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DOE announces spring nature walks

Two nature walks in March kick off a series of six treks scheduled this spring on the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation. Participants will be able to observe the American woodcock and birds of prey in the Freels Bend area Saturday March 4 before a second walk Saturday, March …

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Huffman nabbed for huffing

It’s all in a name. Earlier this month, Clinton Police arrested a man after he was found passed out in his car in the parking lot of a convenience store after apparently huffing compressed gas. According to the arrest report from the Clinton PD, officers were called to the parking …

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ACSD arrests 3 while searching for one

A Rocky Top couple was arrested Friday after deputies looking to serve a warrant on a wanted man discovered drugs in their car. Anderson County deputies had gone to a house on Lake City Highway to serve an arrest warrant on a man believed to be at that location. Deputies …

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Now ex-Roane janitor facing rape charges

A woman who had been working as a janitor at Midway High School in Roane County has been charged with statutory rape. 29-year-old Jessica Galyon is facing charges of sexual battery by an authority figure, aggravated statutory rape and statutory rape by an authority figure. Court records indicate that she …

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Accident on I-75 injures 4

Four people were transported to area hospitals following a two-vehicle accident on I-75 South near the Anderson/Campbell County line Monday night. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that the crash involving a pickup and a car occurred at around 9 pm Monday. Two men and a five-year-old girl were in the …

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Rocky Top man indicted in fatal Campbell crash

A Rocky Top man was indicted last week by a Campbell County grand jury on charges related to the death of his girlfriend in a single-car crash in October. 28-year-old Michael Alan Chesney was indicted on charges of vehicular homicide and DUI in connection the October 2016 crash on Jacksboro …

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ORPD, THSO team up to increase seatbelt usage

(ORPD) The Oak Ridge Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout …

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OR BOE OKs Scarboro site for new preschool

Meeting Monday night, the Oak Ridge School Board voted 5-0 to propose building the city’s new preschool at Scarboro Park. A new preschool has been on the city’s wish list for decades but the system’s hand was forced after the 70-year-old building that currently houses the preschool was found to …

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