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Glen D. Adkins, age 85 of Clinton

Glen D. Adkins, age 85 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at UT Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. Glen completed Accounting for a bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee, while working in the accounting department at Y-12. …

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Trula A. Adkins, age 98, of Jacksboro

Trula A. Adkins, age 98, of Jacksboro passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. She was a Member of Central Baptist Church in Caryville. Preceded in death by Husband, Lawrence (Buck) Adkins; 2 Year Old Daughter, Frankie Jeanette Adkins; Parents, Homer and Minnie Wilson Henson. Survivors Sister: Loretta Henson Smith Nephews: …

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Daniel Calvin Wright, age 61, of LaFollette

Daniel Calvin Wright, age 61, of LaFollette passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was a member of Chaska Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Robert Lee & Sarah Robinson Wright; brothers, Marion Wright and Carl Wayne Wright Survivors Wife: Wanda Sue Walden Wright Daughters: Deanna Walden Melissa …

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Laura K. Baker, age 59 formerly of Oak Ridge

Laura K. Baker, age 59 formerly of Oak Ridge passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Summit View of Rocky Top.  She was a loyal and faithful daughter, sister, mother and friend who always had a bubbly personality.  She will be deeply missed. At her request there will be no …

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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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