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OR announces sewer line repairs May 1st

Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017, Hurst Excavating, a contractor for the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department, will be repairing a sewer line on North Purdue Avenue in the area behind ORNL Federal Credit Union. The project is expected to continue through Friday, May 12. This work may cause traffic delays …

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TVA spilling water at Norris Dam

Following last weekend’s record rainfall totals across East Tennessee, TVA on Tuesday opened all three spillway gates at Norris Dam for the first time since the spring of 2013. A large crowd gathered to watch the water spill over the top of the dam as TVA looks to lower the …

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More progress at Main Street Oak Ridge

Another new store sign went up at Main Street Oak Ridge last week. Crews lifted the sign for Dick’s Sporting Goods into place on Thursday afternoon. It is the second sign to go up at Main Street Oak Ridge, joining T.J.Maxx. Both stores are expected to be the first stores …

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Smokies Stadium hosting SAC baseball tourney

The Tennessee Smokies will host the 2017 Pilot/Flying J South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship at Smokies Stadium starting on Thursday, April 27. The tournament, featuring the top eight teams from the SAC, will conduct 12 contests in Sevierville through the championship contest on Monday, May 1. Catawba won its fifth-straight South …

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Smokies blank Lookouts twice

(Tennessee Smokies)  The pitching was once again stellar for the Smokies, and the bats gave them just enough runs to complete the two game sweep Tuesday night, 2-0 and 1-0, respectively. Zach Hedges took the hill for the Smokies and was masterful once again. Hedges went the distance, compiling seven …

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Mildred “Millie” Miller

Mildred “Millie” Miller died Monday, April 24, 2017 at Tennova Residential In-Patient Hospice.  Mrs. Miller was born on June 15, 1925 and was the only child of the late Clara Belle Foust and Alonzo Foust.  After her mother passed away when she was five years old, Mrs. Miller was raised …

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Church burglarized in Anderson

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft from Hillvale Missionary Baptist Church on Peach Orchard Road. Monday, a church official came to the Sheriff’s Department in Clinton and reported that the church had been broken into the previous week. He told deputies that everyone had left the church …

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Man indicted in fatal chase

A 26-year-old Oak Ridge High School graduate originally charged with vehicular homicide in the May 2016 deaths of two people in a crash that occurred as he was fleeing law enforcement is now facing more serious charges. Late last week, the Knox County grand jury indicted 26-year-old Ralphael Coffey on …

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