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ORPD: One killed, 4 injured in two-vehicle crash

(Oak Ridge PD release). On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 2:47 p.m., Oak Ridge police officers responded to a traffic crash on South Illinois Avenue at Commerce Park Drive. Both roads were closed to traffic in all directions while crews responded to the area. Two vehicles were involved, a …

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Unemployment rate falls in all 95 counties

Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for April 2017 have decreased in all 95 counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). “One year ago, we had eight counties with an unemployment rate above 6 percent,” said TDLWD Commissioner Burns Phillips. “This April, only …

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RSCC expansion update in Campbell

State Senator Ken Yager and State Representative Dennis Powers recently met with Tennessee State Architect Ann McGauran to discuss the finalized plans for the expansion of the lab at Roane State Community College’s Campbell County campus. The price tag of the new building is budgeted at $895,000 and the project is scheduled to be completed in …

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OR Council to hear budget proposals

(Oak Ridge Today)  Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson will present the proposed budget for the next fiscal year during a special meeting on Tuesday. The special meeting of the Oak Ridge City Council is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the Oak Ridge Municipal Building …

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Smokies batter Biloxi, 10-4

(Tennessee Smokies)  The Smokies’ offense scored 10 runs on 13 hits and cruised to a second straight victory over Biloxi 10-4 at Smokies Stadium. The sixth inning proved to be the separating inning for Tennessee as the Smokies struck for six runs. Jason Vosler, Carlos Penalver, Erick Castillo and Yasiel …

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Charlie M. Ault, age 99 of Knoxville

Charlie M. Ault, age 99 of Knoxville passed away at the Court Yard Senior Living on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  Charlie retired from Alcoa Aluminum as a machinist and was a member of Zion Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Ault; parents, John and Mary Ault; …

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James Elmo (Mo) Anderson, age 82, of Clinton

James Elmo (Mo) Anderson, age 82, of Clinton, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was born October 19, 1934 in Knoxville and was saved at the age of 12 at Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. He was a faithful member of New Mountain …

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ORT: ACHS sophomore Bishop wins state pole vault title

(Oak Ridge Today)  Anderson County sophomore Brittany Bishop won the state championship in the girls’ pole vault on Wednesday. Bishop cleared 12 feet at the 2017 TSSAA Girls’ Track State Championships at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. She had been the second-seeded pole vaulter, behind senior Taylor Pickett of …

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