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Man arrested after incident in school zone

A Jacksboro man was arrested Monday morning after nearly hitting a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy with his car in a school zone. Deputy Raymond Surber was working traffic control in the school zone in front of Campbell County High School at around 7:45 am when he spotted a car driving …

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OR BOE to seek additional funding from city

The Oak Ridge School Board on Monday adopted a budget that will ask the City Council for more money for a 2.5 percent salary increase for teachers and staff members. The total amount needed to fund the 2.5 percent salary increase is $855,810, after about $98,000 worth of budget adjustments. Most …

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ORT: Trump budget proposal’s possible OR effects

(Oak Ridge Today) Funding for Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be cut by $185 million under the budget request released by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. If Trump’s budget request is enacted, the lab’s funding would drop from about $1.247 billion in Fiscal Year 2017, which ends September 30, to …

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Oak Ridge named “Playful City” for 6th time

(Oak Ridge press release) National non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring Oak Ridge with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 6th time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These …

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June Elmore, age 80, of LaFollette, formerly of Springfield, TN

June Elmore, age 80, of LaFollette, formerly of Springfield, TN passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Preceded in death by son, Larry William Elmore; mother, Ruth Elmore; father, Taft Nash Survivors Sons: Kenny Elmore Terry Elmore & wife Linda Daughters: Karen Banker Lisa Roberson Step-daughter: Grenda Elmore Grandchildren: Kevin Elmore, …

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Fire in ductwork at Techmer PM Tuesday

A fire early Tuesday morning at Techmer PM in Clinton resulted in minor damage and no injuries. The fire in the duct system at the plant was reported at around 4:30 am and extinguished by Clinton firefighters within a few minutes. Damage estimates are expected later today. The cause of …

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