24 of Clinton

Jeremy Todd Kesterson, age 24 of Clinton, TN passed away suddenly on Monday, November 28, 2016 at his home. He loved his family, and his football brothers with the Anderson County Mavericks. Jeremy was an avid UT Vols fan. He enjoyed skate boarding, reading the bible, and working with his …

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Hatmaker sentenced

Former LaFollette City Councilman Hansford Hatmaker was sentenced Monday to 11 months and 29 days of unsupervised probation on his plea to reduced charges stemming from his arrest during an undercover drug sweep earlier this year. Hatmaker pleaded guilty to the casual exchange of a controlled substance and in addition …

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Remains identified as missing Campbell woman

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday that remains found in a wooded area by a deer hunter have been positively identified by the Regional Forensic Center as those of 47-year-old Starla Pride. A hunter stumbled across the remains near Norris Lake in between the Twin Cove and Mountain Lake …

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Charges dropped against “Star Trek” actress

On Monday in Roane County, charges against a former actress on “Star Trek: Voyager” were dropped. In September of 2015, actress Jennifer Ann Lien, who played “Kes” on the “Star Trek” spinoff, was arrested and charged with two counts of exposing herself to children under the age of 13. Deputies …

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THP offers ID theft protection tips

The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Identity Crimes Unit (ICU) wants to help Tennesseans protect themselves from falling victim to identity theft.  Cyber Monday has officially kicked off the online shopping season, so online shoppers are reminded to take precaution when entering your personal information. The ICU has compiled several tips …

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