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OR Council meets Monday

The Oak Ridge City Council will meet tonight (Monday March 27th) at 7 pm in the Municipal Building Courtroom to vote on the School Board’s recommendation that the city’s new preschool be built at Scarbro Park off of Carver Avenue. The Council had been set to vote on the recommendation …

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Secret City Wildbots headed to Houston

The Secret City Wildbots won the Engineering Inspiration Award in the Smoky Mountain Regional on Saturday, and the Wildbots, representing Oak Ridge High School, will advance to the FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston on April 19. The Wildbots lost in the finals to a team from Hardin Valley Academy in …

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BBB: Roane BOE to revisit consolidation decision

According to our partners at BBB-TV, the Roane County Board of Education met Thursday night and after several people in the near-capacity crowd addressed the panel, voted to revisit its previously-announced decision to consolidate all five of the county’s high schools into one large school. Last month, the Board had …

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THSO launches new “Stop Drugged Driving” campaign

(THSO) On Wednesday, March 22, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) was joined by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Mothers Against …

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AC Commission Chair Emert announces mayoral bid

Anderson County Commission Chairman Steve Emert formally announced on Sunday that he will seek the Republican nomination to be Anderson County Mayor in the 2018 election. Emert has represented Commission District 3 for the past five years and is currently serving his second stint as Commission Chairman. In his announcement, …

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Small brush fire on DOE land in Oak Ridge

A Saturday afternoon brush fire on the Oak Ridge reservation charred about 18 acres before it was brought under control that evening. The fire was reported shortly before 12:30 pm Saturday on DOE land west of Wisconsin Avenue and south of Whippoorwill Drive in west Oak Ridge. City fire crews …

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Terry Lyle Bell, age 68, of Knoxville

Terry Lyle Bell, age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Park West Medical Center. She was born February 28, 1949 in Knoxville and a member of Awaken City Church. Terry’s passion was her work as a caregiver for families in the Knoxville area for over 20 …

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David Allen Wright, age 63, of Kingston

David Allen Wright, age 63, of Kingston, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at his home. He was born July 18, 1953 in Athens and was a life long resident of East Tennessee. He was a 1971 graduate of Roane County High School and also attended ETSU and LSU School …

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Mr. Floy A. Wells, Jr, age 85 of Clinton

Mr. Floy A. Wells, Jr, age 85 of Clinton passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. Mr. Wells was a retired supervisor with Union Carbide at Y-12.  He was a veteran of the United States United States Army.  He was a member and past master of Andersonville Valley Lodge #383 and …

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Melissa Carson Huckaby, age 50, of LaFollette

Melissa Carson Huckaby, age 50, of LaFollette passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Delis & Nannie Mary Ipox Carson; brother, John L. Carson Survivors Daughter: Jamie Huckaby Son: Tyler Carson Grandchildren: Zane Carson and Willow Carson Brother: Timbo Carson …

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