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Number of fires decreases; rain chances increase

The number of active wildfires in Tennessee has dropped to just 40, down from 72 just a few days ago. Since October, crews across Tennessee have battled 1381 brush fires that have burned 43,457 acres of land that proved difficult because of terrain and other factors, especially the dry conditions …

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ORT: OR School Board to consider resolution Monday

(Oak Ridge Today)  The Oak Ridge school board is expected to consider a resolution formally opposing the use of public funds for private schools when it meets Monday evening. According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, the resolution to be considered by the School Board “strongly opposes” taking funds …

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Bull Run subject of informational event Tuesday

A Tuesday evening presentation will focus on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to close ash ponds at the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton. Amanda Garcia of the Southern Environmental Law Center will discuss closing ash ponds at Bull Run, the pollution and risk involved in closing the ash ponds, …

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Harriman PD seeks info on shooting

Harriman police are asking for help sorting out what led to a man being shot in the leg on Saturday. Harriman Police say that the man suffered what was described as a “minor” gunshot wound to his leg and was treated at an area hospital and released. Few details have …

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Rita D. Story Manning

Rita D. Story Manning was born September 6, 1936 in Sharps, KY to Willard G. Story and Mary Lynn Alexander Story.  She was called to her Savior Jesus Christ, November 25, 2016. She lived in the Dyllis Community of Roane County and was a member of Dyllis Baptist Church.  Rita …

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Jimmy “Jim” Ray Goad, age 68, of Oliver Springs

Jimmy “Jim” Ray Goad, age 68, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at his home. Mr. Goad was born May 29, 1948 in Petros, TN.  He is a lifelong resident of this area and a member of Union Valley Baptist Church. Jim is preceded in …

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Edna Beth White

Edna Beth White went home to be with her Lord at 12:40 am, on November 25, 2016.  Edna was 84 years young and was born on July 13, 1932.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was an active member of Dutch Valley Missionary Baptist Church.  She …

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