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Campbell wreck kills one

A single-vehicle accident in Campbell County Saturday morning left a Jellico man dead, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The THP reports that at around 10 am Saturday, 36-year-old Brad Terry had been driving toward Jellico in a 2002 Honda Accord on Adrian Baird Road when he lost control navigating …

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ORT: First defendant pleads guilty in cocaine conspiracy

(Oak Ridge Today) The first defendant to plead guilty in one of two alleged conspiracies involving close to three dozen defendants and 300 grams or more of cocaine has received a 10-year prison sentence, according to court records. Marvel Lynette Carpenter, 45, of Oak Ridge, pleaded guilty to 10 drug-related …

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Hearing set in two Clinton robberies

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a hearing has been scheduled for this Wednesday for an Oliver Springs man charged in two store robberies in Clinton. The first robbery was reported at the Clinton BP on North Charles Seivers Boulevard in June of 2015 and the second was …

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Officials defend notification process in fire

(Sevier County, City of Gatlinburg, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and Great Smoky Mountain National Park Joint News Release)  Officials released the following details regarding the coordinated public response in warning the public about the fire storm. Officials worked diligently to coordinate the warning to the public before and during the …

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Park officials seek information on Chimney Tops fire

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) continue to investigate the origin of the Chimney Tops 2 fire.  The cause of the fire near the summit on Chimney Tops appears to be human caused. The park is asking for …

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Yager wins TECA award

State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been recognized for his leadership in the Tennessee General Assembly by the state’s electric cooperatives and the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA). Yager received the Dr. K. T. Hutchinson Award in honor of his courageous support of electric cooperatives and rural Tennessee. Dr. Hutchinson …

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